Masters in Materials Science & Engineering

Materials science deals with the structural analysis of materials, the discovery of new material substances and their application to various industries. The materials engineering field looks into relationships between properties of materials and their mechanical structure at the atomic level.

Professional scientists and engineers develop materials such as metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, composites and biomaterials that other engineers need for their designs. The right materials help drive product innovation in all industries from aircrafts, medical equipment, gadgets, to musical instruments and environmental friendly technologies.

Materials engineering is based on supportive areas such as thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and nanoscience. Study programmes in material sciences combines in-depth knowledge of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of materials with the training in production techniques and the selection of appropriate materials for a wide range of applications. Universities offer a wide range of specialisations in the field, such as magnetic and nano-materials, structural materials, electronic materials and interfaces, energy materials and application, biomaterials, and more.

Graduates learn how materials behave and how their properties change during the process of raw materials becoming designed products. Most professionals work in offices using computer-aided design (CAD) software or in development labs, where they have access to cutting-edge equipment. Others work as supervisors in factories or research institutes.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Macromolecular Materials Macromolecular Materials, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,208
  • 24 months

The Master’s programme in Macromolecular Materials at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications.

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Polymer Technology Polymer Technology, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 15,978 per year
  • 24 months

The joint Master's programme in Polymer Technology at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides students with the comprehensive tools needed to develop future materials for advanced health care, energy production, green packaging, surface coatings and many other applications. Students study at two universities, graduate with a double degree and acquire comprehensive skills is polymer technology.

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Engineering Materials Science Engineering Materials Science, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 32,228
  • 24 months

The Master’s programme in Engineering Materials Science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology is characterised by a cross-functional approach – focusing on both the understanding and study of current materials, processes and applications, as well as the development of new materials and processes.

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Physics of Materials and Biological Systems Physics of Materials and Biological Systems, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Physics of Materials and Biological Systems Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. The properties of materials play a fundamental role in many applications we use everyday - and for those we have yet to develop. The laws of physics on the atomic scale determine the observed macroscopic properties of materials.

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Industrial Design Industrial Design, M.Sc.
  • Aug 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 27,696
  • 24 months

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation. This Industrial Design programme is offered by Jönköping University.

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Manufacturing Technology and Management (PgDip/ PgCert) Manufacturing Technology and Management (PgDip/ PgCert), M.Sc.
  • Oct 2017
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The MSc in Manufacturing Technology and Management from Cranfield University develops professionals with the ability to transform knowledge into action, providing students with the breadth of both technical and business skills to make a real impact in their chosen career.

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Nanoscale Engineering Nanoscale Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • International € 500 per year
  • 24 months

The Nanoscale Engineering program at Université de Lyon offers you the opportunity to explore this challenging field in a stimulating scientific and cultural environment.

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Nanophysics and -materials (Nanotechnology) Nanophysics and -materials (Nanotechnology), M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

Nanotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the nanoscale, i.e. from 1 to 100 nm. Applying the most advanced nanofabrication technology to materials makes it possible to obtain decisive control over their properties and thereby construct unique materials and components with new and unexpected properties for applications within energy technology, communication, data storage and processing, (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine just to mention a few areas.

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Composites and Nanomaterials Composites and Nanomaterials, M.Sc.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 2,000 per year
  • 18 months

Master studies in Chemical Technology – Composites and Nanomaterials at Poznan University of Technology last for three semesters starting in February each year. The first semester is partly devoted to amend the basic knowledge in chemical technology for candidates studying abroad and those persons who at their bachelor level, studied directions different from chemical technology to reach standards defined by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

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Electronics Electronics, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 7,800 per year
  • International € 7,800 per year
  • 24 months

This International Master of Electronics, entirely taught in English, trains young scientits and engineers with a high technical added value in the field of electrical engineering toward a broad range of topics. Two options are proposed: Micro and nano technologies, Wireless communications. This Electronics programme is offered by ESIEE Paris.

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Chemical and Materials Engineering Chemical and Materials Engineering, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 835 per year
  • International € 2,500 per year
  • 24 months

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) Master of Chemical and Materials Engineering has as a general aim to educate and form skilled scientific engineers who can bring an added value to all fields and facets of our society.

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