Chalmers University of Technology

Product Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Evolution never stops and customer expectations on products continue to grow. At the same time, resource consumption for both development and production are expected to decrease to ensure  profitable business and a sustainable society. The Product Development programme is delivered by Chalmers University of Technology.

About

Evolution never stops and customer expectations on products continue to grow. At the same time, resource consumption for both development and production are expected to decrease to ensure profitable business and a sustainable society.

Specifically, individual companies want to increase their competitive advantage by offering products that stand out from the competition. Moreover, modern development work is typically characterised by multi-disciplinary, international teamwork, as well as efforts to simultaneously consider several issues related to the product and its life cycle.

Product development is a core industrial activity that addresses all of these aspects – it is a multidisciplinary process of identifying and envisaging the needs of the user, company and society, and bringing those needs to life.

Why apply

Students of this programme acquire knowledge and practical skills to master multi-disciplinary product development while taking all phases of the product life cycle into consideration. The course called “Multidisciplinary Product Development Project” is the most central part of the programme. Student teams plan and carry out a product development project to solve an industrial problem in close collaboration with an industrial partner.

Students are also given the opportunity to enrich their knowledge in business development, product innovation and manufacturing, which are the domains most related to product development. Thus, a master’s degree in product development provides a broad competence base, which is also suitable for business development and research.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Product Development programme at the Chalmers University of Technology are equipped to move into all aspect of product development. The education leads to a wide range of career opportunities within the area of R&D, technical design, product development and testing, innovative business development, start-up entrepreneurship, project leader, design consultant and research. The programme is suitable for varied industrial field like automotive, aerospace, machinery, consumer product, biomedical, and electronics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Product development management, Examination
  • Advanced computer aided design, Examination
  • Sustainable development, Examination
  • Manufacturing processes, part A, Examination
  • Manufacturing processes, part B, Laboratory
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM), Project
  • Preparatory course in Matlab, Project

For more info please visit the programme website.

Audience

The programme is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, automation and mechatronics, industrial economics, industrial design or an equivalent degree, and who is ambitious to help develop the next generation of outstanding product offers.

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    575

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    90

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Mechanical Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Production Engineering, Product Design Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Automotive Engineering
  • Prerequisites: Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable calculus and Mathematical statistics or Probability theory), Programming, Mechanics, Strength of materials or Solid mechanics, Engineering materials, Product development (Machine design or Design methodology), Industrial economics and Control theory or Mechatronics.
  • English Language Proficiency scores.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      14551 EUR/year
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      Free
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    • 140 000 SEK/ academic year;

    Living costs for Göteborg

    • 7552 - 13940 SEK/month
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