Tampere University of Technology

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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 rapidly growing. The Master’s Degree Programme in Materials Science and Engineering is delivered at Tampere University of Technology.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Master's Degree Programme in Materials Science and 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.

Inspirational campus life

Materials Science and Engineering students are sociable and actively involved in student activities. TUT offers excellent facilities for sports. In addition to physical exercise, students can utilize the campus space for doing group assignments, revising or just meeting up with other students any time of the day; and the IT-services are also available. Different clubs and student organizations also help you make the most of student life and make friends from all over the world.

MIK is the guild for all the Finnish and international students of materials science and engineering at TUT. The guild organizes a broad range of events and activities throughout the year. Whether you want to have a relaxing cup of coffee in the guild room with your fellow students, study together, visit companies or do sports, the guild helps you get in touch with other students.

Career prospects

Students graduating from the Degree Programme in Materials Science and 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.

Programme Structure

The structure of the programme

Examples of courses:

  • Product Development of Biomedical Devices
  • Bioceramics and their Clinical Applications
  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Biodegradable Polymers Laboratory Course

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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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

Language test minimum requirements

  • TOEFL, paper-based test: 580
  • TOEFL, internet-based test: 92
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Cambridge Language Certificate (CPE/CAE): C
  • PTE Academic: 62

Please note that we cannot accept any other language certificate or free-form statement.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA
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.


TUT scholarships

In 2017, TUT is introducing a generous scholarship programme 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 programme consists of the TUT academic excellence scholarship and tuition fee waivers.

TUT academic excellence scholarship

In 2017, TUT is awarding the TUT academic excellence scholarship to up to nine of the most talented applicants. The TUT academic excellence scholarships include a full tuition fee waiver as well as an allowance of 7000 € per academic year to cover living costs. The scholarships are awarded for an academic year and considered on an annual basis.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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