Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering (Master's Programme)

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Do you want to be part of an innovative, fast-pacing industry?

Materials are everywhere: in our phones, in our buildings, in our cars, in our food packaging and and perhaps even in our bodies! A Master’s in Materials Science comprises the study of materials from the atomic scale to the macro scale. It’s fundamentally concerned with the effect of processing methods, as well as structure and chemistry, on the properties of materials.

An MSc degree in Materials Science and Engineering also includes the use of these engineering materials in different environments, whilst also covering various applications and areas of society. The programme teaches you how to use your knowledge to synthesize new materials with unique properties, and to characterize, evaluate, and improve the processing and characteristics of existing materials.

Here are some of the topics you can learn more about through the MSc programme in Materials Science and Engineering:

  • Aluminum, silicon and ferrous alloys
  • Silicon and solar cells
  • Carbon materials
  • Production of metals from their stable oxides
  • Sustainable development, use and recycling of materials
  • Technologies for energy storage, such as batteries and hydrogen

Choose between the following specialisations to tailor your niche. You may apply directly to:

Read more about what you will learn

A MSc in Materials Science and Engineering will give you a broad range of job opportunities both in Norway and internationally.

Enterprises within the following areas need materials scientists and engineers: 

  • Metallurgy
  • Coatings and corrosion prevention
  • Batteries
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Solar cells 
  • IT and consultancy
  • Transport/infrastructure
  • Research and development

Read more about career opportunities

The scientific community within materials science and engineering is centrally situated at the Gløshaugen campus, close to the city centre of Trondheim.

We have access to excellent facilities and state of the art scientific equipment, as well as strong teaching and research collaborations. Your MSc thesis will be performed in close collaboration with your supervisor and other researchers or students working on similar topics.

The program also works closely with Norwegian industry, and our master’s students regularly work on projects in collaboration with industry.

In this master’s programme, you will attend a small class of approximately 25-30 students. In addition to having a class size that makes it easy to get to know everyone, we have a great social environment. The programme is situated in Trondheim, which is Norways largest student town.

Read more about student life

The two-year MSc programmes at NTNU extend over four semesters and have the following general structure:

  • 1st and 2nd semester: Practical engineering courses based on the chosen study programme and specialisation. Interdisciplinary group project (Experts in Teamwork, EiT). 
  • 3rd and 4th semester : A non-technological topic. Specialisation project with an accompanying specialisation course, normally continued into the final master’s thesis in the 4th semester.

Read more about the programme structure

For the MSc program in Materials Science and Engineering, a minimum of BSc/BEng degree (normally 3-4 years) in Materials Science and Engineering or metallurgy is required, with an average grade of C or better.

Candidates with a degree in Mechanical engineering, Inorganic/physical chemistry or chemical engineering, with a strong focus in materials science and engineering may also be accepted.

For more details, please follow the link below. 

Read more about admission and requirements

Our student advisors can be contacted for all questions about the MSc programme in Materials Science and Engineering. Do not hesitate to contact the advisors if you have questions about compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines, or anything else.

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