Master's Degrees

  • Master's Degree in Materials Science and Technology

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    1 year (60 ECTS credits)
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    The access profiles is that of a graduate in the different Undergraduate Degrees in Sciences, Engineering or Architecture. Moreover, students are encouraged to have a moderate level of English Language, since some of the elective subjects will be taught and which will be used by visiting professors.

    Attendance required
    During the afternoons, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Teaching Center:
    • Higher Technical School of Mining Engineering of Oviedo
    • Internship: in different centres of the University of Oviedo

    Professional Opportunities

    The Master's Degree in Materials Science and Technology of the University of Oviedo aims at providing graduates, bachellors and engineers a specialization in the field of materials, with the main objective of educating professionals able to lead the scientific and technological innovations that will arise in this field and which constitute, in many cases, the bases that support the progress of different areas of the industry (building, transportation, metallurgics, aeronautics, energy, electronics, computer science, etc.).

    This Master's Degree is devoted to the study of the continuous evolution of the so-called traditional and the new materials, paying attention to their obtention, processing, characterization, properties, behavior, assets and application.

    Therefore, students who complete this Master's Degree will be able to, on the one hand, initiate their PhD studies in the existing research groups, both in the university as in collaborating institutions, or any other entity; and in the other hand, to join the staffs of enterprises of the field.


    This course consists of a total of 60 ECTS credits which have been structured in five modules:

    • Module I: Materials properties and characterization (24 ECTS).
    • Module II: Families of materials and their use (21 ECTS).
    • Module III: Materials technologies (21 ECTS).
    • Module IV: Internship (6 ECTS).
    • Module V: Master's Thesis (12 ECTS).



    • Basic Metallurgical Processes (3 ECTS)
    • Mechanical Properties of Materials (3 ECTS)
    • Magnetic Properties of Materials (3 ECTS)
    • Material Analysis and Characterisation Techniques I (3 ECTS)
    • Material Analysis and Characterisation Techniques II (3 ECTS)
    • Material Analysis and Characterisation Techniques II (3 ECTS)
    • Quantitative Materialography (3 ECTS)
    • Optical and Electrical Properties of Materials (3 ECTS)
    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (students must chose 6 ECTS credits):
    • Metal alloys (3 ECTS)
    • Ceramic and Refractory Materials (3 ECTS) *
    • Construction Materials (3 ECTS) *
    • Plastic Materials (3 ECTS) *
    • Biomaterials (3 ECTS) *
    • Nanomaterials (3 ECTS)


    • Recent progress in materials and metallurgy (3 ECTS)
    • Selection of material and casting techniques (3 ECTS)
    OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (students must chose 6 ECTS credits):
    • Welding and other joining technologies (3 ECTS) *
    • Recycling of materials (3 ECTS)
    • Failure Analysis (3 ECTS) *
    • Composite Materials (3 ECTS)
    • Steel Engineering (3 ECTS) *
    • Metallurgical Engineering (3 ECTS) *
    • Internship (6 ECTS)
    • Master's Thesis (12 ECTS)

    Lab practicals will take place in different collaborating centres and institutions of the University of Oviedo:

    • Higher Technical School of Mine Engineering of Oviedo
    • Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón
    • Faculty of Sciences of Oviedo
    • Faculty of Chemistry of Oviedo

    * No se oferta en el curso académico 2014/2015

    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • University of Oviedo
      International Center for Postgraduate Studies
      Plaza de Riego. Historical Building
      Oviedo (33003)
      985 10 49 17 / 985 10 49 18
      985 10 49 59

    Coordination :

    • Inés Fernández Pariente
      985 18 19 92
    • Jaime Aurelio Viña Ola
      +34 985 18 20 21
      Department of Materials Science Metalurgical Engineering. Higher Technical School of Mining Engineering of Oviedo

    Other Websites of the Master's Degree:

    Internationalization and Companies

    Movilidad de estudios

    • Ecole nationale de mécanique et d'aérotechnique (France)
    • Universidade de lisboa (Portugal)
    • Universidade nova de lisboa (Portugal)
    • Bogaziçi Universitesi (Turkey)
    • Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi (Turkey)
    • Selcuk Universitesi (Turkey)

    Empresas que ofertan prácticas externas

    • Arcelormittal
    • Construcciones García Rama, S.L.
    • Coprosa S.A.
    • DropSens, S.L.
    • Fundación ITMA
    • Instituto Nacional de Silicosis
    • Linpac Packaging Pravia S.A.U.
    • Metalúrgica Cimer, S.L.