University West Sweden

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About University West
University West is a modern university offering programmes that are in close collaboration with working life in an attractive, modern study environment. The university has about 15,000 students and 625 employees. The campus is centrally located in the town of Trollhättan, close to cafés, cinemas, restaurants, and sports facilities, but also very close to beautiful landscapes. The campus is constructed with students’ needs in focus.


Work Integrated Learning – linking education with working life

University West is founded on the principle that knowledge is acquired everywhere, not just in the classroom. Integrating work situations into study programmes – so-called Work Integrated Learning – exemplifies the important relationship between the university and the outside world.
Work Integrated Learning provides students with many opportunities to learn from real working life situations through, for example, project work, field studies, mentorship projects, and sometimes even work placements.


Small-scale, informal and personal

At University West, students experience an open, informal study environment. Usually students and instructors are on a first-name basis. This approach encourages dialogue and collaboration between students and the teaching staff, thus stimulating opportunities for new ideas and innovations.
Unlike many other universities, the international programmes at University West have a small-scale character. A relatively high teacher-student ratio results in academic staff being easy accessible for answering questions, discussions, and feedback.

Bachelor programs

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

IPPE is divided into four progressively challenging phases. Each semester includes a study period of 20 weeks.

Phase 1 (semesters 1-3)

  • Thematic multidisciplinary undergraduate studies, including focus areas of politics, economics and international relations 

Phase 2 (semester 4)

  • In-depth focus on politics

Phase 3 (semester 5)

  • Strong international focus through studying abroad or internship abroad (students can opt to stay in Sweden if preferred)

Phase 4 (semester 6)

  • Includes a research project demonstrating in-depth knowledge, skills and values needed to work with political-economic issues responsibly in an international context

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 180 credits:

YEAR 1

  • Geographical Perspectives on International Relations, 7.5 credits
  • Political Philosophy, 7.5 credits
  • International Politics and Globalisation, 7.5 credits
  • Global Trends of Production and Trade, 7.5 credits
  • Microeconomics, 7.5 credits
  • Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits
  • Democracy, Legitimacy and Political Institutions, 7.5 credits
  • Development Geography, 7.5 credits

YEAR 2

  • The Political Economy of Europe, 7.5 credits
  • International Economics, 7.5 credits
  • International and Comparative Public Administration, 7.5 credits
  • Financial Economics, 7.5 credits
  • Research Project in Political Science, 15 credits
  • The Implementation and Organization of Politics, 7.5 credits
  • Sweden in a Postcolonial World, 7.5 credits

YEAR 3

  • Internship (abroad or in Sweden) OR elective courses (abroad or in Sweden), 30 credits
  • The Study of Politics II – Theory and Method, 15 credits
  • The Fundamentals of Political Science Methods (including academic thesis), 15 credits

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

You’ll be using a wide range of pedagogical tools to learn and grow in the field, such as presentations, teamwork and problem-based learning. IPPE is a full-time study programme dependent on your active participation. Excluding the elective semester, the approximate distribution of educational methods in your programme is as follows: 

  • Lectures (50%)
  • Seminars (10%)
  • Practical/group work (15%)
  • Thesis work (15%)
  • Independent or self-study (10%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this bachelor’s programme you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA, 180 credits) with a specialisation in Political Science and Economics.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the International Programme in Politics and Economics.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME  

In this three-year, multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree programme, you’ll develop an understanding of future factories, materials and production. Your programme will cover the main aspects of production technology, where its base is mechanical engineering.

SUBJECTS

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Robotics and automation
  • Electric vehicles
  • Logistics and supply chain management

By the end of your programme, you will be able to:

  • Choose, design or improve manufacturing processes by considering the behaviour of materials during the process and their impact on final products
  • Program robots and design automation during manufacturing
  • Manage the logistics and supply chain in manufacturing
  • Work in the multidisciplinary field of electric vehicles

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this interdisciplinary learning environment, you’ll build knowledge across a broad range of engineering topics. An advantage of study at University West, you will also have easy access to the rich research environment in the PTC and PTW.

You’ll gain practical experience through assignments as well as group and individual projects in close collaboration with corporate leaders in the industry. In the third year of your programme, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement and study abroad in Europe, Asia or South America.

The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West. Every aspect is based on real hiring needs of companies and research facilities in the industry.

