Simulation Driven Product Development, master programme

120 credits

Do you want to develop the sustainable products of the future? Are you interested in how to design a product that meets the sustainability requirements for performance, lifespan, economy, and environment? In that case, this programme in simulation-driven product development is the right choice for you. The programme is offered on campus in Växjö and the language of tuition is English.

As a product developer, you must take many aspects into account. During the course of this master’s programme, you will gain in-depth knowledge in product development. You will also gain a deep understanding of modern numerical methods and practical skills in experimental methods that are used to collect data that serves as support in the product development process. After completing the programme, you will be able to handle a broad spectrum of problems in advanced mechanical engineering.


The master’s programme in simulation-driven product development prepares you for a number of advanced work tasks within the field of mechanical engineering and industry. As a product developer, you will have qualified competence in calculation, experiments, and product development which is in demand by employers. You can also continue your studies at doctoral level.


Master of Science (120 credits) with specilization in Simulation Driven Product Development

Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering

International possibilities

At Linnaeus University, you have plenty of opportunity to broaden your international perspective. During the course of your programme, you can choose to study abroad through exchange studies to gain international experience. If you do, you will conduct part of your studies at one of our many partner universities around the world.

Also at home you can gain international experience. Many courses contain intercultural elements. For instance, in the form of course literature or guest lecturers from other countries. In your leisure time, you can get involved in associations together with students from a wide range of other programmes and countries, or meet international students through our buddy programme.

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Peter wants to work within mechanical engineering field to contribute to a more sustainable world

Peter är student vid Linnéuniversitetet

Peter came to Växjö as an exchange student for the mechanical engineering programme and decided to study further at Linnaeus University. He sees the master programme Simulation driven product development as an opportunity to achieve his goal.

To be able to go abroad during your studies is interesting

Nora Faris, student

The focus of the programme felt just right for Nora. She read a course in simulation during her bachelor’s in engineering and thought it was an area she would like to work with in the future.

Nora is now working as a test engineer at Husqvarna.

You will have access to the latest equipment within manufacturing and measurement technology

Andreas Linderholt, programme coordinator

Andreas Linderholt, programme coordinatior: "The development of new products is expected to happen at an increasingly fast pace while at the same time there are ever larger requirements on products being cost-efficient to produce, that they generate a minimal environmental impact, are easy to maintain, and often also that they should weigh as little as possible. Allt this puts great requirements on tomorrow’s product development engineers".

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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.

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