The master’s program in Macromolecular Materials provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. The program can also be studied as a Nordic Master, with a track in Polymer Technology. This double degree program includes one year of studies at KTH and one year at Aalto (Finland), DTU (Denmark) or NTNU (Norway) and is applied for separately.
Macromolecular Materials at KTH
Students will learn about design, synthesis, characterization, production, and development of polymer and fiber-based materials throughout the duration of the degree program. The material group includes plastics, rubber, composites, paper, wood and other biological materials; students will be able to handle questions pertaining to the choice of raw materials (renewable versus fossil), and the choice of production processes, material combinations, and manufacturing methods to achieve the desired characteristics in the finished product. Great emphasis is placed on environmental issues, such as environmentally-friendly material production and development of sustainable materials.
The program provides a solid base in the chemistry and physics of organic materials, as well as their connection to real-life applications. A broad range of courses allows students to customize their own degree profile enabling them to focus on individual areas of interest. The program also establishes excellent laboratory skills and is closely linked to research at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology. Skills such as problem-solving and project work are developed and enhanced in many of the courses, as well as oral and written presentations. A master's degree project takes place during the final term, it is the culmination of the academic program and is usually undertaken at KTH, in a company setting or abroad. The topic may be chosen from a list of available projects at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering (at KTH).
Polymer chemistry and physics, pulp and paper technology, sustainable materials, polymeric materials, fiber technology, biomedical materials.
Nordic Master with track Polymer Technology
The program can also be studied as a Nordic Master, with a track in Polymer Technology. This double degree program includes one year of studies at KTH and one year at Aalto, DTU or NTNU and is applied for separately.
Career opportunities for students from this program are broad and international. The program is closely related to many important industries – the paper and forest industry, plastics, medical technology, and packaging industry. Material expertise is also needed in many other sectors, from transport to the coatings industry and electronics. Graduates will also be well-placed for further studies as Ph.D. students.
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