Dalarna University

Introduction

The university is located in central Sweden, in an area with a wealth of history and cultural heritage, and with an abundance of amazing natural beauty on its doorstep (picture traditional red-painted Swedish cottages with white-framed windows, nestled in the heart of a forest on the edge of a lake…): yet both its campuses are a mere two or so hours from the impressive Swedish capital, Stockholm.

With its bold development and approach to improving all forms of education, DU is leading the development of a revolutionary pedagogy called Next Generation Learning – a pedagogy that has opened the world to education in ways never experienced before.

Next Generation Learning – or NGL – is a form of learning that draws upon modern technology so that both alone and together with others, we are able to build on and create knowledge. NGL connects teachers with students, and students with other students, no matter where in the world they might be. It provides a wealth of resources to the university’s students on campus as well as those studying from the comfort of their own homes. It adapts to the learning style of the individual, to the lifestyle of the individual, and to the study goals of the individual as well.

In a world where accessibility to knowledge exists at the touch of a button, DU is working to develop programmes and courses that equip students for a world that is ever-changing – where critical thinking and an awareness of the importance of knowledge play an increasingly important role.

Currently, DU offers over 1 200 courses, 40 Bachelor´s Degree programmes, and 15 Master´s Degree programmes. Hundreds of these courses, as well as 10 programmes, are taught entirely in English both on campus and online.

The heart and soul of DU is not only its faculty but also the more than 16000 students who study at one of its two campuses in Borlänge and Falun or from the many countries they call home. This is possible thanks to our commitment to excellence in interactive web-based distance education. Alongside the many advancements to our online education, our physical campus continues to grow as well. In Falun, there is the new 4500 m2 library and in Borlänge the “Black Box” lab, which hosts many of our research facilities. Both on-campus and online, DU continues to evolve, and we welcome you to become one of our next generation of learners.

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Master

Master in Solar Energy Engineering (1 year or 2 years)

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

With an ideal blend of theory and practical inputs, this is one of DU's most outstanding programmes. Extensive research work at the (SERC) Solar Energy Research Center ensures you are exposed to all relevant subjects of solar energy engineering. Upon completion of the programme, you will have excellent job opportunities in the fast-growing solar industry in Europe as well as in other countries. Many graduates continue their academic career as PhD students and become researchers and teachers at universities throughout the world. Programme graduates have formed an active worldwide Alumni network that supports current students in the development of suitable thesis projects and later as they begin their professional careers. Master programme in Solar Energy Engineering www.du.se/en/solar Master Programme in Solar Energy Engineering, 60 credits (1 year) Master Programme in Solar Energy Engineering, 120 credits (2 years) Location: Campus Borlänge Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering Career Opportunities: Work in the PV and solar thermal industry, designing, researching and developing new solar technologies for various national and international companies [+]

This Master’s Degree Programme is based on the research work at the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) at Dalarna University. The programme started in 1999 under the name “European Solar Engineering School (ESES)”. Since then about 250 students have taken the programme and most of them work today as solar experts in the solar industry and as researchers and teachers at universities all over the world.

Why should you take this programme? Solar energy will play a crucial role in the supply of future energy on Earth. Solar energy engineers are already required in many sectors of the energy industry. This one year master’s degree programme has an ideal blend of theory and practical elements that give students an optimal start for their solar career. You will study while in close contact with teachers and researchers at (SERC). In the courses you will be trained on real-case projects. The international character of the programme and its participants will allow you to work in multinational companies and to create a worldwide network for your future career. Who should study Solar Energy? ... [-]

Master in Tourism Destination Development (1 year)

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

As tourism is a major growth industry on both the international and national level, the need for planning focusing on sustainability of scarce resources becomes increasingly important. [+]

One-Year Master Programme in Tourism Destination Development

 

As tourism is a major growth industry on both the international and national level, the need for planning focusing on sustainability of scarce resources becomes increasingly important. The future of tourism business rests on recruitment of well-trained personnel.  This programme addresses in particular those issues relevant to destination development. Its aim is for students to achieve a broad understanding of the possibilities and limitations of destination development. Swedish and Nordic tourism dominates in examples presented, but international outlooks are also present in cases and coursework. In general terms, students are trained in the collection, processing, and analysis of data and other forms of information in order to arrive at informed opinions relevant to tourism destination development. This includes training in effective and relevant forms of presentations for different audiences. ... [-]


Master Programme in Business Studies - with an International Focus

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. [+]

“No business is an island!” Companies and organizations are not isolated entities and must be seen in a wider context where employees, suppliers, customers, public authorities and citizens affect and are affected by business operations. This gets even more complex in a globalized economy with companies that have customers, suppliers, or distributors in different markets. This Master's Programme in Business Studies explores these themes by combining theoretical classes with practical exercises based on the needs of local and international companies. Core courses focusing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and management are combined with a student’s choice of specialisation (Accounting, Marketing or Strategic Human Resource Management). By offering a modern understanding of business while allowing you to develop a unique thesis project, this programme prepares you for entering the dynamic international job market. Why should you take this programme? Choosing your own specialization offers you the chance to tailor the programme to your professional goals. Come into close contact with regional and international companies where you will carry out your course work and the Master’s thesis. International peers and lecturers will provide strong opportunities for you to build your network and prepare yourself for a future career in international business. Who should apply to the Business Studies programme? The Master's in Business Studies at Dalarna University is designed for individuals who have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (or similar field) who wish to build on their knowledge of organizations, management, marketing, and/or accounting. Attracting students from around the world, the programme offers participants the chance to learn about business practices and opportunities in foreign cultures and emerging markets. Documented good command of both oral and written English is required. TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS The following information is applicable only to students who are applying to Dalarna University from non-EU/EEA countries and who are not applying through an approved exchange programme. Tuition Fees In addition to paying an application fee (900 SEK), students applying from non-EU/EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees for the Business Studies programme. Total Programme Tuition Fee (Two Semesters) Students Commencing in 2013: 84 000 sek Total Per Semester: 42 000 sek Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments. The first payment of 42 000 sek must be paid no later than June 1, 2014. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application. Scholarships There are a number of scholarships available for successful applicants to the Business Studies programme who are applying from non-EU/EEA countries. Value of Scholarships Up to 40 scholarships available that cover up to 50% of tuition fees for one year (60 credits). [-]

Master Programme in Economics of Tourism and Events

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The specific objective of the programme is for students to acquire the tools for economic analysis and apply them to public and private policy-making related to tourism and events. [+]

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on one another. The subject Economics relates to every aspect of our lives – from the decisions we make as individuals and families to the structures created by governments and firms. The specific objective of the programme is for students to acquire the tools for economic analysis and apply them to public and private policy-making related to tourism and events. Our students develop advanced skills in terms of solid knowledge in economic theory, in particular microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, for understanding and analysing economic problems especially related to the tourism and event industry. Why should you take this programme? Strong international focus to the programme Excellent networking opportunities with current students and alumni from around the world Employment opportunities upon graduation exist in multinational companies, the public sector and NGOs Flexibility to choose your own thesis topic within the field or write your thesis using the ongoing research at the University. Who should study Economics? Students with degree studies in Economics and other related fields who wish to further their understanding of how economic policy affects tourism business and society are strongly encouraged to apply. As the programme requires thesis work, it is ideal for students who are looking to pursue research or who want to demonstrate to future employers their ability to understand and integrate economic theory and methods into real-life situations. ECONOMICS OF TOURISM: WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The programme is a one-year Master’s in Economics of Tourism and Events. All courses are taught in English. After passing all courses, including the thesis work, the student is awarded the Degree of Master of Science with a major in Economics. The programme comprises 60 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and begins the first week of September, which is the start of the fall semester. ECONOMICS OF TOURISM: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES After completing the programme, students will be prepared for staff and management positions that require the integration of microeconomic analysis and advanced quantitative methods in the public or private sector. The private sector related to tourism and events offers a broad list of consultancy, trading, finance and analyst positions along with, by way of example, numerous public sector jobs, jobs in education and NGOs. Admission requirement: Bachelor’s degree comprising at least 180 credits, Main Field of Study: Economics and Data and Statistics, first cycle level 1, 7,5 credits or equivalent knowledge Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school. TUITION FEE First tuition fee instalment: 52,769 SEK Total tuition fee: 105,615 SEK EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees. [-]

