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Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

LTH, Faculty of Engineering
Lunds Tekniska Högskola
TypePublic university
BudgetApprox. SEK 6,000 million[1]
DeanAnnika Olsson
Administrative staff
Students10 000
Location, ,
Kårhuset LTH
LTH maskin (mechanical eng.) front

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 has (2022) about 1,500 employees and nearly 10,000 students, of which about 650 graduate annually. LTH currently offers 16 engineering programmes, 5 higher engineering programmes and 19 international master's programmes. LTH trains civil engineers, fire engineers, architects, industrial designers and doctors of technology. LTH's higher education engineering programmes take place at Campus Helsingborg. LTH also offers a unique education in risk management and professional training in food technology. Since 2010, LTH has also been responsible for the bachelor's programme for airline pilots. The civil engineering programmes were changed in autumn 2007 as a step in the Bologna process and are now 5 years long, equivalent to 300 credits. First-cycle courses are as a rule offered in Swedish, while higher-level courses are often taught in English with English literature.[2]


Lund University of Technology, LTH, was founded in 1961 and incorporated in 1969 as part of Lund University. The university originally consisted of six sections, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Architecture. Carin Boalt became Lunds first female professor on her appointment as a professor of Building Function Analysis in 1964.

The range of courses has developed over time and now includes Computer Engineering and Biotechnology as well as Fire Engineering, Ecosystem Engineering, Industrial Economics and Industrial Design. LTH is located on its own campus where most of the buildings were designed by Klas Anshelm. Since 1995, LTH has also been running higher education engineering programmes in Building Technology and Computer/Electrical Engineering at Campus Helsingborg. LTH has its own dean since 1990. These have been Bertil Törnell (1990-1993), Sven Lindblad (1993-1996), Thomas Johannesson (1996-2001), Gunilla Jönson (2002-2007), Anders Axelsson (2008-2014), Viktor Öwall (2015-2020) and Annika Olsson (2021- ).


Architecture (300 ECTS credits, 5 years)

Fire protection engineering (210 ECTS credits, 3.5 years)

Master of Science in Engineering (300 ECTS credits, 5 years)

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science and engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Information and Communication Engineering Technologies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Surveying and Land Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Design
  • Risk, safety and crisis management
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Nanoscience
  • Civil engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (180 ECTS credits, 3 years)

All higher engineering programmes are taught at Campus Helsingborg.

  • Civil Engineering with Architecture
  • Civil Engineering - Railway Engineering
  • Civil Engineering - Road and Traffic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering with Automation Technology

Risk Management (120 ECTS credits)

After two and a half years on the civil engineering programme of your choice or the fire engineering programme at LTH, you can choose to take the final part of the risk management programme.

Bachelor's programme in air traffic management, 180 credits

Bachelor's programme in industrial design, 180 credits

Bachelor's programme in food technology, 180 hp

Preparatory Semester, Basic Technical Year

Master's degree programmes, 120 credits, 2 years

  • Architecture
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Architecture and Emergent Futures
  • Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation
  • Embedded Electronics Engineering
  • Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design
  • Food Technology and Nutrition
  • Industrial Design
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Machine Learning, Systems and Control
  • Nanoscience
  • Pharmaceutical Technology: Discovery, Development and Production
  • Photonics
  • Production and Materials Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Sustainable Urban Design
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Wireless Communication

Erasmus+ International Master's programmes

  • Food Innovation and Product Design
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Large Scale Accelerators and Lasers

Joint degree programmes

  • EIT Master's in Food Systems

Spin-off companies

Here are some of the companies started based on research at the university. Several of them are located in the nearby research village of Ideon.

  • Acconeer AB
  • Bioinvent
  • Cognimatics
  • Decuma
  • glo AB
  • NEMS
  • Immunovia
  • Obducat
  • Polar Rose
  • Prefood
  • Qlucore
  • QuNano
  • Sol Voltaics

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Facts And Figures 2011" (PDF). Lund University. April 2011. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Om LTH". LTH. Retrieved 23 October 2011.

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