Materials Physics

SwB, course package, 60 credits

Technology is always limited by the materials available. In Materials Physics you take on the challenges of the future by learning the key skills both to understand the modern physics and to take part in materials development in many different area of application and by many different methods. Together with more traditional physics oriented courses, we offer specialized courses targeting e.g. soft matter and materials for energy storage and conversion - all with Chalmers vision in mind - for a sustainable future.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
TIF015 - Soft matter physics, 7.5 cr
TIF030 - Modern imaging spectroscopy and diffraction techniques, 7.5 cr
FKA091 - Condensed matter physics, 7.5 cr
FFY630 - Fuel cells - function and materials, 7.5 cr
Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
TIF110 - Advanced analysis methods, 7.5 cr
TIF120 - Surface and nano-physics, 7.5 cr
TIF116 - Physics of electromagnetic materials, 7.5 cr
TIF260 - Energy related materials, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate Profile:  Engineering Physics, Physics, or Materials Science.
Courses: Quantum Physics or Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, and Mathematics (eg. Linear algebra, multivariable analysis, differential equations).

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are
  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period: 
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on 
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Patrik Johansson,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Wed 11 Mar 2015