Production Development and Management

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Production systems, specialisation in Production Development and Management

Location: Jönköping

Start date: 

We will not be admitting new students to this specialisation for the Autumn 2021 admission cycle. The new specialisations are: Production Engineering and Management, and Supply Chain Operations Management.

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry.

Making globalisation work

Today, the manufacturing industry is an international industry. Product development and production may be carried out at different geographic locations, which require communication and coordination of the activities. The competitiveness of manufacturing companies relies to a high degree on their abilities to benefit from the increased globalisation.

Preparing for leadership

This master's programme focuses on the role that production plays within manufacturing companies. Central themes include how production systems are developed, how the design of the products and the supply chain interrelate with the production system design, and how production systems are operated and managed. The programme begins with a number of courses that provides the students with a common basis for these central themes. It ends with a final thesis work, at which the students applies the knowledge and skills gained during the program.

Connect theory with practice

An underlying idea of the programme is that the students are given the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Therefore, important parts of the programme are carried out as project assignments. This provides the students with possibilities to relate their theoretical understanding to the real conditions of the manufacturing industry. The programme is led by a management team that includes persons representing leading positions in industry, students and teachers. The management team ensures the relevance and quality of the programme.

All courses are conducted in English and you study together with other international students. There are possibilities for you to study one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

In this course you have five weeks of internship in a company or another organisation. The purpose is to give you an understanding of future work tasks and how these are related to your education.

Read about Luisa Jödicke, she had her industrial placement course at BMW Group in Munich, Germany.

Graduates of the programme will be ready to take on various positions in the industry, within areas such as industrial engineering, production management, production planning, or logistics. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies.

The School of Engineering, Jönköping University, is a member of the prestigious collaborative between leading engineering schools worldwide - the CDIO Initiative™. The CDIO Initiative is an innovative educational framework to conceive and develop a new vision of engineering education and for producing the next generation of engineers. For more information, visit CDIO.

Wiktoria is doing her exchange studies and internship in Bangkok

Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2020
Application code: HJ-MU084
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimun of a bachelor´s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and management, civil engineering, or equivalent. The bachelor´s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 ECTS credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.
Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Production systems, specialisation in Production Development and Management
Tuition fee for the first semester: 70000 SEK Total tuition fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Industrial Product Realization: Process - Methods - Leadership 9 credits
Human Factors Engineering 6 credits
Integrated Product and Production Development 9 credits
Production Management 7.5 credits
Production Development I, Strategy and System 7.5 credits
Production Development II, Methods and Tools 7.5 credits
Supply Chain Design 7.5 credits
Elective Course: Sustainable Production 6 credits
Elective Course: Mathematical Statistics 6 credits

The course Mathematical Statistics is compulsory to students entering the programme with fewer than 21 ECTS credits in Mathematics in order to obtain a master’s degree.

Year 2

Industrial Placement Course in Production Systems 9 credits
Elective Course: Research and Inquiry Methodology 6 credits
Elective Course: Leadership and Change Management 15 credits
Final Project Work in Production Systems 30 credits

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements,  you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.