• Exchange Programs


The duration of the Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering is one year and a half (90 ECTS credits); for this reason, student mobility and reception occurs at two levels:

a) Mobility program to carry out the Master Thesis

b) Mobility program to study the second semester and do the optional subjects of the curriculum (specialization module and optional module)

a) Mobility program to carry out the Master Thesis 
 

Given the fact that ERASMUS exchange agreements are usually signed in May the year prior to the start of the mobility program, the preferred method for establishing exchange programs in the Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering is during the semester in which the master's thesis is undertaken. Students of this program who have completed the subjects of the first two semesters and meet the necessary requirements may apply to do their thesis partially or completely at another University, research center, or a domestic or foreign company with which IQS has established a collaboration agreement.
 
Students from other Universities who are also completing a master's degree similar to the Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering may request to write their thesis within one of the research groups at IQS School of Engineering.  This participation is also dependent on the existence of a previously established agreement between the IQS School of Engineering's Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering and the other institution.
 
In both cases the Master Project will need to be defended at the student's University of origin so that credits will be granted at the University where the student has been registered. The collaboration agreement between both institutions will need to specify the duration of the Final Master's Project as well as the time allotted for the completion of the thesis for the ECTS credits included in the curriculum to be recognized.

 

b) Mobility program to study the second semester to do the optional subjects of the curriculum (specialization module and optional module)
 

Students of the Master's Degree in Science Materials and Engineering who meet the necessary requirements may study the second semester corresponding to the optional subjects of the curriculum (specialization module and optional module) at a University with which IQS School of Engineering has an exchange agreement.  Selection is limited to programs that correspond closely between both Universities; specifically, they should be highly equivalent with respect to the skills and knowledge the students acquire. After approving the master's degree, negotiations will be initiated with those Universities where agreements with respect to student exchange programs in chemistry have already been established.
 
Students from other Universities who are enrolled in a program similar to the Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering may also request to do one semester of the Materials Science and Engineering program, as long as a collaboration agreement between both institutions has previously been established
 
In order to promote and facilitate student mobility and reception, IQS School of Engineering has an International Relations Service.