M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering Materials Science

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

24 months
15235 EUR/year
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The Engineering Materials Science programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology has a cross-functional approach, focusing on the understanding of existing materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new ones.


The Engineering Materials Science programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers specialisation in three tracks: Industrial Materials, Materials and Process Design and Sustainable Materials.

Track 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.

Track 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. 

Track 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 for students with a background in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering.


Students graduating from the programme are in great demand in the Stockholm area as well as in the rest of 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 a material specialist with outstanding knowledge about metals, you will find that your knowledge is of importance in the automotive industry, manufacturing industry, aerospace industry, companies in the energy sector, the public sector, the environmental sector or private enterprises. 

Graduates from the programme can be found at companies such as Sandvik, SSAB, Outokumpu, Swerim and Scania. 

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • Theory and Methodology of Science with Applications (Natural and Technological Science) 
  • Process Engineering 
  • Applied Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Simulation and Modeling Toolbox 
  • Powder Metallurgy 
  • Casting Processing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Technology (or equivalent), within Materials Engineering or a corresponding degree from other engineering programmes such as Mechanical Engineering, Design and Product Realization, Engineering Chemistry and Engineering Physics provided that they include relevant courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, thermodynamics, engineering materials and solid mechanics.
  • CV
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  • Identification
  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15235 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30471 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SEK 310,000 per full programme

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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