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World Class Education

“Many of my friends have asked me why I chose to study in Sweden. For me, Chalmers offers everything that I’m looking for in a master’s program. In addition to its beautiful location, the university has an exceptional Materials Engineering program with many strong connections to industry.”

Josh Turan
Scholarship awardee, 2016

Our educational philosophy

Students in Student Union building

Our students come from all parts of the country – and the world. Eager to learn. And they do, in laboratories and lecture halls all across campus. Along with staff and industry partners, our students join forces in creating a sustainable future.

We invest in our students
And our students invest in a sustainable career
Our students operate some of the country’s most advanced marine simulators, program life-size next-generation robots, and test self-driving vehicles fit for the future. A few even get to live in innovative, energy-optimized dorms right on campus.
Some students are fascinated by the marvels of the universe – whether it is in outer space, spotted from our space observatory, or the smallest of small wonders, discovered using one of our advanced microscopes. Other students practice running operations large enough to compete with any outside business, making economic decisions worth millions.
No matter what the students choose as their path, they have eyes on the future, and an interest and knowledge of the latest technologies to make a difference. Whether they study, take part in developing new student facilities, or tutor – it is all about learning.

HSB Living Lab is a research and demonstration arena which also includes homes for students and guest researchers. The building is located on the Chalmers campus in Gothenburg. >>Read more

We educate engineers, architects, master mariners and teachers able to meet challenges of tomorrow. We encourage students to tackle real, complex problems from the outside world. We also have an aim for them to develop entrepreneurial skills whilst here. And when we discuss and decide on how to improve the education, our students are always on the team.

>>Some student stories

Conceive, design, implement and operate
The global CDIO-model for education is, and has for years, been important for the development of our education. Being the current host of the CDIO-office, our aim is that students should prepare by conceiving problems at hand and, by designing solutions to those problems, and by implementing and operating the solutions. They can do this as part of project-based courses building prototypes or system solutions, through advanced thesis work or by volunteering in student-driven associations.
Our model of education works! Studies show that our alumni are attractive to future employers – also due to the fact that we have a close relationship with industry. Most students complete their theses at an industry or business partner, often headstarting their career.
We offer 41 advanced Master’s programs ranging from industrial ecology and maritime management to nano-technology, architecture, mechanical engineering and entrepreneurship.
All of our Master’s programs except one are taught in English and more than one third of our Master’s students are international.

Victoria Nakanwagi from Uganda got her Master’s Degree in Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers. After writing her thesis at Volvo Cars, she landed her dream job as a software developer for hybrid buses at Volvo Trucks in Gothenburg.

An attractive, international environment
International students continuously rate our education and Student Union among the best, according to the International Student Barometer. And yes, our students are on first name terms with their professors. It is simply one of the realities of being a student in Sweden.