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The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2013-02-18 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 Industrial Engineering and Management or an Engineering Discipline.



Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Mathematical Statistics at least 7,5 cr.). Studies in one or several of the following subjects; Organization theory, Project management, Management, Innovation management, Business administration and/or Economics (at least 15 cr.).The required 15 cr. may include maximum 7.5 cr. of Sustainable development.
Preferable course experience: Linear algebra, Single variable analysis and Multivariable analysis.

General organization:


The purpose of the MEI programme is to train graduates to skilfully analyse and manage innovation and renewal, at the intersection between technology, management and economics. The programme trains student by extensively combining practical training – often project based industry related challenges – with critical analysis – in which students acquire and utilize appropriate theoretical and methodological tools. After having completed the MEI programme graduates should be able to:
  • Analyse and understand how and why innovations, technical and scientific information and knowledge interact with market and economic forces.

  • Identify, formulate and solve problems related to innovation and renewal activities involving technological, economic, organizational and institutional change.

  • Cope with and execute strategies and practical implementation for innovation and renewal by applying state-of-the-art research and management methods as well as tools.

  • Lead, interact and communicate with qualified professionals inside and outside their own organizations and/or their own knowledge field.


Learning outcome:

The learning outcomes are based on CDIO . After having completed the programme, the students should manage to:
  • 1.1. utilize technological knowledge and reasoning, including knowledge of underlying sciences, in business or societal contexts.

  • 2.1 skillfully apply modern problem solving techniques and models to innovation problems.

  • 2.2 formulate and test research questions from a business or economic perspective.

  • 2.3 skillfully analyze innovation issues from a system or holistic perspective.

  • 2.4 create new business or management solutions and/or reformulate existing ones.

  • 2.5 show a professional attitude in daily job activities.

  • 3.1 demonstrate ability to participate in and, to some extent, manage multi-person projects.

  • 3.2 communicate orally or in writing with different types of professions, including engineers and managers, in a business or societal context. 3.3 shift between their mother tongue and English with regard to written or oral presentations.

  • 4.1 identify innovation related problems/opportunities and design a solution from a societal context.

  • 4.2 create innovation related opportunities and design a solution from a business context.

  • 4.3 identify goal and aims and derive managerial and policy implications from a normative perspective.

  • 4.4 identify and design new business or economic solutions to managerial or economic problems.

  • 4.5 utilize knowledge of managerial and economic problems to create financially and organizationally viable solutions.

  • 4.6 describe and characterize operating issues from an innovation perspective.

For students that prefer to pursue innovation beyond the obligatory courses, the student should demonstrate an ability to identify and solve a business, strategic or economic problem from an innovation perspective.

The students that want to deepen their knowledge concerning innovation research should demonstrate the ability to create and implement a qualitative or quantitative research design or a theoretical study.

Learning outcomes that relate to attitude and teamwork issues are largely dealt with through the highly international educational setting. Multi-national and often cross-cultural project challenges etc. contribute to prepare students for professional challenges in large and multinational corporations.


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.


Courses valid the academic year 2015/2016:

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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:

Master of Science. The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Industrial Engineering and Management are stated in the degree diploma. Any specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Industrial Engineering and Management

Other information:

Career opportunities
Future career opportunities for successful MEI students will primarily be found in the business sector, including large multinational firms as well as small technology-based firms. Examples of occupations comprise management consulting, technology/industry analysis, project management, product development, R&D management, business development, corporate venturing, hi-tech entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Interesting job opportunities also exist at policy-making government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), universities, and institutions involved in the commercialization of science and technology.

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