MSc

Master in Applied Materials and Surface Engineering

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The program is aimed toward the structure and properties of metallic materials, and applicable in both metal as well as engineering industry. The focus is on a detailed understanding of the connection between “Production - Microstructure - Properties - Performance“. Materials characterization is the program‘s hallmark. [+]

The program is aimed toward the structure and properties of metallic materials, and applicable in both metal as well as engineering industry. The focus is on a detailed understanding of the connection between “Production - Microstructure - Properties - Performance“. Materials characterization is the program‘s hallmark. The education consists of a depression on an advanced level within the main discipline of materials technology. The program starts with the basic course Metallic materials where the relationship between metals processing, microstructure, properties and performance are treated. The course provides a foundation for the gradual deepening in the main field in the program‘s other courses. In cases where the student already has read this course, or equivalent, students follow the course Powder metallurgy and ceramics. Principles and methods for materials characterization with respect to mechanical properties, structure and composition is mainly treated, both theoretical and practically, in the courses Mechanical properties of metals and Materials and surface characterization. An important feature of the program is the modification and characterization of structure and properties of surfaces and how these can be optimized for example to improve tribological performance. These aspects are covered in the courses Materials selection and surface engineering and Surface engineering and tribology.“ In the course Failure analysis and prevention is theoretical and practical knowledge of the program‘s other courses applied and combined to interpret and solve problems of industrial materials and critically propose new manufacturing processes alternatively materials selection. The program concludes with a degree project comprising 15 credits, which means continued deepening in both materials and surface engineering. Objectives of the Programme In addition to the objectives referred to in the Higher Education Act (see 1.2 above), a student graduating from the one year master programme in Applied materials and surface engineering should have the following knowledge, skills and assessment abilities. Knowledge and understanding Demonstrate detailed understanding of the relationship between the structure of metallic materials, properties and their use, Demonstrate advanced knowledge regarding mechanical and tribological properties of metallic materials, and the properties of surfaces, modification and characterization, Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing of the materials from a performance, economic, ecological and ethical perspective, Demonstrate detailed knowledge of materials characterization and its application in the failure analysis, and the principles to prevent failure of a component, Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of an engineering approach to solve a technical problem of the materials. Skills and abilities Demonstrate the ability with an engineering approach to solve a material technical problem Demonstrate the skill and ability to plan, implement, evaluate and present oral and written projects based on various forms of materials testing and materials characterization of metallic materials and their surfaces, Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and carry out the tasks in projects. Evaluation ability and approach Evaluate complex materials engineering problems from a holistic perspective, which can be incompletely defined and contain conflicting information, Demonstrate the ability to evaluate different materials solutions for the metal and engineering industry, by taking technical, economical and environmental aspects into account, given important ethical and sustainable views. Courses of the Programme Semester 1 Metallic materials, 7,5 credits, ground level 1, alternatively Powder metallurgy and ceramics 7,5 credits, advanced level 1, materials technology Mechanical properties of metals, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology Materials selection and surface engineering, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology Materials and surface characterization, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology Semester 2 Surface engineering and tribology, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology, Failure analysis and prevention, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology Degree thesis in Materials technology, 7,5 credits, advanced level 2, materials technology Admission requirement Bachelor of Science degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, energy, engineering physics) or equivalent degree of at least 180 credits. Knowledge in solid mechanics equivalent to 5 credits Tuition fee First tuition fee instalment: 67,500 SEK Total tuition fee: 135,000 SEK EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees. Information on application and tuition fees here. [-]

Master in Energy Efficient Built Environment

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The goal of the program is to prepare students for the work in the interdisciplinary field of building technology, energy technology and civil engineering and/or for the participation in associated fields of research. [+]

