As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development and material knowledge as a competitive means. This programme covers the entire product development process, from conceptual engineering design to materials and manufacturing processes.
The work of engineers within product development is creative and offers a great deal of variety. This Master's programme (two years) qualifies students for positions with the manufacturers and suppliers that develop and produce components or as consultants. Emphasis is placed on design and construction of technical components and products in regards to customer demands, use, producibility and production methods. Vehicles, household appliances, medical equipment and certain sporting goods are all examples of products made up of complex components.
The steady increase in the use of computer support makes possible new methods, which are parallel to the entire product development process. With the help of advanced computer tools in design and construction, real and virtual prototypes can be produced much faster, and the time needed for development can be shortened. In addition, a product can be studied and tested at an early stage of product development for its design, usability, durability, safety and producibility. Important aspects of work with the development of components and products include the analysis of function and performance, the choice of materials and the methods of production. This programme gives an understanding of the theory behind and the practical use of the computer based tools needed for these tasks.
Some of the courses include project work. Students can, in smaller groups, analyse and make suggestions regarding real-life problems taken straight from the industry. Guest speakers from the field also take part in instruction. A thesis at the end of the programme helps students apply their theoretical knowledge and gain insight as to the research and development within the industry and the university. Extensive knowledge about materials is also acquired. The School of Engineering has well-equipped research labs for materials engineering and computer simulation.
The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers.
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Vi har utbyte med ett antal utländska universitet där du har möjlighet att göra ditt examensarbete. Utbildningen är öppen för internationella studenter och undervisningen ges på engelska.
Den näringslivsförlagda kurs (NFK) som ingår i programmet ger studenterna möjligheter att utveckla delar av sitt kunnande i en verklig produktionsmiljö. Fördelen med detta är att studenternas kunskaper förankras i en djup förståelse för industrins verkliga villkor.
Några av kurserna innehåller projektarbeten, där du tillsammans med andra studenter analyserar och föreslår en lösning på något problem som hämtas direkt från näringslivet. Gästföreläsare från näringslivet deltar också. Utbildningen avslutas med ett examensarbete där du tillämpar dina kunskaper och får insikt i hur forsknings- och utvecklingsarbetet bedrivs inom industrin och högskolan.
2 years, 120 credits. The programme leads up to a Degree of Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specilaistion Product Development and Materials Engineering.
The programme qualifies you for positions with manufacturers and suppliers that develop and produce components, or as consultants.
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange studentsOur partner universities
(NB Preliminary list of courses)
Industrial Product Realisation: Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits
Materials And Design 6 Credits
Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis 9 Credits
Elective Course: Advanced CAD 6 Credits
Elective Course: Multivariable Calculus 6 Credits
Computer Programming For Design Automation 6 Credits
Functional Materials And Surfaces 6 Credits
Integrated Product Development 12 Credits
Optimisation Driven Design 6 Credits
Microstructural Engineering 6 Credits
Computer Supported Engineering Design 9 Credits
Industrial Placement 9 Credits
Modelling And Simulation Of Casting 6 Credits
Final Thesis Work, Master 30 Credits
Content checked / updated 2016-09-23