Combine chemistry with physics and mechanical engineering and become an expert in the exciting and innovative field of materials engineering.
From designing solar cells to the newest generation of batteries, and from smartphone screens to knee implants: materials form the starting point in the development of any (new) product or technology. But developing and applying novel materials implies more than chemistry alone. It takes an in-depth understanding of physics and mechanical engineering as well. The specialisation in Materials Science & Engineering will equip you with a broad foundation in all of these fields, enabling you to become a true multidisciplinary materials scientist or engineer.
This specialisation is a collaboration between the Master’s in Chemical Science & Engineering, Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering. Depending on your previous education, you can apply for this specialisation within one of these three master’s. Within each master’s, the core courses are slightly different.
What to expect?
Which type of material is light-weighted, but still efficient enough to be applied in solar cells? What material would you recommend to a biomedical engineer designing a hip prosthesis? And how can you make sure that a material prevents erosion in offshore windmills? In this specialisation, a specific application or (real-life) challenge will mainly be the starting point of your thinking process. You will use in-depth knowledge of atomic and molecular properties and behaviour of materials in assessing their suitability for specific purposes in engineering and technology.
This multidisciplinary specialisation will equip you with fundamental chemical knowledge in the field of materials science and engineering while complementing it with courses of the Master’s in Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering. With close ties to the industry, you will be able to contribute to many real-life challenges yourself. For example, throughout the year you get to attend multiple colloquia in which topics of the industry will be discussed. It is a great way to earn some extra study credits while also getting acquainted with the career field.
What will you learn?
As a graduate of this Master's and this specialisation, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
Other master’s and specialisations
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