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Study programme syllabus for
MPAME - APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR Academic year: 2013/2014
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2013-02-19 by Dean of Education
Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics or Engineering Mathematics.



Mechanics and strength of materials, Fluid mechanics, Finite element method/ Numerical solution of partial differential equations, Mathematics (including Multivariable analysis, Linear algebra, Numerical analysis and Mathematical statistics), Programming, Thermodynamics and Engineering materials.

Preferable course experience: Automatic control/Control theory

General organization:


The main goal of the programme is to prepare students for a professional career in any area of engineering and development that requires an advanced knowledge of modelling, computational and experimental issues in applied mechanics. Although the focus is on mechanical engineering problems, the programme is sufficiently general to give a good platform also for jobs within other engineering disciplines. Indeed, professionals with a modern education in applied mechanics play an important role in many industrial and engineering activities. To prepare for this, the students will learn how to analyse and solve engineering problems using the most appropriate methods at hand within a wide range of applications, but also to understand and value the pros and cons of different methods of analysis.


Learning outcome:

After fulfillment of the master courses and the master thesis the student should have acquired:

- a general good knowledge and understanding of phenomena in a broad field of applied mechanics

- good skills in analyzing, modeling and solving problems within her/his field of chosen specialization using the most appropriate methods at hand

- maturity to judge and tackle any problem from different engineering disciplines in industry within his/her specialization of applied mechanics

- a firm basis for professional engineering work, work in research and development, and further PhD-studies in applied mechanics

- enhanced ability to cooperate and work in groups and to communicate results both orally and in written form.


Specific detailed learning outcomes for each course in the master program are listed in the course plans.



Extent: 120.0 c



The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within a restricted areas of what has been previously studied at courses within the Master programme. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, in research institute or at other universities. Although, the examiner has always to be a teacher from Chalmers. To start the thesis work the student must have passed 45 credits of courses from the programme. Students pursuing the five-year Master of Science in Engineering training must have passed at least 225 credits before beginning work on a thesis.

There is a possibility to carry out an extended master's thesis project (60 credits) with a clear research orientation. There will only be a limited number of such theses available (applied for in competition with your fellow students), and the requirements of the students are higher than for a normal thesis. A goal of a 60 credit thesis is to produce research results good enough to be presented at international conferences or journals. For further information please refer to the course syllabus or contact the master program coordinator.

More information about rules for master's thesis work is given here: Thesis work


Courses valid the academic year 2013/2014:

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 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications

Title of degree:

The degree designation is Master of Science (120 credits) (Teknologie masterexamen). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject are stated in the degree diploma. Specializations and tracks are not stated in the degree diploma.


Major subject:

Mechanical Engineering

Other information:

Three core courses (22.5 ects) are mandatory for all students in the programme. The aim of these courses is to give the foundations in modelling and computations that bridge the traditional "gap" between solid and fluid mechanics oriented specializations. For the second and third quarters year 1, the students shall choose at least three courses out of six offered (22.5 ects). Then, the students have the possibility to choose between a wide range of courses that will bring them closer to specific engineering applications or closer to the scientific forefront. A set of recommended courses define three different "tracks": Computational solid mechanics, Structural dynamics and Fluid dynamics.

A main idea of the programme is to integrate modelling (formulation of mathematical model based on fundamental laws and experimental knowledge), algorithmic formulation, numerical implementation (own implementations in e.g. Matlab) and analyses of simulation results (obtained from own code and/or commercial software). Additionally, numerical simulation tools are often used in the courses to increase the understanding of the model itself and what it predicts for various industrial applications.


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