Engineering degree programmes in materials and process technology

Knowledge about materials is one of the key areas of modern science. It is also a precondition for the development of the engineering solutions required to solve the challenges of tomorrow e.g. environmental and climate issues.

Engineers with knowledge of both materials and process technology are in great demand, both in Sweden and elsewhere. In Sweden, at present, a number of specialist degree programmes within these knowledge areas are offered.

Jernkontoret itself supports certain degree programmes since the graduate engineers, to a large extent, will be amongst the employees of the future within the steel industry. Read more on the websites of the universities about the entry requirements, the scope and arrangement of their degree programmes.

Materials Design and Engineering at KTH, 300 credits

The degree programmes in Materials Design and Engineering deal with questions concerning the right choice of materials, as well as the development and production of new materials for special applications. Whether you intend to work on the development of material properties within the automotive, electronics or engineering industries, or whether your interest is focused more on environmental issues, there are numerous job opportunities available.
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Sustainable Process Engineering at LTU, 300 credits

On the Master Programme in Sustainable Process Engineering (IMP) at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), you learn to develop and use the processes required for sustainable raw material supply and resource utilisation.
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Metallurgy and Material Technology at the Swedish School of Mining and Metallurgy, 180 credits

This three-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme at the Swedish School of Mining and Metallurgy (Bergsskolan) at Filipstad, in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology (LTU), can lead to many different positions within the steel and engineering industries as well as the castings industry. As a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, within metallurgy and materials engineering, you have the possibility of choosing between a range of stimulating jobs. Examples include the following: workplace supervisor, project manager, product developer, quality control manager, environmental manager and marketing manager.
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Materials Engineering and Product Development at Dalarna University in Borlänge, 120 credits

This Master Programme is aimed to give students in-depth knowledge of the importance of materials selection in designing products with optimized performance and durability. The focus is on understanding the relationship between Microstructure – Properties – Performance and Product Development – Manufacturing – Economy.
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Materials Engineering at Dalarna University, 60 credits

The one year master programme starts at autumn semester 2018 and consists of in-depth studies at advanced level within the main discipline of materials technology. The programme focuses on the connections between Production –  Microstructure –  Properties –  Performance of metallic materials, and is applicable in terms of both metal and engineering industry. Materials characterization is the hallmark of the programme.
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