Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Molecular Science and Engineering, 120 credits (TMVTM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 11/01/2018
Approved: 11/01/2018

Knowledge and understanding

To receive a Master of Science degree in Molecular Science and Engineering the student should:

  • demonstrate general knowledge in and understanding of chemistry and in-depth knowledge in selected chemistry area.
  • have insight into current research and development.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis for physical and chemical processes, different kinds of energy and their conversion, the properties and use of different materials, and to assess the applicability of the used models in different contexts.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the importance of chemical, thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of chemical reaction routes.
  • demonstrate knowledge in how the molecules are built-up, chemical and  molecular measuring and characterization techniques, molecular reactions, molecular interactions and their influence on the properties, methods for synthesis and production of molecules, materials and surfaces as well as molecular aspects of sustainable development.
  • be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, numerical analysis and other sciences in the field of chemistry.

Skills and abilities

To receive a Master of Science degree in Molecular Science and Engineering the student should:

  • demonstrate the ability to develop chemical products and apply systematic thinking in terms of choice of raw materials, energy, security, environment, human conditions and needs as well as goals of sustainable society.
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and manage current and real problems drawn from industry, society and research, taking into account the potential and limitations.
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessment of the reasonableness of the obtained solutions, and compare and evaluate alternative solutions.
  • demonstrate laboratory skills and knowledge of safe chemical managing, and the ability to implement and evaluate experiments on a laboratory scale and on a larger scale plan.
  • demonstrate the skills to use computer tools for information retrieval.
  • demonstrate the ability to orally and in writing present and discuss ideas and outcomes and communicate with persons with or without the technical scientific background.
  • demonstrate ability to effectively work as an individual and as a team member to plan and implement projects within a given framework.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

To receive a Master of Science degree in Molecular Science and Engineering the student should:

  • demonstrate the ability to critically review the literature and technologies in areas related to chemistry.
  • demonstrate the ability to take a stand on issues of ethical nature in their professional field.
  • demonstrate an understanding for the fact that chemistry problems can be complex, incompletely defined and contain contradictory conditions, and also consider social, economic, commercial, environmental and working-environmental aspects.
  • demonstrate the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge in new areas and to apply new knowledge for innovation and development of chemical products.