1. Be able to put into practice (apply) mathematics and fundamental science within applied mechanics and have an insight into basic principles of classical physics with focus on
1.1. being able to solve linear and nonlinear systems of algebraic equations by numerical methods,
1.2. being able to solve ordinary differential equations of the following types; separable, inhomogeneous with constant coefficients and Euler’s,
1.3. being able to solve by numerical methods linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations inclusive reformulating to a first order system,
1.4. being able to solve the eigenvalue problem for continuous and discretized systems,
1.5. being able to use the Finite element method to solve partial differential equations,
1.6. showing deep insight in the fundamentals of probability theory and statistics and being able to plan experiments with respect to statistical variations,
1.7. understanding and applying thermodynamic principles when it comes to transformations between different forms of energy within a system,
1.8. being able to apply Newton's laws in order to determine the forces and motions in material systems,
1.9. having basic knowledge of the structure of solid materials and be able to explain how this affects the material's properties and
1.10. based on given models and mathematical formulas, being able to program solutions, including graphic presentations of engineering problems in Matlab.
2. Understand and be able to apply the fundamental mechanical engineering subject areas of materials science and technology, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, machine elements, mechatronics and automatic control engineering in order to be able to solve technically relevant problems, etc. This includes
2.1. being able to determine the loads and stresses on entire designs or parts of designs,
2.2. being able to determine dimensions for fractures, plasticity, stability, endurance/fatigue and vibrations when applied to ordinary load-carrying elements and joints such as rods, axles, beams, plates, joints, bolted joints, shrinkage fit assemblies, weldings, straight-glued joints, and layers and
2.3. being able to analyze, simulate, specify and choose ordinary assemblies, jointings, transmissions, brakes and layers in mechanical designs.
3. Be able to lead and participate in the development of new products, processes and systems using a holistic approach for the entire process: from stating requirements and formulating the concept, to design, manufacturing, operations and phase-out/shut-down. This is done by following a systematic development process that is adapted for the current situation. This requires for instance:
3.1. an understanding of and ability to apply the fundamental mechanical engineering subjects for product development, industrial engineering and machining practice,
3.2. being able to generate suggestions for new products and production systems,
3.3. familiarity with and an ability to use the most common economic concepts and models in order to be able to analyze a company's financial situation and be able to assess the financial consequences of various decisions,
3.4. being able to select materials with an understanding of how such choices will affect the manufacturing process, product behaviour and environmental impact during the life of the product,
3.5. being able to compare and evaluate different product suggestions based on function, environmental impact, production and finances,
3.6. being able to analyze, design and select production systems and machining processes with consideration to efficiency, work motivation, safety and work environment,
3.7. being able to understand and estimate the economic, societal and environmental consequences of product development.
4. Be able to formulate theoretical models and set up equations to describe the models. Solve equations in order to simulate reality and assess the reasonableness of the choice of model along and the solution's level of accuracy.
5. Be able to analyze, solve and simulate advanced mechanical engineering problems within the selected specialization area/master's programme by using modern, computer-based tools and from these, selecting the most appropriate ones.
6. Be able to plan and conduct experiments in applied mechanics, materials science and technology, automatic control engineering, energy technology and environmental technology. Be able to evaluate results, make conclusions and compare these to observations and simulations.
7. Be able to understand and estimate how human behaviour affects on earth’s climate and ecosystem. Be able to identify the available energy resources (renewable and non-renewable) and explain how these can be transformed to other energy forms, along with their limitations and environmental impact.
8. Be able to communicate in English and Swedish (written and spoken) and be able to present results using graphs, illustrations and simulations.
10. Be able to work in and lead a multidisciplinary project group, where it is necessary to formulate and solve open problems.
11. Be able to integrate knowledge, independently formulate new questions and develop new knowledge. In addition, be able to benefit from information available in technical and scientific literature and follow/make use of new developments in knowledge within the area of mechanical engineering.
Accredited masters the academic year 2011/2012:
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering
MPAME - APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR
MPAUT - AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPENM - ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, MSC PROGR
MPTSE - INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPLOL - LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP, MSC PROGR
MPAEM - MATERIALS ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPNAV - NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPNUE - NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR
MPPDE - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR
MPPEN - PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR
MPQOM - QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR
MPSOV - SOUND AND VIBRATION, MSC PROGR
MPSCM - SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR
MPSES - SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR
MPSYS - SYSTEMS, CONTROL AND MECHATRONICS, MSC PROGR