Materials Chemistry

SwB, course package, 60 credits

This course package focuses on synthesis, chemical characterisation, physical and chemical properties and applications for various types of materials, such as polymers, solid state materials, nanomaterials, surface active materials and materials for catalysis. We have a close connection to industrial applications and industrially relevant materials, present products as well as materials for the future. Furthermore, the course package has strong research relevance and offers an attractive professional education where several courses are project based, including project work closely related to research or industry.

First semester: September 2015 - December 2015
KOO092 - The synthesis properties and structures of Solid state materials, 7.5 cr
KTK095 - Surface chemistry, 7.5 cr
KBT026 - Polymer chemistry and physics, 7.5 cr
KTK042 - Nanomaterials chemistry, 7.5 cr

Second semester: January 2016 - June 2016
KBT095 - Corrosion, 7.5 cr
KPO040 - Surface engineering, 7.5 cr
KPO021 - Polymer technology, 7.5 cr
KTK012 - Catalysis, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Undergraduate profile: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Biotechnology.
Courses: Inorganic-, organic- and physical chemistry, and mathematics (linear algebra, multivariate analysis and 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: Hanna Härelind,
Other questions: Student Exchange,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Mon 02 Mar 2015