School of Science and Technology

Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering at Örebro University is a nationally and globally preferred research partner, education provider, and collaborative associate.


Professor Magnus Löfstrand (Head of research subject for doctoral studies)

Professor Niclas Strömberg

Dr. Jens Ekengren (Head of unit, Mechanical Engineering)

In summary, Mechanical Engineering is the application of science and technology to develop products and services, while handling several requirements. These requirements commonly include functionality (load bearing properties, weight, size etc.), design for aesthetics, sustainability, production/manufacturing methods, systems, cost and time, functional and perceived quality, as well as efficiency, maintainability, reliability and availability.

Mechanical engineers are typically involved in both product and production/manufacturing development, from identifying customer needs through product design, manufacturing, testing, operation, remanufacturing, re-use and re-cycling. Since these skills are required for virtually everything that is made, mechanical engineering is perhaps the broadest and most diverse of engineering disciplines.

Mechanical engineers connect the business strategy to product planning, product development, and production/manufacturing development, and thereby determine which products and services should be made, how these products are to be manufactured, where they are to be made, which components should be made in-house and which components one should buy from suppliers, all in accordance to circular economy assisted by digitalization.