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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-21 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2020/2021

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

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Specific entry requirements:

English 6, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik 4, Physics equivalent to Fysik 2, Chemistry equivalent to Kemi 1
English B, Physics equivalent to Fysik B, Chemistry equivalent to Kemi A, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik D

General organization:


The programme in Industrial management and production engineering is an interdisciplinary study programme in engineering which aims to satisfy students' requirements as well as the industry's need for engineers with knowledge that combines subject areas within industrial management, technology, social and natural sciences and mathematics. The education develops students' knowledge, skills and approaches that are important for effectively managing and participating in the development and design of industrial processes and system, as well as planning for and developing good management conditions for a sustainable future.

This education prepares students for work where analysis and management of complex production and managerial systems are of importance. Students are trained in problem formulation as well as ability to analyze and apply this knowledge in companies and organizations. During studies, opportunities are given for the development of personal qualities and attitudes that contribute to professional integrity. The aim of the education is to work within an engineering profession with a combination of technical and managerial knowledge.


Learning outcome:

Knowledge and understanding
The student should be able to:

  • Show good knowledge of production technology, quality and logistics
  • Show broad knowledge in the area of industrial engineering management
  • Define and explain fundamental theorems of mathematics and science
  • Identify and discuss the meaning of sustainable development in its three principal dimensions (ecological, economic and social)
  • Show good knowledge of areas relevant to the program, scientific basis and proven experience
  • Show good understanding of companies/organizations affect and are affected by changes in the surrounding world
  • Show good knowledge in project planning and project management
  • Be able to discuss the possibilities of digitization and how it affects society in a professional role
Competence and skills
The student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to make engineering revenue, cost, utility and risk analyzes in the field of production technology
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze, design and choose production systems with regard to quality, efficiency, work motivation, safety and work environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply mathematics and basic science in the chosen field of technology so that technically relevant problems can be solved.
  • Be able to use object-oriented programming to create your own programs to solve given problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and lead groups, and practice project management skills
  • Show the ability to assess how different manufacturing processes, logistics, quality and maintenance affect the company's financial conditions and outcomes
  • Be able to apply relevant tools for technology and communication to drive development further. This includes programming skills as well as good purchasing competence of digital services and products
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in writing and to act in international contexts
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply, critically evaluate, distinguish and use relevant information
Judgement and approach
The student should be able to:
  • Reflect and analyze gender and diversity issues in working life
  • Formulate and solve problems based on an interdisciplinary approach
  • Have a good knowledge of sustainable development from both a societal and organizational perspective and have the ability to make ethical considerations in both professional and social contexts.


Extent: 180.0 c



During the final term in year 3, a degree project of 15 credits is carried out. The work is done in groups of two students. The degree project should be carried out at a company or organization. The degree project may be initiated by students who have approved courses comprising at least 120 credits. There may also be specific course requirements.


Courses valid the academic year 2020/2021:

See study programme

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science in engineering, main field of study Industrial management and production engineering:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses in mathematics, at least 15 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Passed courses at Chalmers comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The main field of study, Industrial Management and Production Engineering, is stated in the degree certificate.

Other information:

The programme consists of 180 credits, ie three years of coherent studies. In year three, students are given the opportunity to create their own profile through elective courses. The fifth term is conducted in English, during this term it is possible to join an exchange student programme for studies abroad.

During the three years students will meet varying types of teaching methods such as lectures, seminars and exercises in large and small groups, project work and problem-based teaching. Students will also develop general skills as well as their approach to gender and diversity issues.
Studies on the programme are full-time and include both scheduled as well as independent work. There are elements with compulsory attendance.

For most courses, the grade scale 3, 4, 5 and Fail are used, where the grade 3 is the lowest approved grade. In some cases, only the grades pass / fail are used.

Course literature in both Swedish and English is included in the programme.

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