Academic Year 2014/15





School of Industrial and Information Engineering



Degree Programme of:


Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology
Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)


Milano Campus

1. General Information

School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Code Reference Law491
NameMaterials Engineering and Nanotechnology
Reference LawOrdinamento 270/04
Class of degreeLM-53 - Material engineering
Degree level Laurea Magistrale (Equivalent To Master Of Science)
First year of activation 2010/2011
Official length of the programme 2
Years of the programme already activated 1
Official language(s) English
Campus Milano
Dean of the School Giovanni Gustavo Lozza
Coordinator of the Study programme Roberto Frassine
Website of the School http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it
Website of the Study programme
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Central Student Office - Milano
Address VIA C. GOLGI, 42 (MI)

2. General presentation of the study programme

The study plan of the Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology is conceived to be the extension of that of the bachelor degree and is aimed at producing an advanced professional profile for a material expert and designer of processes and components. For that purpose, a deep knowledge of the characteristics and uses of the different classes of materials, as well as of the more advanced processing techniques and of their influence on the final properties of the products is required.

The study plan can be divided in two parts: 75 credits out of the total amount of 120 credits are compulsory and provide the student with an advanced knowledge of engineering materials and general methods, with special emphasis on structural and functional properties. Additional 25 credits, to be taken in both the first and the second year, can be decided by the student among the wide choice (more than 80 credits) of courses offered, which in fact represents a good opportunity for developing personal attitudes and interests. The last 20 credits are for the thesis work.

The Master degree has therefore a very multidisciplinary structure: however, in order to help the students to make their choice, several “thematic routes” are also suggested which are devoted to specific industrial sectors or applications of materials, as well as to fundamental materials studies:

 

- Surface engineering

- Polymer engineering

- Nanomaterials and nanotechnology

- Engineering applications

- Micromechanical Engineering


3. Learning objectives

The study plan of the Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology is aimed at developing professional skills in the following areas:

  • development of new production processes of materials and/or parts
  • development of surface treatment processes
  • development of engineering applications of polymers and composites
  • development of technologies, products and applications at the micro- and nanoscale
  • technical direction of industrial plants and products

4. Organization of the study programme and further studies

4.1 Structure of the study programme and Qualifications

A schematic of the structure of the Master and PhD courses offered in the area of Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano is shown in the following figure:


4.2 Further Studies

The qualification grants access to "Dottorato di Ricerca" (Research Doctorate), "Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello" (2nd level Specialization Course) and "Master Universitario di secondo livello" (2nd level University Master)


A PhD course in Materials Engineering is available at the Politecnico di Milano, which has a duration of 3 years (180 CFU including stages in foreign countries and interships). The access to the PhD is granted by the Master of Science. The course is aimed at providing a common basis of scientific background together with specific skills in different research areas, combining theoretical knowledge and practical engineering for design, fabrication and application of traditional and innovative materials. The PhD course covers the following topics:

  • biomaterials
  • polymers and composites
  • cemetitious and ceramic materials
  • corrosion and protection of metals
  • metallic materials
  • structure, properties and microscopic theories of materials
  • materials for electronic, photonic and sensors
  • nanostructured materials
  • coatings and surfaces
  • materials for design
  • processing of materials

The courses proposed for each topic are focused on research and are freely chosen by the students in order to fit their needs, depending on the thesis subject they are appliying for. A team of academic tutors is available to help the students in maximising the efficiency of the learning process. The minimum requirement is that at least 60 out of the total of 180 CFUs required to graduate are associated with courses; the remaining 120 CFUs are for the PhD thesis.


5. Professional opportunities and work market

5.1 Professional status of the degree

Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology graduates receive the qualification Master of Science graduate (Senior Engineer) in the Industrial Engineering class
and can work on a self-employed basis after having taken the professional examinations and registered under Section A of the Professional Register of Engineers in the province in which they live.

Further information is available on the website: http://www.ordineingegneri.milano.it

5.2 Careers options and profiles

The Master degree in Materials Engineering provide the student with the knowledge of developing and managing the innovation in materials; the main working opportunities are in the medium to large enterprises which produce, transform and recycle different materials, as well as in public and private research and development laboratories for new applications development in the fields of mechanics, chemistry, electronics, energy, telecommunications, constructions, transportation, biomedicine, environment and rehabilitation.


