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Study programme syllabus for
TIMAL - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Academic year: 2021/2022
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2021-02-12 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
English B, Physics equivalent to Fysik B, Chemistry equivalent to Kemi A, Mathematics equivalent to Matematik D

General organization:


In recent years, technology development has developed towards more digitization and automation in the industry. This permeates the entire chain from product development to finished product. Mechanical engineers' broad knowledge throughout the chain will become increasingly important in the future. The degree program in mechanical engineering therefore aims to provide a broad picture of how this development chain works and how digitization and automation permeates the future development in product and production development. In addition, the program shall provide knowledge in technical communication between different roles within industry, group dynamics and ethnic and sustainable aspects as a result of various mechanical engineering choices made in this development. Examples of this are choice of materials, manufacturing methods and choice of resources in the production system. The Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering aims to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that together provide the application-related engineering competence required to be able to lead and participate in the development and design of industrial products, processes and systems for sustainable social development. Today's industry and society are characterized by a growing need for this competence, and the program specifically aims to meet this in the field of mechanical engineering. Furthermore, the education also prepares for work in other parts of society where both theoretical analysis and practical and experimental skills in handling complex problems are important.


Learning outcome:

The program objectives are divided into three different parts;
  1. Knowledge and understanding
  2. Skills and abilities
  3. Judgment and approach.
In total the program have 45 program goals.

1. Knowledge and understanding

The graduate engineer in mechanical engineering must have acquired knowledge of mathematics, basic science and basic engineering science to such an extent as is required to understand and be able to apply these knowledge in the applied mechanics. (K) and (P) in program goals 1.20 - 1.28 above refer to targets that are specific to targeting construction and orientation production in year 3. Central to the student should be to be able to:

1.1 describe and apply basic concepts and methods in matrix and vector algebra,
1.2 solve linear systems of algebraic equations,
1.3 describe and apply basic concepts and methods within differential and integral calculations and to be able to solve ordinary differential equations of the types separable and second order inhomogeneous with constant coefficients,
1.4 apply the basic concepts and laws of classical mechanics to determine forces in static material systems,
1.5 apply the movement laws of classic mechanics to analyze the dynamics of particle movement,
1.6 describe the basic concepts and laws of strength theory and be able to apply these to calculations of stresses and deformations of loaded structures,
1.7 explain and apply the main principles of thermodynamics when it comes to transformation between different forms of energy within a system, especially in relation to sustainable energy use,
1.8 explain and apply basic flow equations such as continuity equation, Bernoulli equations and impulse set, and describe laminar and turbulent flow, central aspects of pipe flow and flow around bodies,
1.9 apply basic drawing techniques and use a modern CAD program to build simpler solid models,
1.10 use basic algorithms in Matlab to analyze and simulate different types of mechanical systems and also use Matlab's graphics and visualization tools,
1.11 describe basic functions and design of electrical components, equipment and systems that are part of modern industrial and energy plants,
1.12 use the Laplace transform to analyze linear systems,
1.13 describe basic terminology of control technology and be able to model, simulate and dimension simple control systems with Matlab/Simulink,
1.14 describe and apply basic methods for material selection and describe how material properties can be changed by manipulating the microstructure,
1.15 describe the phenomenon of fatigue for materials affected by a time-dependent load,
1.16 describe the most important manufacturing methods for metallic materials and be able to explain how the structure and properties of the materials change as a result of the manufacturing process,
1.17 describe and apply central concepts in probability theory and statistics and be able to apply statistical methods for trial planning and process control in industrial contexts,
1.18 analyze and dimension certain types of frequently occurring machine elements,
1.19 describe central concepts and be able to describe environmental and energy issues in one perspective for individual, company and society sustainable perspective, both locally and globally,
1.20 describe and apply basic concepts and methods for functions of several variables (K),
1.21 formulate the motion equations for a rigid body and systems of rigid bodies in two dimensions and carry out the analysis thereof (K),
1.22 use the finite element method (FEM) as a computer tool to determine the stresses and deformations of mechanical structures (K),
1.23 analyze multi-axis voltage and deformation states especially with respect to disk, plate and shell structures (K),
1.24 describe and apply central concepts in quality and operational safety (P),
1.25 describe the mechanical structure and programming of the CNC machine and for computer-aided preparation in a modern CAM system (P),
1.26 describe the principles of the engineering industry's ability to achieve efficient production, in the form of robots and PLC (P),
1.27 describe production logistic concepts and concepts and apply basic methods and tools for planning and controlling a company's production and material flows (P),
1.28 apply methods and tools to take into account human ability and limitations in a human-machine system (P).

