Tampere University of Technology

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

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.

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.

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

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.

Funding

TUT scholarships

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

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.