This is a competitive programme that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. Huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have to a large extent relied on developments in this field. The programme emphasises the comprehension of scientific principles and the development of personal and professional skills in solving practical engineering problems. Students will be instructed through in-depth CDIO project courses, to develop abilities in creative thinking and problem-solving. Graduates will be prepared for careers within academia or the industry, in materials-related research and development. Materials science research activities at Linköping University are strongly linked to cutting-edge technologies in the field. Therefore, talents in materials science and nanotechnology are in huge demand, both in research institutes and the industry.