Materials and Manufacturing

Products are tending to become more complex with greater demands on performance, energy consumption, environmental impact and costs. Casting is the most used method to manufacture components, which provides enormous freedom when it comes to developing innovative, knowledge-intensive and sustainable solutions for increased industrial competitiveness.

Level: Master
Application period: 2020-10-16 - 2021-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2021
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Materials and Manufacturing., 120 credits

The Master’s programme in Materials and Manufacturing is developed in a collaboration between the School of Engineering, Swedish Foundry Association, Swerea SWECAST and the foundry industry. The industry is involved in lecturers, with expertise, study visits, and through a collaboration on relevant projects.


The courses are in English and are mostly web-based, for example through video lectures, discussion forums and e-meetings. Meetings in Jönköping for laboratory work is never mandatory but can occur in some of the courses. You will study half-time, which means that you can choose to combine your studies with work.


The Master’s programme is interdisciplinary and includes aspects such as:

  • solidification of cast metals, cast metals processes, heat treatment, defect and failure analysis
  • the relationship between mould filling, solidification of metals, defect formation and performance of castings
  • predictive tools to simulate the complex relationship between the cast metal and the processes that make it possible for the engineer to further optimize cast components without compromising performance.


Through the courses it is possible to collaborate with partner companies, which facilitates the connection between theory and current professional practice. The courses offer the students opportunities to work with problems/challenges from professional practice related to current topics on the courses. The mixture of professionals and students from the bachelor level enables both networking and a connection between theory and practice throughout the programme.

The programme qualifies you for services in product development, the purchasing and quality departments at the foundries and end users of cast components, and it allows for a research career at institutions and/or universities.

The programme Materials and Manufacturing (master) is conducted at School of Engineering
Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2021
Requirements: Bachelor of Science (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) in Materials and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent. For Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering or Applied Physics, relevant courses in Materials Science, Manufacturing Technology, Thermodynamics and Solid Mechanics must be included. For Chemical Engineering relevant courses in physics must also be included. The bachelor’s degree should comprise a minimum of 15 credits in mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Application code: HJ-MU119
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Product Development, specialisation in Materials and Manufacturing.
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 75000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 300000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

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