Sweden has gained an international reputation for its high-quality steel production and advanced manufacturing industry as a result of major strategic investment in education and research. A strong base for this industry is the province of Dalarna, home to Dalarna University.
The University's one-year Master's Programme in Materials Engineering will help you in the development of your skills and knowledge in the field of Materials Engineering, which will serve to further your career opportunities.
The focus is on the detailed comprehension of the connection between the production, microstructure, properties and performance of metallic materials. You will learn about various surface and materials characterisation techniques. Further, you will learn about the modification and characterisation of the structure and the properties of surfaces, which are main features of the programme. You will also discover how these can be optimised so as, for example, to improve tribological performance.
If you wish to gain better knowledge and understanding related to both materials and surface engineering, then you are strongly encouraged to apply for this programme. The programme includes the composition of a thesis; therefore, it is ideal for you if your intention is to pursue research or if your aim is to demonstrate to potential employers an ability to understand both materials technology and surface engineering.
How To Apply
Applying to this programme is quick and easy. Just complete these two steps:
- Click on the blue "Apply" button to create a user account and add the programme to your account in the online application portal.
- Submit the required documents to verify that you fulfill the entry requirements listed below. It is usually possible to upload the required documents to your user account.
Entry Requirements (August 2018)
Specific Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering and Management), Civil Engineering or equivalent degree of at least 180 credits.
English Language Proficiency
The most common tests 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)
Please check the University Admissions information on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or an IELTS result.
135 000 SEK (total)
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.
Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (67 500 SEK) must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.
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The programme is a one-year Master’s Programme in Materials Engineering. All courses are taught in English. The programme comprises 60 credits (1 credit = 1 ECTS) and commences in the beginning of September, which is the start of the autumn semester.
Semester 1 (Autumn)
- Metallic Materials, 7.5 Credits (First Cycle Level 1), alternatively
Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics, 7.5 Credits (Second Cycle Level 1)
- Mechanical Properties of Metals, 7.5 Credits (First Cycle Level 2)
- Materials Selection and Functional Surface, 7.5 Credits (Second Cycle Level 1)
- Materials and Surface Characterization, 7.5 Credits (Second Cycle Level 1)
Semester 2 (Spring)
- Surface Engineering and Tribology, 7.5 Credits (Second Cycle Level 1)
- Failure Analysis and Prevention, 7.5 Credits (Second Cycle Level 1)
- Degree Thesis in Materials Technology, 15 Credits (Second Cycle Level 2)
Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded a Master of Science (one year) in Materials Engineering.
Dalarna is an amazing place to live and study. The changing seasons and the natural beauty of the region invite you to experience the outdoors in ways that will complement your study time: skiing on forest tracks, hiking in mountains, and ice-skating on frozen lakes are just a few activities.
You will study at Campus Borlänge, close to the region’s largest shopping centre. Since the programme admits only a small number of students, you will easily get to know your classmates and have good opportunity to interact with your teachers, which will enhance your learning experience. The programme includes lectures, group discussions, presentations, laboratory work and group projects involving industrial case studies.
With its state-of-the art equipment and experienced research staff in Materials Engineering, the programme will ensure you gain the knowledge and tools you need for a successful career within the steel and manufacturing industry.
Upon completion of the programme, you will be prepared for positions such as materials engineer and product development engineer in the steel and manufacturing industries at innovative companies such as SSAB, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, ABB, Outokumpu, and 3M. This programme will also prepare you for advanced studies in PhD programmes in Materials Science/Engineering.