2. Skills and abilities

The graduate engineer in mechanical engineering should be able to lead and participate in the design of new products, processes and systems with a holistic view of needs and idea formulation, design and manufacturing for operation and decommissioning. This includes being able to:

2.1 explain and have the ability, with a holistic view, to apply the basic mechanical engineering topics for analysis of mechanical systems,
2.2 describe the methods and equipment that occur when planning, controlling and monitoring processes, machines and other facilities,
2.3 formulate mathematical models for given technical problems, carry out simulations and assess the reasonableness of the results,
2.4 deals with the experimental equipment required for the implementation of laboratory work and other experimental projects,
2.5 explain and use the most common economic concepts and models to analyze the economy of a company and to assess the financial consequences of decisions taken,
2.6 compare and evaluate different product and production solutions with regard to function, environmental impact, work environment aspects and finances,
2.7 use computer-based visualization techniques when presenting project results,
2.8 document, communicate in writing and orally and present results with graphs, images and simulations in dialogue with different groups,
2.9 work independently in a group project, work in the group and understand its dynamics and also be able to lead a group project with regard to planning, implementation and accounting,
2.10 apply an engineering approach, including the choice of project methodology, to solve an open and unstructured problem,
2.11 generate several different ways to model a product and production solution to enable analysis and to systematically select the solution that is best with regard to a set of stipulated criteria.

3. Judgment and approach

The graduate engineer in mechanical engineering should be able to:

3.1 describe and explain environmental and energy issues in a perspective that is sustainable for the individual, company and society both locally and globally,
3.2 take a stand on the possibilities and limitations of the technology and what consequences this will have in a social and social perspective,
3.3 describe the main content of the code of ethics that has been worked out by the Swedish engineers,
3.4 take advantage of the content of relevant non-fiction literature and be able to independently formulate and develop new issues,
3.5 analyze, make visible and problematize the importance of gender equality aspects in the development of products, processes and systems,
3.6 explain gender and equality perspectives on the organization and management of development work and production.


Extent: 180.0 c



The degree project, which comprises 15 higher education credits, is carried out individually or in pairs during the last semester in grade 3. The work is carried out in collaboration with an industrial partner and must be within the chosen specialization. The work may be started by students, who have both approved courses comprising at least 120 higher education credits and partly have received the thesis work registered.


Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

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Last year, there are two choices for the students, a design focus and a production focus.

  • Engineering design focus is on the beginning of the product development process. Topics such as materials, mechanics and material modeling and material selection calculations. You who choose this focus often work at the beginning of the product development work or to create the conditions for how the product is to be manufactured. Engineering roles that exist in the industry within this direction are often called designers, processors or material selection experts.
  • Production focus is on the design of the production system itself. Topics such as production system simulation, automation technology and production logistics are studied in this direction. Engineering roles that exist within the industry are production techniques, supervisors, project management of automation projects, etc.


Programme concentrations:

The mechanical engineering program offers two specializations in machine design and production engineering.

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of bachelor of science in engineering, specialisation Mechanical engineering:
Passed courses comprising 180 credits
Degree project 15 credits
Courses in theme Environment 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 15 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

Title of degree:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The main field of study, Mechanical Engineering, is stated in the degree certificate.

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