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General information on the master's degree

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering

The master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering provides in-depth education in the field of materials science and engineering, an interdisciplinary area of knowledge that includes the study of structures, properties, processing and applications of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and biological materials. It covers traditional structural materials, functional materials, nanomaterials and biomaterials.

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Introduction

Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding academic fees and degree certificate fee, €6,295 (€9,442 for non-EU residents).
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Language of instruction
Subjects will be taught 80% in Spanish and 20% in English.
Location

Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE)
 

Official degree
Recorded in the Ministry of Education's degree register

Admission

General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements

The most appropriate educational profile for successful completion of the master is to have a scientific or technical university qualification equivalent to 180 credits and more than 60 credits in the following subject areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, Mechanics, Materials Science and English.

English level B2 and Spanish level B2 are required (foreign students). Documents to submit for enrolment

Admission criteria
  • Academic record.
  • First degree and university of origin.
  • Professional experience.
Places
30
Pre-enrolment
Pre-enrolment closed (consult the new pre-enrolment periods in the academic calendar).
How to pre-enrol
Enrolment
How to enrol
Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.

Professional opportunities

Professional opportunities

Graduates of this master’s degree course will be experts who are able to:

  • Work in their professional area in companies in various industrial sectors (transport industries, mechanics, chemistry, manufacturing, paper, textiles, electronics, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and construction), in areas related to materials design, production, transformation and control, in addition to management and services related to materials, the environment and the sustainable use of materials (professional profile).
  • Complete a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering (research profile).
Competencies

Generic competencies

Generic competencies are the skills that graduates acquire regardless of the specific course or field of study. The generic competencies established by the UPC are capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship, sustainability and social commitment, knowledge of a foreign language (preferably English), teamwork and proper use of information resources.

Specific competencies

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Design, develop and select materials.
  • Create and develop production and transformation processes.
  • Carry out inspections and quality control of materials and production, and transformation and utilization processes.
  • Evaluate the security, durability and functional life of materials.
  • Design, develop and control recovery, re-use and recycling processes for materials.
  • Issue all kinds of expert reports on materials and processes.
  • Carry out research and teaching in the areas mentioned.

Curriculum

Third semester

Fourth semester

  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS

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