Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Master | University of Salento | Lecce, Italy
Master On Campus

Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology

24 months
1000 EUR/year
1000 EUR/year
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The Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology course at the University of Salento will focus on the relationship among processing, properties and structure of all materials of industrial interest, i.e. metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, biomaterials, semiconductors.


Nanomaterials and their applications in electronic and other fields are also object of the courses. During the first year fundamentals of chemistry and physics of materials and of transport phenomena are provided. Then the study will focus on fabrication technologies and properties of the mentioned materials. In the second year specific courses are devoted to biomedical applications and nanotechnology for electronic.

While maintaining the connotation of an engineering degree, the Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology course at the University of Salento has chemistry, physics, electronics, as well as industrial and mechanical engineering of materials among its teachings. The "cross-fertilization" between different disciplinary fields, which, pushing the trainees to embrace the problems in an organic and complete way, teaches them to analyze new problems using different approaches. Visits to industrial plants are usually performed.

Career opportunities

The highly interdisciplinary nature of this degree has been allowed since 1996, and will allow, to find employment in companies operating in different sectors, such as aeronautic fabrication, transformation of metallic, polymeric and composite materials, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceutical and many others.

In addition to this, the possibility of operating in research centers and technological consultancy companies, exploited by a smaller but significant percentage of graduates, must be mentioned.

Materials engineers, compared to the more traditional specialization of industrial engineering, has a high ability to adapt to designing with traditional and innovative materials and has a deeper knowledge of materials processing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Electrochemical Technologies
  • Physics of Matter
  • Science, Technology and Sustainability of Polymers
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Biomaterials
  • Composite and Nanocomposite Materials
  • Non-Ferrous Metallurgy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Admission to Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology requires a bachelor degree in engineering (industrial) chemistry or physics and B1 level in English.
  • Additional learning requirements can be required in the first year of the course if the initial requirements are not met.
  • An interview (including Skype or similar tools) is also required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lecce

700 - 1000 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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