Students following this Master Programme will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. The programme has a focus on wood building technology and design, which also is an important research area at Linnaeus University where research is carried out in close cooperation with industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning development of new products and technology is included in the programme. A major advantage is the series of interesting wood building projects that are going on in the city of Växjö and these projects will continue for several years ahead.
The programme contains the courses:
Analysis of Structures, The Finite Element Method, Timber based Building Systems, Multivariate Calculus and Vector Calculus, Fundamentals of Systems Engineering, Scientific Methodology and Planning and
The University has exchange programmes with a large number of universities around the world. Students from these, as well as free movers, are welcome to apply for this
programme. All the education in the programme is conducted in English.
The programme prepares students for work in industry, within a growing wood building branch or elsewhere in the building industry where skills in structural design and analysis are required, but it also prepares for research studies for PhD exams.