MSc Materials Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the relationship between structures and behaviour of materials (science) and the design of these structures to produce predefined properties for specific applications (engineering). Students consider materials over a wide range of length and time scales, from the behaviour of collections of individual atoms through to macroscopic structural and functional properties and from raw material processing through materials production and application to failure and recycling.
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Degree: Master of Science
Accreditation: Accredited by the NVAO
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
Type: Regular study programme
Materials Science & Engineering is concerned with the development of materials that meet and exceed performance expectations for specific functions.
It is also concerned with the manufacturing processes that convert basic materials into final engineered products and with the design of innovative new materials for the continuously evolving needs of society.
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The MSc Programme in Materials Science & Engineering combines studies of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of materials with the training in production techniques and the selection of appropriate materials for a wide range of applications. In the programme, you will gain an understanding of the behaviour of materials under different conditions and learn how to assess their suitability in products and industrial processes. You will study the design of new material properties at nano and micro levels to suit applications on a macro scale. The programme focuses in particular on the design of new materials, including, for example, self-healing materials.
Covering subjects from atoms to applications and from design to disposal, the Materials Science & Engineering programme is well-suited to meet the expectations of students with a more theoretical background and those with backgrounds in applied science or engineering.
Materials in Engineering Applications (MEA)
The focus is on the usage of materials in applications and structures by paying attention to processing, joining, selection and failure of materials. An obligatory internship is part of this specialisation.
Metals Science and Technology (MST)
Attention is paid to the design and performance of metallic microstructures by considering aspects like phase transformations, strengthening mechanisms and processing and by studying computational materials science and corrosion science.
Materials for Sustainable Development (MSD)
The emphasis is on materials engineering in the context of sustainable resources (materials and energy) and environmental impact. Concepts such as clean energy technologies, high temperature performance and recycling of materials are discussed.