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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Electroacoustics M.Sc. Electroacoustics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • International € 500 per year
  • 24 months

Master's degree in electroacoustics was created at the request of EMV Foundation which found a lack of engineers in this field for ten years.

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Biobased Materials M.Sc. Biobased Materials
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 17,500 per year
  • 24 months

The master programme Biobased Materials is a 2-year master programme, fully taught in English and located at the Brightland Chemelot campus. The curriculum was developed in close collaboration with the department of Biobased Materials of Maastricht University’s Faculty of Humanities and Sciences.

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Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials M.Sc. Nanochemistry and Nanomaterials
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,500 per year
  • International € 4,000 per year
  • 24 months

This cycle of studies aims at providing a Master level education in Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry, contributing to the assertion of the University of Madeira (UMa) in this field and also to the collective effort that is being done in Portugal and in Europe to develop the field of nanotechnology.

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Photonics and Nanoelectronics M.Sc. Photonics and Nanoelectronics
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 2,753
  • International € 2,878
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Science and Materials of Solar Energy M.Sc. Science and Materials of Solar Energy
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,500 per year
  • International $ 4,500 per year
  • 24 months

Current global energy demands require clean and efficient approach. The two-year masters program in Science and Materials of Solar Energy at National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” is designed to prepare future engineers who will implement sustainable energy solutions. The program is a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of Renewable Energy.

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Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
  • National € 1,984 per year
  • 24 months

Mechanical engineering is a very broad discipline. It focuses on conceiving, designing, analyzing, developing and improving mechanical products, processes and systems.

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Aerospace Materials (PgDip/ PgCert) M.Sc. Aerospace Materials (PgDip/ PgCert)
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 9,000
  • International £ 17,500
  • 12 months

The Aerospace Materials (PgDip/ PgCert) course at Cranfield University covers the improvement and development of materials for aviation applications, including materials for airframe, aeroengine and the increased use of smart and functional materials.

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Sustainable Energy Technology M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 15,000 per year
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  • 24 months

The Master's degree program Sustainable Energy Technology provides bachelor engineers with a broadly based knowledge of energy technology. You will be highly familiar with the latest developments.

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Advanced Materials Science M.Sc. Advanced Materials Science
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA $ 4,532 per year
  • International $ 4,532 per year
  • 24 months

The program also undertakes study of the fundamental physical principles of measurements, modern analytical methods of materials properties study, as well as methods of their production. The program is designed for students who have received a BS degree in solid state physics, materials science, nanomaterials, or metallurgy.

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Nanophysics and -materials (Nanotechnology) M.Sc. Nanophysics and -materials (Nanotechnology)
  • Sep 2016
  • 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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Nanoscale Engineering M.Sc. Nanoscale Engineering
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 500 per year
  • International € 500 per year
  • 24 months

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