Tampere University of Technology

Engineering Materials Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
Engineering Materials Science sets out to give universal solutions from science to various research challenges faced by industry. Our ambitious yet highly fascinating mission is to help find and develop the best possible materials for different purposes in all aspects of life. We are keen on utilizing new materials in solving future issues related to the environment, energy and human welfare.


After graduating from Tampere University of Technology's Engineering Materials Science Programme, you will be able to understand the technological and economic problems within the industry, analyse and refine the problems into scientific research questions, and use scientific methods to solve the problems to improve the competitiveness and performance of materials.

Largest Materials Science lab in Finland with noted teachers

The laboratory of Materials Science at TUT is the largest unit of Materials Science education in Finland. The laboratory focuses on developing solutions for all materials related to industry, such as metals, ceramics, elastomers, composites and paper-based materials, but also studying and advancing different technical coatings and surfacing techniques. We take pride in our excellent quality of education; our teachers, laboratories and research are at the cutting edge of Finnish universities in the area of Materials Science. Many research groups of the laboratory of Materials Science have been internationally recognized and merited, as have our teachers and researchers. Our teaching and research are joined closely together and are in constant dialogue.

Want to be a true professional?

Along skilled professors, teachers and researchers, the programme also attracts students who have an interest in becoming true materials science professionals and gaining the required knowledge so that they can advance further with their studies. The applicants who aspire to join the programme should demonstrate excellent academic performance, good English language skills and creative abilities. 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
  • mechanical engineering (with some materials studies included)
  • aeronautical engineering
  • biomaterials
  • other discipline closely related to the programme


Majors offered:

Metallic and Ceramic Materials

Major studies in Metallic and Ceramic Materials provide you with broad knowledge of the relationships between the composition, processing, structure and properties of metals and ceramic materials. Understanding and utilizing these correlations is essential for finding the most suitable existing materials, or developing new materials that meet the requirements of different applications. At Tampere University of Technology, metallic and ceramic materials have been studied and developed for decades in close collaboration with domestic and international partners. In addition to basic knowledge of these materials, this major will give you state-of-the-art knowledge of recent developments, for example, in the fields of advanced steel technology, nano- and ultrafine-grained metals and alloys, functional materials, and advanced ceramic sciences.

Polymeric Materials

Polymers, elastomers and composite materials are becoming increasingly important in many areas of engineering, such as injection moulded parts for electronic consumer goods, elastomers in transportation, composites used in aeronautical engineering, and various biomedical applications in medical sciences. The major in Polymeric materials provides students with a solid foundation in these materials, their structure and properties. The major in Polymeric materials gives students broad knowledge of various polymers, elastomers and composite materials, with a special emphasis on the properties and structure of materials. After completing the major, students will be able to promote environmentally friendly and cost-effective material and process management.

Mechanics of Materials

Major and minor studies in the Mechanics of Materials provide students with strong knowledge of materials engineering. After completing the module, students will have a deep understanding of the plastic and elastic behaviour of materials and their numerical and constitutive modeling.

The focus area of Mechanics of Materials can be studied at the Departamento de Ciencia de la Materiales of the Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), and therefore students have to apply for admission to the module after being accepted to our master's programme. The focus area is available in the second academic year. 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.

Understanding the mechanical behavior and properties of various materials at different conditions is extremely important for the efficient design of components and structures. The requirement to develop more environmentally friendly and at the same time stronger and more durable components and structures cannot be met without a comprehensive understanding of the mechanics of materials.

Programme Structure

Focus ares:
  • Biomaterials
  • Metallic and Ceramic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials
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:


    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):


    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:


    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:


    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

  • A Bachelor’s degree (first cycle degree) in the field of technology or architecture provides eligibility to apply to a Master’s degree programme at TUT.
  • The bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland the degree must provide eligibility to university-level master’s degree studies in the country in question.
  • It is not possible to apply to a Master’s programme on the basis of a Master’s degree. The only exceptions are the one-tier degree programmes where the first cycle degree is not compulsory and the so-called long cycle degrees.

  •  Applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language. The accepted tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT, TOEFL PBT, PTE Academic and CAE/CPE. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tampere

730 - 1190 EUR/month
Living Costs

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TUT offers 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 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.

For more information please check the programme website.

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