Master's Programme in Product and Process Development - Production and Logistics

Education level CreditsSecond cycle 120 credits

Time2 years full time

Study locationEskilstuna

This programme helps you develop knowledge of the most important issues in modern production and logistics systems. You learn to analyse, evaluate and optimise solutions that will enable you to develop the systems successfully and competitively.

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120 credits

Education level

Second cycle

Study pace

full time

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2 years

Teaching form

Normal teaching

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University credits

Specific requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, within the fields of Technology of which at least 15 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.


For students outside EU/EEAPer installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEKAnnual tuition fee: 135000 SEKTotal programme fee: 270000 SEK

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The programme

You acquire an advanced base in the planning and optimising of production and logistics, including the use of advanced ICT tools, e.g. Internet of things, cloud computing, and Cyber Physical Systems. During the programme there will be numerous contacts with industry, in the form of guest lectures and applied project assignments. You will also test your new skills in our modern digital manufacturing lab.

This programme is a part of the research profile of Innovation and Product Realisation. Several of the courses in the programme are developed in co-production between researchers at Mälardalen University and the industry. This makes the programme very competitive from an industrial, as well as an academic perspective. As a student you can be invited to do your degree project within the frame of one of the University’s ongoing research projects. This provides a very good basis for future doctoral studies. Still, former students have proven to be highly appreciated in industry as well.

Employment and Future Prospects

On completion of the programme you are very competitive in the national and international labour market. You can work in industry as a highly-qualified expert, or pursue a research career in academia. At Mälardalen University there are a number of research teams, in product and process development, who are developing processes for competitive product realisation.

Programme structure and content

If you study full-time, you study 30 higher education credits (hp) per semester. Courses can run at different paces and be of different lengths. As a program student, you have a guaranteed place for courses in your program and you study the courses in a specific order. Some courses within a program are mandatory and some are optional.

  • Product and Process Development


  • Elective


    Courses within the programme

    Product and Process Development:

    • Introduction to Production and Logistics, 5 credits
    • Scientific Theory and Method, 7.5 credits
    • Intriduction to Internet of Things for Manufacturing Industry, 5 credits
    • Internet of Things Platforms for Manufacturing Industry, 5 credits
    • Big Data and Machine Learning on Cloud Platform for Industrial Applications, 7.5 credits
    • Simulation of Production Systems, 5 credits
    • Visualization för Industry 4.0, 7.5 credits
    • Supply Chain Management, 7.5 credits
    • Smart Factories, 7.5 credits

    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics:

    • Probability, 7.5 credits

    Product and Process Development:

    • Industrial Excellence, 7.5 credits
    • Optimization of Production Processes, 7.5 credits
    • Production System Development, 7.5 credits
    • Maintenance and Dependability, 7.5 credits
    • Master Thesis Work, Innovative Production, 30 credits

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    If you have any questions about the studies or the student life at MDU, don't hesitate to contact us! We will help you with your questions and give you the information you need.

    Helen Lundblad

    Can answer questions about prior knowledge, entry requirements and the application procedure.

    Phone number +4616153445 E-mail address helen.lundblad@mdu.se
    Antti Salonen

    Can answer questions about the set-up and content of the programme.

    Phone number +4616153606 E-mail address antti.salonen@mdu.se