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For students in Mechanical Engineering

Programme Structure

The study structure in Mechanical Engineering consists of a joint basic package of five subjects taken during the first year of studies. In addition, you must choose two of the following specialised study packages plus an optional package that can be more freely chosen as single-subject courses. The programme thus includes a field of specialisation that is composed individually under supervision and amounts to 60 ECTS credits. In the final term, you conclude your studies with a thesis amounting to 30 ECTS credits.

Compulsory courses:

  • Continuum Mechanics (10 ECTS)
  • Finite Element Method (5 ECTS)
  • Mechanical Vibrations (5 ECTS)
  • Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS)
  • Engineering Modeling Project (5 ECTS)

The degree programme offers specialised study packages in the following fields:


Mechanics of Materials

  • Beams, Plates and Shells (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced FEM (5 ECTS)
  • Optimization Algiorithms (5 ECTS)

Thermo/Fluid Dynamics

  • Engineering and Statistical Thermodynamics (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced FEM (5 ECTS)
  • Control Theory (5 ECTS)

Plates, Control and Optimization

  • Beams, Plates and Shells (5 ECTS)
  • Optimization Algiorithms (5 ECTS)
  • Control Theory (5 ECTS)


Dynamics and Fracture Mechanics

  • Fracture Mechanics (10 ECTS)
  • Computational Dynamics (5 ECTS)

Heat Transfer and Computer Fluid Dynamics

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS)
  • Heat and Mass Transfer (5 ECTS)
  • Sensing and Sensor Technology (5 ECTS)


  • Robotics (5 ECTS)
  • Computational Dynamics (5 ECTS)
  • Sensing and Sensor Technology (5 ECTS)

Each study package amounts to 15 ECTS credits. By combining these study packages and concluding your studies with a thesis, you can become a specialist in relevant fields of study.

The individual student:

  • must have all compulsory courses
  • must select 2 full specialisation packages
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point in Mechanical Engineering Research and Development Projects
  • can maximum have 10 ECTS point study group courses

For further information on the structure of the programme please see the academic regulations for master's degree programmes.

Study Structure

Structure, study start summer:


The teaching calendar

A year divided into four terms

The teaching is divided into terms with four terms per year. Each term consists of a block of seven weeks followed by an examination period of 2-4 weeks. An example of the teaching calendar is given here.

When applying for the program you specify which subject of study you wish to follow. For each of the three subjects of study a diagram of the first six terms is established. During each term you are supposed to attend to 3 courses. On the 5th term it is possible for you to attend to a preparation course prior to your Master project which starts on the 6th term and ends on the 8th term.