Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering (Master's Programme)

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  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. mars *(varies, see admissions)
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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.

Start of studies 2022
See information regarding your first few days at NTNU

hese 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 three specialisations to tailor your niche. You may apply directly to:

Read more about the learning objectives

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 Material Scientists: 

  • Metallurgy
  • Chemical
  • Battery
  • Energy Technology
  • IT
  • Transport/infrastructure
  • Consultancy 
  • Research 

Read more about job opportunities

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is centrally situated at the Gløshaugen campus, close to the city centre of Trondheim. This is Norways largest student town.  

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

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

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). A non-technological topic.
  • 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.


The master’s thesis can begin when all courses are passed in the education plan, and the requirement for work-life experience has been fulfilled. The duration of the master’s thesis is typically 20 weeks.
 

Read more about the structure of the program

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 the 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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