Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Engineering Materials Science, 120 credits (TTMVM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2017

Last edit: 15/11/2017
Approved: 06/12/2017

In addition to the objectives specified in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance, there are also specific objectives for this programme. Graduates from the programme shall:

Knowledge and understanding

  • Have extensive knowledge of both materials and processes in order to be able to develop and manufacture new materials and products.
  • Have such knowledge as is required to be able to work in materials-related industries within research and development as well as in production and manufacturing. 
  • Have good insight into current research and development as well as industrial development trends.

Skills and abilities

  •  Be proficient in utilising modern modelling and simulation methods as well as their applications  
  • Possess the skills in presentation, communication and teamwork needed to establish good conditions for effective work, both individually and in collaboration in groups with different compositions of individuals
  • demonstrate the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other advanced technical contexts
  •  demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively plan and, using adequate methods and tools, create technical solutions, processes and systems that cater to human and societal needs and thus, from an ethical and professional standpoint, contribute to the development of knowledge in society

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical accountability in scientific, technical, ecological and societal enterprises.
  • Have an understanding of the fact that engineering problems, viewed from a systems perspective, are often complex, can be incompletely defined and sometimes involve conflicting conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of technology in society and people's responsibility for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and work environment aspects, and also in the development of new materials and processes
  • Have the ability to identify their need of further knowledge and to continuously develop their skills.

The KTH local Degree Ordinance can be found in the KTH regulatory framework, www.kth.se.