On Campus

Here are some of the universities that offer postgraduate courses in Tribology

1. TRIBOS – Joint Master Programme in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces is a two year Erasmus Mundus master programme. The course allows the student to choose one of the four universities (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, University of Leeds, UK, University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) for each semester.

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2. Master programme in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces – Luleå University of Technology, Scandinavia’s northernmost university of technology, offers Master programme Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces.

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3. MSc Tribology and Surface Engineering (TSE) – MINES Saint-Étienne, a French graduate engineering schools offers Master of Science degree in Tribology and surface engineering. The program is taught fully in English.

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4. MSc Surface Engineering and Coatings (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Sciences) (1 year) – University of Southampton, a public research university offers Master of Science degree in Surface Engineering and Coatings. The course comes under the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS).

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5. Tribology and Lubrication Science Minor – Auburn University.

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Off campus

Here are some free online learning courses on tribology

1. NPTEL Tribology: The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), provides detailed online lectures on tribology.

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2. MIT Open Courseware: MIT Open Courseware (OCW), a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content offers online course on tribology which also includes assignments and exams.

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Doctorate Programs – PhD


1. The Laboratory for Surface Technology and Tribology, University of Twente, Enscehde, The Netherlands. The laboratory focuses on phenomena that occur in the contact between surfaces. Friction, lubrication and wear are examples of such phenomena. Using surface treatments and coatings, these tribological aspects of contacts can be controlled. The subjects Surface Technology and Tribology are closely linked in our research projects and the courses we teach.