Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University
|Lunds Tekniska Högskola|
|Budget||Approx. SEK 6,000 million|
|Location||Lund, Skåne, Sweden|
The Faculty of Engineering is one of the eight faculties at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, commonly called LTH (after its Swedish name Lunds Tekniska Högskola). LTH was originally established as an independent institute in 1961, but was incorporated in Lund University as a faculty in 1969. Previously the institute has been known in English as Lund Institute of Technology, but since 2005 the international name is Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.
LTH is Sweden's third largest institute of technology and the third of its kind in Sweden. About 6,000 (out of a total of 47,000 university students) study at the institute. The facilities housing the faculty are to a varying extent shared with regular education at the Faculty of Science in bordering disciplines, and many of the departments are coorganized with the science faculty, for instance the Department of Physics. Basic courses are as a rule offered in Swedish, while higher level courses are often taught in English with English literature.
The Faculty of Engineering at Lund University primarily graduates students working towards a Master of Science in Engineering degree, in addition to offering doctoral studies. Originally LTH offered only six programs, introduced between 1961 and 1965. These original programs are (in order):
- Engineering Physics
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
In 1982, Computer Engineering was introduced, and since the mid-1990s, many new programs have branched off of existing programs to meet the needs of growing industries and fields. These newer programs are (in no order):
- Industrial Engineering and Management
- Biochemical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Fire Engineering
- Information Technology
- Engineering Mathematics
- Industrial Design
- Risk Management
- Technology Management
International master programmes are offered in subjects such as Wireless Communications, Systems-on-chip, Bioengineering, Food and Nutrition, Sustainable Energy and Water Resources Engineering.
Notes and references
- "Facts And Figures 2011" (PDF). Lund University. April 2011. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2011.
- "Grafisk Profil". LTH. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
- "Om LTH". LTH. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Master of Science in Engineering". LTH. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.