Level: Master
Application period: 2023-10-16 - 2024-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2024
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Materials and Manufacturing., 120 credits


This programme within product development is focusing on being able to predict and optimize engineering components. The program introduces you to product realization and both product and production development. You learn about materials science, manufacturing technology, surface technology och numerical analysis. The second-year offers two tracks, one within component optimization and the other is given entirely online within foundry technology. Within component technology, you get more experienced with computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis. You will also study polymers and simulation of process influence on microstructure. In the foundry technology track, you get acquainted by the various casting alloys and casting processes. You learn about melting, molding materials, and environmental impact assessment as well as solidification, analysis of defects, and modeling of the casting process.

Many courses contain real industrial cases from companies in collaboration with the department of materials and manufacturing. An optional course, industrial placement course, contains 4 weeks of practical work in industry, where the part of practical work of the course also could be managed during the summer.

You will be a helpful resource in the work of product development and would fit in a R&D team You could also continue with PhD studies within materials science, manufacturing technology or optimization. Your developed skills allows you to optimize engineering components with respect to performance, environmental impact and cost.

The programme is conducted at School of Engineering
Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2024
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in materials and manufacturing, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, product development or engineering physics or equivalent. The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.

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Application code: HJ-MU119
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Materials and Manufacturing.
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 75000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 300000 SEK

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

NB Preliminary list of courses.


Year 1

Materials and Manufacturing Technology, 7.5 credits

Chemical Thermodynamics, 7.5 credits

Polymer and Composite Technology, 7.5 credits

Numerical Analysis, 7.5 credits

Surface Technology, 7.5 credits

Continuum Mechanics, 7.5 credits

Microstructural Engineering, 7.5 credits

Conditionally elective courses

Students who haven’t studied multivariable calculus is forced to choose Multivariable calculus.

Multivariable Calculus, 7.5 credits
Integrated Product Realization 7.5 credits

Year 2

Component Realization track

Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, 7.5 credits

FEA and Optimization Driven Design, 7.5 credits

Manufacturing Process Simulations, 7.5 credits

Elective courses within the track Component Realization

Integrated Product and Production Development, 7.5 credits

Advanced CAD, 7.5 credits

Industrial Placement Course, 7.5 credits

Foundry Technology track (online)

Component Casting, 6 credits

Solidification Processing, 3 credits

Liquid Metal Processing – Ferrous Alloys, 3 credits

Analysis of Casting Defects, 3 credits

Liquid Metal Processing – Aluminum Alloys, 3 credits

Environmental Impact Assessment of Castings, 3 credits

Modelling and Simulation of Casting, 6 credits

Moulding Materials in Foundry Technology, 3 credits

Common course for both tracks

Final Project Work in Product Development, 30 credits

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Programme Director

  • Acting Senior Lecturer foundry technology
  • School of Engineering