Master's Programme (one year) in Additive Manufacturing, 60 credits


Master's Programme (one year) in Additive Manufacturing, 60 credits, 60 Credits

General data

  • Code: TADDA
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Ref no: 2022/1452
  • Credits: 60
  • Answerable department: Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Education
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Latest review: 2/28/2023
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2023


The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth knowledge in additive manufacturing in metals with a special focus on powder bed fusion technologies. The programme deals with a theoretical base ranging from sustainability and design to materials, manufacturing and production technology. The different areas of knowledge are integrated to provide a good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the different technologies. The programme also develops the student’s skills in modeling, simulation and material characterisation.

Programme objectives

Knowledge and understanding

For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
- demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills
For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
- demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
- demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
- demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


Knowledge and understanding
The student should after completed education
- demonstrate an understanding of different techniques for additive manufacturing in metal and the limitations of these techniques, and
- demonstrate deeper understanding of powder bed fusion methods.

Skills and abilities
The student should after completed education
- demonstrate the ability to develop and realise products through additive manufacturing based on a given requirement specification, and
- be able to analyse a product and its realisation, with regard to the possibilities and limitations of technology.

Judgement and approach
The student will after completed education
- be able to reflect on, and make assessments of, societal , environmental and ethical aspects of additive manufacturing, and
- demonstrate the ability to follow technological developments and acquire new knowledge.


Mechanical Engineering MA:
Additive Manufacturing in Metal, 7.5 credits
Additive Manufacturing and Sustainability, 7.5 credits
Materials for Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 credits
Scientific Writing and Presentation, 7.5 credits
Industrial production, 7.5 credits*
Design for Additive Manufacturing - DfAM, 7.5 credits
Master Thesis, 15 credits

* At study pace 50% this course will be replaced with another optional course.

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.

Programme with restricted admissions

Prerequisites for courses within the programme are specified in their respective syllabus.

Teaching and examination

Teaching takes place in English.

The forms of instruction and examination are shown in the respective syllabus.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

Magisterexamen med huvudområdet maskinteknik
translated into
Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Mechanical Engineering

Other information

During the course of the study, the names, content, level, score distribution and time placement of the courses can undergo changes.

The page was updated 9/2/2014