Production and Materials Engineering - Master's Programme

Master's programme · 2 years · 120 credits

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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. After the programme, the students will be able to analyse, evaluate and optimise complex manufacturing processes and production systems involved in the product realisation.

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 also offers the opportunity to specialise in a chosen field of production engineering and has a strong international orientation. It takes advantage of the opportunities available in a multinational group of students, increasing their competencies in intercultural and global management.

Special features of the programme:
• A multidisciplinary approach that provides students with comprehensive knowledge as well as practical skills and abilities. 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 necessary to understand and manage complex and interdependent 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. Thanks to these strong links with the industry, several courses are organised in active cooperation with industries.
• Comprehensive education in basic sciences and engineering that prepares for a research career in, for example, manufacturing processes, industrial automation, production management, etc.

List of courses in this programme:

COMPULSORY COURSES AND NUMBER OF CREDITS: Production Technology (7.5), Flexible Manufacturing Systems (7.5), Advanced Materials Technology (7.5), , Materials and Process Selection (7.5), Flexible Manufacturing Systems – Advanced Course (7.5), Production Technology II (Advanced Manufacturing Processes) (7.5), Applied FEM (7.5), Project and Research Methodologies (7.5), Master’s degree project (30).

ELECTIVE COURSES AND NUMBER OF CREDITS: Industrial Purchasing (7.5), Workshop Practice (7.5), International Product Realisation (7.5), Automation (7.5), Advanced Automation (7.5), Applied Robotics (7.5), Individual project within production and/or materials (7.5), Metal Cutting – Advanced Course (7.5), CAD/CAM/CAE (7.5), High Temperature Materials (7.5), Simulation of Industrial Processes and Logistical System (7.5), Working Environment, Occupational Health and Safety (7.5), Environmental issues (7.5), Swedish for Exchange Students (7.5).

Career prospects:
The need for personnel with specialist knowledge and skills 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 closely related fields from 2010 to 2030 in the EU, North America and in East Asia. The increasing demand for production engineers is primarily driven by competitive pressure, advancing technology and development of new materials, which force industrial companies to continuously improve and optimise the existing production technologies both in terms of cost efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Well-trained students in production and material engineering have numerous career opportunities. They will be able to 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. Graduates from the programme will have plenty of exciting career options and can expect success in the job market.

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Application opportunities

This programme will be open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.

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Programme Directors:
Christina Windmark and Jinming Zhou
 International Master Coordinator:
Cecilia Bruhn, E-mail: msc [dot] pme [at] lth [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

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.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on academic qualifications and on a statement of purpos

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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Start Autumn Semester 2020

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Study period

31 August 2020 - 5 June 2022


Closed for applications

Start Autumn Semester 2021

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

30 August 2021 - 11 June 2023


Will open for applications 2020-10-16

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 (see the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • 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 Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process if 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.

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Programme-specific documents

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:

1) fill in our web form
2) save the summary page as PDF
3) upload the PDF to your account at

Fill in the summary sheet and statement of purpose here

No additional programme-specific documents (such as a CV or letters of recommendation) are required when you apply for this programme.

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or 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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

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.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations