Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Programme - second cycle - 120 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2021

Programme Code:
TACMA revision 4
Swedish name:
Beräkningsbaserad materialvetenskap, masterprogram
Date of establishment:
31 August 2018
Date of ratification:
25 August 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
30 August 2021

Entry requirements

1. Engineering degree in mechanical engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits in mathematics.
3. The equivalent of in Swedish secondary school English 6 or equivalent.


The programme allows the student to gain deeper knowledge and skills within computational materials science. The student will also acquire knowledge and skills related to methods applied for research and development within materials science.



For programme with start Autumn 2021:
Autumn 2021 - Semester 1
Spring 2022 - Semester 2
Autumn 2022 - Semester 3
Spring 2023 - Semester 4

Learning outcomes

The Swedish Higher Education Act
Second-cycle programmes should lead to the acquisition of deeper knowledge, skills and abilities in comparison with first-cycle programmes and shall, in addition to the criteria that apply for first-cycle programmes:
• further develop the student’s capacity for independent integration and application of knowledge;
• develop the student’s ability to handle complex phenomena, issues and situations; and
• develop the student’s capacity for professional practice that places high demands on independence or on research and development work.

The Higher Education Ordinance qualification descriptor
Knowledge and understanding
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of materials science, comprising broad knowledge within the field and substantial specialised knowledge within certain parts of the field, in addition to specialised insight into relevant research and development work; and
• demonstrate specialised methodology knowledge within materials science.
Skills and abilities
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information;
• demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames, thereby contributing to the formation of knowledge as well as developing the ability to evaluate this work;
• demonstrate the ability in both national and international settings to clearly describe and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based, in dialogue with different groups, both orally and in writing; and
• demonstrate the skills required to take part in research and development work or independent work for another advanced enterprise.

Judgement and approach
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability, within materials science, to make judgements in relation to relevant scientific, social and ethical factors, and demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research and development work;
• demonstrate an insight into the opportunities and limitations of science, the role these play in society and individuals’ responsibility for how this is applied; and
• demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and to take responsibility for their ongoing learning.


Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master’s degree (120 credits).
Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Materials Science.
To qualify for a master’s degree in the Materials Science, the student must have completed all courses within the programme, comprising a total of 120 higher education credits. Moreover, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree or professional qualification of minimum 180 higher education credits, or an equivalent degree abroad.

Other Information

The prerequisites for admission to each individual course are provided in the respective syllabi.

This document is a translation of a Swedish source text.