About PhD studies

The post-graduate education within Mechanical Engineering is planned so that the PhD student shall gain expertise as well as generic knowledge in the research subject. 

The graduate education shall be of international standard. More info on PhD studies at the BTH site.

  • After completed licentiate degree graduation the student is expected to be prepared for doing both research and development tasks.
  • After completed PhD degree graduation the successful student should be able to independently conduct research activities in industry or academia.

General information about PhD studies in Sweden here

“Handbook” for PhD studies in Sweden can be found here

Study plan for Mechanical Engineering

Study plan for PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering:

PhD courses


We collaborate nationally around PhD courses in the PADOK network where we jointly arrange courses.


The following courses are given for PhD candidates (also other courses given on demand):

For more information on PhD studies in Mechanical Engineering, contact Professor Tobias C. Larsson, 0455-385525, tlr@bth.se.

PhD candidates taking part in national Modelling, Simulation and Optimization in the Engineering Product Development Process (March 2018 @ BTH).

Massimo Panarotto (left), supervisor/dean Tobias Larsson (middle) and Mikael Johnsson (right) at BTH academic ceremony.

Massimo Panarotto (left), supervisor/dean Tobias Larsson (middle) and Mikael Johnsson (right) at BTH academic ceremony (May 2017).

Current PhD candidates

  • Omsri Aeddula (enrolled 2019)
  • Yan Zhang (enrolled 2019, industrial)
  • Martin Frank (enrolled 2018, industrial)
  • Ryan Ruvald (enrolled 2017)
  • Jenny Elfsberg (enrolled 2017, industrial, Lic #20 2018)
  • Sravan Tatipala (enrolled 2016)
  • Johan Pilthammar (enrolled 2015, industrial, Lic #19 2017)

PhD's & Licentiates from BTH Mechanical Engineering

14 PhD’s and 22 Licentiates since 2001. PhD is 4 year research programme. Licentiate is a 2 year research programme. Both post MSc degree.