Tampere University of Technology

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
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 by Tampere University of Technology.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

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 Master's Degree Programme in Materials Science and 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

The focus areas available in the programme provide in-depth knowledge of materials science from a variety of different perspectives. The three focus areas, or major subjects, offered in the programme are:

  • Biomaterials
  • Metallic and Ceramic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials

Additionally, The Degree Programme of Materials Science and Engineering offers a focus area that is studied in a partner university abroad. Mechanics of Materials, which is available in the second academic year, can be studied at the Departamento de Ciencia de la Materiales of the Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain. Students have to apply for admission to the module after being accepted to our master's programme. Students seeking admission to the module are selected based on their academic performance at TUT, demonstrated level of motivation, and the overall suitability of the proposed studies in their Personal Study Plan.

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.

Compulsory common core studies provide an introduction to the field of Materials Engineering and prerequisite knowledge for pursuing professional studies. The module also provides other necessary skills such as basics of Finnish language and guidance to thesis writing.

The studies include either an advanced (30 credits) or an extended (50-60 credits) major subject, and students can freely select a minor that supports their field of interest and desired career path. When completing an extended major, a minor is not required. Each credit is equal to an average workload of 27 hours, including lectures, exercises, assignments, independent study and an examination.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

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

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

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.

Tuition fee waivers

The majority of TUT scholarships are awarded as tuition fee waivers 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).

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