Study Programme

EMMS is a joint Masters programme coordinated by UA.
(Click here for a quick overview of the course)

You can start at UA or at TUHH. Some possible mobility schemes are illustrated (click here to see examples)
Mobility paths are proposed to students based on their background and research interests in the beginning of your course so that each student can have a tailor made specialisation.


1st Year (gradual specialisation)
S1 27 ECTS (Compulsory modules) + 3 ECTS (electives)
S2 ~15 ECTS (Compulsory modules) + ~ 15 ECTS (electives)
Summer break - Industrial internship,
2nd Year (specialisation)
S3 27 ECTS [Compulsory modules (minimum 15 ECTS for Project work)] + 3 ECTS (electives).
S4 30 ECTS (thesis work supervised jointly by two partner institutions).
Click here to see examples of previous thesis projects.


Examples

1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester


Research topics
Polymer Nanocomposites
Metallic Materials
Biomaterials
Advanced ceramics
Materials for optoelectronics
Multiscaling modelling




Programme overview

  1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
UA
TUHH
AAU    
Institution: University of Aveiro (Portugal)


1st Semester - UA
Courses ECTS Credits
Materials Processing Technologies 4
Materials Physics 5
Microstructure and Interfaces 6
Materials Chemistry 5
Materials Characterization Techniques 7
Elective I 3
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.


Elective I - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
English for Academic Purposes I 3
Initiation to German Language I 3
Portuguese as Foreign Language I 3
Computational Methods in Materials 3
Metallic Materials 3




2nd Semester - UA
Courses ECTS Credits
Advanced Processing Techniques 5
Functional Materials and Devices Engineering 4
Elective II 3
Development of Materials and Processing (Internship) 10
Elective III 8
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.


Elective II - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
English for Academic Purposes II 3
Initiation to German Language II 3
Portuguese as Foreign Language II 3
Themes in Contemporary European Culture 3
Seminar I 3


Elective III - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
English for Academic Purposes II 3
HighTec Materials 8
BioMaterials 8
Materials for Renewable Energies 8
Functional Nanomaterials 8
Internship: Industrial internship, 8 weeks, with assistance of academic advisor





3rd Semester - UA
Courses ECTS Credits
Project work (which will be part of the thesis) 15
Elective IV 6-12
Elective V 3-6
Elective VI 0-3
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.


Elective IV - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
Advanced Characterization Methods 6
Nanochemistry 6
Colloids, Surfaces and Interfaces 6
Physical Properties of Materials 6
Seminar II 3


Elective V - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
Evaluation of Innovation and Technology Policies 3
Entrepreneurship 3
Technology Transfer 3


Elective VI - UA  
Courses ECTS Credits
English for Academic Purposes I 3
Initiation to German Language I 3
Portuguese as Foreign Language I 3
Computational Methods in Materials 3
Metallic Materials 3




4th Semester - UA
Courses ECTS Credits
Thesis work* 30
TOTAL 30
* supervised jointly by professors from two of the three partner universities


Institution: Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)


1st Semester - TUHH
Courses ECTS Credits
Modern Developments and Applications of Advanced Ceramics 3
Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue I 3
Structural Metallic Materials 3
Structure and Properties of Ceramics 4
Ceramics Technology 3
Structure and Properties of Composites 4
Optics in Materials Science I 3
Microscopy, Fractography, Failure Analysis 3
Elective I 4
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.


Elective I - TUHH  
Courses ECTS Credits
German I 4
German II 4
Portuguese I 2
Portuguese II 2
Danish I 2




2nd Semester - TUHH
Courses ECTS Credits
Multiscale Modelling of Materials (intensive course)
or
Physics of High-Temperature Strength
3
Physical Properties of Solids 4
Fundamentals of Mechanical Properties of Materials 3
Metallic Materials for Aircraft Applications 3
Structure and Properties of Polymers 3
Elective II up to 3
Elective III 0 - 4
Optional Internship --
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.




Elective II - TUHH  
Courses ECTS Credits
German language course (beginner or advanced), for students who did not do a German course in semester I 4


Elective III - TUHH  
Courses ECTS Credits
TECHNICAL
Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue II 3
Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Materials 4
Manufacturing with Polymers and Composites 3
Semiconductor Practical Course 3
Optics in Materials Science II 3
Advanced Methods of Microstructural Analysis 3
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
Welding Technology 3
Forming Technology 3
NON-TECHNICAL
European Culture (intensive course) 2
Methods of Technology Assessment 2
Humanities and Engineering (intensive course) 2
International Business Management 2
International Logistics 2
Career Management 2
Internship: Industrial internship, 8 weeks (minimum) to 12 weeks with assistance of academic advisor





3rd Semester - TUHH
Courses ECTS Credits
Project work 15
Microsystem Technologies 4
Seminar on materials topics 3
Elective IV 0 - 4
Elective V 4 - 8
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.




Elective IV - TUHH  
Courses ECTS Credits
German language course (beginner or advanced), for students who did not do a German course in semester I or II 4






Elective V- (TECHNICAL and NON-TECHNICAL) - TUHH  
Courses ECTS Credits
TECHNICAL
Design with Polymers and Composites 4
Microelectronic Materials 3
Biomaterials 3
Applied Statistics for Engineers 4
Fatigue and Damage Tolerance 3
Laser Systems and Process Technology 3
Sensorics 3
NON-TECHNICAL
European Culture (intensive course) 2
Ethics for Engineers (intensive course) 2
International Law 2
Production Process Organization 2
Business Planning 2
Quality Management 2
4th Semester - TUHH
Courses ECTS Credits
Thesis work* 30
TOTAL 30
* supervised jointly by professors from two of the three partner universities


Institution: Aalborg University (Denmark)


3rd Semester - AAU
Courses ECTS Credits
Project Work 25
Elective I (at least 1 TECHNICAL and 1 CULTURAL) 5
TOTAL 30
The electives will be offered according to availability.


Elective I (at least 1 TECHNICAL and 1 CULTURAL) - AAU  
Courses ECTS Credits
TECHNICAL
Micromechanics of non-homogeneous Materials 2
Advanced Experimental Techniques * 1.5
Theory of elasticity 1
Continuum mechanics 1
Mechanical degradation of materials 2
Morphological characterization of materials 2
* compulsory for lab work
CULTURAL
Basic Danish for Beginners 2-3
80 % attendance 2
80 % attendance plus a small exam 3
Introduction to Scandinavia 5




4th Semester - AAU
Courses ECTS Credits
Thesis work* 30
TOTAL 30
* supervised jointly by professors from two of the three partner universities