MSc in Materials Science & Engineering

In this Masters Program you will acquire a deeper understanding of the structure of materials from the macroscale down to the atomic level. This will enable you to tailor the properties and fabrication processes of materials in order to create new and innovative products used in domains as varied as microtechnology, biotechnology, aerospace science, transport, infrastructures, sport, and energy.

Who Should Apply?

You have a Bachelor of Materials science and engineering degree or equivalent according to your academic track. Details of the application process can be found on

Why Should I Apply?

A Masters degree in materials science and engineering gives access to careers in a wide variety of industries ranging from the production of materials to the manufacture of finished products – such as watch-making industries, sport, aeronautics, food industry, metallurgy, automobile industry, electronics, and multimedia. There is also a high demand for materials scientists in government research laboratories and with specialised consultants.

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Program Structure

Master with 120 ECTS credits

– 60 ECTS credits courses of the Master program in Materials science and engineering

– 30 ECTS credits courses in the Specialisation “Materials research and development” or in a Minor

– 30 ECTS credits of Master thesis and engineering internship

Study plan

The program in more detail


The main teaching language of the Master in Materials Science and Engineering program is English.
To improve your language skills your are encouraged to use the facilities of the Language Centre at EPFL.