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Materials engineering


This minor will be offered through FITech for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please also note that the application deadline for courses belonging to a minor that are offered in the spring semester is exceptionally already on November 1st. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

In the engineering industry, the term “materials engineering” is often understood as metal technology. However, the materials are a much larger group than metals alone and frequently the work of material engineer includes topics on plastics, ceramics and composite materials. Especially when designing new components or structures, and at the same time optimising the strength and weight of them. Managing these material groups cannot be done without specific expertise.

The minor in materials science provides the student basic knowledge in plastic (polymer), ceramic and composite materials. In addition, the wear and corrosion properties of different material groups are studied. After completing the minor, the student understands the usability and limitations of each material group and is able to apply the knowledge in their daily work.

All four courses are mandatory but the order of the courses is not fixed.

Professor in charge

Tampere University
Pasi Peura, Professor

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Materials engineering
5–20 ECTS
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Host university:
Tampere University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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Study suitable for:
MSc students (mechanical engineering, automation)
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