Degree course name in English: Materials Engineering and nanotechnology
Degree course name in Italian: Ingegneria dei Materiali e Nanotecnologie
Level of qualification: Master’s Degree Programme
Department: INGEGNERIA DELL’INNOVAZIONE - INNOVATION ENGINEERING
N° Credits: 120
International program: Yes
Type of program:
Stage can be performed using Erasmus Traineeship grants in different EU companies and univeristies, depending on the availability and the topic. Among others, partners for stage can be GKN Fokker (NL), University of Leuven (B), University College of Dublin (EIRE) etc.
Campus Ecotekne, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce (Italy)
The course will focus on the relationship among processing, properties and structure of all materials of industrial interest, i.e. metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials, semiconductors. Nanomaterials and their applications in electronic and other fields are also object of the courses. During the first year fundamentals of chemistry and physics of materials and of transport phenomena are provided. Then the study will focus on fabrication technologies and properties of the mentioned materials. In the second year specific courses are devoted to biomedical applications and nanotechnology for electronic. While maintaining the connotation of an engineering degree, it has chemistry, physics, electronics, as well as industrial and mechanical engineering of materials among its teachings. The "cross-fertilization" between different disciplinary fields, which, pushing the trainees to embrace the problems in an organic and complete way, teaches them to analyze new problems using different approaches. Visits to industrial plants are usually performed.
Programmed, 60 places available
Admission to Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology requires a bachelor degree in engineering (industrial) chemistry or physic and B1 level in English. Additional learning requirements can be required in the first year of the course if the initial requirements are not met. An interview (including Skype or similar tools) is also required
The highly interdisciplinary nature of this degree has been allowed since 1996, and will allow, to find employment in companies operating in different sectors, such as aeronautic fabrication, transformation of metallic, polymeric and composite materials, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceutical and many others. In addition to this, the possibility of operating in research centers and technological consultancy companies, exploited by a smaller but significant percentage of graduates, must be mentioned. Materials engineers, compared to the more traditional specialization of industrial engineering, has a high ability to adapt to designing with traditional and innovative materials and has a deeper knowledge of materials processing.
The final exam consists in a thesis typically developed either during the internship or in the labs of university. Students are required to develop autonomous experimental work and mathematical modelling of properties, processing or mechanical behaviour. The thesis consists of a written paper organised into sections agreed by the student and supervisor and reviewed by another professor. The thesis will be defended in a public exams and evaluated by a commission of 7 professors
1st year: Chemistry; Physics Of Matter; Batteries And Fuel Cells ; Science, Technology And Sustainability Of Polymers; Transport Phenomena, Electrochemical Techonologies. 2nd year: Heat And Mass Transfer Phenomena In Composites and Polymers, Composite and Nanocomposite Materials; Non-Ferrous Metallurgy; Ceramics Materials . Then one of the following two curricula must be chosen: - Curriculum Materials For Electronic Applications : Semiconductor Physics And Technology ;Nanotechnologies For Electronics . - Curriculum Materials For Biomedical Applications: Biomaterials; Cell Tissues Interaction
Maria Grazia Gnoni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Data ultimo aggiornamento: 14/01/2021