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Materials Engineering

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaTechnology
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Access rules (in italian)Bando di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria dei Materiali (classe LM-53) a.a.2024/2025

The course is managed by the "Enzo Ferrari" Department of Engineering


The material engineer is an industrial engineer able to select the materials and the processes suitable for the involved application, to design and make new materials, and to predict and simulate their behaviour. It is a highly requested professional role, as it is increasingly clear that the future relies on the development of new materials. Graduates in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia have access to the Master's Degree Programme in Material Engineering with no educational debits. As regards the other students with a bachelor's degree, a specific Board decides whether there is the need for any study programme integrations.

Programme contents

The Master's Degree Programme in Material Engineering deals with the manufacturing processes and technologies of the main classes of materials (ceramics, glass, metal, polymers, and composites), trains students to predict their behaviour when used and define their reaction to external stresses (mechanic, thermal, chemical). During the training programme, students also further explore the chemistry and physics of the solid state, which are distinctive subjects of material science and engineering. Furthermore, through laboratory activities aimed at the use of experimental methods and modelling approaches, specific capabilities for characterisation and design of materials and selection of materials and processing technologies based on the application are developed.

Job opportunities

The materials engineer is an industrial engineer with the skills required to work in a company as a researcher and developer of innovation products and processes. His/her knowledge ranges from the correct use of the raw materials available to the rational use of energy resources for a careful evaluation of the impact that manufacturing activities have on the environment. The Materials Engineer can also work as part of a research team for the development of advanced materials or new materials transformation technologies, as well as carry out consultancy activities in the field of materials production, application, and behaviour.

More information

Course Director:
Prof. Roberto Giovanardi
tel. 059 2056225
Tutoring delegate:
Prof. Luca Lusvarghi
tel. 059 2056206