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The Division of Production and Materials Engineering offers numerous courses dedicated to production, sustainability, design, economy, and digitaliation. See the list of courses below.

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First-Cycle Courses

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Syllabus Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

6 ECTS (given in Swedish)

The course aims to provide the student with fundamental technical frames and an understanding of the technology platform of mechanical engineering. The course also aims at arousing the student’s curiosity for the different fields of subjects within mechanical engineering by combining experimental studies with theoretical questions connected to an existing product.

Syllabus Production Systems


The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the activities and processes involved in industrial production of products, as well as the design of manufacturing systems. The course will also provide a deeper understanding of the key manufacturing methods, the importance of materials in a manufacturing process and how to influence product quality and production system performance. 

Syllabus Production

6 ECTS (given in English)

A major part of the final properties and cost of a product are decided through the choice of engineering materials and manufacturing methods, and how the chosen methods are designed and controlled. The main purpose with the course is to give the student a broad understanding of existing manufacturing processes and their association with the property of engineering materials, in order to be able to control the critical product attributes: cost, function and properties. 

Syllabus Production and Materials

5 ECTS (given in English) 

This course aim at two aspects: knowledge on production technology and method on material selection. Production technology will particularly focus on the processes applied for creating variant shape and surface profiles, as well as surface textures and surface appearance. Material selection will focus on further understanding relationship between material and design through learning the method on selection of the right material for the designed product among hundreds and thousands of different types of engineering materials. 

Syllabus Workshop Practice

7.5 ECTS (given in both Swedish and English) 

The course comprises a number of practical tasks where different types of machines and workshop processes are introduced, followed by individual exercises in order to promote the practical skills of the student. Related to each practical task, theoretical aspects are illustrated and examined, e.g. in the applied materials section. The main part of the course is carried out in the student workshop facility and the machine equipment installed constitutes the focus of the course tasks. 

Being examined from the course, each student will receive a workshop license which allows for utilizing the workshop in other LTH courses and in the thesis work. The course comprises education in machining of materials (turning, milling, drilling etc), sheet metal processing, welding (MAG, TIG, MMA), NC machining, tool technology and a comprehensive part including materials technology and heat treatment. The heat treatment part comprises material structures in different material groups, the heat treatments to achieve certain properties and sample preparation in order to analyse structures and properties. Theoretical models are used in order to understand achieved results. 

Syllabus Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing

7.5 ECTS (given in English) 

Today, both small and large industrial companies are facing strong global competition leading to the need to continually improve and streamline both its manufacturing and product development processes. The need to reduce product development lead times to more quickly bring products to market and to be flexible for customized solutions require an integrated IT support. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad overview of the components of this integrated IT support and provide students with skills in different areas of application available in a modern 3D modeling software tool for product development. The theoretical part of the course deals with the different components and functions within the sub-areas computer aided design CAD, computer aided manufacturing CAM and computer aided engineering CAE. During the practical part of the course the student work independently with hand-in exercises that are solved with the commercial software Creo Parametric. 

Second-Cycle Courses

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Syllabus Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, Advanced Course

7.5 ECTS (given in English) 

The course provides methods on how to assess such as optimal economic automation level and sustainable production, how to use Monte Carlo simulations and statistical distributions when assessing production systems, and in-depth studies on how different technologies and manufacturing process settings affect the economic output from a production system. The aim is to further strengthen the knowledge and understanding on how production technologies, system configuration, long term sustainability and economic output are linked together. 

Syllbus International Product Realisation

7.5 ECTS 

The course will enhance the understanding of running production under different cultural, economic and technological conditions. The knowledge will be strengthened in terms of technical analysis and economic evaluation in conjunction with offers and pricing for the manufacture of products with high tolerance requirements, particularly developed in advanced and difficult to machine materials. Furthermore, the knowledge and understanding of location decisions of production will be strengthened. 

Syllabus Project - Production and Materials Engineering

7.5 ECTS 

The purpose of the course is for the student to work with a larger task, in order to reach deeper knowledge within the area of production technology and adjacent areas. The students will choose the area of interest individually (one or two students). The study can be in the form of a small development project or as a pre-study of the thesis work. 

