What is materials technology at NTNU?

What is materials technology at NTNU?

 

Materials technology is a relatively comprehensive discipline that begins with the production of goods from raw materials to processing of materials into the shapes and forms needed for specific applications.

Materials - metals, plastics and ceramics - typically have completely different properties, which means that the technologies involved in their production are fundamentally different. Materials technology is a constantly evolving discipline, and new materials with interesting properties lead to new applications. For example, the combination of different materials into composites gives rise to entirely new material properties. Materials Science is closely related to materials technology. Materials Science is a multidisciplinary field that connects material properties to the material’s chemical composition, micro-structure and crystal structure.

The metallurgical industry and the production and processing of materials are very important aspects of Norwegian industry, and also offer significant added value to the economy through the export of products such as aluminium and ferrosilicon. Materials are also of very great importance in the oil and gas industry, such as in providing protection against the corrosion of steel in the marine environment.

NTNU is the only university in Norway that trains engineers (Master of Technology) with expertise in materials technology and materials science. About 50 engineers graduate annually from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

 

 

Studies in materials technology at NTNU

Do you want to study materials technology?

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Faculty of Natural Sciences at NTNU offers several study programmes within materials technology

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Research in materials technology at NTNU

Research Groups at
the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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