Surveys of University Assessment Commission
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4204

6. Enrolment

6.1 Access requirements

First cycle degree (level 6 EQF) or comparable qualification


Admission to the Master degree in Materials Enginnering and Nanotechnology requires a Laurea or a foreign comparable title (Bachelor degree). Moreover, an adequate background in fundamental sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry), materials engineering, nanotechnology, structural and industrial engineering is also required. Based on the above considerations, the following two categories have been identified for admittance:

 

A. candidates having the Laurea in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano and who graduated in 3 years with a minimum graduation mark of 85/110 or in 4 years with a minimum graduation mark of 90/110;

 

B. candidates having the Laurea in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano but not meeting the above requirements or having a different comparable title (italian or foreigner).

 

Candidates in category A are granted direct access. Candidates in category B are required to submit their curriculum to the Admission Commission. The Commission should then propose one of the following options:

  1. the candidate has a sufficient background (in term of topics, number of credits and final mark): he's therefore granted access to the course;
  2. the candidate has to fill some educational gaps: an oral examination will be required (to take place either in person or via teleconference) in order to check the candidate motivations as well as to better identify supplementary subjects to be studied before admission and how to assess their achievement;
  3. the candidate cannot fill its educational gaps within a reasonable amount of time (credits) compared to the duration of the Master course: the admission is not granted.

6.2 Requested knowledge

Admission requirements for the Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology are a good knowledge of science basics (mathematics, physics, chemistry) as well as of engineering basics (thermodynamics, materials science, solid and structure mechanics, etc.). Advanced knowledge in materials engineering (materials technology and properties, characterization techniques and design tools) and nanotechnology (physics of electromagnetic waves, quantum mechanics) is also suitable.


The educational offer at the Politecnico di Milano
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4978

6.3 Deadlines for admission and number of places available

How to become a student at Politecnico di Milano
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6.4 Tutoring and students support

The School of Industrial and Information Engineering is offering tutoring and support to the enrolled students. For more information please visit the following website:

School of Industrial and Information Engineering
http://www.ingindinf.polimi.it


Polinternational
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7. Contents of the study Program

7.1 Programme requirements

A total amount of 120 credits (CFUs) is required for Master of Science graduation. The Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano requires at least 45 CFUs in the following specific subjects:

- Solid State Physics (FIS/03)
- Chemistry Technology (CHIM/07)
- Structure Mechanics (ICAR/08)
- Metallurgy (ING-IND/21)
- Materials Science and Technology (ING-IND/22)

and at least 15 CFUs in the following additional subjects:

- Mechanics of Machines (ING-IND/13)
- Mechanical Design and Machine Construction (ING-IND/14)
- Fabrication Technologies (ING-IND/16)
- Applied Physical Chemistry (ING-IND/23)
- Industrial Bioengineering (ING-IND/34)
- Physical Mathematics (MAT/07)

20 CFUs are also required for the Master thesis.

7.2 Mode of study

The Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology at the Politecnico di Milano is full-time and includes class attendance, practical sessions and laboratory activities.

7.3 Detailed learning objectives

The study plan provides 75 compulsory CFUs, 45 of which in the first year and 30 in the second year. Additional 25 CFUs are for choices and the remaining 20 CFUs are for the Master thesis, for a total amount of 120 CFUs.

Choices have been organised in 5 different career paths as follows:

  • Surface Engineering
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Engineering applications
  • Micromechanical Engineering

 

The detailed course organization by semester is shown in the following tables.

Note: within the Thesis Work 1 CFU will be dedicated to stages and other activities to help the students to get acquainted with the job market.


1 Year courses - Track: U2A - Surface Engineering


1 Year courses - Track: U2B - Polymer Engineering


1 Year courses - Track: U2C - Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology


1 Year courses - Track: U2D - Engineering applications


1 Year courses - Track: U2F - Micromechanical engineering


2 Year courses - Track: U2E - Indifferenziato


Courses of the Group ALTRI


PROVISIONAL COURSE ORGANIZATION A.A. 2015-2016


2 Year courses - Track: U2A - Surface Engineering


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-­IND/22 Advanced materials MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Mechanical behaviour and durability of polymers MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Corrosion engineering of metals and ceramics MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/23 Electrochemistry of materials MI M 2 5.0 5.0
    Insegnamenti a scelta dal Gruppo ALTRI MI     5.0 5.0
    THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION MI V 1-2 20.0 20.0

