24 months
14500 EUR/year
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The Engineering Mechanics programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology will equip students with knowledge and the skills required to focus on reliable and sustainable design by state-of-the-art simulations and experiments in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibrations.

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The Engineering Mechanics programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology covers theory, numerical methods and experimental techniques related to fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibration.

The curriculum is developed with strong involvement from industry and heavily influenced by the latest research. An important goal for the programme is to educate students that are well-prepared for advanced industrial problem-solving in both large and small international enterprises as well as in research.

The programme offers three tracks: Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Sound and Vibration. Only one-third of the courses are mandatory, which means that the students have many possibilities to tailor the course structure to meet their interests. During the first three terms, theoretical courses are mixed with more applied project-based courses. 

The courses typically contain experimental and numerical laboratories, and students will gain proficiency in up-to-date experimental methods and software. In the courses, the students will be given many opportunities to interact with prominent researchers at KTH and companies such as the world leading truck manufacturer Scania, and the train and aircraft giant Bombardier.


Students who graduate from the master's programme in Engineering Mechanics will be proficient in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and sound and vibration, areas that are linked with a multitude of industries. 

Graduates will find a wide range of job opportunities in research and development within industry, consulting and research, not only in mechanical engineering, but also in other engineering fields.

Typically, graduates from the programme will find job opportunities as design engineers, testing engineers, calculation engineers, researchers, consultants and specialists, and graduates from the programme can be found at companies such as ABB, Airbus, Alfa Laval, COMSOL, Sandvik, Scania, Tetra Pak, ÅF and Volvo. 

A considerable number of the graduates also pursue doctoral studies either at KTH or at other internationally renowned universities.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Material mechanics
  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Biomechanics
  • Turbulence
  • Finite element method
  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Vibro-acoustics
  • Flow acoustics

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, or equivalent, from a mechanical, aeronautical engineering, engineering physics, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. Course work must include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, numerical analysis, differential equations and transforms corresponding to at least 25 ECTS, as well as courses in classical mechanics, physics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, sound and vibration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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