Applied Mechanics

120 credits (MSc, 2 years )

Programme aim

The aim of this programme is to provide an internationally competitive education and prepare students for a professional career in any area of engineering and development. This requires an advanced knowledge of modelling, computational and experimental issues in applied mechanics.

The focus is in mechanical engineering problems, but the graduates also achieves a very good platform for work in other engineering disciplines.

An important philosophy for the programme is to integrate modelling, 

algorithmic formulation, numerical implementation and validation of simulation results with experimental results, such as results from wind tunnel testing, experimental modal analysis (EMA) and material testing. A systematic view on education, research and innovation is emphasized through collaboration with the industry.
Location: Campus Johanneberg

Who should apply

A suitable background for the Master students in Applied Mechanics is a 

Bachelor's degree with Major in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Physics, Civil Engineering and
Engineering Physics.

Why apply

According to the programme goals the student should utilize the professional skills to:

  • critically evaluate results from simulations and experiments
  • analyze and isolate errors and risks in complex engineering problems
  • use simplified assumptions to validate results from complex models


Other Programmes that might interest you:
Automotive Engineering
Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science
Product Development
Production Engineering
Sustainable Energy Systems

Career opportunities

A wide range of work opportunities can be listed both for students that follow any of the three specialized tracks and for those who wish to choose an individual profile.

Typically, employment opportunities can be found in research and development within industrial companies and research institutes or consulting firms. Other examples of careers are technical advisor in the private or public sector, and teaching in science and engineering at different levels.

The programme also provides a good foundation for continued studies towards a Ph.D. in applied mechanics and related areas.

Research connections

The research at the department of Applied Mechanics is in many cases supported by industrial partners, which generates a number of industrial master thesis projects every year. Moreover, the master programme goes in line with the Chalmers areas of advance: Materials Science, Energy, Transportation, and Built Environment. The programme curriculum and the research within the competence centres CHARMEC for railway mechanics, SAFER for vehicle safety and SWPTC for wind power technology nutrifies each other in symbiosis.

Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Department of Industrial and Materials Science​​ ​

Published: Fri 26 Nov 2010. Modified: Fri 11 Oct 2019