Malmö University
Programme syllabus

Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)
Syllabus
Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)
Syllabus approval
2018-08-31
2020-08-25
2021-08-30
Faculty of Technology and Society

Title, code och credits
Computational Materials Science, Master's Programme (Two-Year)
Beräkningsbaserad materialvetenskap, masterprogram
TACMA
120 credits

Entry requirements and study level
Entry requirements
1. Engineering degree in mechanical engineering or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. At least 22.5 credits in mathematics.
3. The equivalent of in Swedish secondary school English 6 or equivalent.
Level
Master's programme

Organisation and contents
Organisation
The programme allows the student to gain deeper knowledge and skills within computational materials science. The student will also acquire knowledge and skills related to methods applied for research and development within materials science.
Contents
  • Differential Calculus in Several Dimensions
    MA621A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1N / second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

  • Materials Engineering
    MT640A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1N / second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Phase Transformations
    MT641A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1N / second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Scientific Programming
    MA620A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1N / second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements

  • Synchrotron- and Neutron Based Experimental Methods and Applications
    MT642A / 15 hp / Compulsory
    A1N / second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Atomistic modelling
    MT645A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1F / second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Constitutive Modelling
    MT644A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1F / second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Continuum Mechanics
    MT643A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1F / second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    CTMAV / Materials Science
  • Modeling and Simulation
    MA622A / 15 hp / Compulsory
    A1F / second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements

  • Numerical Methods
    MA623A / 7,5 hp / Compulsory
    A1F / second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements

  • Master Thesis in Materials Science
    MT646A / 30 hp / Compulsory
    A2E / second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    CTMAV / Materials Science
Learning outcomes
The Swedish Higher Education Act
Second-cycle programmes should lead to the acquisition of deeper knowledge, skills and abilities in comparison with first-cycle programmes and shall, in addition to the criteria that apply for first-cycle programmes:
• further develop the student’s capacity for independent integration and application of knowledge;
• develop the student’s ability to handle complex phenomena, issues and situations; and
• develop the student’s capacity for professional practice that places high demands on independence or on research and development work.
The Higher Education Ordinance qualification descriptor
Knowledge and understanding
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of materials science, comprising broad knowledge within the field and substantial specialised knowledge within certain parts of the field, in addition to specialised insight into relevant research and development work; and
• demonstrate specialised methodology knowledge within materials science.
Skills and abilities
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and handle 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, thereby contributing to the formation of knowledge as well as developing the ability to evaluate this work;
• demonstrate the ability in both national and international settings to clearly describe and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based, in dialogue with different groups, both orally and in writing; and
• demonstrate the skills required to take part in research and development work or independent work for another advanced enterprise.
Judgement and approach
In order to receive a master’s degree in Computational Materials Science, the student shall:
• demonstrate the ability, within materials science, to make judgements in relation to relevant scientific, social and ethical factors, and demonstrate awareness of ethical issues in research and development work;
• demonstrate an insight into the opportunities and limitations of science, the role these play in society and individuals’ responsibility for how this is applied; and
• demonstrate the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and to take responsibility for their ongoing learning.

Degree
Master's Degree (120 credits)
Master’s degree (120 credits).
Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Materials Science.
To qualify for a master’s degree in the Materials Science, the student must have completed all courses within the programme, comprising a total of 120 higher education credits. Moreover, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree or professional qualification of minimum 180 higher education credits, or an equivalent degree abroad.

Additional information
The prerequisites for admission to each individual course are provided in the respective syllabi.
This document is a translation of a Swedish source text.
Language of instruction
English