"Doing things right and doing the right things". Analyze, calculate and develop products using scientific methods. How should a product be designed to satisfy the requirements of performance, life, economy, and environment? Technical education at an advanced level is a good base for your future success.
After finishing this Master's Program you will be able to deal with a wide range of problems within Advanced Mechanical Engineering. The program focuses on Product development and Structural dynamics, which are two research areas at Linnaeus University.
The basis for the Product development from a Lifecycle perspective is given by the courses Multivariate Calculus and Vector Calculus and Analysis of Structures. Within the Finite Element Method and Structural Dynamics courses, theory together with methods and tools for solving mechanical problems are given. Within Product development, powerful development tools with specific applications to complex products, functions, and systems are given. Different case studies are presented and projects from the industry are examined in order to identify and analyze problem areas, accomplish action planning and suggest appropriate actions for handling these problems with adequate methods.
Structural dynamics is an area with a wide range of applications spanning from aerospace, vehicle, and machine to buildings. Within this area structures’ dynamic behavior is studied; this includes performance, comfort, life, and vibrations.
The omnipresent strive to weigh reduction enhances the need for knowledge in structural dynamics to clear the designs regarding loads and dynamic behavior.
Within Structural Dynamics more often than not finite element models, setting out from knowledge within Solid Mechanics, are used. To validate that a model sufficiently represents a real structure, vibrational tests are used; for that theory from Signal Analysis.
Tuning of the model can be required due to discrepancies between test data and analytical data; this is an optimization problem. Structural Dynamics is an increasingly important area of product development.
General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent.
This must include a minimum of 7.5 credits in Structural Mechanics or Mechanics of Materials as well as mathematics corresponding to the courses Calculus 1 (7.5 credits) and Vector geometry/Linear algebra (7.5 credits) or the equivalent.
- English B/6 or the equivalent.
Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.
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The program qualifies you for a professional life in the industry, where qualified Calculation Engineers and Designers are attractive, as well as for Ph.D. studies within the field of Mechanical Engineering.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (one year).
About the School
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.