The programme is a one-year master programme (60 credits) offered with the field of energy technology. It is comprised of nine advanced-level courses and one degree project, all thought in English. The courses are offered in the field of energy technology (30.0 cr), building technology (22.5 credits) and civil engineering (7,5 cr). The goal of the program is to prepare students for the work in the interdisciplinary field of building technology, energy technology and civil engineering and/or for the participation in associated fields of research. During the first quarter of the program, students are introduced to the basic components of building energy engineering: the building envelope and its constituent parts (Energy efficient building design), and the influence of climate (Climate-responsive design studio) and the movement of the sun (Solar radiation and solar geometry). The second quarter focuses on the whole building assessment utilizing the simulation tool IDA ICE and a project that spans across three classes. Through evaluating the impact of different materials and various energy conservation measures (Building energy performance simulation and analysis), building forms (Solar building design), HVAC systems (Low-energy HVAC systems) and their impact on the comfort of inhabitants, courses address all aspects of energy-efficient building design and retrofitting. The independent research, the scientific writing and the project design—that are part of the overarching project of this quarter—serve to prepare students for the final thesis work. The third quarter broadens the perspective of the students by introducing the wider context of building energy efficiency and assessing the environmental, economic and social impacts of energy-efficient built environments (Energy and urban planning; Life cycle assessment and cost analysis). Students are given the opportunity to learn how the achievable energy and environmental efficiency of a building is the function of its physical and social environment and how the different aspects are interrelated. This quarter will also equip students with various environmental and sustainability assessment methods (Life cycle assessment and cost analysis; Sustainable building rating systems). The programme concludes with the writing of a thesis. The thesis work can be carried out at the university or, by approval, at a business or other organization in Sweden or abroad. Objectives of the Programme After completing the programme, the student will be able to: Knowledge and understanding demonstrate a basic understanding of how geographical location, adjacent environment and climate influences the solar and other renewable energy potential of premises, demonstrate a broad knowledge of low-energy building design strategies: their focus, their approach and main characteristics (i.e. advantages, disadvantages, applicability and limitations), demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of various energy efficiency measures and the ability to select the right ones for specific situations while taking into considerations material properties, building structures and technologies, economic and environmental costs, as well as personal or societal preferences, demonstrate a working knowledge of various sustainability certification schemes and energy efficiency assessment tools, demonstrate a critical understanding of how the technological, economic and social contexts—such as the available or dominant energy system, the existing urban infrastructure, the local building tradition, the development rules and regulations, and the individual or social attitudes—influence energy conservation targets, approaches and outcomes. Competence and skills integrate knowledge encompassing various physical scales and disciplines that influence the energy efficiency of the built environment, as well as to critically assess specific problems and situations, demonstrate the ability to identify problems, and to design and implement a plan—using suitable methods—to remedy the situation within a given timeframe, demonstrate the ability to deliver energy efficiency concepts and proposals during the design or retrofitting process of a building and to present the knowledge and the rationale behind the proposal to fellow professionals, to the public and to various other stakeholders, demonstrate advanced skills required for both participating in research and development and executing qualified independent work aiming to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment. Judgment and approach demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate design proposals and existing buildings, and to propose informed solutions for improving their thermal and environmental performance in a way that is both socially and environmentally sustainable and is also ethically legitimate, demonstrate a broad knowledge of the technical, social, economic and ethical drivers and barriers to achieving energy efficiency in the built environment, demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for supplemental knowledge and to take responsibility for the development of his or her own knowledge. Courses of the Programme All courses are advanced level courses from the field of energy technology, building technology and civil engineering. First semester Energy efficient building design, 7.5 credits Solar radiation and solar geometry, 5.0 credits (energy technology) Climate-responsive design studio, 2.5 credits Building energy performance simulation and analysis, 7.5 credits Solar building design, 5.0 credits (energy technology) Low-energy HVAC systems, 2.5 credits Second semester Energy and urban planning, 7.5 credits Life cycle assessment and cost analysis, 5.0 credits (energy technology) Sustainable building rating systems, 2.5 credits Degree thesis in energy efficient built environment, 15 credits (energy technology) Admission requirement Bachelor of Science degree from building-, energy technology or civil engineering related fields, or a similar degree of at least 180 credits. Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge. Tuition fee First tuition fee instalment: 67,500 SEK Total tuition fee: 135,000 SEK EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees. Information on application and tuition fees here. [-]

MSc. in Business Intelligence

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

The Business Intelligence Programme gives you the opportunity to solve the practical problems of companies by learning how to collect and interpret data to make complex decisions. [+]

Master's Programme in Business Intelligence

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Dalarna University

Address Högskolegatan 2
79131 Falun, Sweden
Website http://www.du.se/
Phone +46 23 77 80 00