Intended learning outcomes

After completing the programme, you will have acquired comprehensive knowledge in the design, analysis, fabrication and research of modern and competitive welded metal structures, and specific knowledge and competencies for this area of specialisation.

In this Master's programme, you will acquire knowledge and expertise for carrying out lifetime and reliability calculations and tests for different types of mechanical structures, especially for welded metal constructions under various types of loading conditions, including harsh environmental loads (e.g. wind, ice, seawater, etc.) and dynamic loading cases.

You will also acquire good understanding about strength and ductility properties of metallic materials and their behaviour under long-term loading cases together with their weldability aspects.

These outcomes will give you good know-how to design different types of metal structures such as machine bodies, bridges, buildings, structural components and bodies for vehicles or supporting structures for different types of engineering applications.

You will:

  • be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the design and fabrication of welded metal structures for demanding applications;
  • be able to utilise fully digitised design, simulation and production environments for welding production and product design and build integrated computer aided features for robotised welding applications;
  • have adopted principles of fatigue failure analysis of welded metal structures and metallurgical theories describing the behaviour of metallic materials due to different welding processes;
  • have adopted the principles of innovative and critical thinking and purposeful problem-solving;
  • be able to work with others in task-orientated groups and participate and interact in the group in a productive manner and lead and manage design projects;
  • be able to logically think through theoretical and practical problems and solve them;
  • be able to contribute to innovative thinking to improve the properties and lifetime expectations of welded metal structures.

Advanced Structural Design and Robotised Welding

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems


Next regular admission
December 2020 − January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2019 − 31 May 2020

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