M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Programme in Materials Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico is aimed at graduates in areas related to Engineering, namely Materials, Chemistry, Mechanics, and related fields.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

Materials Engineering studies materials, from their atomic structure and properties to their large-scale production and recycling. A materials engineer analyzes and develops materials with a view to their application in the metallurgical and metalworking industry, polymers, ceramics, and glass industries. These professionals also work in certification and quality assurance and in the development of advanced biomaterials and materials, also contributing to electronics.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior Técnico MSc Materials Engineers may perform activities such as:

  • Study, investigation and evaluation of materials with specific properties;
  • Selection of the best combination of materials for a given product;
  • Material testing to assess mechanical, chemical or corrosion resistance, using computer modeling;
  • Development of prototypes, processes and products;
  • Assessment of product recycling possibilities and environmental impact, taking into account energy and economic factors;
  • Quality control, inspection, maintenance and repair;
  • Consulting and leadership, leadership and management functions;
  • Professional training and education.

Programme Structure

The MSc Programme in Materials Engineering (Major) deepens the knowledge acquired in the 1st Cycle, in topics such as:

  • Metallic, polymeric, ceramic, composite or nanostructured materials
  • Material design and manufacturing methods
  • Recycling and recovery of materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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