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Mechanical Engineering - Digital Design

University of Turku

24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Mechanical Engineering - Digital Design programme from University of Turku educates professionals with theoretical understanding and practical skills in designing, analyzing and optimizing products, structures and systems.  


Today, Masters in engineering need theoretical and practical knowledge of design, regardless of whether they are designing small or large. Design is required in all areas of mechanical engineering, and contemporary digital tools make design exciting experience. Design has theoretical background, and digital tools bring design methods and processes to the edge of contemporary engineering work.

The students will learn measurement, modelling, analysis, optimization and design methodology of structures, machines and systems. In addition to theoretical knowledge and practical skills of design in mechanical engineering, the Digital Design specialisation track supports the students with the development of suitable personal and social competences.

Career options 

The Mechanical Engineering - Digital Design programme from University of Turku gives students the necessary knowledge and tools for modern industrial engineering design. The common courses in the program give students skills in modern digitalised manufacturing, design, and management. The courses in digital design and optimisation deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in digital design tools, analysis and simulation tools, product optimisation and industrial metrology. The students get professional experience from industrial environment in master’s thesis and project work. Students learn communications skills in writing reports, oral presentation of their results and information retrieval. The free elective courses enable students to focus on the topics of their interest in relevant fields like robotics, data analysis and numerical analysis.

After the module in digital design, the students will be able to simulate advanced thermomechanical problems with FEM, work with modern digital design tools like Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing software, optimise product designs using structure and topology optimisation tools, analyse products with reverse engineering methodologies and industrial metrology tools. The students can recognise opportunities in an industrial framework for applying the learned skills and tools and motivate their use. Students can read engineering reports, communicate their results in written reports and oral presentations and motivate and vision the benefits of implementing digital design methodologies in industry.

The students will learn personal and social competences during the studies. The program trains analytical and conceptual thinking as well as teamworking abilities and leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Factory
  • 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing
  • Axiomatic Design
  • Knowledge and Innovation Management
  • Finite Element Method and Analysis 
  • Digital Design Methodology
  • Design Optimisation (Structure and Topology)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You are an eligible applicant for Master’s-level studies if

  • you have a nationally recognized first cycle degree – normally a Bachelor’s degree – from an accredited institution of higher education,
  • your degree corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study,
  • your degree is in a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. Please check the programme page for detailed degree requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /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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