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Description of Materials Engineering

The importance of materials science has significantly increased as a result of rapid technological developments during the past few years. Consequently, the need for materials scientists in different fields of engineering is growing.

The Master's Degree Programme in Materials Engineering offers multidisciplinary and flexible study opportunities of a high standard and quality. It operates in an internationally-oriented and innovative study and research environment, preparing the students for flexible professional and academic career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. The completion of Master’s Program including the thesis work takes 2 to 3 years. The programme is entirely in English and leads to the degree of Master of Science (Technology). Completion of the programme qualifies the student to apply for doctoral degree studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 27 January 2016
Tuition fee
  • EUR 111 Year (International)
  • EUR 111 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 111 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 111 Year (National)

No tuition fee is charged. However students need to pay a membership fee of the student union, which is EUR 111 per academic year.

Start date August  2016 The studies will start in late August 2016.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The total extent of the programme is 120 credits, of which 90 credits is composed course work and 30 credits of the final project i.e. Master's Thesis. If thinking about a work load, each credit represents the average workload of 27 hours including lectures, exercises, assingments, home work and an examination. The programme consists the following study modules:

Requirements for Materials Engineering

Educational qualificationsThe applicant must have a 3 or 4 years Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognized university in the field of Materials Science, Physical or Process Metallurgy, Ceramic Science, Polymer Science, Textile Technology, Mechanical Engineering (with some materials studies included), Aeronautical Engineering, Biomaterials or related field.
Language skillsThe official language of the Programme is English. Therefore, a good command in English language is an absolute prerequisite. The language certificate is always required when the student's native language is not English.
One of the following language tests is required:
TOEFL (min. score 92 in internet-based test or 580 in paper-based test)
IELTS (score 6.5 or higher)
Cambridge Language Certificate (Proficiency CPE or Advanced CAE) (grade "C" or higher)
PTE Academic 62
Score reports can be sent to TUT from the testing centre. The TOEFL code of Tampere University of Technology is 0599. TUT has no institutional code for other language tests.
Please notice that any other language certificate or free-form statement can not be accepted.
Work Experience for Materials EngineeringNo work experience is required.

Work Experience for Materials Engineering

No work experience is required.

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Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Finland Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. TUT is the largest university of technology in Finland with a lively campus of about 10,000 students. TUT is a significant national and international pioneer in the development of technology and a sought-after cooperation partner among the scientific community and business life. In its own fields, TUT is Finland’s most attractive research and study environment. Internationality is inherently linked to all activities.

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