2 Year courses - Track: U2B - Polymer Engineering


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-­IND/22 Advanced materials MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Mechanical behaviour and durability of polymers MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Corrosion engineering of metals and ceramics MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ICAR/08          ING-IND/22 Composite materials for structurale applications MI M 2 5.0 5.0
  ING-IND 22 Advances in polymer science and engineering MI M 2 5.0 5.0
    THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION MI V 1-2 20.0 20.0

2 Year courses - Track: U2C - Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-­IND/22 Advanced materials MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Mechanical behaviour and durability of polymers MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Corrosion engineering of metals and ceramics MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-IND/21 Materials for electronics MI M 2 5.0 5.0
  FIS/03 Nanomaterials for energy conversion MI M 2 5.0 5.0
    THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION MI V 1-2 20.0 20.0

2 Year courses - Track: U2D - Engineering applications


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-­IND/22 Advanced materials MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Mechanical behaviour and durability of polymers MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Corrosion engineering of metals and ceramics MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ICAR/08          ING-IND/22 Composite materials for strucutral applications MI M 2 5.0 5.0
  ING-IND/21 Materials for energy MI M 2 5.0 5.0
    THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION MI V 1-2 20.0 20.0

2 Year courses - Track: U2F - Micromechanical Engineering


Codice SSD Denominazione Insegnamento Sede d'erogazione Tipo Sem Crediti (CFU) CFU Group
  ING-­IND/22 Advanced materials MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Mechanical behaviour and durability of polymers MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ING-­IND/22 Corrosion engineering of metals and ceramics MI I 1 10.0 10.0
  ICAR/08 Micro Electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) MI M 2 5.0 5.0
    Insegnamenti a scelta dal Gruppo ALTRI MI     5.0 5.0
    THESIS WORK AND FINAL EXAMINATION MI V 1-2 20.0 20.0

7.4 Foreign language

The Politecnico di Milano is adopting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) for the classification of the English knowledge.

 

Admission to the Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology requires a B2 CEF level, which implies that the student must be able to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 

 

Schools and Study Courses may at any time modify this level according to government directives or any other input from university and industrial organizations. Any variation will be communicated through the official website and by e-mail.   

For more information:
http://www.polimi.it/studenti/entra-al-politecnico/linguainglese/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/

Language courses
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7.5 Degree examination

The Degree final examination consists of a presentation of the experimental work carried out during the Master thesis and of its discussion in front of a Commission. The Master thesis is coordinated by a Supervisor, who has to be a professor of the Politecnico di Milano and in preference a teacher of the Master course in Materials Engineernig and Nanotechnology.


Information concerning general rules and regulations, session calendars, registration and consignment of theses is available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4372

8. Academic calendar

Academic calendar
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9. Faculty

The names of professors for each Course, together with their subject, will be available on the degree programme starting from the month of September.
The degree programme is annually published on the website of Politecnico di Milano.

10. Infrastructures and laboratories

Rooms and laboratories are available for lessons and practicals in chemistry, physics and material science and engineering.

 

Several services are offered in order to provide students with guidance and assistance in completing their studies, legal and financial support, international mobility and many other services to improve the quality of their life in the Campus.


11. International context


12. Internationalization

Students of the Master degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology of the Politecnico di Milano can apply for international exchange programs in order to take one or two semesters in a different university in Europe (Erasmus program) or in extra-european Countries (Erasmus Mundus program). The European Union program TIME also allows students to get a double degree with a Master of three years instead of two. The participation to these programs is subjected to the approval of the International Relations Commission of the Study Course.

 

Foreign students willing to take courses at the Politecnico di Milano can adopt the same scheme depending on what it's available in the Country of origin.


Information on exchange programmes, double degree projects and international internships, European research and international relations projects are available at
https://aunicalogin.polimi.it/aunicalogin/getservizio.xml?id_servizio=204&idApp=1&idLink=4692

13. Quantitative data

The Didactic Observation Unit and the Evaluation Nucleus perform periodic analysis on the overall results analysing the teaching activities and the integration of graduates into the work world. Reports and studies are available on the website of the Politecnico di MIlano.

14. Further information


15. Errata corrige