The Bachelor’s component of engineering degree programmes is based on a uniform course structure that ensures you acquire relevant theoretical core competences, with examples of their application, before specialising on your Master's programme. See example of how the degree programme is structured in semesters.
The content of the full five-year study programme is coordinated to provide a smooth, natural transition from Bachelor’s degree to Master’s degree. The three-year Bachelor's programmes have been customised to fit the Master’s programmes, and as a student you will experience a cohesive course of study without frustrating jumps in level of difficulty or tedious repetition. You will automatically qualify for the compulsory Master's degree courses, and you will be free to choose elective courses within your favourite topic for the elective part of your Master’s.
The structure of the programme will change along the way so that students become increasingly involved in tangible projects, e.g. together with partners in industry. The degree programme will thus become more application-oriented, as you progress in your studies. This will be particularly evident in your final thesis project, which may often result in a brand new product, and perhaps even have far-reaching potentials for both businesses and society.
During your first semester as an undergraduate engineering student, you will be introduced to courses that present the most recent knowledge and the latest technologies within your field of study. You will gain insight into the key problems that engineers are working on at the university and at companies. This will give you an idea of your specialisation and career opportunities already as a new student.
Technology courses are the core of your engineering programme at Bachelor's level. These courses will teach you to translate your science background into technological solutions, and you will learn to work professionally in science laboratories and workshops as well as to test your theoretical knowledge.
During the first semesters, you will also follow selected science courses that provide you with the basic scientific skills required for later specialisation and for working with advanced technology within your field of study. Some teaching takes place in collaboration with the university's departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
In order to become a skilled MSc in Engineering, you need to have a series of competences that extend beyond the technical and natural sciences. Therefore, you will also learn about the philosophy of science, and you will regularly practice defining, performing and evaluating engineering tasks.
At the end of your Bachelor's degree programme, you will write a major project in which you will study in depth a technological issue, either as a company case or a research case.
Your third year includes elective courses, and these are often the beginning of the specialisation that you will continue on your Master’s degree programme.
The table above shows the course structure of the Bachelor’s component of your MSc in Engineering with the current ETCS credits.
Your days on the programme will be spent in and around the university, and they will be filled with lectures, project work, classroom teaching, laboratory work and problem-solving. You will typically follow 3-6 courses a week. In addition, you will need to prepare for the courses, usually together with your fellow students. Your evenings will also often be spent at social events for your programme. And a Friday bar opens in several places around the university.