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The Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering consists of 90 ECTS, distributed across two teaching semesters of 30 each plus a third semester of 30 credits to do the Master’s Thesis, which must be publicly defended before a tribunal.

The master's program is structured in 4 modules:

Specific-knowledge module: This module is dedicated to expanding knowledge and characterisation of materials. Students are immersed in the knowledge of the main families of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and compounds. Two subjects are dedicated to characterisation techniques that make it possible to evaluate the properties of these materials. This module includes an Advanced-Materials Synthesis Laboratory that gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on practice of the content taught in the theoretical subjects.

Applications and Technologies Module: The objective is to provide students with more specialised knowledge. Emphasis is placed on biomaterials and nanomaterials, because of their present and future importance in the field of materials. The course also includes a subject on project management and quality and intellectual property, to help students join the labour market or the world of research. Students will also analyse different case studies of technology-based companies (design, creation, growth, markets, etc.) in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship subject.

Optional Module: The module consists of six subjects, of which students must choose two. Emphasis is placed on improving the properties of materials (Surface Engineering) to prevent material degradation (Materials Corrosion and Degradation). The course also contains modules that allow students to understand and predict the properties of materials (Materials Modelling and Simulation). The course introduces materials processing (Manufacturing technologies) to create, objects and devices. An important part of this process is joining the same or different materials to each other (Materials Joining Technologies). The Formulations subject shows students how to handle materials in different forms (suspensions, gels, sols, etc.) to be used or transported in specific applications (cosmetics, inks, tablets, etc.).

Master’s Thesis Module: Individual research project in a research group, under the guidance of one of the professors in the Master's Degree.

The laboratory and experimental work account for almost 50% of the Master's Degree credits

 

Specific-Knowledge ModuleFacultyECTS
Ceramic materialsDr. Manuel Abad5.0 
Metals and special alloysFrancesc Montalà5.0 
Polymers and composite materialsDr. Salvador Borrós5.0 
Characterization of the composition and microstructure of materialsDr. Carles Colominas5.0 

Characterisation and mechanical behaviour and other properties

Dr. Josep Maria Puigoriol5.0 
Advanced-materials synthesis laboratoryAna Ramos / Dr. Carles Colominas5.0

Applications and Technologies ModuleFacultyECTS
Biomaterials and biomedical applicationsDr. Salvador Borrós4.0 
Nanoscience and nanotechnologyDr. Carles Colominas4.0 
Materials technology laboratory: from materials to products and devicesDr. Manuel Abad5.0 
Innovation and entrepreneurship seminarsDr. Antoni Olivé3.0 
Project management, quality and intellectual propertyDr. Judith Báguena4.0 

Optional Module (2 subjects to be chosen)FacultyECTS
Surface engineeringDr. Carles Colominas5.0 
Corrosion and material degradationDr. Sergi Colominas5.0 
Material modeling and simulationDr. Andrés-Amador García5.0 
Manufacturing technologiesDr. Giovanni Gómez5.0 
Technologies for joining materialsDr. Núria Agulló5.0
FormulationsDr. Alberto Balfagón5.0

 

Master ThesisFacultyECTS
Master Thesis----30