Master’s Degree Program 8.05040301, Applied Materials Science

Qualification awarded: 
Research scientist of metallurgy and material sciences
Level of qualification : 
Specific admission requirements: 
None; enrollment is held on general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: 
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Materials science
Profile of the programme: 

Students acquire the necessary knowledge in socio-economic and professional training courses, in an amount sufficient for implementation of production functions in applied material sciences:

  • exploratory, including the performance of professional research works, creation of new materials and technologies;
  • technological, including engineering support of production;
  • controlling, including materials, technological processes, and performance of manufactured articles;
  • prognostic, including material and technologies development perspectives prognostication;
  • technical including technological operations conducting, materials and products testing, materials and technologies choice reasoning.

The total credit load of the curriculum is 90 ECTS credits, including modules in social sciences and economics 6 credits, professional and practical training 84 credits.

Key learning outcomes: 

1. Subject area knowledge

  • relationship among structural-phase, energy states of the surface, and bulk properties of materials;
  • modern technologies that alter the structure and energy state of materials surface;
  • physical nature of the influence of exposure to laser irradiation on the materials surface and technology of laser surface engineering;
  • physical, chemical and, mechanical processes that occur at the contact interaction of materials in the outer zones;
  • techniques, methods of increasing materials wear rwsistance and tribocoupling;
  • theoretical bases of anticorrosive technologies;
  • principles of mathematical engineering planning and optimization of experimental studies;
  • calculation methods and rational equipment design for thermal treatment of products.

2. Practical Skills in

  • implementation of research and analysis of its results;
  • creation of new materials based on comprehensive studies, engineering calculations and determining their scopes of application;
  • drawing up applications for patents and intellectual property copyrights;
  • organization (in subordinate units) of production processes of obtaining the required materials, products; and their technological working;
  • developing technical and standards technical documentation by occupation;
  • implementation of examination of products failure and foul-ups
  • testing materials and products;
  • quality inspection of materials, production processes and products.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples: 

Master of Applied Material Science can take such primary positions:

  • research assistant;
  • research engineer;
  • research laboratory chief;
  • patent and research work engineer;
  • new technics and technology engineer;
  • production engineer;
  • quality inspector;
  • engineer-Inspector;
  • engineer for the Introduction of New Technology;
  • university’s education lab chief;
  • professor of 2,3,4-th level of accreditation.
Access to further studies: 

Masters of Applied Material Science can continue their training as postgraduates, majoring in: 05.02.01. – Material Science, 05.16.01 – metallurgy and heat treatment.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading: 

Regulations on knowledge assessment and students rating in the modular degree system.
Graduation requirements: 
Successful presentation of a Master's thesis.
Mode of study: 
Programme director: 
Assoc.Prof. of the Applied Material Science and Materials Engineering (AMSME) Department Pleshakov E.I.