Materials Engineering - Tampere University of Technology

Master´s Degree Programme in Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering

Focus areas:

  • Biomaterials
  • Metallic and Ceramic Materials
  • Polymeric Materials

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction: English

Scope of degree: 120 ECTS

Duration of studies: 2 years

Study mode: full-time

Tuition fee: yes

Scholarship programme: yes

Application deadline: 25 January 2017

World of materials

The importance of materials science has significantly increased as a result of rapid technological developments in the past few years. Modern materials science deals with scientific and engineering problems across a wide range of disciplines, exploring the properties and behaviour of materials from the nanoscale to macroscopic structures and buildings. Consequently, the demand for well educated materials scientists and engineers is growing rapidly.

The Master's Degree Programme in Materials Engineering offers multidisciplinary and flexible study opportunities that meet high standards. The programme provides you with an internationally-oriented and innovative study and research environment and prepares you for a broad range of professional and academic career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. Completing the programme and the master's thesis usually takes 2 to 3 years. The programme is conducted entirely in English and leads to the degree of Master of Science in Technology. Students who successfully complete the programme are eligible to apply for admission to doctoral programmes.

Inspirational campus life

Materials Engineering students are sociable and actively involved in student activities. TUT offers excellent facilities for sports. Different clubs and student organizations also help you make the most of student life and make friends from all over the world.

MIK is the guild for all the Finnish and international students of materials engineering at TUT. The guild organizes a broad range of events and activities throughout the year. Whether you want to have a relaxing cup of coffee in the guild room with your fellow students, study together, visit companies or do sports, the guild helps you get in touch with other students.

Contact information

General questions about admission: admissions(at)

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Career prospects

Students graduating from the Degree Programme in Materials Engineering typically pursue careers in academia as scientists working towards their PhD degrees or make the transition to Finnish or international industries to work as experts. The Finnish industry offers a wide variety of career opportunities ranging from modern steel industry and the design and production of heavy machinery to the production and design of electronic components, such as mobile phones and semiconductor devices. A strong background in materials science combined with a suitable selection of minor subjects will help you to find the career you are most interested in.

Updated by: Meeri Oikemus, 20.10.2016 14:16.
Content owner: Lassila Jenni
Keywords: education and studies