Product Development and Materials Engineering

120 credits | 2 years | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree: Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Product Development and Materials Engineering.

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.

Making complex things simpler

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.

Industry contacts and guest speakers

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.

Next generation of engineers

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.

More information, see CDIO

Internationellt perspektiv

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.

Näringslivsförlagd kurs, NFK

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.

Degree

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.

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Alan is a Lead manufacturing process engineer

From the conceptual design to the start of regular production, I help develop and implement casting processes in different GM plants across the world. I am in charge of setting up the process, debugging the equipment, and launching the new products while meeting quality metrics.  JU gave me the knowledge ...
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Facts

Credits: 120,0 credits
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code: HJ-MU067
Requirements: 
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in mechanical engineering or equivalent. 

The bachelor's degree should comprise a minimum of 21 ECTS credits in mathematics.

Proof of English profiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Degree:
2 years, 120 ECTS credits. Master of Science with a major in Product Development, specialisation Product Development and Materials Engineering.

Tuition fees: SEK 135,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Courses within the programme

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

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

Year 2

Advanced Materials Technology 6 Credits

Computer Supported Engineering Design 9 Credits

Industrial Placement 9 Credits

Modelling And Simulation Of Casting 6 Credits

Final Project Thesis, Master 30 Credits

For questions please contact

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Programme Manager: Roland Stolt

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