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MASTechMaster of Product Development – Specialisation in Assistive Technology (MASTech) for Prosthetist/Orthotists

Tuition fee SEK150,000 per year
Application fee SEK900 one-time
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Overview

The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and skills related to product development, design and manufacturing and is specifically targeted towards preparing graduates for a career within the assistive technology sector.

The development of assistive technologies requires a unique combination of medical and engineering knowledge. As such, the program is open to students with backgrounds in prosthetics and orthotics or mechanical engineering.

A fundamental principle of the MASTech programme is for students to have the opportunity to link theory to industrial practice. As such, students will be required to complete a number of projects addressing problems identified by industry partners, as well as completing an industrial placement.


The programme is conducted and examined in English. Each course is assessed separately using a range of assessment methods including oral presentations, reports, projects and written examinations. In a single course one of these methods, or a combination of them, may be used.

Programme structure

The MASTech will consist of 4 semesters of study (2 years full-time). Courses within the first
year of study are campus-based while some courses in the second year of study are web-based
and may be completed by distance education.

A fundamental principle of the programme is for students to have the opportunity to link theory
to industrial practice. It is particularly important that students apply the knowledge they have
acquired during their studies and throughout the programme students will be required to
complete a number of projects which require that they solve real-world problems using the
theories, models and tools that are introduced in the curriculum. An Industrial placement in the
third semester of study will also provide opportunities for students to work closely with industry
partners solving real-world problems. To be granted a Master degree (120 credits) students must
complete an independent project (thesis) corresponding to at least 30 credits. It is anticipated
that students will identify a topic for their independent project in collaboration with industry
partners.

Courses within the program

Semester 1:
Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 7.5 credits
Introduction to Engineering Sciences – bridging course, 15 credits
Product Realisation, 7.5 credits

Semester 2:
Materials and Production Processes, 6 credits
Assistive Technology design, 9 credits
Co-production in Health and Welfare, 7.5 credits
Innovation Project, 7.5 credits
Master of Product Development – Specialisation in Assistive Technology (MASTech) for Prosthetist/Orthotists, 120
credits 4(
6)

Semester 3:
Quality improvement in health and engineering, 7.5 credits
Management and Innovation in the health sector, 6 credits
Research methods and evidence-based practice, 7.5 credits
Industrial placement, 9 credits

Semester 4:
Master Thesis, 30 credit

Career opportunities

The programme will provide knowledge and skills to work in a number of positions within the
assistive technology sector, nationally and internationally. Potential areas of employment could
include research and development departments of companies involved in the production of
assistive technologies or production management for departments involved in the clinical
provision of assistive technologies (including hospitals or private companies).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States