The primary goal of this site is to inform students on the two-years international Master of Engineering: Materials Engineering programme, organised at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering of K.U.Leuven.
Materials are at the heart of our quality of life and economic welfare, and will become even more so in the future, considering our need for a sustainable world and the intelligent use of resources. Materials engineers invent, design, make and use materials for products, processes and services and they deploy these activities based on an in-depth understanding of materials processing, the structure of materials and materials properties, including the intricate relationships between them.
The Faculty of Engineering of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven organises a two-year Master of Materials Engineering.
The programme offers three options: Metals and Ceramics, Polymers and Composites and Materials for Nanotechnology. The programme is composed of a set of core courses covering both the fundamentals and principles of materials science and engineering in combination with more specialised option-specific courses and a number of electives.
The materials engineering programme also offers ample opportunity to develop strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities, for example through the incorporation of case studies and mini-projects that familiarise the student with the development, processing, characterisation and evaluation of the most important material families: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Moreover, practical experience will be gained in advanced material characterisation and evaluation techniques. In the Master's Thesis project, the student can apply his/her knowledge to a research topic of choice. These topics are usually embedded in a cutting edge research project in co-operation with other institutes and industrial companies.
Graduates with a Master's degree of Materials Engineering play a crucial role in the fields of materials research and development, materials production and materials recycling.
We hope you will enjoy browsing through the Master of Materials Engineering website.
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