As a student in the Materials Engineering program from Uppsala University you will learn about the structure of different materials, their properties, manufacture, application and how to design, modify and produce materials for high-tech products. Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary subject, and the programme encompasses courses that span basic theory to various areas of application.
You will gain broad knowledge as well as cutting-edge expertise, including critical analysis, holistic assessments, and problem solving that involves materials in different ways
The materials industry is characterised by a large focus on research. Nearly all the teachers in the programme are active researchers, which combined with access to modern experimental equipment guarantees that what you learn is cutting-edge and that you will gain a very competitive set of skills in the subject.
You can work as a researcher and specialist or materials expert with a broad skill set, for instance in positions involving implementation and holistic assessment as a project manager or coordinator, communications officer or in sales - tech firms can often make use of candidates qualified in materials in many different rolesYou can also choose to pursue PhD studies, either at Uppsala University or at other Swedish or foreign universities.
Upon completion of a PhD, you may choose to continue on to research inside the academy or at a company, but you will also be an attractive candidate for many positions in the labour market
- During the initial part of the first semester, courses will be tailored in order to ensure all students share a common foundation of knowledge, regardless of their academic background. This can be in the form of, for instance, an individually designed supplementary course in materials engineering, materials chemistry or solid mechanics.
- The second part of the first semester and the second semester offer in-depth courses in materials analysis, materials mechanics, microsystem technology and nanomaterials. Furthermore, sustainable development is an important issue that will be discussed specifically in the course "Sustainable materials development", but also through the entire programme
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 21 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:
- 50 credits in materials science and/or materials engineering, including a minimum of 10 credits materials chemistry, 10 credits engineering materials and 5 credits materials physics;
- 25 credits mathematics.
Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
International13813 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27627 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
- Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000
Living costs for Uppsala
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.