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Materials play a key role in the economies of developed countries, as reflected in topical areas such as smart materials, nanotechnology, biosensors or biomimetics. Materials engineers develop the materials required for new applications, find the processes that make them financially viable, improve the performance of existing materials, consider the environmental impact and sustainability of their products, optimise the selection of materials and predict their properties and behaviour.

What is materials engineering?

Materials engineering is one of the pillars of modern society. It is an interdisciplinary field that includes study of the structure, properties, processing and applications of all kinds of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and biological).The master's degree offers an overall training in state-of-the-art techniques for the characterisation and analysis of materials and four optional itineraries that entail structural materials, functional materials, biomaterials and materials for energy.

Taught in English

Mobility and diversity are promoted by imparting most of the degree in English, with the guarantee that the 90 credits required to complete the master can be obtained by receiving all lectures in English. This unique characteristic in the UPM enhances international collaborations with the best universities around the world.


The Master`s Degree in Materials Engineering ensures the awareness and adaptability required in such a highly technological and competitive market. Therefore, training integrates the theoretical aspects and, especially, the practical aspects of materials engineering, which enable students to select and properly use materials in every application and design material when necessary. Moreover, it provides an updated overview of the materials in their various sectors, in relation to their technological, financial and environmental management. Consequently, the degree has a dual purpose:

  1. Deepen the basic knowledge of materials engineering in order to adapt quickly and effectively to new technologies, improve production processes and materials management, and design and manufacture new materials in a competitive environment.
  2. Provide means for training materials engineers to take part in production and R&D+i systems. The master's degree will enable graduates in materials engineering (and other similar fields) to receive and update and adapt to a constantly evolving field

Two itineraries

Structural materials..
Materials for structures, automotive and aerospace

Functional materials..
Nanomaterials or materials for optoelectronic

Further information about the subjects of each itinerary is available in the enrolled students courses section


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