Materials Chemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14755
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Since the dawn of mankind, materials have played an essential role in human development. The Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age are part of our history and today we are heading towards the Nano Age. Using all the tools in chemistry, such as material synthesis and chemical and physical characterization methods, this broad engineering programme aims at deepening the understanding of materials properties in order to design and develop the materials of tomorrow.

Programme description

Centred around organic- and inorganic chemistry, polymers and nanotechnology we train you in how to use these tools in tweaking molecules to give materials specific properties. This could range from high temperature corrosion resistant materials and materials for catalysts in a chemical process or in cars to nanomaterials that have unique traits and precision targeted pharmaceuticals.

Evolving fields where materials chemistry stands for great opportunities are e.g. biodegradable detergents, solvent free paints, polymers made of renewable recourses, polymer based solar panels and diodes, thermoelectric materials that transfers heat to electricity and handling complex emissions from fuel efficient engines that rely on biofuels instead of fossil fuels.

The Materials Chemistry programme at the Chalmers University of Technology provides you with an engineering education within the materials field where emphasis is on synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications, and top down chemical nano manufacturing. There is also a close connection to industrially relevant materials, including both present products and the materials of the future.

Career opportunities

Scientists, in industry or academia, and engineers in materials science are active in fields ranging from fundamental materials development to application of materials technology in products and processes. Sweden has cutting edge research in characterisation, design and development of new materials.

There is thus a continuous need for materials engineers with a sound chemistry background within Swedish industry, such as automotive, rolling bearings, bioimplants, polymers, surface treatment, paint, packaging materials, hygiene and healthcare products and pharmaceuticals. In addition, sustainable engineering opens up more opportunities such as catalysis, recycling, biodegradable materials, tailored nanomaterials and corrosion resistant alloys.

Besides moving on as PhD-students, previous student have found positions at e.g. Komet, ST1, Emerson, Borealis, SP, Domsjö fabriker, Eka Chemicals, Mölnlycke Healthcare, Elasto Sweden AB, YKI, Tetra Pack, Intellego Technologies, Akzo Nobel, Oxeon, Vinci Technologies, Kronans droghandel, Iggesund paperboard, Volvo Cars, Alström Power, Forbo Forshaga.

Programme Structure

First Year

Autumn Term Study period 1

Elective courses

  • Fundamentals of micro- and nanotechnology, Examination
  • Solid state chemistry, Examination
  • Applied organic molecular spectroscopy, Examination
  • Applied organic molecular spectroscopy, Laboratory
  • The synthesis, properties and structures of solid state materials, Examination
  • Surface chemistry, Examination

Autumn Term Study period 2

Elective courses

  • Polymer chemistry and physics, Examination
  • Advanced organic chemistry, Examination
  • Advanced organic chemistry, Laboratory
  • Nanomaterials chemistry, Examination
  • Nanoscience, Examination
  • Materials characterisation and failure analysis, part A, Examination
  • Materials characterisation and failure analysis, part B, Project
  • Tailored materials and commercialisation aspects, part A, Examination
  • Tailored materials and commercialisation aspects, part B, Project


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Bio Engineering

Prerequistes: Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Differential equations), Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry and Inorganic chemistry

English Language Proficiency

The most common 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)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14755 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Non-EEA:140 000 SEK/academic year

EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.

Funding

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