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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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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Nanotechnology and Microfabrication M.Sc. Nanotechnology and Microfabrication
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 14,800 per year
  • 12 months

This Nanotechnology and Microfabrication course from Bangor University teaches numerate graduates knowledge and skills in the field of nanotechnology and microfabrication.

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Advanced Materials Science M.Sc. Advanced Materials Science
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Advanced Materials Science new degree combines frontline research-based teaching from across University College London (UCL) to train next generation materials scientists.

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Physics of Materials and Biological Systems M.Sc. Physics of Materials and Biological Systems
  • 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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Manufacturing Technology and Management (PgDip/ PgCert) M.Sc. Manufacturing Technology and Management (PgDip/ PgCert)
  • Oct 2016
  • 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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Engineering Design M.Sc. Engineering Design
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 24 months

Product forming is one of the most important competition factors for producers of all kinds of products. With a Masters Degree in Engineering Design from UIT the Arctic University of Norway, you will be a very attractive commodity in an exciting employment market.

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

The Nanoscale Engineering program at Université de Lyon offers a well-rounded selection of the relevant expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Below you will find an overview of the philosophy and objectives of the program, an introduction of the participating academic institutions and a description of the technological infrastructure that ensures comprehensive training in state-of-the-art techniques.

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Electronics : - Wireless Communications - Micro-Nano-Technologies - Sensor Networks Master Electronics : - Wireless Communications - Micro-Nano-Technologies - Sensor Networks
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,800 per year
  • International € 7,800 per year
  • 24 months

ESIEE Paris, part of Université Paris-Est, is the School of Technological Innovation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Region This international Master of Electronics is a program branch of ESIEE Paris taught over 4 semesters. Students have access to a various list of courses with three main directions: - Wireless Communications, Wireless Sensors and networks, Micro-Nano-Technologies. Entirely taught in English, it trains engineers and young scientists with a high technical added value in the international field of electronics engineering, together with strong management skills.

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Innovative Technologies in Metallurgy and Material Science M.Sc. Innovative Technologies in Metallurgy and Material Science
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 2,770
  • International € 3,236
  • 24 months

The Innovative Technologies in Metallurgy and Material Science Master's Degree Program at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) deals with such challenging subjects of studies as material science and engineering, research and simulation of material structure formation and properties, laser technologies, additive advanced technologies.

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Aerospace Materials (PgDip/ PgCert) M.Sc. Aerospace Materials (PgDip/ PgCert)
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 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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