Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering programme at Linköping University starts with a semester of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses which are mandatory. These courses prepare students for further studies in one of the programme's specialisation areas:

  • Engineering Systems Design - includes all aspects from classical machine design to mechatronics
  • Engineering Mechanics - comprises classical and modern applied mechanics with a strong focus on modelling and simulation.
  • Manufacturing Engineering and Management - spans the area between automated manufacturing processes to supply-chain management.

The final semester of the Mechanical Engineering master's programme is devoted to the degree project.

Career opportunities

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and as a graduate in this subject you will have good opportunities for employment in almost all sectors of the engineering industry.

Mechanical engineers can be involved with the generation, distribution and use of energy; the design and development of machines, vehicles and transportation systems; processing of materials; and work frequently with developing new solutions to environment problems. Mechanical engineers are expected to be creative, have a broad knowledge and work as a multidisciplinary team member.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Large Technical Systems and the Environment
  • Product Development
  • Project Management and Organization
  • Introduction to Computational Mechanics
  • Polymer Materials
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • The Finite Element Method; advanced course
  • Design Optimization
  • Multi Body Dynamics and Robotics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Damage Mechanics and Life Analysis
  • Engineering Materials, Welding and Manufacturing Technology
  • Product Modelling
  • Road Vehicle Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics, advanced course
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Analysing and Improving Manufacturing Operations
  • Vehicle Propulsion Systems
  • Project Course – Race Vehicle Engineering
  • Engineering Materials - Deformation and Fracture
  • Biofuels for Transportation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme. 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13126 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26252 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 252000 kr

Living costs for Linköping

  • 7140 - 11270 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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