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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2015-02-18 by Dean of Education

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Bio Engineering.



Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Differential equations), Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry and Inorganic chemistry.

General organization:


The purpose of the programme is to offer an engineering education within the materials field where emphasis is on synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications. There is also a close connection to industrially relevant materials, present products as well as materials for the future. The programme focus on different types of materials, materials chemistry and nanotechnology, and in most courses there is also a strong connection to industrial applications either on a regional, national or international basis.


Learning outcome:

The students will after the programme be able to:

  1. Control and properly use fundamentals in the field of materials science, with focus on chemical aspects and properties.

  2. Design and synthesize a wide range of materials, relevant both for industry and for academic research, in accordance with a sustainable development.

  3. Analyse and evaluate the results from a wide range of materials characterisation methods.

  4. Learning of professional skills are integrated in the course package:

    a. Design, plan and execute a project in a mixed group of students.

    b. Communicate experimental results and literature studies, both written and orally, and understand the importance of originality.

  5. Analyze and evaluate innovation processes for new materials design.


Extent: 120.0 c



The thesis work can be 30 or 60 credits and performed at Chalmers or international universities or industry. The master's research project should be related to the student's specialist field, defined by her/his choice of master's programme.


Courses valid the academic year 2015/2016:

See study programme



The Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology programme consists of 11 compulsory elective courses out of which at least 8 must be chosen. These courses give a thorough knowledge within the area of materials science with emphasis on the chemical properties of materials and the special properties and characteristics of nanomaterials.

The programme has several directions; Advanced materials, Catalysis, Pharmaceuticals and Polymers, within which the students can focus and attain deep knowledge by choosing compulsory elective and elective courses together with the master thesis.

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science. The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Chemical Engineering are stated in the degree diploma. Any specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Chemical Engineering


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