The total programme is 180 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).  The planned courses in the programme are as follows:

YEAR 1 

  • Mathematics I, 7.5 credits
  • CAD/CAM, 5 credits
  • Machine Elements I, 2.5 credits
  • Mechanics, 7.5 credits
  • Mathematics II, 7.5 credits
  • Stress and Strength of Materials, 7.5 credits
  • Introduction to Manufacturing, 2.5 credits
  • Quality and Environmental Management, 5 credits
  • Programming, 5 credits
  • Electrical Engineering, 5 credits
  • PLC, 2.5 credits
  • Sensor Technology, 2.5 credits

YEAR 2

  • Control Theory, 5 credits
  • Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering, 7.5 credits
  • Ethic and Sustainability, 2.5 credits
  • Machine Elements II, 2.5 credits
  • Physical metallurgy and computational materials science, 5 credits
  • Advanced Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 7.5 credits
  • Material Characterisation and Testing, 5 credits
  • Robotics and Automation, 5 credits
  • Applied Mathematics for Heat Transfer, 5 credits
  • Applied Mathematics for Finite Element, 5 credits
  • Logistics I, 5 credits
  • Statistical Mathematics, 5 credits

YEAR 3

  • Industrial Placement Course (IPC), 15 credits
  • Electric Vehicle Technologies*, 7.5 credits
  • Additive Manufacturing*, 7.5 credits
  • Virtual Production*, 7.5 credits
  • Energy Storage and Batteries*, 7.5 credits
  • Thesis, 15 credits

*These courses will be available at University West if you spend your IPC in Sweden; otherwise you can choose elective engineering courses at a partner university abroad.

Please note that some of the courses might be subject to change according to the lastest requirements and updates of the programme.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Taught modules (50%)
  • Labs (10%)
  • Group projects (20%)
  • Industrial placement (10%)
  • Thesis (10%)

DEGREE

Upon completion of this bachelor’s programme you will receive a Bachelor of International Mechanical Engineering (BSc, 180 credits).

 

Master programs

CONTENT

The one-year Master in Finance prepares you for a career as a financial analyst in corporations and financial institutions. Fully taught in English, it consists of advanced courses (45 credits) and a master’s thesis project (15 credits). The programme has a strong analytical focus and emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed in today’s global financial environment.

Practice and theory
Interaction with experts from business are a built-in part of your programme. Additionally, staff from Sweden and abroad are actively involved in research. This gives the programme a solid academic foundation that maintains clear connections between business, financial markets, institutions and the public sector.

Advanced learning techniques

  • Financial modelling
  • Forecasting
  • Computer applications

CFA accreditation
The structure and content of the courses are based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) which is used by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI) in the accreditation process for financial analysts. This means that the programme forms a good preparation for CFA exams and international accreditation.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 60 credits:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (including ethical considerations for financial profession), 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Restructuring and Entrepreneurship, 7.5 credits
  • Advanced Research Methods in Finance, 7.5 credits
  • Portfolio Management and Alternative Investment, 7.5 credits
  • International Finance, 7.5 credits
  • Fixed Income Fundamentals and Derivatives, 7.5 credits
  • Degree Project in Finance, Master (60 credits), 15 credits

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Here is an estimated average breakdown of how you’ll spend your time each week:

  • Lectures (25%)
  • Seminars (5%)
  • Practical/group work (5%)
  • Thesis work (25%)
  • Independent or self-study (40%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) with a major in Economics.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in Finance.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AT UNIVERSITY WEST

Train to become an international business professional with cross-cultural experience. On completion of this programme, you’ll be able to make informed decisions in multiple contexts of cross-border business operations. You will also have a full understanding of the connections between current business practices, research and theory.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

In addition to covering all main subfields of international business, this programme includes a master’s thesis project. During this project, you will identify, critically reflect upon, analyse and solve problems related to international business activities by incorporating a range of business research methods. You will also learn to communicate your proposed solutions to your peers, academics and commissioning companies and organisations.

The total programme consists of 60 credits:

  • International Trade and Development, 7.5 credits
  • International Management, 7.5 credits
  • International Marketing, 7.5 credits
  • International Accounting, 7.5 credits
  • International Finance, 7.5 credits
  • Business Research Methods, 7.5 credits
  • Degree (Thesis) Project, Business Administration, Master, 15 credits 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

We use a student-centred learning strategy, incorporating small group discussions, course projects in groups of two to five students, small group tutorials, lectures, seminars, and intensive readings and self-studies. You’ll be encouraged as an active learner to both contribute to the programme’s international learning environment and benefit from it. Here is the approximate overall distribution of educational methods in your programme, which varies week to week:

  • Lectures (20%)
  • Seminars (15%)
  • Group project work (15%)
  • Master’s thesis work (25%)
  • Small group tutorials (5%)
  • Independent or self-study (20%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a degree of Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) with a major in Business Administration.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in International Business.

IT and Management is a stimulating and future-focused one-year master’s programme. Fully taught in English, it’s designed for students with a background in social and/or computer sciences who are keenly interested in analysing, developing, implementing and evaluating ICT interventions for organisations. We’ve developed your programme in close cooperation with local industries and municipalities, focusing on current IT issues that concern your potential employers. After two foundational courses, you’ll choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Advanced Software Development – Full Stack Developer
    Acquire specialised knowledge on all levels of software development, such as servers and hosting environments, relational and non-relational databases, using external APIs, user experience, etc.
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) – Immersive Computing
    Learn tools and practices for creating virtual environments and immersive applications, while also gaining knowledge of relevant design principles and application domains.
  • IT Strategy and Architecture – IT Management
    Dive deeply into the process required for digitisation and digital transformation of a company or organisation, gaining an understanding of the tools and insights needed to assist them in their transition to a digital world.

Your programme integrates work practice with research and theory in informatics. In this way, you will develop both in-depth subject knowledge and crucial work experience in your chosen specialisation, delving into cutting edge research in your field. Your studies culminate in a thesis degree project where you will test your new competencies with a real project or problem. After graduation, you’ll be prepared for jobs in many different types of IT environments, both national and international – or you can choose to go on and pursue doctoral studies.

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 60 credits:

  • Informatics Influencing Our Lives, 7.5 credits
  • Informatic Perspectives for the Future, 7.5 credits
  • Advanced Project Methodology, 7.5 credits
  • Advanced Research Theory and Methodology in Informatics, 7.5 credits
  • One of the following specialisations: 
    o Full Stack Developer, 15 credits
    o IT Management and Digital Transformation, 15 credits
    o Immersive Computing, 15 credits
  • Degree Project in Informatics, Master (60 credits), 15 credits

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

The Master in IT and Management uses several educational methods. Here’s an estimated breakdown of how you’ll spend your time in the programme:

  • Lectures (20%)
  • Seminars (20%)
  • Practical/group work (30%)
  • Independent or self-study (20%)
  • Thesis work (10%)

*Please note that percentages may differ for individual courses.

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) with a major in Informatics.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in IT and Managament.

Work Integrated Political Studies (WIPS) is a unique two-year international master’s programme (120 credits) that leads to an MA degree in Work Integrated Learning with a focus on political studies. The work integrated applied research approach provides you with training in how to have a direct impact on societal change through your work. This programme is particularly useful for political-economic oriented professions in public administration, non-profits and private corporations.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

Your programme is divided into two progressively challenging phases:

YEAR 1

(Two semesters, 20 weeks per semester)

  • Courses with a focus on applied political studies
  • Courses with a focus on Work Integrated Learning in theory and practice

YEAR 2

  • Internship
    o   Focuses entirely on applied research projects conducted in collaboration with selected hosts in surrounding society (basis for a master’s thesis)
    o   Can take the form of several shorter research projects integrated into a compilation thesis, providing a coherent theoretical and methodological discussion of the findings
  • Seminars aligned with the research work to reflect and analyse the applied research of students

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme is 120 credits:

YEAR 1 (60 credits)

You’ll select two elective courses in political studies out of a course package including:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security Studies, 15 credits
  • International Political Economy, 15 credits
  • Comparative Public Policy, 15 credits
  • Political Perspectives of Gender and Sexuality, 15 credits
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Race and Freedom, 15 credits
  • European Politics, 15 credits
  • Political Communication, 15 credits
  • Political Violence, 15 credits

Compulsory courses:

  • Theory of Science and Applied Research Methods, advanced level, 15 credits
  • WIL in Theory and Practice, advanced level, 15 credits

YEAR 2 (60 credits)

  • WIL: Reflection and Portfolio I, advanced level, 7.5 credits
  • WIL: Reflection and Portfolio II, advanced level, 7.5 credits
  • Master’s Degree Compilation Thesis in Work Integrated Political Studies, 45 credits

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

The programme uses a wide range of pedagogical tools, such as presentations, team work and problem-based learning to reach the overall goals of knowledge and skills. WIPS is a full-time study programme that requires your active participation in all parts. The different educational methods in the programme are distributed as follows (estimate):  

  • Lectures (30%)
  • Seminars (10%)
  • Practical/group work (10%)
  • Internship/thesis work (40%)
  • Independent or self-study (10%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of the programme you receive a Master of Arts (MA, 120 credits) with a major in Work Integrated Learning. The programme structure also allows you to conduct a one-year master’s (honours) degree, 60 credits, that does not include the internship. 

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for Work Integrated Political Studies.

In this one-year Electrical Vehicle Engineering programme you will develop an understanding of electric vehicles and electric powertrain. Your programme will cover the main aspects of design, testing and development within electric vehicles, with mechanical engineering as the foundation.

SUBJECTS

  • Electrical system in vehicles
  • Components, design and function of electric and electric hybrid vehicles
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electric machines
  • EMC
  • Electrical storage technology
  • Power electronics
  • Electrical measurement technology
  • E-drive systems

By the end of your programme, you will have thorough knowledge of:

  • Electric and hybrid vehicle technology
  • Automotive power electronic systems
  • Electric machine technology
  • Energy Storage technology
  • Laws and regulations governing business in the automotive industry

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this international learning environment, you’ll build knowledge in a specialised set of engineering topics as relevant to the automotive industry. An advantage of study at University West, you will also have easy access to the rich research environment in the PTC and PTW. This programme contains in-person labs and company visits, but it is possible to study either on campus or online.

You’ll gain practical experience through assignments as well as group and individual projects in close collaboration with instructors with industrial experience.

The programme ends with a degree project (thesis work) focusing on structural design and safety in the field of automotive technology (15 credits).

The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West. Every aspect is based on real hiring needs of companies and research facilities in the industry.

The total programme is 60 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

COURSES

  • Introduction to Electric Vehicle Systems and Components
  • Basics of Electrical Engineering
  • Law, Standards and Guidelines
  • Electric Machines
  • Electrical Measurement Techniques
  • Power Electronics
  • EMC
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Drive System Design
  • Thesis work: Structural Design and Safety

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Taught modules (62.5%)
  • Group projects (12.5%)
  • Thesis work (25%)

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Electrical Vehicle Engineering.

SUBJECTS

This programme presents multiple crucial manufacturing technologies and their scientific bases, along with related scientific developments and ongoing challenges.

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this interdisciplinary learning environment, you’ll build knowledge across a broad range of engineering topics. An advantage of study at University West, you will also have easy access to the rich research environment in the PTC and PTW.

You’ll gain practical experience through assignments as well as group and individual projects in close collaboration with corporate leaders in the industry. The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West. Every aspect is based on the real hiring needs of companies and research facilities in the industry.

The total programme is 60 credits per the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

Autumn

  • Advanced Materials Science, 6 credits
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes, 7.5 credits
  • Surface Engineering, 7.5 credits
  • Machining, 6 credits
  • Academic writing, 3 credits

Spring

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing, 3 credits
  • Thermal Spraying, 6 credits
  • Welding Processes, 6 credits
  • Thesis project, 15 credits

The second half of the spring semester is dedicated to the thesis work of 15 credits.

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) in Mechanical Engineering.

TWO-YEAR MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Please note that University West also offers a two-year Master’s Programme in Manufacturing Engineering. Where the one-year programme is aimed at graduates who have a few years of experience as an engineer, the two-year programme is aimed at students who (recently) received their bachelor’s degree and want to further develop their knowledge in the field of manufacturing engineering. 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in Manufacturing Engineering.

SUBJECTS

This programme presents multiple crucial manufacturing technologies and their scientific bases, along with related scientific developments and ongoing challenges.

Manufacturing processes

  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Thermal spraying
  • Forming
  • Operations management

Robotics

  • Robot vision
  • Robot programming

Advanced subjects

  • Welding metallurgy
  • Statistical process control
  • Design of experiments
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Surface engineering

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 120 credits:

YEAR 1

  • Advanced Materials Science, 6 credits
  • Machining, 6 credits
  • Academic Writing, 3 credits
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes, 7.5 credits
  • Surface Engineering, 7.5 credits
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing, 3 credits 
  • Thermal spraying, 6 credits
  • Welding Processes, 6 credits
  • Non-destructive evaluation, 4 credits
  • Materials Characterization & testing, 3.5 credits
  • Metallurgy of Welding and AM, 7.5 credits 

SUMMER

Possible paid work placement

YEAR 2

  • Industrial placement, 15 credits
  • Statistical Process Control and DoE, 7.5 credits
  • Operations Management, 7.5 credits 
  • Process Simulation in Welding and A.M., 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Robotics, 7.5 credits
  • Thesis, 30 credits

SUMMER

Possible paid work placement

*Note there is a one-year option for professionals working in the field.

 

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 120 credits) in Mechanical Engineering.

 

ONE-YEAR MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Please note that University West also offers a one-year Master’s Programme in Manufacturing Engineering. This one-year programme is aimed at working professionals who want to further develop their theoretical knowledge in the field of manufacturing engineering.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in Manufacturing Engineering.

SHAPING THE FUTURE

We are witnessing the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0. Additive manufacturing, the Internet of Things and big data are at the centre of this changing landscape. Mechanical engineers in research and industry are using additive manufacturing to help us find innovative solutions in production technology, digitalisation, environmental technology, climate technology, life sciences, etc.

Unlike conventional manufacturing technologies, AM reduces waste and energy consumption. This green technology enables precise on-demand parts manufacturing and repair, accelerates the development of new and better parts and enhances product durability.

Additional advantages of AM technologies include:

  • Production of complex scaffolding and customised solutions
  • Freedom of design
  • Lightweight characteristics
  • Easy integration of complex functions
  • Fast production of extremely complex, individualised components
  • Elimination of expensive tooling

As a student in this programme, you will build theoretical and practical knowledge needed for design and production of optimised engineering components. You may even go on to influence new approaches to manufacturing, shaping the products and factories of the future.

 

 

SUBJECTS

To master metal additive manufacturing, you will need advanced engineering skills as well as competence in several additional fields. In this programme, you will develop a strong foundation in mechanical engineering, materials science, and additive manufacturing technology.

Then, you’ll build expertise in design, materials, processes, applications and part qualification for metal additive manufacturing.

Specialised knowledge

  1. How to apply foundational knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in the use of AM across multiple industries
  2. How to operate as a competent AM engineer while maintaining high ethical standards in applying AM to industry-relevant problems
  3. How to identify the barriers to industry adoption faced by AM technologies
  4. How to articulate the value proposition for AM in a given industry
  5. How to increase sustainability of AM process in terms of economy, society and environment
  6. How new materials (powder and wire) are designed and developed for AM
  7. How materials characterisation are affected during AM
  8. How to select an appropriate AM process for a given application
  9. How to effectively control and monitor the AM processes
  10. How to impact productivity and cost in AM during design and judicious choice of production processes

 

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this interdisciplinary learning environment, you’ll build knowledge across a broad range of engineering topics. An added advantage of studying at University West is that you will also have easy access to the rich research environment in the PTC and PTW. We are ranked 4th in Sweden for the most research publications in the field of metal additive manufacturing – an impressive feat for our smaller size.

You’ll gain practical experience through assignments as well as group and individual projects in close collaboration with corporate leaders in the industry. In the second year of your programme, you’ll have the opportunity to complete an industrial placement and study abroad in Europe, Asia or South America.

The entire programme has been built on the strength of a close collaboration between industry and University West. Every aspect is based on real hiring needs of companies and research facilities in the industry.

The total programme consists of 120 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

YEAR 1

Autumn

  • Advanced Materials Science, 6 credits
  • Additive Manufacturing Processes, 7.5 credits
  • Phase Transformation, 6 credits
  • Surface Engineering, 7.5 credits
  • Academic Writing, 3 credits

Spring

  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, 7.5 credits
  • Additive Processing and Repair, 6 credits
  • Metallurgy of Welding and Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 credits
  • Hybrid Manufacturing, 3 credits
  • Materials Characterisation and Testing, 3.5 credits
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation, 4 credits

YEAR 2

Autumn

(In Europe, Asia or South America)

Electives: select minimum of 30 credits

  • Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiments, 7.5 credits
  • Process Simulation and Modelling in Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 credits
  • Operation Management, 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Robotics, 7.5 credits
  • Industrial Placement, 15 credits

Spring

(In Europe, Asia or South America)

  • Thesis project in Metal Additive Manufacturing, 30 credits

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures (20%)
  • Seminars (5%)
  • Practical/group work (30%)
  • Independent work or self-study (20%)
  • Thesis work (25%)

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Sciende (MSc, 120 credits) in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Metal Additive Manufacturing.

WE LIVE IN THE ERA OF ROBOTS

There is an ongoing digitisation all around the world, and this has brought about an explosive growth in the use of robots and automation solutions. This development implicates not only industry but entire cultures.

What we are witnessing is the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). We not only have smart robots, but units with sensors and inbuilt systems that are connected to networks (Internet of Things, IoT). These technologies, together with advanced simulation (digital twins) and artificial intelligence (AI), form the foundation for smart factories.

The courses that make up the programme offer you in-depth knowledge of smart factories and prepare you well for contributing to their development. You learn design and programming of robots and automation systems. The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West.

Please note that this is a full-time programme. We recommend students not to combine their studies with a job.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 60 credits.

  • Automation Systems, 6 credits
  • Degree Work, 21 credits
  • Operations Management, 7.5 credits
  • Robot Certificate, 1.5 credits *
  • Robot Modelling, 6 credits
  • Robotic Simulation, 6 credits
  • Robotic Systems, 6 credits
  • Scientific Methods in Robotics and Automation, 3 credits
  • Simulation of Automated Production, 3 credits

* you have to pass this course in order to continue with your studies

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Here is an estimated breakdown of how you’ll spend your time:

  • Lectures (20%)
  • Seminars (5%)
  • Practical/group work (30%)
  • Independent or self-study (20%)
  • Thesis work (25%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) with a specialisation in Robotics and Automation.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

  • Master in Robotics and Automation (distance learning, 1 year)
    Distance learning means that lectures and seminars take place in the university’s digital learning environment. Communication with instructors and other students is online. During the first year of your studies, you will need to be on-campus twice for examinations.
  • Master in Robotics and Automation (on campus, 2 years)
    University West also offers a two-year on campus master’s programme in Robotics and  Automation. The main difference between the one-year and two-year programme is that the two-year programme covers more advanced subjects. The one-year programme aims to prepare you for a career as an automation specialist in the industry, whereas the two-year programme aims to prepare you for a career in research and development in the industry or academia.
  • Master in Robotics and Automation (distance learning, 2 years)
    University West also offers a two-year distance learning master’s programme in Robotics and  Automation. The main difference between the one-year and two-year programme is that the two-year programme covers more advanced subjects. The one- year programme aims to prepare you for a career as an automation specialist in the industry, whereas the two-year programme aims to prepare you for a career in research and development in the industry or academia. Distance learning means that lectures and seminars take place in the university’s digital learning environment. Communication with instructors and other students is online. During the first year of your studies, you will need to be on-campus twice for examinations.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in Robotics and Automation.

WE LIVE IN THE ERA OF ROBOTS

There is an ongoing digitisation all around the world, and this has brought about an explosive growth in the use of robots and automation solutions. This development implicates not only industry but entire cultures.

What we are witnessing is the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). We not only have smart robots, but units with sensors and inbuilt systems that are connected to networks (Internet of Things, IoT). These technologies, together with advanced simulation (digital twins) and artificial intelligence (AI), form the foundation for smart factories.

The courses that make up the programme offer you in-depth knowledge of smart factories and prepare you well for contributing to their development. You learn design and programming of robots and automation systems. The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West.

Please note that this is a full-time programme. We recommend students not to combine their studies with a job.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The total programme is 120 credits.

* you have to pass this course in order to continue with your studies

 

 

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Here is an estimated breakdown of how you’ll spend your time:

  • Lectures (20%)
  • Seminars (5%)
  • Practical/group work (30%)
  • Independent or self-study (20%)
  • Thesis work (25%)

 

DEGREE

Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 120 credits) with a specialisation in Robotics and Automation.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS

  • Master in Robotics and Automation (distance learning, 2 years)
    Distance learning means that lectures and seminars take place in the university’s digital learning environment. Communication with instructors and other students is online. During the first year of your studies, you will need to be on-campus twice for examinations.
  • Master in Robotics and Automation (on campus, 1 year)
    University West also offers a one-year on campus master’s programme in Robotics and  Automation. The main difference between the one-year and two-year programme is that the two-year programme covers more advanced subjects. The one-year programme aims to prepare you for a career as an automation specialist in the industry, whereas the two-year programme aims to prepare you for a career in research and development in the industry or academia.
  • Master in Robotics and Automation (distance learning, 1 year)
    University West also offers a one-year distance learning master’s programme in Robotics and  Automation. The main difference between the one-year and two-year programme is that the two-year programme covers more advanced subjects. The one-year programme aims to prepare you for a career as an automation specialist in the industry, whereas the two-year programme aims to prepare you for a career in research and development in the industry or academia. Distance learning means that lectures and seminars take place in the university’s digital learning environment. Communication with instructors and other students is online. During the first year of your studies, you will need to be on-campus twice for examinations.

 

PROGRAMME SYLLABUS

Download the programme syllabus for the Master in Robotics and Automation.

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