Production and Materials Engineering - Master's Programme
Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits
Part of achieving a sustainable society is to consume sustainable products. The sustainability of a product can be evaluated not only from how we use it, but also how it is made and from what materials or material combinations it is made. Focusing on selected material and the manufacturing process, we can design manufacturing system being of resource efficient, providing good working environments, and using the correct technology suitable for the value creation. The programme combines production and materials engineering with a focus on sustainable production, digitalised production, production automation, global production and the global marketplace. The programme offers the opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of production engineering and has a strong international orientation.
The programme provides students with the knowledge, skills and vision required to solve engineering challenges in the manufacturing process, industrial automation, and product development, preparing them to take on leadership roles in globally competitive manufacturing industries. Our courses, seminars, workshops and projects are specifically designed for the student and combine solid theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills. It takes advantage of the opportunities available in a multinational group of students, increasing their competencies in intercultural and global management. The graduating students can analyse, evaluate and optimise complex manufacturing processes and production systems involved in the product realisation.
Special features of the programme:
- A multidisciplinary approach providing students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills. Graduates are prepared to solve cross-functional and interdisciplinary industrial problems with an all-inclusive approach.
- Contextual knowledge of production and materials engineering in a changing world, with a global-to-local perspective.
- System perspective that provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage complex processes in production and material processing.
- Hands-on training and project development. The programme has the support of a wide range of industries, from global industrial giants to SMEs, from regional to international companies. Several courses are organised in cooperation with industries.
- Comprehensive education in basic sciences and engineering that prepares for a research career in e.g., manufacturing processes, industrial automation, production management.
Mandatory courses of the programme:
- Production Technology
- Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
- Advanced Materials Technology
- Materials and Process Selection
- Sustainable Manufacturing Systems - Advanced Course
- Smart Manufacturing
- Applied FEM
- Project Management and Research Methodology in Supply Chain Management
- Master’s degree project
Full list of mandatory and elective courses of this programme: www.lth.se/english/study/taprr
Information about the structure and courses of this programme: www.lth.se/english/master-programme-structure/mprr/
The need for personnel with specialist knowledge in the area of production and material engineering is widely recognised by many industries and government agencies. According to the Bruegel Blueprint, we will experience stable growth of employment opportunities in industrial production and related fields from 2010 to 2030 in the EU, North America and in East Asia. The increasing demand for production engineers is driven by competitive pressure, advanced technology and development of new materials, which force industrial companies to improve and optimise the existing production technologies in terms of cost efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Students in production and material engineering will find employment in diverse functional areas all around the world, such as product design, production engineering, industrial automation, production maintenance, materials engineering, production management and sales, and operations planning.
Open for applicationsApplication opportunities
This programme is open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.
Email: msc [dot] pme [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se
Email: msc [dot] pme [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se
Email: msc [dot] pme [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
A Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or equivalent. Completed basic courses in algebra and calculus corresponding to at least 20 credits/ECTS, one course in manufacturing engineering and/or production technology and one course in engineering materials. English 6.
The selection is based on academic qualifications and on a statement of purpose.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit the document 'Summary sheet and statement of purpose' when you apply for this programme. To do this you need to:
- Fill in our template.
- Save the template as a PDF.
- Upload the PDF to your account at universityadmissons.se.
No additional programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 340 000
First payment: SEK 85 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.