Master's Programmes by Area

The Master's Programmes at Chalmers are strongly linked to advanced research in areas of particular strength. The programmes are taught in English and open to applicants from around the world. The duration for all programmes is two years and upon completion of studies candidates will be granted a Master's degree, MSc..

​​The application round for the academic year 2018/19 is still open to certain programmes.

Find out more information about the application procedure:

Architecture & Civil Engineering

The construction sector is one of the largest in the Swedish economy and plays a highly visible role in all aspects of society, including the day-to-day existence of individuals and businesses. Swedish architecture became public property early on in the form of good housing environments. A high level of ambition and considerable resources have provided Sweden with modern good-quality housing. At Chalmers we cover the whole area, from planning to implementation, while paying careful attention to design, environmental issues, energy and financial concerns.


Architecture and Planning Beyond Sustainability (former "Design for Sustainable Development")
Architecture and Urban Design (Closed for late application)

Civil Engineering

Design and Construction Project Management (Closed for late application)
Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering
Sound and Vibration
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Environmental Engineering, Nordic Master's programme

Biotechnology & Chemical Engineering

Bioscience and chemical engineering have never been as exciting as they are today. Much of the development in emerging fields within life science and material science is based on these disciplines and in particular the key to a sustainable society. International companies need well-trained chemists as well as chemical and biological engineers. Fields such as pharmaceuticals, new sustainable products and processes, catalysis and pulp and paper are focus areas for Chalmers' education and research.

Innovative and Sustainable Chemical Engineering
Materials Chemistry (Former "Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology")

Computer Science and Engineering & Electrical Engineering

Amazingly rapid development has placed computers and transmission of information in the centre of almost every area of science, engineering and society. Information has to be processed, stored and analysed in a fast, dependable, secure and efficient way. This development can be expected to continue with the same pace. Chalmers conducts extensive, high-quality and wide ranging research, from basic research to direct applications in collaboration with industry. Chalmers is at the forefront internationally in several fields.

Biomedical Engineering (Closed for late application)
Communication Engineering (Closed for late application)
Computer Science - algorithms, languages and logic
Computer Systems and Networks
Electric Power Engineering (Closed for late application)
Embedded Electronic System Design
Interaction Design and Technologies
Software Engineering and Technology (Former "Software Engineering")(Closed for late application)
Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering

Engineering for Sustainable Development

Chalmers occupies a prominent international position in research and education in engineering for sustainable development. This means playing a key role in finding solutions to some of today's urgent and complex global environmental and resource problems. Within all programmes, sustainable development is an urgent issue and in these programmes it's the main profile.

Industrial Ecology
Industrial Ecology (MIND), Erasmus Mundus joint Master's programme
Sustainable Energy Systems (Closed for late application)
Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering, Nordic Master's programme

Engineering Physics, Mathematics

Chalmers relies on a solid scientific base in natural sciences and mathematics. From this base we are able to conduct applied research and to educate across a wide spectrum of Engineering Sciences. Physics and Mathematics are therefore at the very heart of Chalmers. Through investigations of the history of the universe and the Earth's changing environment, we search for a greater understanding of the origin of stars and galaxies, the future of the Earth and the prerequisites for life on other planets.

Applied Physics
Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science
Complex Adaptive Systems
Physics and Astronomy
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EMM NANO), Erasmus Mundus joint Master's programme

Management of Innovation and Technology

Investment in research and development alone is not sufficient to ensure long-term development and growth. Promising new knowledge needs to be transformed into economic value through new growth companies or through the licensing and transfer of technology to established companies. Logistics is the science of planning, organising and controlling the material flow from raw material to end-consumption and phase-out. Quality management must strive continuously to meet or exceed the expectations of customers in all processes.

Entrepreneurship and Business Design (Closed for late application)
Management and Economics of Innovation
Maritime Management
Quality and Operations Management
Supply Chain Management

Mechanical and Naval Engineering

With 70 per cent of Scandinavia's total industrial capacity located within a 500-kilometre radius of Gothenburg, it is natural for Chalmers to be at the forefront in product design, product development, and production systems development. Research at Chalmers focuses largely on shortening the lead time from needs to finished products while at the same time achieving added value for the customer. The requirements for products and the elements from which they are composed are increasing all the time. One example is the need to reduce exhaust emissions from internal combustion engines or the need for vehicles to be lighter, emit less noise, and be safer for both passengers and the environment.

Mechanical, Automation and Industrial Design Engineering

Applied Mechanics
Automotive Engineering (Closed for late application)
Industrial Design Engineering
Materials Engineering
Production Engineering
Product Development
Systems, Control and Mechatronics(Closed for late application)

Maritime and Naval Engineering

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Maritime Management
Maritime Engineering, Nordic Master's programme

Master's Degree Programme with language of instruction: Swedish

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Published: Mon 25 Oct 2010. Modified: Tue 16 Jan 2018