Production Development and Management

2 year | Start date: Autumn 2017 | Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Production systems, specialisation in Production Development and Management

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry.

Making globalisation work

Today, the manufacturing industry is an international industry. Product development and production may be carried out at different geographic locations, which require communication and coordination of the activities. The competitiveness of manufacturing companies relies to a high degree on their abilities to benefit from the increased globalisation.

Preparing for leadership

This Master's programme focuses on the role that production plays within manufacturing companies. Central themes include how production systems are developed, how the design of the products and the supply chain interrelate with the production system design, and how production systems are operated and managed. The programme begins with a number of courses that provides the students with a common basis for these central themes. It ends with a final thesis work, at which the students applies the knowledge and skills gained during the program.

Connect theory with practice

An underlying idea of the programme is that the students are given the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Therefore, important parts of the programme are carried out as project assignments. This provides the students with possibilities to relate their theoretical understanding to the real conditions of the manufacturing industry. The programme is led by a management team that includes persons representing leading positions in industry, students and teachers. The management team ensures the relevance and quality of the programme.

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

Näringslivsförlagd kurs, NFK

En bärande idé i utbildningen är att ge studenterna goda möjligheter att koppla samman teori och praktik. 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.


2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Production Systems, specialisation Production Development and Management.

After graduation

A student that has graduated from the programme is ready to take up various positions in industry, including areas such as production development, production management, production planning, or logistics. The student will also be prepared for doctoral studies.

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Meet Emma from Sweden

In my position, I am the link between design and production, which means I work closely with our design department, ensuring that we have the right technical equipment to produce new light fixture styles. In addition, I am also a member of the factory’s management team, which means I work quite a lot ...
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Nina chose to stay in Jönköping for her Master's degree

First, I studied the Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with a specialisation in Logistics and Management at School of Engineering. Then, the Master's programme gave me the areas I like the most; production and management. One very good thing why you should study in Jönköping ...
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Conducted at School of Engineering

Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2017
Application code: HJ-MU084
The applicant must hold the minimun of a bachelor´s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management, civil engineering, or equivalent. The bachelor´s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Production systems, specialisation in Production Development and Management
Tuition fee for the first semester: 67500 SEK
Total tuition fee: 270000 SEK

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

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Courses within the programme

Year 1

Industrial Product Realisation: Process - Methods - Leadership 9 Credits
Human Factors Engineering 6 Credits
Production Development: Strategy - System - Technology 15 Credits
Integrated Product And Production Development 9 Credits
Production Management 6 Credits
Supply Chain Design 9 Credits
Elective Course: Sustainable Production 6 Credits
Elective Course: Mathematical Statistics 6 Credits

The course mathematical statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with less than 21 ECTS credits in mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree.

Year 2

Change Management 9 Credits
Industrial Placement Course 9 Credits
Leadership 6 Credits
Research and Inquiry Methodology 6 Credits
Final Project Work, Master 30 Credits

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Programme Manager: Carin Rösiö

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