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The study programme is being implemented in Riga Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Transport and Aeronautics Department of Theoretical Mechanics and Strength of Materials in close cooperation with the eight largest technical universities in Europe. The study programme is implemented in Latvian and English, and its duration is two years. The study programme is focused on gaining an in-depth understanding of the operation of mechanical systems and their control (study courses “Technical System Vibration and Stability”, “Shock Theory”, “Dynamics and Control of Machines” etc.), acquisition of knowledge and skills in the use of computer programmes and performance of simulations (study courses “Vibrotechnology and Vibromachines”, “Rotary Machines”, “Computer-Aided Analysis of Mechanical Systems of Machines” etc.), which allows graduates to work in both local and international companies, which are focused on the production and project management of customer-tailored mechanical equipment, systems or components, as well as to continue their studies in a four-year PhD study programme.
Faculty of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Programme type and level
Academic Master (Second Cycle) Studies
Mechanics and Metal Processing, Heat Power Engineering, Heat Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
Awarded degree and qualification
Master degree of engineering science in mechanical engineering / –
Required previous education
Bachelor degree of engineering science in mechanical engineering, mechanics and metal processing, or comparable education
Price per year
€ 4 830 - EU countries
€ 4 830 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 2 years
Autumn / Spring
To prepare engineers with a wide range of knowledge in the field of mechanics and mechanical engineering, who are able to compete well for their place in the labour market and can work in their profession in both local and international companies and projects, as well as to prepare students for further studies in the PhD study programme.
The tasks of the study programme are:
- to provide students with the in-depth theoretical knowledge, skills and abilities in engineering, mechanics and mechanical engineering;
- to acquaint students with the latest research and development tendencies in the field of mechanics and mechanical engineering;
- to strengthen skills in working with computer programs used in the field with the help of laboratory works, as well as to develop an understanding of continuous development of computer programmes, so that after completing the study programme the student is able to work with various similar alternatives;
- to develop an understanding of the cycle of the creation of innovative engineering products, cooperation of specialists in various fields.
Graduates of the study programme work in companies that focus on the design and production of new and customer-tailored products - mechanical equipment and their components, as well as in companies where maintenance of mechanical equipment must be provided and in projects where calculations and simulations are performed in computer programs. After additional specific training, graduates can work in the field of technical measurement and diagnostics.
It is possible to continue studies in the four-year full-time doctoral study programme “Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering” or in other RTU doctoral study programmes, as well as it is possible to study abroad, or in similar study programmes abroad.
English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.