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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Programme overview, year:  1 2 3

Programme syllabus for
The programme syllabus is adopted 2022-02-17 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2022/2023

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility


Specific entry requirements:

Matematik 4/Matematik E, Fysik 2, Kemi 1, Engelska 6.

General organization:


Industrial Engineering & Management program ( I-program) aims to train engineers who have knowledge, skills and attitudes to develop, manage, and use technology-based systems and processes on a business, socially and ecologically sustainable way and thereby to meet society's need for engineers who see technology in their organizational and economic context.


Learning outcome:

During the time of study, the student shall be able to develop her/his personal qualities and attitudes that will contribute to their professional integrity and to a successful professional carrier. The I-engineer will after completed the program

 ... regarding knowledge and understanding 

1. Have profound knowledge in industrial engineering, ie whether technology and technology-based activities can be created, described, analyzed, operated and developed
a. in accordance with business, social and ecological goals and frameworks,
b. based on priorities between perspectives held by different specific stakeholders such as shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees, institutions, etc. (internal and external financial analysis, work environment, legal requirements, etc.),
c. taking into account various life cycle phases (innovation, development, operation, settlement), as well as
d. different levels of abstraction (component / product / technology / individual / organization / network / industry).
2. Possess knowledge in the chosen field of technology that enables qualified collaboration with expertise.
3. Have knowledge of the importance of the engineer and technology in society, both nationally and globally.
4. Have knowledge of scientific and engineering tools to collect, analyze and synthesise information in the science areas of nature, technology, economy and society.
5. Understand and account for basic concepts such as digital innovation, digitization, and disruption
6. Understand how digitization influence organizations and the foundations of competition as well as the structure of society

... regarding skills and abilities

7. Have the following abilities in description / modeling / simulation / analysis / synthesis / implementation / visualization of problems that are composed of technical, business, social and ecological variables:
a. Work both independently and in groups.
b. Use qualitative and quantitative methods as well as computer-based tools.
c. Assess the necessary requirements of resources and time.
d. Participate in, and lead, the processes as a whole or parts thereof.
e. Communicate with various stakeholders, including technical and financial expertise in both Swedish and English.
8. Possess the ability to develop their own and others' knowledge, abilities and attitudes.
9. Possess the ability to lead staff and activities at different organizational levels, in different life cycle phases and business logic.
10. Possess the ability to sell, negotiate and act consultatively in the chosen technology area, industrial engineering and management, and in the interface there between.
11. Acquire basic information about digital technologies or digital technology solutions and present and argue for a so-called business case around the same

... regarding values and approaches

12. Take ethical responsibility for technical development from economic, social and ecological perspectives.
13. Demonstrate awareness of how one's own personal values and positions influence the definition and assessment of technical, social and economic problems.
14. Show respect and openness to other individuals and approaches.
15. Demonstrate awareness and competence required to contribute to gender equality, equal treatment and diversity in their professional role
16. Demonstrate a critical approach to established methods and theories in industrial engineering and management as well as how knowledge is developed in science, technology and social science.
17. Evaluate and describe how digitization and digital technology can affect business models and value creation in society today and in the future
18. Critically evaluate and discuss digital technology and technical systems in relation to organizational characteristics, business models, and the structure of society


Extent: 300.0 c



A bachelor thesis of 15 credits (Kandidatarbete) shall be done for completing the first three years of studies. In the bachelor thesis students must integrate, extend and develop their knowledge and skills in a selected area of what's covered within the previous courses, in the program. The bachelor thesis also aims to provide knowledge and skills in engineering and scientific approach.

Within the framework of the selected master program, student performs a 30 credits thesis. For this work, which can be located either at the university or to industry, the following rules apply:

  • A degree project with a scope of 30 or 60 credits is completed at the end of the master's program and the master's engineering program. The degree project is carried out within the selected master's program
  • To start the degree project requires 225 credits and sufficient knowledge of the topic the thesis belongs to. Examiner determine if student has sufficient knowledge to start a thesis project.
  • The structure of the thesis as well as problems definitions before onset approved by the Program director as well as by the examiner or other competent supervisor at the institution regardless of where the thesis is initiated, planned and carried out.
  • Degree students shall attend as audience at least two thesis statements. In addition to this, they shall also oppose on another thesis.
  • The work shall be presented both in writing and orally. The written report must be substantively and stylistically designed to qualitatively correspond well to reports prepared in the industry. The report shall be presented orally at a seminar.


Courses valid the academic year 2022/2023:

See programme overview


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 2022/2023

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering


Programme concentrations:

Besides the common and compulsory courses, the first three years also are made up by a number of engineering courses in one of several technological specializations. As a student, you will during the second year choose a technology profile that includes multiple related courses totalling 30 credits. The choice is made during the spring semester (the exact date is communicated in due time) in year two, and the first technology courses studied during the fall semester in year three. The technical specializations that can be selected are:

- Industrial production
- Information Technology
- Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Financial Mathematics

Furthermore, there is an opportunity for students with sufficient previous university studies in the field of technology to be able to design their own individual technology profile, which in each case shall be approved by the program director. The courses shall be of sufficient scope (i.e., at least 30 credits in the technology) and deep enough (there should be a connection and a certain progression between courses). Furthermore, the total course package provides sufficient knowledge so that they considered complying with the prerequisites to any of the technology-oriented, Masters programs at Chalmers. This technology orientation is denoted as:

- Individual technology

 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 programme overview

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

Degree of master of science in engineering:
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 programme overview
Fulfilled course requirements according to the programme overview of an accredited master programme

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

Title of degree:

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

Other information:

Completing master program year 4-5
After the first three years of the program students can apply for a final master program. There are several different master's programs to choose from to obtain a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management. Students in the program have guaranteed place on one of the following master's programs:

- Management and Economics of Innovation
- Quality and Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management

For information on other possible master programs, please see the program website.

Selection to the master program will take place if there is lack of space. The selection is based on merits from the studies at bachelor level. A guaranteed place on a master's program remains three years after the student become eligible to apply for the program. For entry requirements and other information, please refer to the master program's syllabus that can be found via Chalmers website.

Studies abroad
Within the ERASMUS exchange cooperation, student can study 1 or 2 semesters abroad from grade 2. A number of students may switch their fourth year of study at Chalmers to one year of study at a university abroad. (see information on international exchange student portal).

Every second summer the program organized elective courses at University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, comprising 15 credits. number of places in this special studyabroad program is limited to max 40. The next session is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2015 and then after 2017.

For an I-program student following guide is recommended:
L Råde, B Westergren: BETA; Mathematics Handbook, Studentlitteratur, Lund

Reference to common provisions for Chalmers
Chalmers web contains provisions that apply to all programs at Chalmers.

For more information, please contact
Head of Program: Ola Hultkrantz. E-post:  Telephone:  031-772 1333
Director of studies: Jamal Nasir. E-post:  Telephone: 031-772 2491
Student Guidance Counsellor: Annelie Hämäläinen Levin. E-post:  Telefon: 031-772 6320

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