Bachelor’s degree programme 6.050403, Engineering Material Sciences

Qualification awarded: 
Bachelor of Engineering Material Sciences.
Level of qualification : 
Specific admission requirements: 
None, enrollment is held on general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
Profile of the programme: 
The generalized object of the activity of the Bachelor specializing in the field of EMS is the following: artificial and natural materials, their composition, structure, and properties, as well as investigation concerning them; articles of them for technical and other purposes; technological processes which ensure the necessary indeces of their quality.
The students obtain necessary knowledge and skills for:
  • elaboration and creation of new materials with unique properties both crystalline and amorphous, metallic and non-metallic, composite and powdered;
  • selection of modern existing materials for production of articles according to requirements of their operation and modern design;
  • development of new technological processes of material machining with the use of computer modeling;
  • determination of properties of materials, investigation of their structure with the use of scanning-electron microscopy, OGE-spectroscopy, nuclear-magnetic resounance, mechanical, physical, and technological testings, defectoscopy;
  • investigations for metrological evaluation and certification of materials.
The total amount of the curriculum is 240 ECTS credits, including module pertaining to humanities and social studies — 28 credits, module pertaining to training in fundamental and natural sciences, general economics — 78 credits, module on professional and practical training — 134 credits.
Key learning outcomes: 

1.Subject area knoledge:

  • physical nature of the phenomena taking place in materials under the action of different factors (temperature, load, corrosive media, etc.):
  • principal relations between the composition, structure and properties of main groups of modern materials: metals and their alloys, polymers, ceramics, powdered and composite ones;
  • theoretical and practical aspects of the main technological ways of material treatment to ensure the needed properties of the articles;
  • the influence of the technological processes of material treatment upon their structural-phase state and properties of the articles;
  • methods of checking for material properties and the quality of articles made of them;
  • technologies of salvaging, restoration, and recycling of materials;
  • certification of materials and metal production;
  • methods, means, and software for computer-aided designing; modeling and calculation of technological modes of treatment, choice of optimal structure and properties of materials;
  • economic theory and factors for substantiation of economic expedience of the application of that or another material, that or another technological process in order to ensure the needed quality of articles;
  • ecological factors for estimation of harmful consequences of using the chosen technologies and materials.

2. Cognitive skills:

  • ability to use the professional specialized knowledge and practical habits of fundamental and proffesionally-oriented subjects for technological preparation of materials and articles production;
  • abilities to apply the knowledge and acquired habits for solving qualitative and quantitative problems under the conditions of real production;
  • ability to choose standard materials for production of type industrial articles, for restoration and repair of articles, as well as to choose type technological means of restoration of articles;
  • ability to choose type technological processes and corresponding equipment for ensuring the needed indexes of quality of articles;
  • ability to evaluate, interprete the input data for synthesis of new articles and technological processes;
  • ability to choose necessary kinds and standard techniques of testing for checking the quality of materials and articles;
  • ability to conduct metrological estimation of conformity of the quality of materials, metal articles, and services with state and international standards of EN and ISO systems;
  • skills in conducting necessary investigations in order to make expert opinions concerning causes of fracture of constructions;
  • skills in estimating technical, economic, and ecological consequences of application of the materials which ensure the necessary indeces of quality;
  • skills in drawing up production/service forms and records according to the requirements of the standards in force.

3. Practical skills:

  • habits of organizing the work of enterprises subdivisions;
  • skills in information supply and in drawing up business documents;
  • skills in working with modern computers and in application of specialized software for designing, modeling, and calculation of technological modes of machining and choice of materials;
  • skills in estimating the structure, chemical and phase composition of materials with the use of scanning-electron microscopy, Oget’s spectroscopy, X-ray structural and spectral analyses, nuclear magnetic resounance;
  • ability to determine mechanical, technological, and physical properties of materials;
  • skills in conducting the non-destructive checking of quality, corrosion testing of materials;
  • ability to determine characteristics of quality of components of powdered, dispersive, and composite materials, coatings and corresponding articles;
  • skills in using to-day’s standards and regulations in practical activity;
  • habits of operating and maintaining corresponding technological equipment and apparatus.

4. General skills and comprehesion:

  • skills in using primary sources of scientific and cultural achievements of the world civilisation;
  • skills in taking into account main economic laws, ecological principles, and in application of elements of social-cultural competence;
  • ability to master new knowledge, progressive technologies and innovations;
  • skills in taking into account processes of social-cultural history of Ukraine, legal and ethic norms in industrial and social activities;
  • ability to create productive social-economic relations between members of working team on the basis of law and democratic principles; -to calculate habits;
  • habits of oral and written communication in the state language and, at least, in one of main European languages;
  • habits of interaction with other people, ability to work in teams;
  • skills in organizing own activity and in effective time managing;
  • ability to organize healthy way of life, physical culture and self-improvement.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 
The professional activity of the Bachelor in Engineering Mechanics is determined by application of acquired knowledge and snskills in the branch of modern material sciences, latest technologies of materials processing and articles production, creation of new materials and technological processes, restoration and repair of articles, marketing activity, management and organization of production.
The sphere of activity of the Bachelor in Engineering Material Sciences consists of research establishments, enterprises & of mechanical engineering, instrument engineering, automotive, air-space, and light industries, metallurgy, energetics, and civil engineering, as well as educational institutions of different levels of accreditation. The Bachelor can work in the following positions: advisory engineer in material sciences, industrial engineer, laboratory engineer, inspector of production quality, supervisor engineer, quality- control engineer, teacher of subjects of material sciences in educational institutions.
The Bachelor specializing in engineering material sciences:
  • carries out choice of materials and technological processes for articles manufacturing according to conditions of operation and requirements of modern design;
  • develops and creates new materials, technological processes of articles manufacture according to demands of different branches of industry;
  • determines properties of materials, investigates their structure with the use of electron-scanning microscopy, Oget’s spectroscopy, X-ray structural analysis; estimates their quality by means of non-destructive control methods;
  • conducts investigations for expert opinions concerning causes of fracture of articles and constructions;
  • develops technologies of salvaging, restoration, and recycling of materials;
  • offers services in certification of metal products.
Access to further studies: 
Bachelors in Engineering Material Sciences can continue their studies in the university in the second stage of higher education (levels of Specialist, Master) in the speciality Applied Material Science.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 
Provisional regulation on evaluation of knowledge and determination of student’s rating in credit-module system of training process organization.
Graduation requirements: 
Completed curriculum amounting to 240 credits, successfully carried out and defensed diploma paper.
Mode of study: 
Full-time training
Programme director: 
Edward I. Pleshakov, associate professor, candidate of technical sciences.