The first year of the course includes a common group of courses for all the curricula.
In the second year, students can choose one of the 3 curricula:
- Manufacturing and Product Development: the programme aims to train materials engineers particularly skilled in production and processing technologies, damage mechanisms in operation, and the design methods and tools used in the manufacturing industry for the optimization of current processes and products and the development of innovative processes and products.
- Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development: the programme aims to train materials engineers with strong skills in the area of materials and processes for the production and transformation of energy, the reduction of energy consumption through innovative technologies and materials, reuse and recycling to reduce the environmental impact of production and transformation processes. The environmental sustainability of industrial processes and the rationalisation of raw material and energy use for production are strategic elements of the programme for the training of modern materials engineers, and are useful to improve their employment opportunities.
- Engineered Materials and Biomedical Applications: the programme aims to train materials engineers with specific skills in the design and use of materials for biomedical and functional applications, including bio-inspired and biomimetic materials. The courses and laboratory work focus on the materials and technologies that over time have become more and more important in terms of scientific relevance and applications, more recently also thanks to the advancement of additive technologies. The course aims to train professionals who, in addition to the key skills for materials and production engineers, have interdisciplinary knowledge of the different classes of materials for biomedical use, their manufacturing process, their properties and advanced applications: individuals who are able to work in academic and industrial research, to collaborate with technicians with different cultural backgrounds, to design and manufacture materials with characteristics that are functional for their application.
Students are also invited to consider the EIT double degree in Sustainable Materials. This Master's programme is focused on international collaboration and interdisciplinarity and gives students the opportunity to study for one year at KU Leuven, MU Leoben or INP Grenoble. The EIT course in Sustainable Materials provides students with the skills necessary to combine technical-scientific skills in the field of sustainable materials and the circular economy with entrepreneurial knowledge and innovation skills.
All the courses are held in English.
For further detailed information about the Master’s degree course please check the corresponding prospectus for the current academic year: Didactic offer ("Manifesto degli studi").
For further details about each course units (course objectives, content, lecture materials etc.) please check the Course listing.