At Chalmers University of Technology, students and researchers from around the world work as a team to develop the technology of tomorrow.
What is Chalmers best known for?
Chalmers occupies a prominent international position in education and research in engineering for sustainable development. This means we play a key role in finding solutions to some of today’s urgent and complex global environmental and resource problems.
With teachers and students from various cultural backgrounds, the whole Chalmers experience is designed to broaden your horizons and provide access to a greater network. Here you’ll learn to think independently and to meet future challenges with the help of engineering methods. We emphasise your creativity and believe in free thinking, empowering you to test your own ideas in the real world.
We have a safe and open-minded environment with two campuses, 11 departments, 200 research groups and nearly 10,000 students representing about 60-70 nationalities. Gothenburg is a welcoming and beautiful city with strong student traditions.
What kind of programmes does Chalmers offer?
We offer 40 two-year Master’s programmes (of which 39 are taught in English) within engineering, architecture and technology management, including:
- Automation & Mechatronics
- Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering for Sustainable Development
- Engineering Physics, Mathematics
- Industrial Engineering & Management
- Information Engineering
- Mechanical & Industrial Design Engineering
- Maritime Management
All programmes include a large proportion of project-based assignments. This provides you with hands-on experience of working in a team with everything from planning and organisation to meeting deadlines and presenting results. Through these projects you also learn to apply theoretical knowledge to tackle complex problems, preparing you for real-life situations in your future career.
What’s the alumni network like?
Being a Chalmers alumnus means being a part of a large and lively network of more than 60 000 alumni spread over 120 countries worldwide.
What are ties to local industry like?
The largest private companies in Gothenburg are Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, SKF, Volvo Info Technology and Ericsson and Chalmers has cooperation with all of them. We have developed clear links between our Master’s programmes, research and industry. Teaching staff are also active researchers, meaning that you as a student will be close to the latest findings within your field. During your studies you’ll meet guest speakers from the industry and visit relevant workplaces in your field. There are also many opportunities for you to write your master’s thesis in close cooperation within a company or research team.
We have recently begun a new initiative to further strengthen our support of entrepreneurship, with SEK 300 million over a 10-year period pledged to support new and upcoming entrepreneurial project from Chalmers.