MSc in Materials Science

General

Program Description

The Materials Science program is an interdisciplinary M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and the fundamental physics and chemistry that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one science faculty member. The courses offer an overview of the types of materials; their chemical and physical structures; and properties.

The successful applicant must have a BSc. degree in Chemistry, in Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, in Physics, in Materials Engineering or in any similar degree including a reasonable amount of natural science (at least 40 ECTS) in the curriculum.

Interest in new materials (e.g. superconductor) and new technology (e.g. space technology), as well as a better understanding of the behavior of materials in the design of structures (such as automobiles and aircraft, plant processing equipment, electronic devices, biomedical devices, etc.) have increased the need for people trained in science of materials.

The Materials Science program is an interdisciplinary M.S. program aimed at providing a rigorous education in materials science and the fundamental physics and chemistry that underlie this discipline. Educational goals are achieved through both coursework and training in cross-disciplinary research supervised by one science faculty member. The courses offer an overview of the types of materials; their chemical and physical structures; and properties. The M.S. program is based on lectures, seminars and practical laboratories in advanced materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, biomaterials, and their composites. The M.S. program introduces micro- and nanotechnology as well as electronic, magnetic and other functional materials. The compulsory basic courses provide the solid framework of the program; the semi-optional and special lecture courses give the basis of the specialization and their wide choice results in the flexibility of the program.

Strength of program

The Materials Science program is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on physics and chemistry. The high standard of training is guaranteed by highly qualified teachers and scientists. The education is supported by modern infrastructure and well-equipped laboratories. The library of the Faculty contains several thousand books and journals. In addition to the high level of theoretical training, joint research and development projects offer opportunities for the students to obtain up-to-date practical knowledge and experience to the students.

Career opportunities

The Materials Science program is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on physics and chemistry. The high standard of training is guaranteed by highly qualified teachers and scientists. The education is supported by modern infrastructure and well-equipped laboratories. The library of the Faculty contains several thousand books and journals. In addition to the high level of theoretical training, joint research and development projects offer opportunities for the students to obtain up-to-date practical knowledge and experience to the students.

Job examples

Materials engineer, metallurgist, product development scientist, research scientist, technical sales engineer.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The successful applicant must have a BSc. degree in Chemistry, in Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, in Physics, in Materials Engineering or in any similar degree including a reasonable amount of natural science (at least 40 ECTS) in the curriculum. The application package should contain a short CV, a copy of the degree certificate, transcript of results, and a language examination certificate. The certificates need not be translated, they are accepted in most of the European languages.

Language requirements
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

Further comments:

The successful applicant must have a good command of English. Several kinds of the internationally respected certificate of English language at an advanced level is accepted.

Documents to submit with the application
  • Online application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Passport photo
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate of clean criminal records
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Language certificate
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

The applications are examined by the Admission Board during May and June and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system in July. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until August 1. In the case of February intake, admission letters are sent out in the online application system on December 1.

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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