AMASE - Joint European Master Programme on Advanced Materials Science and Engineering
- Duration: 24 months
Full-time programme offered since 2005 by: Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken - Germany), Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine - EEIGM (Nancy - France); Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona - Spain); and Luleå Tekniska Universitet (Luleå - Sweden). The consortium has a long experience (20 years of collaboration within the EEIGM) and also offers the Erasmus Mundus Doctoral programme DocMASE Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS, including a 6-month Master Thesis (30 ECTS). Objectives: to provide high-level multinational and research-oriented education in materials science and engineering (MSE), well-integrated language and cultural experience; to prepare students for a PhD and also for the industry, thus contributing to innovation and enhancement of the renown of European universities. At least two languages of instruction: English (in Sweden), German, French and Spanish (depending on chosen universities). Language courses integrated in the programme (12 ECTS). Intercultural training module. Students attend courses at two universities: 1st and 2nd semesters at entrance university, 3rd semester at second university, fourth semester (Master Thesis) at one of these two universities. Adaptation phase in first semester: Module I – Structure and properties of materials; Module II - Characterisation and modelling of materials; Module III - Technologies of materials. Afterwards, five possible specialisation tracks (2nd and 3rd semesters): Track 1: Advanced metallic materials - Design, characterization and processing Track 2: Polymers and composites - Modelling, processing and tailored properties Track 3: High performing surfaces - Coating, structuring and functionalization Track 4: Materials engineering and manufacturing technologies Track 5: Bio/Nanomaterials (including special applications) Entry requirements: BSc or similar degree with training in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and with a basic knowledge of MSE. Sufficient knowledge of the language of the entrance university (B1-B2).• Students obtain a joint Master's degree awarded by the two universities they have attended, Diploma Supplement provided, ECTS conversion. Strong network of associated partners involving renowned research centres and industry for doing common research projects and Master thesis. Partners in Argentina, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, and USA among others which collaborate in disseminating the programme, selecting students, and helping students with mobility arrangements Strong interaction with industry: common research projects & internships. Central Management Office: Coordinator and European School of Materials (EUSMAT Saarbru cken); Steering Committee; Advisory Board (participation of industry) Alumni Association established.
- SAARLAND UNIVERSITY, Germany (Co-ordinating institution)
- NATIONAL POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF LORRAINE, France
- POLYTECNIC UNIVERSITY OF CATALUNYA, Spain
- LULEÅ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Sweden