Applied Mechanics, MSc

120 credits (2 years)

Advance in modelling, computational and experimental issues in applied mechanics and prepare for a professional career in any area of engineering.​ 

Applied Mechanics master's at Chalmers

The aim of this master's 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

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 Master's programmes that might interest you:

Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science, MSc
Mobility Engineering, MSc
Product Development, MSc
Production Engineering, MSc
Sustainable Energy Systems, MSc

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​​ ​

Connection with the Sustainable Develpoment Goals

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Related target:
8.4Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmeson sustainable consumption and production, with developed countries taking the lead.

Work at MPQOM:

Students and teachers at MPQOMdiscussthe development of products, processes, and services in a way that acknowledges not only buyers as a critical customer, but a wider range of stakeholders including society and the natural environment.

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Published: Tue 20 Oct 2020.