MSc programme

The programme starts with core courses offering a firm basis in Materials Science and engineering. Subsequently, students choose a specialisation which addresses a particular subject area. The specialisation can be one of three predefined course options (which may also include a research based External Research Project) 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.

Graduation examples:

  • Phase control in quenched and tempered steels;
  • Assessing the susceptibility of pipelines for hydrogen embrittlement;
  • 3D printing of fibre-reinforced polymers for aerospace applications;
  • Evaluation of transport properties of radio-nuclides in clay materials;
  • Design of Metamaterials using machine learning;
  • Optimizations of high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells.


Core Programme 41 ECTS
Structure & Properties 6 ECTS
Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3 ECTS
Ethics and Engineering 3 ECTS
Characterisation of Materials 6 ECTS
Society’s Needs 3 ECTS
Metals Science 3 ECTS
Polymer Science 4 ECTS
Functional Ceramics 3 ECTS
Computational Materials Science 3 ECTS
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials 4 ECTS
Processing of Materials 3 ECTS
Specialisation/electives 19 ECTS
Obligatory / Elective Specialisation Courses 15 ECTS
Literature Review 10 ECTS
Master Research Project and Thesis 35 ECTS

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


Coordinator MSc Materials Science and Engineering


The Master's programme Materials Science and Engineering offers four specialisations: