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Master's Program in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

Aalto University
2 years
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Master's degree
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Master's Program in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)

The program is a double degree program, which means that you will study at two European universities (and countries). The program has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all programs. An integral part of the second year is a Master’s thesis (30 ECTS).

The double-degree program is implemented jointly by leading European universities. The students can select their favorite first (entry) and second (exit) year universities. Each university has a unique specialisation area, which allows students to select their own second year expert area.

Through studies in the AMIS program, students will become experts in the field of raw materials, particularly in sustainable functional materials. Alongside, they will get a holistic view on value and process chain.

  • During the first year of studies (either at Aalto University,TU Darmstadt in Germany or Grenoble Institute of Technology, France), students build a body of skills and knowledge that puts them on fast track to becoming specialists in materials science and entrepreneurship. They will receive state-of-the art knowledge in functional and applied materials science (e.g. their elaboration, phase transformation, structure, microstructure and properties) together will fundamental principles and concepts of businesses and entrepreneurship strategy. The year is completed by a summer camp, jointly with all the other AMIS students, and internship in the field.
  • The second year of studies is completed either at Aalto University,TU Darmstadt in Germany,Grenoble Institute of Technology or University of Bordeaux in France or University of Liège, Belgium. During the second year of studies, the students will acquire an in-depth understanding of some specialist topics in nanophysics, nanomaterials and functional materials. The specialization topic offered at Aalto University is Nanomaterials and Interfaces: Advanced Characterization and Modeling.

Admission requirements

General admission criteria

Successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or its equivalent from an internationally recognized higher education institution that is an official and recognized part of the national education system, and can be found on an official list or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organisation (e.g. UNESCO).

The students in their final year of undergraduate education may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor degree will be awarded before they enroll, respecting the university specific deadlines.

Language requirements

Applicants are required to attach an official language test report to their application.For more information on language requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st year

  • Academic Communication for MSc Students (o,w) (for example)
  • Venture Ideation
  • Nanophysics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurial approach to materials and technology
  • Inno Project I (autumn part)
  • Experimental methods in physics
  • Microscopy of Nanomaterials
  • Inno-Mission Internship
  • Inno Project I (spring part)
  • Summer Camp I: Advanced Functional Materials: From Science to Technology and from Innovation to Entrepreneurship
  • Surface Physics
  • Soft condensed matter physics
  • Microscopy of nanomaterials, laboratory course
  • Solid-state physics
  • Microfabrication
  • Solar energy engineering
  • Materials for Renewable Energy
  • Computational Physics
  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology
  • Circular Economy Design Forum

2nd Year

  • Academic Communication for MSc Students (o,w) (for example)
  • Venture Ideation
  • Nanophysics
  • Innovation and entrepreneurial approach to materials and technology
  • Inno-project II
  • Experimental methods in physics
  • Advanced wind power technology
  • Special Course in Physics: Gas phase synthesis of nanomaterials for selected applications
  • Individual Studies in Physics
  • Material Characterization, laboratory course
  • Product Sustainability
  • Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more details. 

Program delivery

This programme is delivered in various locations. Please visit the university website for more information.


For non-EU/EEA citizens: €15000/year


Upon completion of the program, students will graduate with a Master of Science (Technology) degree. 

Career paths

Europe is amongst the world leaders in Materials Science. Statistics clearly point out that there is a strong need for highly trained engineers and researchers to work in this field.

Career options for the AMIS graduates include:

  • Academic career: scientist with high commercialization awareness, knowledge, and competences; someone who is aware of what is the value proposition and who is the customer and user of their scientific research; someone who can communicate effectively the commercial value of their scientific research.
  • Employment in a company operating in the field of raw materials: expert employee or manager whose actions and decisions influence the innovation output, value creation, and performance of the company (R&D, New Business Development functions).

The industrial partners of the AMIS program are Arcelor Mittal, CEA, Fraunhofer, and IMEC.

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Aalto University

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02150 Espoo

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