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Associated to: TKIEK
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-21 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2021/2022

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:

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a major in: Engineering, Science, Business, Law, Design or the equivalent.



A personal letter, CV and an interview.
Alternative selection: Refer to section 9.3.

General organization:


The purpose of the Entrepreneurship and Business Design programme is to equip students with skills and tools necessary to create, manage and facilitate technology-based business.

The students shall, after completion of the programme, have a broad knowledge of business design and of entrepreneurship as responsible value creation, and an applied knowledge in their specialization area. This specialization takes place within the framework of the discipline in which the student has been educated, so far.


Learning outcome:

After having completed the programme, students should be able to:
1. Construct technology-based business in interplay with complementary competences, thereby integrating technological, economic, managerial and legal capabilities, into innovations, products, ventures and market offerings.
2. Skillfully and reflexively use tools and apply approaches to design and create innovations, such as tools for value discovery, intellectual property packaging, business models enabled by digitalization, product design and techno-economic evaluation
3. Communicate, reflect upon, and manage group dynamics and responsible leadership applied on real-life innovation projects.
4. Reflect around citizenship and entrepreneurship for sustainable development.
5. Analyze, create and manage start-up ventures, internal ventures, or joint ventures (open innovation).

Translated to CDIO goals, this would include the following:
A. Apply technical knowledge and reasoning (corresponding to learning outcome 1 & 2)
A.1 Use their knowledge of underlying sciences (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
A.2 Use their knowledge of MELT (management, economics, law and technology) tools (corresponding to learning outcome 2)
B. Personal and Professional Skills and Attributes (corresponding to learning outcome 1,2,3 & 4)
B.1 Apply engineering reasoning and problem solving (corresponding to learning outcome 1 & 2)
B.2 Use their reflective skills (corresponding to learning outcome 4)
C. Be able to work in a group and communicate (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.1 Manage group dynamics (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.2 Communicate (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.3 Communicate in the English Language (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
C.4 Show leadership qualities (corresponding to learning outcome 3)
D Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating Systems in the Enterprise and Societal Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
D.1 Conceiving External and Societal Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1)
D.2 Conceiving Enterprise and Business Context (corresponding to learning outcome 1, 2 & 5)
D.3 Designing and Constructing Innovations (corresponding to learning outcome 1,2 & 5)
D.4 Designing and Constructing Knowledge-Based Business (corresponding to learning outcome 1, 2 & 5)


Extent: 120.0 c



The programme offers either a 60 hec Master's thesis option, or a 30 hec Master's thesis option.

The 60 hec option is intended as an opportunity for the students to, in real life, practice and refine the skills acquired during the first year of the programme. In order to obtain the intentions of the 60 hec thesis a student needs to qualify by having passed mandatory courses and the course Idea Evaluation (TEK217) as well as having an assigned team with a connected real innovation project. More information about different tracks as well as these high-intensity final years can found on
Apart from the special 60 hec thesis, a student can also conduct a 30 hec thesis that fulfils the programme learning outcome.

In order to conduct a 30 hec thesis work within the field of Intellectual Capital Manangement (ICM) a student need to qualify by having passed relevant mandatory courses


Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

See study programme


Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2021/2022:

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a main field of study 60 credits
Passed advanced level courses at Chalmers (degree project can be included) comprising at least 45 credits
Passed advanced level courses (degree project can be included) comprising at least 90 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 Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Industrial Engineering and Management are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Main field of study:

Industrial Engineering and Management

Other information:

The programme is a part of Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship and therefore also strongly connected with the school's other activities within research and utilization. Drawing upon several years of experience within action-based learning, the programme practices hands-on pedagogy where entrepreneurial capabilities are developed from experience and reflection.

The programme has an alternative selection process, as outlined in Chalmers Admissions Regulations, where applicants are evaluated based on a written application, personal interview and a case exercise.

Career opportunities
Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship produces ''ready-to-fly'' entrepreneurial business leaders in a proportion higher than any other identified educational program that does not require previous working experience. Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship alumni work with business development in primarily three capacities holding roughly one third of the alumni population each:
- Entrepreneurs/start-up managers
- Managers in established firms
- Consultants, researchers or innovation advisors

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