M.Sc. Materials Engineering

Tampere University of Technology

Application deadline: February 5, 2016
Tuition fee:
  • € 111 / Year (EEA)
  • € 111 / Year (Non-EEA)
  • € 111 / Year (National)
  • € 111 / Year (International)
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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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 Masters 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.


The total extent of the programme is 120 credit points, 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:


Educational qualifications

The 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, Chemistry (especially polymer chemistry),Textile Technology or related field.

Language skills

The 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 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79


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