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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 Abad4.0  
Metallic Materials and Special AlloysFrancesc Montalà4.0  
Polymers and compositesDr. Nuria Agulló4.0  
Characterization of the composition and microstructure of the materialsDr. Carles Colominas5.0  

Characterisation of the mechanical behaviour and other properties

Dr. Josep Maria Puigoriol4.0 
Advanced-materials synthesis laboratoryDr. Carles Colominas8.0 


Applications and Technologies ModuleFacultyECTS
Biomaterials and biomedic applicationsDr. Salvador Borrós4.0  
Nanoscience and nanotechnologyDr. Carles Colominas4.0  
Materials technology laboratory: from materials to products and devicesDr. Manuel Abad8.0  
Innovation and entrepreneurship seminarsDr. Joan Cortés3.0  
Project management, quality and intellectual propertyDr. Judith Báguena4.0  

Optional Module (2 subjects to be chosen)FacultyECTS
Surface engineeringDr. Carles Colominas4.0 
Corrosion and material degradationDr. Sergi Colominas4.0  
Sustainability EngineeringDr. Andrés-Amador García4.0 
Manufacturing technologiesDr. Giovanni Gómez4.0 
Experiences DesignDr. Núria Agulló4.0
FormulationsDr. Alberto Balfagón4.0


Master ThesisFacultyECTS
Master Thesis----30  


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