Engineering Materials Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language

About

Engineering Materials Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Track 1 - Industrial Materials (IMTA)

Industrial Materials has a focus on both Process Science (Process); metallurgy and principles for the production of metals including industrial processes in terms of economic and recycling perspective, Materials Design (Structure); in terms of designing structure and mechanical properties of materials using theory in thermodynamics and kinetics, and Materials Properties (Properties); fundamental knowledge of mechanical metallurgy and metal forming mechanics.

Through the choice of courses, the student may decide to specialise in Materials Design, Process Science or, preferably a combination of both areas. However, topics like casting, metal forming, powder metallurgy (additive manufacturing), experimental methods, quantum metallurgy (ab initio), team leadership, project management, economic process analyses and product innovation, combustion in industrial processes and energy and materials sustainability, corrosion and surface protection are all vital parts of the programme. This gives the education both a large width as well as knowledge and skills with a deep technical depth. This track is intended for students with a solid background in Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgy.

Track 2 - Materials and Process Design (MDNA)

Materials and Process Design has, like Industrial Materials, a focus on metallic materials, processes, structure and properties. The track has an arrangement involving introductory courses in the first semester, which means that the track can be followed by students without prior in-depth materials or metallurgical knowledge. This track is intended for students with an interest in materials science and a background for example in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Chemistry or Engineering Physics.

Track 3 – Sustainable Materials (SUMA)

Sustainable Materials has, like Industrial Materials its main focus on metallic materials, processes, structure and properties but as well on substitution/replacement and recycling process technology with a sustainable cycle-based approach to raw materials (circular economy). The track involves courses within innovation and entrepreneurship, recycling, and in designing products for sustainability (eco-design).This track is intended both for students with a background in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering.

Career

Students graduating with a Master of Science degree specialising in Engineering Materials Science are in great demand throughout in the Stockholm area as well as in the rest of the Sweden, Europe and the world. There are many job opportunities in sectors that are directly associated with metallurgy – such as iron, steel and other metal producing industries (powder metallurgy, hard metal etc.). 

However as an material specialist with an outstanding knowledge about metals you will find that your knowledge are of importance in the automotive industry, manufacturing industry, aerospace industry, companies in the energy sector, the public sector, the environmental sector or private enterprise companies.

The education also provides a solid scientific foundation for further research studies at KTH or abroad after graduating.

Programme Structure

The Master’s programme in Engineering Materials Science is characterised by a cross-functional approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and processes.

  • Track: Industrial Materials (IMTA)
  • Track: Materials design (MDNA)
  • Track: Materials Processing (MPTA)
Degree project and thesis

The degree project is 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 project is then carried out in the area defined by the courses taken during the first year of the programme and may be conducted in industry, at a KTH department or in another technical university or research institute anywhere in the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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

To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Technology (or equivalent), within Materials Engineering or a corresponding degree from other engineering programmes such as Engineering Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics provided that they include relevant courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, engineering materials and solid mechanics.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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