Materials Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The programme is cross-disciplinary and contains elements from physics, chemistry, nanotechnology and traditional mechanical engineering. The teaching combines lectures, laboratory work and project work. This Materials Technology programme is offered by the Aalborg University.


In our high-tech society there is a great need for advanced knowledge about materials, as the materials to a high degree are crucial to a products capacity. Do you want to participate in the development of the materials of the future?

In that case Materials Technology is the right programme for you. You will obtain an understanding of the problems that industrial production companies, consulting engineering companies, certification companies and research institutions meet in connection with the production and use of materials. And you will be able to transform this knowledge to practice.

This Materials Technology programme is offered by the Aalborg University. During the masters programme, you will gain a profound knowledge of different engineering materials such as plastic, composite materials, alloys and steel, while you also gain a solid competence profile in the fields of solid mechanics.

Career opportunities

With a master’s degree in Materials Technology you will be able to work in private or public companies where a central part of the job is a profound knowledge of the properties of materials, knowledge of manufacturing and processing methods, and the interaction between these. You can work as for instance:

  • development or production engineer
  • specialist
  • project manager
  • production or development manager

You can work in both Danish and international industrial production companies, consulting engineering companies, certification companies, and research institutions.

Programme Structure

Materials Technology is a two-year master's programme which gives you 120 ECTS credits. The structure of the programme is outlined below:

1st semester
  • Metals and alloys
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Continuum mechanics with microstructure
  • Metallic materials.
2nd semester
  • Simulation and measuring of materials behaviour
  • Polymers and composite materials
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Fundamental polymer chemistry
  • Polymers and polymer composites.
3rd semester

During 3 semester you work with Industrial development and Morphological modelling and characterisation. Alternatively, you have the opportunity to study one semester abroad or to do an internship in Denmark or abroad.

4th semester
  • This semester is devoted to the master’s thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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).

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    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

The following Bachelor's degrees qualify you for enrolment in Materials Technology:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Nanotechnology with specialisation in Physics)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Industry
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Nanotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students with another Bachelor’s degree may upon application to the Board of Studies be admitted following a specific academic assessment if the applicant is considered as having comparable educational prerequisites.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12402 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12402 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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