Mechanical Engineering MA, Additive Manufacturing in Metal, 7.5 credits


Mechanical Engineering MA, Additive Manufacturing in Metal, 7.5 credits

General data

  • Code: MT035A
  • Subject/Main field: Mechanical Engineering
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Education
  • Approved: 2/28/2023
  • Date of change: 2/28/2023
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2023


The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of methods for additive manufacturing (AM) in metals and alloys. Furthermore, the course will give an introduction to methods available for the additive manufacturing of non-metallic materials and to postprocessing of metal AM parts.

Course objectives

After completing the course, the student shall be able to:

- analyze and compare different methods for additive manufacturing in metals, with respect to applications, technical possibilities and limitations,
- describe the main methods available for the manufacturing of ceramics, composites, and other non-metallic materials,
- describe the main methods for manufacturing of parts using powder metallurgy,
- prepare a build for additive manufacturing,
- select the adequate post-processing methods for specific applications of additively manufactured components, and motivate the choice, and
- calculate manufacturing costs by using cost models.


The course content includes:

- additive methods for metal and other non-metallic materials (the categories according to ASTM/ISO standards).
- preparation of files for metal additive manufacturing with focus on Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) methods.
- post-processing methods for metals manufactured using additive manufacturing (support removal, heat treatments, etc).
- cost models for conventional and additive manufacturing.
- most recent development and trends in research and industry in the metal additive manufacturing arena.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor/Bachelor of Science in Engineering of at least 180 credits (180 ECTS) in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent. At least 5 credits (ECTS) in each of Materials Science, Mechanics and Structural Mechanics and at least 15 credits (ECTS) Mathematics.

Proven language proficiency in English: English course 6 from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

Teaching will be via blended learning, with students on campus and on distance simultaneously. The course is conducted through lectures, assignments, and laboratory demonstrations.

Examination form

G100: Group Assignment - Oral and Written Presentation, 3.5 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)

I100: Individual Assignment, Written Presentation, 4.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

The course will be taught in English.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Author: Gibson I., Rosén D., Strucker B.
  • Title: Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • Edition: senaste
  • Publisher: Springer

Reference literature

  • Author: Yang, Keng, Baughman,
  • Title: Additive Manufacturing of Metals: The technology, Materials, Design and Production
  • Edition: senaste

The literature might be available to download (free of charge). Contact the university library for information.

The page was updated 10/5/2022