Master's programme in Engineering Materials Science
The Master’s Programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross- functional view of development of new materials and processes, as well as on the understanding and usage of today’s materials, processes and applications.
The programme is open to students with different materials backgrounds. It has three different tracks, which focus on different complimentary aspects of material and process development and your different materials background. This gives the education both a large width as well as knowledge and skills with technical depth.
Track - 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 - Materials and Process Design (MDNA)
The specialisation 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 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 - 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.
Students graduating with a Master of Science degree specialising in Engineering Materials Science are in great demand, in the Stockholm area as well as in the rest of Sweden and Europe.
The education also gives you a solid scientific foundation for research studies at KTH or abroad after graduating.
The Degree project amounts to 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 thesis project is carried out in the area defined by the courses taken during the first year of the programme. The project may be carried out either in industry, at a kth department or in another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.