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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

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  Study programme, year:  1 2 3

Study programme syllabus for
TKGBS - GLOBAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Academic year: 2021/2022
GLOBALA SYSTEM, CIVILINGENJÖR
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2021-02-15 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2021/2022
 

Entry requirements:
 

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility

 

Specific entry requirements:

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

 
General organization:
 

Aim:

The program aims at giving knowledge, abilities and values to understand and deal with the challenges we face at the global level, and how these interact with society, technology and nature. Based on a foundation in mathematics, physics and data science, the students develop an investigative and creative approach, with plentiful elements of mathematical thinking, modelling and problem solving. Put together, this gives an ability to understand and explore larger systems, and to work with developing models, simulations and data analysis for nature and society, as well as in ordinary engineering activities. In addition, the program aims at providing inspiration for problem solving, both for addressing global challenges and more generally.

 

Learning outcome:

Knowledge and understanding:

I. demonstrate knowledge of the central disciplinary foundations for studies of global system, which includes components from systems science and mathematics, as well as physical, social and engineering sciences, and

II. demonstrate broad knowledge in global systems, resting on thorough knowledge of mathematics, mathematical modelling, data science with a considerable degree of understanding of system boundaries and interaction between systems in nature and society.


Competence and skills:

III. demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with issues autonomously and creatively using a holistic approach and to participate in research- and development and thus contribute to the development of knowledge, especially demonstrate the ability to address complex issues that often lack explicit solutions, require a balancing of different perspectives, and necessitate an interdisciplinary approach,

IV. demonstrate the ability to create, analyse and evaluate different technological solutions, based on a systems perspective and where two-way interaction between society, technology and nature play an especially important role,

V. demonstrate the ability to plan and select appropriate methods to undertake qualified tasks within predetermined parameters,

VI. demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge from different disciplines, identify relevant system boundaries, deal with limited information and demonstrate the ability to model, simulate and evaluate global events and processes,

VII. demonstrate the ability to develop and design products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community,

VIII. demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and

IX. demonstrate the ability to, both nationally and internationally, present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences.


Judgement and approach:

X. demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, societal and ethical aspects, and demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research,

XI. demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and sustainability aspects,

XII. demonstrate insight into the limitations of their own competence and knowledge, and identify the need for collaboration with more specialized expert competencies to handle complex issues, and

XIII. demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their own skills.

 

Extent: 300.0 c

 

Thesis:

The Master of Science in Engineering programme in Global systems includes two larger individual projects: a 15 credits Bachelor's thesis and a Master’s thesis of 30 or 60 credits.

 

Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

See study programme

 

Accredited master programmes:

The accreditations are decided each academic year and are published as part of the Admission regulations. The list below shows the accreditations for students who begin their master programme the academic year 2021/2022

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering
MPCAS - COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPALG - COMPUTER SCIENCE - ALGORITHMS, LANGUAGES AND LOGIC, MSC PROGR
MPDSC - DATA SCIENCE AND AI, MSC PROGR
MPENM - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR
MPTSE - INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPPHS - PHYSICS, MSC PROGR
MPSES - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPWPS - WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR

 

Recommendations:

For some of the master’s programmes, the prerequisites are fulfilled through the mandatory courses included in the program (MPTSE, MPCAS, MPENM). For the remaining master’s programmes, the students need to select specific elective courses in order to fulfil the prerequisites, see below:

Sustainable Energy Systems (MPSES): MTF053 Fluid mechanics (lp 1) och SEE020 Thermal Energy Conversion (lp 2)

Physics (MPPHS): FUF040 Quantum physics (lp 1) och FFY012 Solid state physics (lp 3)

Computer Science – Algorithms, Languages and Logic (MPALG): TDA417 Data structures and algorithms (lp 2) eller DAT038 Data structures and algorithms (lp 2).

Data Science and AI (MPDSC): TDA417 Data structures and algorithms (lp 2) eller DAT038 Data structures and algorithms (lp 2).

Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering (MPWPS): MVE030 Fourier analysis (lp 3) eller TMA982 Linear systems and transforms (lp 3)

 
 
Degree:
 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a main field of study 90 credits
Passed advanced level courses at Chalmers (degree project can be included) comprising at least 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme

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

Degree of master of science in engineering, specialisation Global systems:
Passed courses comprising 300 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Courses in theme Environment 7,5 credits
Courses in theme MTS 7,5 credits
Have completed the required courses in the main field of study mathematics, where the degree project cannot be included, of at least 30 credits
Passed advanced level courses at Chalmers (degree project can be included) comprising at least 45 credits
Passed advanced level courses at Chalmers (degree project can be included) comprising at least 90 credits
Passed advanced level courses (degree project can be included) comprising at least 90 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme of an ackredited master programme

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

Title of degree:

Master of Science in Engineering. The name of the Master's programme and the main field of study, Global Systems Engineering, are stated in the degree certificate. After the first cycle/undergraduate level, you may apply for the degree Bachelor of Science 180 credits, major subject Global Systems Engineering.

 
Other information:
 

Advancement regulations:
In order to commence the second year, 37,5 cr. are demanded. In order to commence the third year, a total of 82,5 cr. is demanded, of which at least 37,5 cr. shall be from the second year. At least 150 cr. must be attained in order to commence a master's programme.

Students who do not meet the above requirements shall contact the student guidance counsellor of the programme, in order to make an individual study plan.



Fulfilment of MTS requirements

For a Master of Science in Engineering, all students must have completed at least 7.5 credits within Humans, Technology, Society (MTS) as well as at least 7.5 credits within Environment and Sustainable Development (MHU). These requirements are fulfilled automatically through the compulsory courses within the programme.


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