Master's Programme (60 credits) in Mechanical Engineering

60 credits

As an engineer specialising in mechanical engineering, you work on design and product and production development. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering focuses on technical product and production development.

About the education

Innovative environments, methods and tools

The education is characterised by Halmstad University’s profiling as a university that drives innovation. With emphasis on the function and design of products, you will learn effective methods for development work.

You have access to state-of-the-art study environments such as Fab Lab, Mechanics Lab and Tribology Lab. These are different parts of the Rydberg Laboratory, an interdisciplinary lab based on applied science, with many links to technical sciences and mathematics.

The programme includes a great deal of project work in groups with the greatest possible links to industry. You translate your subject knowledge into well-researched results that you report in an engineering manner with links to both science and practice.

Courses and competencies in focus

The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering offers you specialised study in the main field of mechanical engineering, in the form of well-interlinked courses with a clear link to modern engineering work. You can take courses in, among other things, lightweight construction, total quality and materials and manufacturing techniques.

The programme consists of a basic block of 45 credits and a degree project of 15 credits. The teaching is in English and it has attracted many international students in recent years. The degree project is also written in English.

Collaboration opportunities

The characteristic of the program is project-based learning with close contact between students and companies. Industrial product and production development with quality in focus is a constant element of the programme.

Entry requirements

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Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2024.

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All courses included in the programme main area Mechanical Engineering.

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • Lightweight Design, 7.5 credits
  • Process and Production lmprovement, 7.5 credits
  • Thesis in Mechanical Engineering, 15 credits

After the education


The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Mechanical Engineering.

Opportunities for further studies

After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral or PhD studies.


The Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering gives you wider opportunities in the labour market, with more advanced work tasks. With increased insight into both product development and production conditions, you are well prepared to manage projects. For example, you can work on product and production development in the engineering and automotive industries.


Autumn 2024 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Advanced level

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Entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science with a major in Mechanical Engineering or Bachelor of science in Engineering Mechanical Engineering. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen or Swedish högskoleingenjörsexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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