Compulsory courses
Master programme in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces

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Programme content and structure

The field of mechanical engineering includes the subjects of product engineering, production engineering, mechanics, strength of materials, advanced computer calculations, machine components, tribology and materials. The program consists of 120 credits which are required for all students, including mandatory courses and a thesis. All courses are at the advanced level in mechanical engineering, specializing in tribology. The TRIBOS Master Programme is given in collaboration with the Universities of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Leeds (UK) and Coimbra (Portugal). The programme is taught in English. Students spend their first semester in Leeds and the second in Ljubljana. Then select a specific track for term 3. The track "surfaces" is given in Coimbra while "lubrication" is given in Luleå university of technology. The project work, thesis, performed during term 4 may be done at any of the four participating universities. All courses have a focus on deepening knowledge and understanding of tribology as a multidisciplinary subject. The first term in Leeds, focuses on lubrication, corrosion and basic tribology. The second term in Ljubljana builds on knowledge in design and engineering. The third term in Coimbra involves a focus on material and surface related issues with specialization in choice of tribological materials and characterization of tribological surfaces. The third term in Luleå instead focuses on lubrication and mechanical engineering and aims to develop skills to select lubricants, materials and component for lubricated systems. The thesis, to be conducted during the fourth semester can be accomplished at any of the four participation universities.    The mandatory courses must be completed prior to the start of the master’s thesis. Specific information about application and selection for master’s theses is controlled by the each university. All courses include close collaboration with industry, which allows potential for summer internship.

Swedish for beginners is offered to overseas students. The course is not included in the degree, and is read in addition to the obligatory courses

Credits

The programme requires 120 Credits

Degrees

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree of at least 180 credits or equivalent, which includes courses of at least 60 ECTS in one of the following areas: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or equivalent, and a minimum of 22,5 ECTS in mathematics. Basic required knowledge in mathematics: M0029M (Calculus for beginner), M0030M (linear algebra and calculus) and M0031M (linear algebra and differential Equations) OR similar knowledge in mathematics is required.

Documented skills in English language.

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Selection

The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects



Compulsory courses

Compulsory courses: 30 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
Computational and experimental methods (Second cycle) 7,5
Oilfield chemistry and corrosion (Second cycle) 7,5
Materials Selection and Failure Analysis 7,5
Lubrication and lubricants (Second cycle) 7,5

Compulsory courses: 30 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
Nanotechnology (Second cycle) 5,0
Maintenance Tecnology 5,0
Tribology (Second cycle) 5,0
Random Phenomena 5,0
Technical diagnostics (Second cycle) 5,0
Engineering of Contact 5,0

Compulsory courses: 30 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
Design of surface contacts (Second cycle) 12,0 Selectable
Advanced characterisation techniques (Second cycle) 6,0 Selectable
Protection and degradation of surfaces (Second cycle) 6,0 Selectable
Materials selection and processing (Second cycle) 6,0 Selectable

Optional space is 30 credits. It is mandatory to select elective courses up to the given number of credits. The given number of credits of elective courses listed must be met for degree.

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Compulsory courses: 60 Credits

Optional space is 30 credits. It is mandatory to select elective courses up to the given number of credits. The given number of credits of elective courses listed must be met for degree.

Code Course Cr Level Comment
New course Scientific computing with applications in Tribology 7,5 Second level
New course Advance Project course in Tribology 15,0 Second level
M7018T Advanced Machine Elements 7,5 Second level

Compulsory courses: 30 Credits

Code Course Cr Level Comment
E7017T Degree project in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces, master 30,0 Second level

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Thesis at any of the four participation universities: 30 Credits

Thesis can be accomplished at any of the four participation universities.
Code Course Cr Level Comment
Degree project 30,0

Thesis can be accomplished at any of the four participation universities.

Course offered outside the obligatory courses - not compulsory - For non Scandinavian students

Code Course Cr Level Comment
S0046P Swedish for International Students 1 3,0 First level Selectable