Third-cycle students doing research in production engineering are members of the research team in Production Technology West at University West. The team works together with regional experts in the field of industrial engineering at the Centre for Production Technology, where there is a state-of-the-art research lab.
Research in production engineering deals with various processes of production in industrial engineering, and most of the projects have the overarching goal of reducing our environmental footprint. Research is focused on thermal spraying, welding, and cutting processes. It also deals with creating flexibility in the automation systems.
The subject area is outlined in the General Syllabus for Studies in Production Technology. The syllabus also lays out the program's aims and objectives, entry requirements, content and structure.
The start is planned for 2021. More about Smart Industry Research School
Externally employed doctoral students at the Sicomap research school have conducted their research in close collaboration with manufacturing companies during their doctoral studies at University West. Eleven companies have worked with 20 doctoral students during the 2012–2021 period. The overall purpose of the graduate school was to train internationally competitive doctors who can directly bring research results into the Swedish manufacturing industry and thus raise the level of competence in companies. Take part in results and reflections on Sicomap.