Mechanical Engineering

The everyday world is full of products that make life easier. Cheap electricity from wind turbines and power stations is available at the flick of a switch. Washing machines wash your clothes for you. You can travel easily and in comfort by car, train, and plane. And all of this has been created by engineers, who have thought in detail about the design and production of everyday products. As a mechanical engineer, you can help develop the products that make our lives easier and our society better—and more sustainable.

 

What will you learn?

On the Mechanical Engineering study programme you will learn how to design and manufacture products. You will learn how to calculate strength and forces, and about materials and how to process them. You will learn how energy is generated and used efficiently, and about production methods and processes.

You will also learn about management and planning. There is lots of engineering, but the fact that products are made and used by people is just as important. During the programme you will work with a group on carrying out a design task from start to finish. You will have to work together to optimize form, production method, functionality and user friendliness. It is through specific projects that you learn to collaborate, formulate problems and design and make products.

Study programme structure

The course includes lectures, assignments, and practicals with project-based work. You will need mathematics, physics, and computer models, and you will work with areas such as mechanics, product design, energy and process optimization. You will also spend time in the laboratory and workshop doing experiments and making products. You will need vision and creativity when it comes to designing a concrete product or process, which is often done in collaboration with companies.

 

Career opportunities

With further studies you can graduate with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and find employment with energy companies, consulting engineers, or the maritime sector. Others start their own business. You might also be employed in a development department as a development consultant, team leader, product coordinator, production manager, consultant, specialist, or researcher.
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