Syllabus Material and Process Selection

7.5 ECTS 

Materials selection in the manufacture of a part is governed by its application and desired properties. The selected materials will in turn affect the method that can be used in manufacturing operations. The course provides an overall insight on material properties and factors to take into consideration when selecting manufacturing methods. This means that these crucial choices are strongly linked. 

A large part of the teaching is conducted with a commercial software (Ansys GRANTA EduPack). The software can be used as a support for material and/or method selection and contains a large number of parameters/properties for all existing material groups used in manufacturing context including possible manufacturing methods. 

Syllabus Production Technology

7.5 ECTS 

The manufacturing industry today is characterized by a demand for rapid technology transformation, at the same time as the manufacturing processes becomes more and more knowledge based. After the course, the student should be able to manage manufacturing work, communicate with machine tool suppliers, material suppliers and tool suppliers at an advanced level, to be able to integrate key information and to control technology transformation, primarily directed towards machining operations. The course contains, except from special knowledge, also useful general knowledge about for example tool and workpiece material, measurement techniques and programming. The course contains one experimental exercise per week, where a lot of laboratory work is performed by the students to gain valuable practical knowledge. 

Syllabus Sustainable Manufacturing Systems

7.5 ECTS 

The course aims to provide knowledge of what governs the sustainability, competitiveness and profitability of modern manufacturing systems by making visible the strong and significant relationships between economics, sustainability and technology. Among others, the course includes manufacturing systems development and history from craft to production with high degree of automation. 

Various types of production and production layouts are dealt with including group technology, flow groups and flexible manufacturing systems, as well as throughput times and cycle times at batch manufacturing and flow production. Systematic production analyses of performance parameters as rejection rates, availability and speed losses are used for manufacturing cost analyses and simulations. In addition, other methodologies for continuous development and improvement work based on resource efficient production and the principles for sustainable production and sustainable product realization are included. 

Syllabus Applied FEM

7.5 ECTS 

The FEM (Finite Element Method) is a widely used engineering tool which, for instance, is used during development of products and manufacturing methods. The aim with the course is to give knowledge and practical abilities to work with commercial FEM-programs. The work is carried out on applied problems and includes collection of necessary input values and the interpretation of the received analytical results. The course is focused on the practical use of FEM and deals only with elementary FEM theory.

Syllabus Metal Cutting, Advanced Course

7.5 ECTS 

The course aims to provide a more thorough understanding and competence in the field of metal cutting. It encompasses advanced models, theories, experimental techniques, and best practices of machining research. Starting with the basic principles of metal cutting, the course covers mechanical, thermal and tribological analysis. It includes the metallurgy of workpiece materials and their machinability. Furthermore, it explores the design of tooling solutions, tooling materials and their degradation under extreme process conditions. 

Apart from machining research, the knowledge spans across several other disciplines such as mechanics of materials, heat transfer and thermodynamics, materials science, and production system. The achieved knowledge should prepare and facilitate the reader in active participation in R&D work within the field of machining. This is a course based on more than 30 years of research at the Department, covering both theory and practice in the field metal cutting on a world leading level. 

Smart Manufacturing

7.5 ECTS 

The course covers most of the current research areas in manufacturing at the department. This includes methods for studying important phenomena and processes which affect the behavior of materials under different conditions – with focus on machining. The technical approaches to monitor and control machining processes as well as the technical system for production quality monitoring are considered.

High Temperature Materials

7.5 ECTS

This course provides an in-depth look at high-temperature materials, focusing on their performance and applications within the range of 0.3 < T/Tm < 0.7. It covers materials such as heat-resistant steels, nickel-based alloys, cast iron, and metal matrix composites, which are essential for high-temperature structures like turbine blades, housings, rotors, and microelectronics components. The curriculum explores the critical balance between enhancing strength and improving environmental resistance in materials subjected to high temperatures and potential corrosive environments. It introduces protective coatings and alloy theory as strategies to address these challenges, aiming to extend the lifespan and efficiency of high-temperature components. Students will learn through experimental studies and theoretical analyses about material behaviors under thermal stress, including plasticity, fatigue, creep, oxidation, and corrosion. Upon completion, students are expected to demonstrate understanding of high-temperature phenomena, conduct experimental studies on material behavior at elevated temperatures, develop engineering materials for high-temperature applications, and analyze the selection of materials for high-temperature use. The course also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration in addressing high-temperature material challenges.


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(given if sufficient demand)

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