Master in Materials Engineering and Product Development


Program Description


Over the years, Sweden has gained an international reputation for its high-quality steel production and advanced manufacturing technology that has come as a direct result of major strategic investment in education and research. The province of Dalarna is a strong base for the steel industry and home to Dalarna University.

Comprehensive and Applicable Knowledge

By taking this Master's Program in Materials Engineering and Product Development, you will gain in-depth knowledge in materials engineering and the product development process, both key to a successful career within the manufacturing industry.

Focus is on detailed comprehension of the connection between product development, production, microstructure, properties and performance of various products. You will acquire the competence and skills necessary to become an innovative technical problem-solver with knowledge of materials engineering and product development.

You will be taught on various subjects related to materials engineerings, such as mechanical properties, powder metallurgy including additive manufacturing, surface engineering and tribology, and materials selection and design. Further, you will learn about modularity and its benefits in the areas of design, production, cost, and quality. As well, you will gain an understanding of the problems that can arise in the development of a modularised product range. You will also come to understand effective product design and the performance of various products using materials engineering knowledge.

Should you apply?

If you wish to gain better knowledge and understanding related to both materials engineering and product development, then you are strongly encouraged to apply to this program. The program includes the composition of a thesis; as such, the program is ideal for you if your intention is to pursue research or if your aim is to demonstrate your skills and abilities to understand both materials engineering and product development for potential employers.

Entry Requirements (September 2019)

Specific Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, Metallurgy, Materials Science, Production Engineering) or equivalent degree of at least 180 credits. Documented language proficiency knowledge equivalent to English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent knowledge.

English Language Proficiency

The most common tests and important scores that are accepted are:

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet-based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Please check the University Admissions information on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result.

Tuition Fees

270 000 SEK (total)

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (67 500 SEK) must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.

If you have any questions about tuition fee payments, please e-mail


There are a number of scholarships available for successful program applicants who are not EU/EEA citizens.

For more information about scholarships, please visit our webpage about scholarships for international students or contact

  • Scholarships for International Students

Program Overview

The program is a two-year Master's Program in Materials Engineering and Product Development. All courses are taught in English. The program comprises 120 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and commences in the beginning of September, which is the start of the autumn semester.

Semester 1 (Autumn)

  • Mechanical Properties of Metals, 7.5 Credits
  • Project Management, 7.5 Credits
  • Powder Metallurgy including Additive Manufacturing, 7.5 Credits
  • Materials and Surface Characterisation, 7.5 Credits

Semester 2 (Spring)

  • Surface Engineering and Tribology, 7.5 Credits
  • Product Development and Modularity, 15 Credits
  • Problem Solving, 7.5 Credits

Semester 3 (Autumn)

  • Advanced Solid Mechanics, 7.5 Credits
  • Materials Selection and Design, 7.5 Credits
  • Advanced FEM, 7.5 Credits
  • Failure Analysis and Prevention, 7.5 Credits

Semester 4 (Spring)

  • Degree Thesis in Materials Engineering, 30 Credits

Degree Awarded

Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded a Master of Science or Master of Engineering (120 credits), Main Field of Study: Materials Technology.

Study Environment

Dalarna is an amazing place for you to live and study. The changing seasons and the natural beauty of the region invite you to enjoy the outdoors in ways that will enhance your study experience with us: skiing on forest tracks, hiking in mountains, ice-skating on frozen lakes - these are just a few such activities.

See our webpage for more ideas about leisure-time activities in and around the region of Dalarna: Events and Activities.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for positions such as materials and product development engineers in the steel and manufacturing industries at innovative companies such as SSAB, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, ABB, Outokumpu, and 3M. This program will also prepare you for advanced studies in Ph.D. programs in Materials Engineering.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

At Dalarna University, we collaborate with external parties and society in a great many ways. Our aim is to give you - our students - the means to make a difference in the world.

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