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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: Automation and mechatronic, Electrical Engineering, Vehicle Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Materials Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Marine Technology, Industrial Design Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics or Mechanical Engineering



Mathematics (at least 30 cr. including Linear Algebra, Multivariable Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Statistics or Probability Theory), Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics),  Fluid Mechanics, Programming, Strength of Materials, Product Development (Machine Elements, Machine Design or Design Methodology), Control Theory or Automatic Control (including Signal Processing, Analysis of Feedback Systems (Stability), Design of Control Systems (PI, PID-control, State Space Design), Transfer Functions)

General organization:


The aim with the mobility engineering programme is to prepare the students to develop sustainable, high performance mobility solutions. The students will be trained to understand features, design requirements and challenges of present and future mobility solutions. The students will also gain a holistic knowledge of mobility solutions and the ability to apply them for different transportation needs and environments. Sustainable development is considered throughout the programme in all focus areas. 

 Within the programme the students will choose one of the following four profiles: Aerospace, Automotive engineering, Marine technology and Railway technology. The aim with the profiles is to focus and obtain in-depth knowledge in one of the transport areas to prepare the students for working as a specialist within that field. Beyond the compulsory courses, which are common for all profiles there will be a project course for each profile. 

 Different subjects are discussed from a technical, societal, economical and human perspective. The programme is based on lectures, assignments, simulations, experiments and projects carried out as real-case studies. The interconnection and collaboration with the transportation industry is significant and includes guest lectures, study visits, laboratory exercises as well as tasks to our project courses. In the project courses the students will gain skills in project work, including communication, teamwork and project management. The master thesis projects are often carried out in collaboration with the industry, or together with researchers.


Learning outcome:

Describe the vehicle/vessel as a system and as a part of a transport system. 
Describe and use methods for systems engineering for defining, specifying, and designing vehicles/vessels for transportation. 

Apply knowledge of basic mechanics on vehicular modelling. 
Use methods and tools to develop mathematical models of dynamical systems. 
Analyze system models from a controllability, observability and stability point of view. 
Use simulation as a tool to design vehivles/vessels and their control systems. 
In a comparative way, for the different modes of transportation, be able to overview the dynamic representation of different vehicle representations. 

Describe and apply basic scaling laws and conceptual design rules for a range of propulsion components. 
From a mechanical perspective formulate energy, momentum, angular momentum and torque balances to quantify performance of shaft and reaction propulsion elements for different measures of efficiency 
Describe and apply basic conceptual modelling to predict weight, efficiency and part load behavior on components. 
Analyze conceptual designs and perform operational analysis of vehicles.
Describe and apply basic analysis on usage on different energy carriers and their possibilities/limitations, emissions, economy and potential usage. 

Describe properties of components needed in a connected fleet. 
Apply over-the-air updates to a fleet of mobile systems 
Apply software development connected to continuous integration and continuous deployment in heterogeneous ECU networks 
Apply large-scale fleet monitoring, and describe involved technologies and how logged data can be used in the engineering process 
Describe ethical aspects of fleet monitoring and over-the-air update


Extent: 120.0 c



The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within a restricted area of what has been previously studied within courses at the Master programme. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, at a research institute or at other universities. The examiner must always be a teacher from Chalmers. To begin the thesis work, a student must have passed 45 credits of courses from the programme. Students pursuing the five-year Master of Science in Engineering 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. The requirements for students are then higher than for a normal thesis, and only a limited number of such thesis projects are available. A goal of a 60-credit thesis is to produce research results of high enough quality to be presented at international conferences or in journals. For further information please refer to the course syllabus or contact the master program director.


Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

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

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering



The programme has developed three course packages containing recommendations for students who wish to gain a deeper understanding in a specialised area: 
  • Automotive engineering 
  • Railway technology 
  • Marine technology 
  • Aerospace engineering

 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 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 Mechanical Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Mechanical Engineering

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