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Target audience

This course is aimed at you who want to learn about thermal spraying and how thermal spraying could make your processes/production more sustainable. It is suitable for both beginners as well as those who have some experience in coating production or characterisation.  


The course consists of online seminars and an in person laboratory visit. 
The course contains an introduction to surface engineering and principles of different types of thermal spray processes. Fundamental mechanisms of coating formation will be discussed. An overview of coating characterisation techniques and properties will be presented. Real life examples where thermal spray can be used to promote sustainability will be provided and discussed. 


Three years of higher education (Bachelor level) in engineering & technology (Bachelor degree corresponding to 180CP). Alternatively relevant professional work experience.

Attach resume if your application is based on work experience. A template (in Swedish) is available at our website

Implementation and pedagogic concept

The course is based on University West’s concept of work integrated learning, which aims at integrating both theory and practice in education. Theoretical lectures are combined with case studies and practical examples.

The course format (campus or distance) can vary. The form is stated when the course being announced. The current courses can be found here.

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Course registration via University West’s website

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