Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design - specialisation Engineering, Master Programme

120 credits

Are you an engineer or technician who is keen to develop tomorrow's products or create innovations for sustainable development? Do you want to learn how to apply your knowledge in a broader context?

On this master's programme, you will enhance your ability to lead and create innovations. This is achieved in a unique study environment where you meet students and teachers from the fields of engineering, business, and design. The interaction between these subjects lays the foundation for modern innovation work and simultaneously creates a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience.

As an engineer or technician, you will develop your technical skills in various projects where your unique expertise can make a difference. You will collaborate with students from the different specialisations on the programme, and together you will be challenged with both advanced product development and broader systemic issues.

The programme boasts a vast network of local and global companies and organisations that challenge us annually with their specific issues. We are particularly proud of our collaboration with IKEA and Södra through the strategic partnership "The Bridge". The cooperation is based on the UN's global goals with focus on sustainability, innovation, and the optimal management of local natural resources and human resources.


The programme prepares you for project and innovation management, process and product development, business development and entrepreneurship. You will gain in-depth knowledge in engineering while also interacting with the disciplines of design and business management. After completing your studies, you will be able to create sustainable solutions that consider functionality, form, and resource efficiency. Examples of roles that our alumni work in include innovation managers, product developers, and engineers.


Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design

Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering or Forest and Wood Technology

Programme of three disciplines

The programme is offered in three different diciplines - business, engineering and design. Information on the business discipline. Information on the design discipline.

International opportunities

The language of tuition is English. In this way, you will become prepared not only for a career in Sweden, but also for a career in international contexts. The programme admits students from all over the world, which means that you will get international and multicultural experience throughout the programme. Further opportunity for internationalisation is provided through the opportunity to study a semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.


The IKEA and Södra Scholarship

Through The Bridge, IKEA, Södra and Linnaeus University offers a student scholarship that covers all of the tuition fees and living costs. Read more about scholarships here.

Collaboration is necessary to solve society's challenges

The sustainability focus on the programme was appealing to Juliana


For Juliana, the road to Linnaeus University went from Colombia via London, where she met a Swedish guy. Then love took her to Växjö. Today, she is a PhD student and is passionate about teaching and having time to work with her research on design and sustainability and how we can live in harmony with our planet.

"A master programme where engineering students study together with business and design students is quite revolutionising"

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More information about the programme

IKEA's and Linnaeus University's collaboration programme The Bridge is a multidisciplinary education and research collaboration dealing with life at home and conditions of production

Collaboration partners

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Frequently asked questions

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

Learn more about our student cities.

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