Technology / Master's degree programme
Materials Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2019-2020

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (1 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations


During the Master's Degree Program in Materials Engineering the students acquire a thorough knowledge of basic materials and in-depth knowledge of the processes and technologies for the production and treatment of the main classes of materials (ceramics, glass, metals, polymers and composites); students also learn how to predict the behaviour of materials in exercise and when they are subjected to external stresses (mechanical, thermal and chemical). In addition, the solid state chemistry and physics, which characterize the material science, are deepened. The skills on technologies, applications and production processes are improved with laboratory activities focused on the use of experimental methods and modelling approaches.

Course content

Materials Engineer is an industrial engineer who is able to select materials and processes suitable for different applications and to design and create new materials (predicting and simulating their behaviour). This is a very demanded profession in a World where technological advance is increasingly conditioned by the development of new materials. Graduates in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia can access the Master's Degree Program in Materials Engineering without curricular additions. For other students, a specific board evaluates the program of the first-level (bachelor) degree and establishes possible curricular additions.

Career options

Materials engineer is an industrial engineer who is able to work in different company where the application, research and development of innovative materials and products are implemented; his skills and knowledge range from the correct use of the available raw materials to the rational use of resources through a careful evaluation of the effects on the environment of productive activities. Materials Engineer can also work in R&D teams for the development of advanced materials or new materials processing technologies, as well as carrying out consulting activities related to the production, application and behaviour of materials.

List of single courses taught in English

- Electrochemical Energy Conversion [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof. Roberto Giovanardi
prof. Tiziano Manfredini

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering