Master's Programme in Surface and Colloidal Engineering, 120 credits


Master's Programme in Surface and Colloidal Engineering, 120 credits, 120 Credits

General data

  • Code: TTYKA
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Ref no: 2018/2358
  • Credits: 120
  • Answerable department: Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Education
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Latest review: 11/29/2022
  • Version valid from: 1/1/2023


The main objective of the education programme in surface and colloidal engineering is to develop the student's theoretical knowledge and practical skills so upon completion of the education the student is well equipped to address important challenges in the subject area, e.g. developing the sustainable processes and products of the future.

Programme objectives


Knowledge and understanding
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
- demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with 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 and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
- demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
- demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (at least 180 credits/180 ECTS), or equivalent, in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering with at least 15 credits (15 ECTS) in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics.

Proficiency in English equivalent to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden.

Description of programme

The educational programme is a full-time programme for two years, including a half year master thesis project.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Programme with restricted admissions

Prerequisites for courses are given in their respective syllabus.

Teaching and examination

The study programme is given as a full-time programme and the teaching is given as lectures, laborations, projects, and seminars. All courses are given at campus. Large parts of the studies are project-oriented. The students are trained to solve problems in a systematic way of increasing level of difficulty. The language of instruction can be English.

The examination procedures are stated in the syllabus of each course.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

Masterexamen med huvudområdet kemiteknik, translated into Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Chemical Engineering or Teknologie masterexamen med huvudområdet kemiteknik, also translated into Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Chemical Engineering if the student has at least 30 credits in the subject of Mathematics.

Other information

During the time of the studies the course names, contents, credit units, and schedules may change. There are some possibilities to select courses. The procedure for selecting courses and available courses will be locally announced for the respective programme. To be admitted to a selectable course, the student has to be qualified.

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