News and announcements

GUIDELINES for adapting teaching and evaluation to the COVID-19 crisis
First lesson of MATERIALS for PHOTONIC DEVICES to be held on Monday (03/FEB) at 10:30, Classroom 15
The first class of "SPINTRONICS AND NANOMAGNETISM" is postponed: lessons will begin on the 6th of February
CLASSROOMS, second semester: Morning subjects will be held in classroom 15, while those in the afternoon will be held in clasroom 38
EXAMS - January exams will take place in Classroom 38.
Our students visited the 5-MV ion accelerator at the Centre for Micro Analysis of Materials (https://www.cmam.uam.es/)
MASTER: The academic year 2019-2020 will start on Monday, 9th of September with an informal welcome at 15:00 in classroom 38 (1st floor). Lectures will follow, starting at 15:30.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: difficulties regarding the choice and enrolment of elective subjects
LEARNING GUIDE for students 2019-2020. UPDATED JULY 25
Structure of the master explained in a slide.
Download here the brochure of the Master in Materials Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering: the field

The ability to understand and use innovatively materials is an important measure of the sophistication of a civilisation. Life is enhanced and restricted by the ability to use materials effectively. Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary field that studies the relationship among the structure of materials at atomic or molecular scales, their macroscopic properties, processing and applications.

Materials scientists and engineers help to develop the materials required for new products, find better lower-cost manufacturing routes, and enhance the performance of existing materials. They consider the environmental impact and sustainability of their products. They also examine how to optimise the selection of materials and create sophisticated databases from which properties and service behaviour can be predicted.

The study of materials engineering has for many decades been established across the developed world. This encompasses aspects of the physical sciences and of engineering, with two central themes: the link between structure and the chemical, physical and mechanical properties; and how control of microstructure through processing can be used to optimise engineering performance. The range of programmes to which this benchmark statement applies is diverse and entails science-based and engineering-based programmes.


The main objective of the MSc. in Materials Engineering is to prepare engineers with interdisciplinary technical preparation, and enable them to perform multiple activities related to materials for a wide variety of productive sectors, product design, selection, extraction, development and processing of materials, including computer modelling, the application of service-life criteria, and quality control of production. Students of the course will examine projects associated with manufacturing processes, processing and utilisation, as well as recycling, environmental monitoring and impact, restoration and rehabilitation.

This follows a quality model, taught by snior lecturers who are specialists in their field, with a personalised tutorial system in which the first semester is taught entirely in English and the second bilingual in Spanish and English.


Students can choose from several subjects: Structural Materials (materials for automotive and aerospace), Functional Materials (nanomaterials or materials for optoelectronic), Biological Materials and Biomaterials (biomedical devices or tissue engineering) and Materials for Energy and the Environment (energy storage, and renewable energies)


Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos
Campus Ciudad Universitaria
C/ Profesor Aranguren 3
28040 Madrid
Teléfono: 913366754


ETSI de Caminos, Canales y Puertos
Campus Ciudad Universitaria
C/ Profesor Aranguren 3
28040 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 336 6754
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid