Programme, master’s level
120 credits
Malmö daytime 100%
30 August, 2021 - 4 June, 2023
Full tuition fee: 255000 SEK
Other place or pace of study
Malmö daytime 100%
30 August, 2021 - 4 June, 2023
Full tuition fee: 255000 SEK
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About the education

Do you want to work with the development of new high-performing materials? The two-year master’s programme in Computational Materials Science (CMS) gives you the in-demand skills and academic degree that allow you to work in a wide range of areas associated with materials development and processing.

During the programme, you will gain knowledge in advanced programming, materials science and modelling techniques for testing and predicting material properties. Moreover, the programme includes an introduction to experimental characterisation techniques available at state-of-the-art neutron and synchrotron X-ray facilities such as the MAX IV research centre and the forthcoming ESS research centre, both of which are located just outside of Malmö. Such multidisciplinary knowledge and skills are widely sought by industry and academia, which opens up possibilities for work within the fields of design and engineering, or to pursue a future academic career as a PhD student.

This two-year master’s programme prepares students for research studies within computational-based sciences and technology. The courses offered give the students a broad perspective on material behaviours under different conditions, with a special focus on computational modelling of material mechanisms on different length scales. In addition, the programme covers relevant techniques associated with synchrotron light and neutron radiation used for experimental small-scale characterisations of materials. Students develop the ability to use research methods to address materials science-related issues and test their skills through the degree project during the programme’s second year. The degree project will typically be associated with either an ongoing research project or a relevant industry-related project.

A graduate from the programme will have skills requested by the industry to work as an engineer and/or product developer. Material testing is a vital but highly expensive and time-consuming part of product development. Consequently, there is a demand for people with advanced knowledge of how to use computational techniques to construct virtual testing and materials characterisation environments. With its unique and strong focus on modelling and simulation, the Computational Materials Science master’s programme gives students in-demand skillsets that are becoming increasingly relevant for the job market.

Courses within the programme

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

1. Engineering degree in mechanical engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.

2. At least 22.5 credits in mathematics.

3. The equivalent of in Swedish secondary school English 6 or equivalent.

Selection

University credits completed 100%

The students will acquire a fundamental, robust and versatile background in state-of-the-art programming, modelling and materials engineering

Jörgen Ekman, senior lecturer in materials science, explains how the master's programme prepares students to work in industry and academia.

The students will acquire a fundamental, robust and versatile background in state-of-the-art programming, modelling and materials engineering

Jörgen Ekman, senior lecturer in materials science, explains how the master's programme prepares students to work in industry and academia.

In what ways do the knowledge and skills taught in the programme prepare students for the job market?

The students will acquire a fundamental, robust and versatile background in state-of-the-art programming, modelling and materials engineering; these are competencies which are sought by industry today. 

How does the CMS master’s programme prepare students for future doctoral studies?

Upon completion of the programme, students will have gained the skills required to be well-equipped and qualified for doctoral studies within materials science. The programme also prepares students for research studies in other branches of technology and natural sciences, where programming and modelling skills are also requested.

In what ways do students learn about the development of new and high-performance materials?

Through the knowledge acquired from the programme´s theoretical materials science courses, the students will gain a fundamental understanding of how materials behave and what mechanisms are of importance under different conditions. Moreover, through materials modelling and advanced programming courses, students will learn how to predict a material’s response. These theoretical and practical understandings jointly provide the tools necessary to design new materials for extreme environments. This could be, for example, the high stress and temperature environments commonly found in the aerospace and nuclear industries. 

What kind of students and with what educational backgrounds would be a good fit for the CMS master’s programme?

Students applying to the programme should have a genuine interest in programming, modelling and problem solving. A suitable educational background is a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or in a related field.

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