The architect program at the Faculty of Engineering aims to educate creative architects with the ability to identify and treat problems within the area of architecture and urban development.
In addition to the ability to choose from a broad spectrum of education programs, LTH provides the possibility of studying and developing experimental architecture, often applied in an international context. The education is both aesthetic and academic, and it provides a comprehensive training in processing spatial design problems and theoretical issues.
During their studies, the students are trained in analyzing buildings and constructional environments in their context in order to understand how and why it was designed in various ways. The analysis and study of good models are then used as the basis of design exercises of different characteristics.
Biotechnology is the interaction between biology, chemistry and technology. Biotechnology is ubiquitous – it is in our foods and drugs, and it is used as a tool for effective environmental care.
During their studies, biotechnology engineers learn how to plan, implement and evaluate experiments in a larger scale. The ability of describing biological, physical and chemical processes, and evaluating the applicability and limitation of a practical model in different contexts by utilizing theoretical modeling is also a key concept that students learn in this program.
The biotechnology student is expected to be able to select and design technologies for industrial preparation and production of bio-based products and convert organic or inorganic substances using biological systems with regard to raw materials, energy, economics and the impact on the external and internal environment.
Computer engineering deals with systems and applications where computers and programs are fundamental components. The program provides a holistic view of the human as developer and user.
Computers and software permeates all technical development of society, from industrial and production to important social functions. The rapid information technology development results in a demand for engineers who can develop and manage increasingly complex systems and applications.
The computer engineer student works with development and modeling of complex technical systems and applications where computers and software are essential components. Computer engineering students are able to continuously assimilate and participate in the rapid developments in the computer science field. This program also facilitates participation in major development projects with developers from several disciplines, and with high quality and cost requirements.
Civil engineers in environmental engineering are problem solvers who manage society’s impact on the environment. An environmental engineer tackles environmental problems with technical knowledge and has an understanding of the technology conditions and opportunities.
The engineers have sound knowledge in ecology and the ability of nature to cope with the use of natural recourses. The engineers can act as specialist in various areas of engineering employing their specialist competence in ecology, chemistry and geosciences. Civil engineers in environmental engineering work specifically with environmental issues, and have an advantage over other environmental who do not have a good understanding of engineering.
Electrical engineering makes use of that part of physics that is in any way concerned with electricity. This can be anything from electronic components for computers to the generation and use of electricity. Some of the areas under rapid development using the latest techniques are mobile communications, computer science, environmental engineering and biomedical engineering.
The electrical engineer can make good qualifications in the analysis and synthesis of electronic systems and has deep knowledge on both systems and individual components. The work that can be carried out by electrical engineers stretches from the management of production lines to the development of new industrial products or pure research.
Industrial design involves that participation in the whole process of product development – from concept to finished product. The outer shape of a product is a consequence of its function and context.
Industrial designers describe, analyze, and interpret several things; i.e. form, technique and content. They reflect on the artistic approaches, methods and processes of themselves and of others. Engineers in industrial design can independently create and implement their own ideas and identify, formulate and solve artistic and design problems.
The program is characterized by an international approach in industrial design and it aims to meet the need for industrial designers. The creativity of these engineers contributes to the development and use of products and services from a sustainability perspective.
Industrial management engineers can in an innovative manner, work with the commercial realization of technologies and analyze and develop competitive industrial enterprises from a sustainable perspective.
An engineer in industrial management has multi-facetted competence and capacity for initiating and leading industrial projects in Sweden and abroad. The engineers in industrial management can work in various employment areas including production management, financing and risk management, investment evaluation, strategy and corporate development, industrial marketing and product development. The engineers can function simultaneously in technology and finance.
Information and communications engineering deals with information systems in which computers are used for the storage, exchange and efficient transmission of data, often in real time.
The rapid development in telecommunications, not least in mobile telephony and the Internet, has led to the use of information and communication engineering in increasingly complex products and services. The graduates in information and communication engineering can apply techniques in communications to design powerful, advanced and user-friendly information systems that exchange data with each other.
The engineers have an up-to-date holistic view of communications technology and can thus actively participate in and manage large, complex development projects in communication systems. They also have a good understanding of how the various logical component of a communication system work together and have a comprehensive understanding of the system and its structure.
Chemical engineers have a broad base in science and technology combined, for example, with mathematics, economics, IT and computer modeling. Chemical engineers develop and evaluate substances, materials and manufacturing processes for a more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly future.
The engineers are able to control chemical reactions atom-by-atom or molecule-by-molecule and can successfully convert this knowledge into a commercial process. Chemical engineers uses chemical processes to manufacture everything from pharmaceuticals to advanced materials and can design environmentally benign processes and techniques.
The graduates in Surveying and Land Management have knowledge in both engineering and social sciences. The engineers have completed courses in engineering subjects such as mathematics, GIS and computer programming, as well as economics and real estate legislation, applied to the registration of property, land development and property management.
CEngineers in Surveying and Land Management have a good understanding of economics, lax and technology. The engineers can, for example, create new opportunities and manage the development of properties in all phases, apply and participate in the development of laws, rules and regulations in the property area, use existing and develop new methods to measure, collect, process, analyze and visualize geographic information and participate in comprehensive and detailed planning of development project including infrastructure.
Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who want to develop and improve products with a view to contribute to sustainable development and a better environment.
The graduates in Mechanical Engineering have a broad basic knowledge and are specialized in a particular area, which allows them to enter into a wide range of professions and shape the society of the future. Engineers in mechanical engineering can solve mechanical engineering problems with limited or incomplete information with limited or incomplete information and evaluate the plausibility of the results, through the knowledge obtained in the field of mechanical engineering communicate with various professionals working outside the chosen field of specialization and work with industry related problems.
Students in biomedical engineering possess skills for working in both the medical industry and research health care.
Engineers in this field have thorough knowledge about biomaterials, physiological modeling, medical device design, interaction design and medical physics. They can apply their interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of medicine and technology. They are also able to design and develop medical devices in collaboration with engineers, physicians and patients.
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary field where technologies evolve and adapt in order to provide better health and quality of life as well as to save lives. The modern medical care is of a high technical level and therefore require staff with interdisciplinary skills. In the future, medical technologies will be present in both the hospital as well as in the home environment, and this will place new demands on the engineer for safety and ease of use. The robust Swedish industry in the area will be looking for engineers who have broad expertise in biomedical engineering.
Graduates in Engineering Physics have a wide choice of careers. The factor they have in common is the ability to analyze, often complicated, problems, and to use their knowledge and understanding from many areas to solve them.
It is common for the engineers to be working on research and development, both within companies and at universities. Examples are of development of control systems for industrial robots, mathematical models for the energy use of a city or research on solar cells. The graduates in Engineering Physics are a general problem solver and have a deep knowledge of mathematics, physics and different engineering subjects. The engineers have gone through challenging theoretical studies in mathematics and physics where the computer is a natural aid.
Civil engineers in technical mathematics have good knowledge in both mathematical theory and its application in technology, biotechnology, medicine and finance.
The engineers are able to: mathematically formulate and analyze problems and bring back solutions and analysis results to the original problem, construct algorithms and implement them and with the help of computers perform calculations, information processing, simulation, statistical analysis or visualization and use the mathematical language to communicate and interact with others, both engineers and non-engineers, both orally and in writing. The engineers in Engineering Mathematics have extremely strong mathematical skills, combined with computer and system science skills and can work in a broad range of areas including science, medicine and economics.
Graduates in Engineering Nanoscience can work with varied task, for example, collaboration in an international environment in the development of advanced technical products, systems and methods in biology, medicine, physics, chemistry, electronics or materials science.
Engineers in nanoscience can have future careers in biomedicine, information technology or material science or in research and teaching at universities and institutes all around the world. The graduates can also start their own innovation companies or work as consultants. Nanoscience involves the study and manipulation of material at atomic level, especially with the aim of achieving new properties and functions. Nanoparticles can be found in hardwearing tires, in paint and cement, in non-stain trousers, where even ketchup just runs off.
The engineers have knowledge in biology and medicine and also in math and physics. Civil engineers in Engineering Nanoscience are able to: from an atomic or molecular perspective see the connections between physics, medicine, chemistry and electronics, demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the nanoscience applications and design, develop and apply materials and components on the nanoscale.
Graduates in Civil Engineering can contribute to planning, construction and administration of buildings and infrastructure, transport system, and towns and cities, while considering the holistic perspective.
Engineers in civil engineering can plan how our future society should look and function, from natural resource planning and practical environmental conservation to urban planning, construction and building maintenance. The engineers are able to: develop and design buildings, structures, transport systems and communities with regards to human conditions and needs and society’s goals for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development, with relevant scientific tools describe and analyze advanced engineering tasks within the urban area, and assess these tools applicability and limitations in different contexts.
Fire protection engineers have a good understanding of the fire department and emergency service area as well as an awareness of potential risks in the ever-evolving technologies of society.
Engineers in this field are able to assess, analyze, and if possible predict the development of society and its risks. They are also able to conduct risk assessments and take data for risks into account in the planning process.
Fire protection engineering at LTH is the only higher education in Sweden that provides expertise in both the fire department and emergency service area. The program is a response to the development of society characterized by increasing complexity and vulnerability and increasing use of advanced technology. This program aims to meet the need for engineers who possess a solid scientific and technical expertise and deep knowledge of fire phenomena and an adequate ability to apply this knowledge to various problems within the fire protection and risk area.
LTH has PhD students conducting research studies on its various institutions. Many of these students also teach at LTH; often during laboratory exercises and seminars.
PhD students who are studying at the graduate level have a general study plan that varies depending on the field of expertise. Common to all fields, however, is their scientific approach to the world. These studies includes training in critical and analytical thinking, independent problem solving and a research ethics awareness. A PhD degree is usually equal to four years of study.
Construction engineers in architecture possess a comprehensive understanding of the construction project and its phases. Because of the focus on architecture, these engineers excel in construction planning and design.
In addition to their technical expertise, these engineers also have an understanding of the construction project as a whole and are used to working in projects. They have the skills to manage the construction project from start to finish and can therefore work in many different areas, such as planning, design, project management, administration and economics.
Through courses in design, they are experienced users of computer-aided design (CAD). Design construction business is one of our most important sectors of society. With the increased construction of residential and commercial buildings, new demands are constantly created. This program ensures that the students are ready for these challenges. In addition to theoretical teaching, the training also includes practical work (AFU) which aims to give the students insight into their future careers.
Traffic engineers supervise the development and planning of community transport sector. They possess frontline expertise in the planning of infrastructure, and the market of the transport sector as well as its requirements.
These engineers manage the planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance of road facilities. They are used to project oriented tasks and they are able to work in the entire field of the road and traffic area.
This program ensures that there are competent engineers who can develop the increasing demands and requirements for transportation and traffic planning of society. This program also ensures a responsible development of the sustainable perspective. In addition to theoretical teaching, the training also includes practical work (AFU) which aims to give the students insight into their future careers.
The program aims to give students knowledge concerning the development, planning, construction, management and operational management of rail services.
In addition to their technical expertise, the railway engineers also possess an understanding of the railway industry structure and its interaction with other modes of transport. They have the ability to develop and influence the design of community transportation systems and are used to working in projects.
As the railway infrastructure of society will be expanded greatly in the foreseeable future, the need for skilled railway engineers increasing. In addition to theoretical teaching, the training also includes practical work (AFU) which aims to give the students insight into their future careers. Some of the training courses are studied at the Railway Training Centre in Ängelholm.
The engineers in Computer Engineering can develop computer systems, both software and hardware as well as the technical interfaces with the environment in which the computer systems must operate.
Computer Science engineers develop systems that interact with humans and other systems. They are expected to be able to program and work in digital technology, computer technology and computer communications.
This program is characterized by an engineering approach and a broad theoretical knowledge in computer science. In addition to classroom training, this program also includes a lot of practical work to prepare the students for their future careers. During the three years of the program, the students are involved in projects together with companies in collaboration with the university.
These engineers command automation systems that manages and monitors medical equipment, automotive, rail and air traffic which is a large part of the infrastructure of society.
The program aims to train engineers with good knowledge in automation systems. Graduates master the maintenance, operation and construction of many different systems. They also have in-depth knowledge of electromagnetism with EMC, signal processing, electrical measurement technology, energy and electrical drive systems.