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.

Materials engineering programmes are about being able to choose the right materials, develop and manufacture new materials for special applications. Whether you want to work with material properties in, for example, the automotive, electronics or engineering industries, or if you are passionate about environmental issues and sustainable development, there are many opportunities to get an interesting job.

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.

Engineering preparatory year

Technical base year is a supplementary education for those who want to apply for a civil engineering or higher education engineering program, but who lack the required qualifying courses. The education lasts for one year and mainly includes mathematics, physics and chemistry. The technical base year can be studied at the majority of technical universities.

Some universities also offer a technical base semester for those who only lack a small number of courses.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

  • Materials Design and Engineering Programme, 300 credits

Read more: Materialdesign (, In Swedish)  and Studies in Industrial Engineering and Management (

Luleå University of Technology, LTU

  • Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering
    Programme (bachelor's - master's level), 300 credits 

Read more: Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering (

  • International Materials Technology Programme (bachelor's - master's level), 300 credits

Read more: Master of Science in International Materials Technology (

Uppsala universitet

  • Technical physics programme with materials science (bachelor's - master's level), 300 credits 

Read more: The master's program in technical physics with materials science (

Malmö universitet

  • Mechanical and materials technology, 180 credits

Read more at (

The Swedish School of Mining and Metallurgy (Bergsskolan) at Filipstad

Read more: Bachelor of Science and Technician in Engineering programmes (

Dalarna University in Borlänge

Read more: Technology and Engineering (