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Info 2022/2023

Duration 2 anni
CFU 120
Class LM-53
Access Free access
Language Italiano
Teaching mode Tradizionale
Head of programme LUCA VATTUONE
Taxes and fees Da 0 a 3000 euro all'anno. Scopri se hai diritto a borse ed esenzioni
Student exchange Sedi internazionali e partner
Contacts Per saperne di più sul Corso visita la sezione dedicata

The course in brief


The degree in Materials Science and Engineering is interdisciplinary between the fields of chemistry, physics, and engineering on the study and use of materials. It deepens knowledge of physics and chemistry. It studies polymers, alloys and new materials, trying to associate their macroscopic properties with microscopic ones. With the experimental thesis, materials with specific performance are studied and designed.

You can also enroll in the international master's Serp+.

Learning by doing

Visits to companies such as Ferrania Solis, which produces solar panels, and research facilities such as the Synchrotron. Access to advanced research instrumentation.

Professional outlets

The graduate can work in skilled production control and R&S settings in the company, such as quality control and/or property improvement with a view to specific applications. He/she may also undertake scientific research through a doctoral degree.

What you will learn

physics of solids

Correlate their properties with the structure and preparation methods used

methods of preparation and characterization of materials

Laboratories for preparation and characterization of various classes of materials

Use of materials in technological applications

metallurgical, biomedical, catalytic, environmental, electrochemical, and corrosion applications

training in chemical disciplines

Condensed state chemistry, diffraction, colloids, reaction kinetics, analytical chemistry techniques

applications to biology and medicine

Biophysics, microscopy, radiation-matter interaction, nanoparticles, composites


Study of processes at surfaces and interfaces with appropriate experimental techniques

functional materials

Innovative materials for sustainable energy and/or environmental development

Did you know that.

At the end of July each academic year in Paris, students on the international track all graduate together... all toga! Joy is at its peak and hats fly
Graduates of the international track also obtain recognition of their degree in other states where they have attended for at least one semester
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Education has flagged as a 'success story' the international SERP-CHEM pathway


The course is divided into an ordinary curriculum and an international curriculum.

  • The ordinary curriculum, through classroom and laboratory activities, provides advanced and integrated training in the areas: solid chemistry and physics, physical chemistry, polymeric and composite materials, correlation between structure and properties, preparation methods and instrumental characterization, and production and manufacturing technologies. The course also trains on one or more of the following areas applied to problems of current interest: metallurgy (e.g., for the development of materials for energy), materials for biomedical applications, and corrosion.

    The course provides an initial consolidation of chemical and physical knowledge and develops in the first year much of the knowledge and skills in the above areas common to all students. In the second year, the common and elective activities are completed, and the additional activities (which may be related to the thesis topic or provide cross-curricular skills) and the thesis are carried out.

  • The international curriculum consists of the master SERP+, which allows for a mobility pathway, in order to obtain a title from the partner sites (Paris-South, Poznan and Porto).


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Welcome to Materials Science and Engineering.

Luca Vattuone

Where we are

Lectures and laboratory activities of the compulsory courses and most of the optional courses are held at the classrooms and laboratories of the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry DCCI and the Department of Physics DIFI, at the Valletta Puggia Campus on Dodecanese Street.

Some optional courses are held at the facilities of the Polytechnic School.

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For information regarding the course of study

For general and administrative information

Training Service - Sector VI
Via Bensa 1
+39 010 209 9623

Student Desk
Viale Benedetto XV 3
+39 010 353 8225

DCCI Education Secretariat
+39 010 353 8714
+39 010 353 8739