M.Sc. Materials Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR12000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Tampere, Finland
The importance of materials science has significantly increased as a result of rapid technological developments in the past few years. Consequently, the demand for well educated materials scientists and engineers is growing rapidly. The Materials Engineering programme is delivered by Tampere University of Technology.
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The Master's Degree Programme in Materials Engineering at Tampere University of Technology offers multidisciplinary and flexible study opportunities that meet high standards. The programme provides you with an internationally-oriented and innovative study and research environment and prepares you for a broad range of professional and academic career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. Completing the programme and the master's thesis usually takes 2 to 3 years. The programme is conducted entirely in English and leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible to apply for admission to doctoral programmes.

Career prospects

Students graduating from the Degree Programme in Materials Engineering typically pursue careers in academia as scientists working towards their PhD degrees or make the transition to Finnish or international industries to work as experts. The Finnish industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from modern steel industry and the design and production of heavy machinery to the production and design of electronic components, such as mobile phones and semiconductor devices. A strong background in materials science combined with a suitable selection of minor subjects will help you to find the career you are most interested in.

TUT Scholarships

In 2017, TUT is introducing a generous scholarship scheme for fee-paying students. With the help of the TUT scholarship, TUT continues to provide excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

The TUT scholarship scheme consists mainly of tuition fee waivers awarded to the most talented students. The fee waivers awarded may cover either 50 % or 100 % of the full tuition fee. TUT scholarships are awarded during the admissions process or can be earned during the studies.

Students wishing to be considered for a TUT scholarship must apply for the scholarship at the same time with their application for admission. There is no separate scholarship application; the scholarship application is made by ticking the appropriate box in the application for admission. Applicants who are admitted will get the decision concerning admission and scholarship at the same time. The TUT scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, evaluated on the basis of the student admission criteria. The TUT scholarships awarded in conjunction with the student admission process are full tuition fee waivers which cover 100 % of the tuition fee. The TUT scholarship is awarded to a sizeable proportion of the admitted students.

For students who are citizens of countries within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, studies in all degree programmes will remain free of charge. Tuition fees will also not affect those non-EU/EEA students who have the right to permanent residence in Finland (residence permits A, P and P-EU)

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR12000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Master's Degree Programme in Materials Engineering provides students with the ability to:

  • apply their acquired knowledge and adopt a scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks
  • take on different expert, development and management positions
  • participate in societal debate pertaining to technology
  • use their English language, communication and cooperation skills in working life
  • apply their knowledge of scientific concepts and contribute to societal debate in their field

After completing the programme and achieving the defined learning outcomes, students will be eligible to pursue a PhD / doctoral degree and lifelong learning.

The structure of the programme

The programme is comprised of 120 credits. Courses are worth 90 credits and the remaining 30 credits are awarded for successfully completing the final project, i.e. a master's thesis. Each credit is equal to an average workload of 27 hours, including lectures, exercises, assingments, independent study and an examination.


Educational qualifications

Applicants must hold a three- or four-year Bachelor of Science degree from an internationally recognized university. The overall grade (CGPA) of the degree should be at least 70 % of the maximum marks. The field of the BSc degree must be one of the following:

  • materials science
  • physical or process metallurgy
  • ceramic science
  • polymer science
  • textile technology
  • mechanical engineering (with some materials studies included)
  • aeronautical engineering
  • biomaterials
  • other discipline closely related to the programme

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Tampere University of Technology

Tampere, Finland

Finland Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research. The University is a sought-after partner for collaborative research and development projects with business and industry and a fertile breeding ground for innovation and new research- and knowledge-based companies. The University’s research and teaching focus on four areas: the digital operating environment, energy- and eco-efficiency, health technology and light-based technologies. TUT offers its students an opportunity for a broad, cross-disciplinary education. Competent Masters of Science of Technology and Architecture as well as Doctors of Technology and Philosophy graduated from TUT are in high demand among employers.

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