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    Master's Programme in Sustainable Energy Systems ↗️

    Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to energy supply and climate change in the world. The Master's programme in Sustainable Energy Systems will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge about technologies for utilizing the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. Future employers are primarily in energy companies, consulting firms and public organizations in Sweden or abroad.The production of power and heat by way of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes also falls within the scope of this programme. Furthermore, you will learn about performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration. Methods for optimization, modelling and simulation of energy systems are also included in the programme.This Master's programme is hosted by the Future Energy research group, which together with strategic partners is one of the leading research groups focusing on energy systems and process optimization in Sweden. We transfer the latest research results to the education in the Master's programme. Our students are thus well prepared for a future career at the forefront of the technological development in energy engineering and research.This education will give you the tools to contribute to the ongoing transition from fossil to renewable energy resources and to deal with the demanding requirements for energy efficiency. Future employers are primarily in energy companies, consulting firms and public organizations such as municipalities and government agencies.  After your degree you will be able to work in a wide range of positions from project manager to plant engineer within the energy area. It is also possible to continue your career as a researcher by applying for postgraduate studies after your degree.  All teaching is in English.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Engineering Mathematics ↗️

    The programme will provide you with a broad and relevant knowledge of mathematics and its applications. This knowledge is in high demand since tomorrow's technology depends on mathematical methods and calculations. The programme will give you knowledge and skills that will be useful to you in developing new technology, building a sustainable society or running your own successful businesses.The Master's Programme in Engineering Mathematics is designed to equip students with the mathematical tools for developing tomorrow's technology. You will have a broad and relevant knowledge of mathematical applications and methods that are useful both in private enterprise and in the academic world, among other areas. You will master mathematical methods with applications in statistics, information technology, computer science, energy and environmental engineering, robotics and automatic control engineering as well as optimisation. The programme is carefully designed yet flexible and will provide you with good theoretical knowledge and well-developed working methods in engineering. You will take courses in matrix theory, quantum computing, wavelets, optimisation and algebra, all chosen to be applicable in modern engineering. Topics treated in courses in the programme include big data analysis, secure and reliable communication, Pagerank and mathematical modelling.   The flexibility of the programme will give you the opportunity to delve deeper into different areas that are of particular interest to you. Within the project courses, for example, you have the opportunity to get in direct contact with development and research or to collaborate with a company, as well as with your Master's thesis.With your degree from the Master's Programme in Engineering Mathematics, you will have many opportunities for a good career. In combination with the technological skills acquired from previous studies, you will have the expertise necessary to develop and create new technological solutions. The development of future technologies is dependent on and based on the use of mathematical methods and calculations.On completion of the programme you can, for example, work with development or research in your own business or a Swedish or multinational company that uses mathematical or statistical methods, calculations and algorithms in its technological solutions. There will also be a good opportunity after completing the programme to continue as a doctoral student at Mälardalen University or at another university either in Sweden or abroad. Specialists in engineering and mathematics are in high demand on the modern labour market, within many areas and companies, for example communication technology, information technology, internet and computers, robotics, banks and insurance companies, engineering and consulting firms, construction companies, medical companies and energy companies, as well as within the public sector when it comes to medicine, health care and education, among others.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Innovation and Design ↗️

    We are convinced that broad competence in innovation and design from a holistic perspective is needed to deal with future challenges. In the international Master's programme in Innovation and Design, you acquire specialist theoretical knowledge and practical skills for interacting in a global market. After your studies you will be competitive in the labour market and prepared for doctoral studies.The international Master's programme in Innovation and Design has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders outside academia and is aimed to create a clear link to the labour market. You will acquire both theoretical and practical competencies, and learn about innovation management, design processes and communication in complex organisations. The study programme includes qualitative research methods and skills in how to collaborate with partners outside the University in interdisciplinary projects.The programme itself is multidisciplinary, combining disciplines such as engineering, the social sciences and the humanities, as well as perspectives drawn from the arts. The courses help you to develop your capacity for multidisciplinary collaboration, both nationally and internationally. You will also develop your knowledge in an area defined by yourself within the field of innovation and design.After your degree, you will have a broader understanding of central concepts and theories in innovation and design. You will also acquire the skills needed in innovation processes for service and product development to operate in international projects which span the humanities, the social sciences, engineering, and the health and welfare sector. The wide-ranging programme content will give you a solid advantage in securing an academic research career; it will also prepare you for qualified management work in the private and public sectors.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Intelligent Embedded Systems ↗️

