Master in Engineering Materials Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Program Description

Master in Engineering Materials Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Master in Engineering Materials Science

The Master’s programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross-functional approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and processes.

Programme outline

The programme is open to students with materials backgrounds and has three different tracks, each focusing on different complimentary aspects of material and process development, while incorporating each students’ individual experience in the area. This makes the programme both comprehensive in the fundementals of the field, and tailored to meet personal academic and career goals.

Track 1 - Industrial Materials (IMTA)

Materials such as steel, lightweight metals and semi-conductors have made development possible for many years and will continue to do so in the future. Through the choice of courses, the student may decide to specialise in Materials Design, Process Science or, preferably, a combination of both areas. This track is only for students with a solid background in Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgy.

Track 2 - Materials and Process Design (MDNA)

Materials and Process Design has, like Industrial Materials, a strong focus on materials and processes, properties and design. The content of the courses offered within this specialisation will cover all of the different areas of Engineering Materials Science and Metallurgy during the first term. This track is only for students with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Science and Engineering or Engineering Physics.

Track 3 - Materials Processing (MPTA)

Materials Processing has a strong focus on materials in general and provides inter-disciplinary courses within materials processing. The content of the courses offered within this specialisation will cover the areas of casting, plastic forming, modelling and simulation, and mechanical metallurgy. This track is open for students with different materials backgrounds, preferably Mechanical Engineering.

Degree project

The degree project is one semester of full-time work and is undertaken during the second year. Typically, the preceding summer is used to prepare for and specify the thesis project. The project is then carried out in the area defined by the courses taken during the first year of the programme and may be conducted in industry, at a KTH department or in another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.

Career prospects

Students graduating with a Master of Science degree specialising in Engineering Materials Science are in great demand throughout the world. The education also provides a solid scientific foundation for further research studies at KTH or abroad after graduating.

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Last updated September 23, 2016
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Sept. 2017
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