MSc programme

In the first year a core programme of 41 EC offers a firm grounding in Materials Science. Subsequently students choose a specialisation (39 EC), which is a consistent set of courses focussing on a particular topic. This can be either one of four predefined specialisations, which may also include an internship, or students can choose to compose their own specialisation. Finally students undertake a literature study and an independent scientific investigation leading to a Master’s thesis (40 EC). Examples of research subjects for this graduation project are:

  • Welding aluminium alloys without causing residual stresses or distortion;
  • Thermal stability of retained austenite in Quenching & Partitioning steels;
  • Circular Economy of Mechanical Recycled Post-Consumer PP;
  • The effects of atom pinning on hardness in molecular dynamics simulations;
  • Water encapsulation to initiate self-healing in cementitious materials.

Schedule

1st semester 2nd semester
Structure and Properties of Materials (8 EC) Functional Ceramics (3 EC)
Characterisation of Materials (6 EC) Computational Materials Science (3 EC)
Ethics & Engineering (3 EC) Mechanical Behaviour of Materials (4 EC)
Society’s needs: Case Studies and Materials Challenges (3 EC) Processing of Materials (3 EC)
Metals Science (4 EC) Obligatory / elective specialisation courses (19 EC)
Polymer Science (4 EC)
Obligatory / elective specialisation courses (20 EC) or Internship (15 EC) Obligatory / elective specialisation courses (5 EC) Master thesis project (40 EC)

1 EC = 28 hrs study, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Total amount of credits MSc Materials Science and Engineering programme = 120 EC

Contact

Coordinator MSc Materials Science and Engineering

Ian Richardson
T: +31(0)15 278 5086
MSEcoordinator-3mE@tudelft.nl

To request a Master brochure, e-mail to info@tudelft.nl