    About 99 per cent of all computers today are embedded - they are found in mobile phones, game consoles, digital cameras, cars, aeroplanes, medical equipment, home appliances, robots, et cetera. These systems are getting more and more intelligent to meet the specific needs of their users. We offer a top-quality education in intelligent embedded systems, with worldrenowned expert teachers, industrial student projects and internships, scholarships to study abroad, and a double-degree opportunity with top ranked research universities.The programme has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. In 2009, it received a national grant for excellence by the Knowledge Foundation. Our students won the best Embedded Systems Master's thesis in Sweden, the second prize in the national championship of Robotics in 2011, and one student was nominated for the Swedish Embedded Award 2011, as one of only 6 students in Sweden.Internationally, the programme received the "Bayer Teaching Excellence Award", and a group of our students worked on the VASA project that won the Best Engineering prize at the RoboSub competition in the USA in 2012.The programme has originally been co-designed together with seven regional industrial partners: Prevas, CC Systems(now Maximatecc), Motion Control, Hök Instruments, EEPAB, Automation Region, and RealTest. Today, the programme has extended its industrial network with, international giants such as ABB, Ericsson and Bombardier, and major embedded system vendors, for example Atmel Corporation. The industrial partners are involved through industrial projects for students, mentorships, equipment donations, summer internships and guest lectures.The market for intelligent embedded systems is enormous, and industry's demand for experts in this area is constantly increasing. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be very competitive on the national and international job market, both in industry as a highly-skilled expert and in academia as a researcher or prospective PhD student. Of course, those possibilities will be largely enhanced if you choose to follow the double-degree plan of the programme.After your studies, you will be able to make a career as an engineer, project leader, system architect, programmer, or researcher in the automotive industry, or the fields of robotics, telecom, industrial process control, consumer electronics. Just to mention a few. 

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Analytical Finance ↗️

    The Bachelor's programme in Analytical Finance prepares you for a challenging career in the international world of finance. By giving you a solid foundation in Mathematics you will, among other things, learn to do quantitative analysis of financial markets and manage financial portfolios.The international programme in Analytical Finance will give you a solid foundation in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, Economics and in addition knowledge in Business Administration. To prepare you for a career in the financial industry, advanced financial software and programming languages are used in the teaching process. The focus of the programme is on using advanced mathematical tools to solve real-life problems. The inclusion of lecturers from the financial industry is an important feature of the programme. Analytical Finance is internationally-oriented and is taught entirely in English. It attracts both international and Swedish students.In the modern financial industry there is a high demand for mathematicians with knowledge of finance and economics. The Analytical Finance programme is designed to meet that demand. As a graduate from this programme you will have competitive qualifications for obtaining an attractive position in a bank, in the investment and insurance industries, in the government or a financial institution. If you complete your education with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics you can also acquire a position in business, working with information technologies and other fields of engineering. You will also have the opportunity to continue your education by taking the two-year Master's programme in Financial Engineering or the two-year Master's programme in Engineering Mathematics offered at Mälardalen University, or at another higher education institution or university anywhere in the world.

    Programme duration
    3 Years (180 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Bachelor's
    Mälardalen University
    International Business Management ↗️

    The International Business Management programme is for those who want a challenging career in the international world of business and who want to study in English together with students from all over the world. The programme focuses on business administration with in-depth focus on management issues, and prepares you for a job as a manager, salesperson or to start your own business in a globalized business world.As an international business manager you plan, organise, delegate and control activities in global organisations and businesses. International business managers focus on coordinating activities leading to achieving company goals, taking into account cultural differences and regional governmental situations. Given the fact that the impact of globalisation is evident in the market place, this job position holds much promise as a fast-growing area.The studies focus on business administration with an in-depth focus on international management. The learning activities include traditional lectures, but also require active participation in exercises, the writing of papers, presentations and discussions in seminars. During your studies you will also develop your personal skills concerning oral/written presentations, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and team work, as well as critical thinking, information search and assessment of relevant business research. Close contacts with society, teachers and other students are essential during the programme. You create your network for future business life already during your study years.It is strongly encouraged that you participate in one of the exchange programmes offered for one or two semesters in another country. This gives you the opportunity to develop your intercultural and language skills.The broad scope of the curriculum serves to provide an educational basis for managers of small and medium multinational enterprises. You are also prepared for a career in large corporations as well as public or non-profit organizations. The International Business Management programme provides both theoretical and practical skills and tools that are essential to a career in multinational enterprises as well as entrepreneurial ventures in an international context.  As an international business manager you can, among other things, work as a manager, project manager, marketing manager, purchaser, sales person or start your own business in global context.

    Programme duration
    3 Years (180 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Bachelor's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Software Engineering ↗️

    The proliferation and growing influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software engineering deals with the design and development of high-quality software systems - and hence is an increasingly important area in computer science. In this programme you will gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.During this programme, you will acquire good theoretical knowledge and excellent skills in engineering software-intensive systems, which encompass the ability to cope with the complexity of understanding as well as developing them. You will acquire knowledge of principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems. Students successfully completing this programme will be able to demonstrate understanding of the methodologies and techniques of software management and to apply them to a range of development scenarios. You will be able to take advantage of global diversity and work in international teams. Close industrial collaboration, including for example industrial guest lectures and thesis projects related to partner industries such as ABB, Ericsson or Volvo, links theory to practice.This master programme is hosted by the Division of Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. The division has several internationally acclaimed researchers with proven records of excellence and active involvement in world-leading conferences. The major areas of research at the division include Component-Based Software Engineering, Model-Driven Development, and Dependable Software Engineering.All research is performed in projects with specific goals with respect to publications, collaborations, and prototype tools. We transfer our research results to our educations as far as possible."Most of the advanced level courses cover state-of-the-art research in software engineering, and many are taken jointly with the PhD students of the department.

    Programme duration
    1 Year (60 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Software Engineering ↗️

    The growth and influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software engineering deals with design and development of high quality software systems and hence it is an increasingly important area in computer science. In this programme you will gain extensive knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.In this programme you will acquire profound knowledge and excellent expertise in engineering software-intensive systems, which imply the ability to cope with complexity in designing, verifying and implementing such systems globally. You will obtain knowledge of principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems with special emphasis on predictability and performance. The modern trends that will dominate future software development including component-based software engineering, service-oriented architectures, interoperability and global system development will be taught. You will be provided with the know-how necessary for working successfully in a global context, with an opportunity to specialize in specific areas of software engineering, such as dependability or component- and model-based development.The programme is based on four different tracks: industrial, research, general and international tracks. The industrial track involves guest lectures and thesis projects related to partner industries, whereas the research track provides enhanced exposure to state-of-the-art research topics. In the international track, you have the opportunity to study the second year's courses at one of our partner universities in Europe and obtain a double degree (www.gseem.eu). Students from the program have for several years done exceptionally well in different software engineering competitions. At ICSE, the highest ranked software engineering conference in the world, four of the ten teams in the 2009 final were from Mälardalen University, including the winning team. In 2011, two teams from Mälardalen University reached the finals in Hawaii, out of which one team ended up in second place. In 2013 in San Francisco, Mälardalen University again won the contest and proved the high quality of our Software Engineering education.The Master's programme in Software Engineering provides you with advanced knowledge concerning the development of high quality software systems, which is essential for software architects, project leaders, and technical specialists especially within a global development context. The extensive research elements in the programme provide you a headstart for an academic research career as well. After your studies you will be able to work nationally or internationally as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry or as an academic researcher.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's programme in International Marketing ↗️

    We live in a globalized world and as an international marketer you will face issues stemming from the diversity of organizations, countries and customers. This programme will give you a head-start by allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge about marketing, strategy and culture as well as research method.The International Marketing programme provides you not only with theoretical knowledge of international marketing and business but also helps develop the skills needed for successful collaboration within and between multinational groups. It also provides you with an understanding of management and strategy of international business, as well as different kinds of marketing.  The programme is designed to increase your knowledge and skills through reading, discussing, searching for information and making analyses, as well as to prepare you for work in an international environment. Apart from taking a final written exam, your skills will also be evaluated during seminars and through several projects.  Your training as a marketer and international business professional starts in the classroom where you need to actively participate in discussion, projects and presentations. For this reason these are all mandatory and cannot be substituted with other tasks. These assignments will be presented in writing andorally at seminars. During the seminars, all students will peer-review and scrutinize each other's papers in groups. After graduating from the programme, you will have a good understanding of central concepts and theories in the field of international marketing and business, as well as the skills needed to collect and process information for management decisions. You will have the ability to analyze problems in new or unfamiliar environments or situations, and be able to co-operate and communicate successfully in multi-ethnic contexts. You will be prepared for work in an international organization and for work within international trade in cross-cultural environments.  All teaching is in English.

    Programme duration
    1 Year (60 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Product and Process Development - Production and Logistics ↗️

    You get an understanding of the key issues involved in modern production and logistics systems. You'll be provided with the analytical and computing tools, their use and scope, enabling you to manage the development of the systems successfully and competitively.In this programme you will acquire skills in modern production and logistics systems and will be able to analyze, evaluate and optimize the solutions. The programme includes projects together with industry and society. This programme offers a two-year curriculum involving a total of 120 credits. A Master's degree in Production and Logistics Management will also provide you with an advanced base in planning and optimisation of production and logistics, including use of simulation software.After this programme you will be very competitive on the national and international job market. You can work in industry as a highly-skilled expert or a researcher or prospective PhD student in the area of Innovation and Product Realisation (IPR) at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Mälardalen University. Within Product and Process Development, we have a number of research groups developing processes for competitive product realisation, where you have the possibility to work.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
    Mälardalen University
    Master's Programme in Financial Engineering ↗️

    The Master's programme in Financial Engineering provides you with advanced qualifications in mathematics and finance, covering a wide range of topics from the management of financial portfolios to risk analysis in financial markets. As a graduate you will be in demand for senior positions in the international world of finance.Financial Engineering is a carefully designed Master's programme, belonging to the popular educational area of financial engineering. Focusing on both theoretical and quantitative computer-based methods of financial analysis, the programme provides an advanced basis in mathematics, oriented towards financial real-life problems. Research is concentrated on financial mathematics, financial engineering, financial and risk management software, actuarial mathematics, applied statistics, stochastic processes and simulation. To prepare you for a senior position in finance, advanced financial software and programming languages are systematically used in the teaching process. You also have the opportunity to be involved in research activities. The teachers of the programme are lecturers from both academia and the financial industry. This Master's programme is internationally oriented and is taught entirely in English.As a graduate you will have very competitive advanced qualifications for obtaining senior positions in a bank, on the stock exchange, in an investment company, insurance or financial software company, in government or a financial institution.Alumni from the programme can be found in senior positions all over the world. You will also have the opportunity to continue your education at the Ph.D. level at Mälardalen University or at another high-quality educational institution or university anywhere around the globe.

    Programme duration
    2 Years (120 ECTS credits)
    Semester
    Starts Autumn 2020
    Programme level
    Master's
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