Studies in the master's degree programme in Materials Science provide students with the following competencies:
- to apply the knowledge acquired during advanced studies and a scientific approach to topical and concrete tasks
- to operate in different expert, development and management positions in working life
- to participate in societal debate pertaining to technology
- to use their English language, communication and cooperation skills in working life
- to apply their knoweldge and skills to scientific activities and societal debate in their field
After completing the programme and achieving the defined learning outcomes, students will be eligible to pursue a PhD / Doctoral degree and continuous learning.
The official language of the programme is English, meaning that all the courses, exams and student services are arranged in English. Consequently, proficiency in both written and spoken English is an absolute prerequisite. International students are required to submit a certificate of their language proficiency when applying to the programme. See further details in the Requirements section.
However, the course titled Finnish for Beginners (3cr) is compulsory during the common programme studies. It provides good basic knowledge of Finnish for everyday use and a brief introduction to Finnish culture.
Problem-based learning enviroment
How are the studies implemented at the department of Materials Science? Besides conventional lectures, more practical teaching methods are also used, such as excercises, laboratory assignments and web-based methods. The department fosters a problem-based approach to learning. The four different focus areas available in the programme provide in-depth knowledge of fibre, textile and fashion engineering, materials research, metallic materials, as well as polymeric materials. Students can freely select the minor studies that they are interested in to support their chosen path toward the degree.