Master’s Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (EIT Raw Materials)


Master of Science (Technology).
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120 ECTS

Field of Study:

Technology and Engineering


2 years, full-time


An appropriate Bachelor´s degree or an equivalent qualification.

Language of Instruction:

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Organising school/s:

School of Science

Application period:

2017-11-02 - 2018-04-30

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For further information about the programme, applying, and admission, visit the programme website.

Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability

Acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain, and a mind-set for innovation & entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability

Master's Programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS) covers substituting and exploiting materials and technologies for products in order to improve their performance while focusing on material and value chain optimisation. You will acquire an understanding of the full raw materials value chain with a mindset for innovation & entrepreneurship focusing on sustainability.

In this double degree programme, the mobility of the students is an integrated part of the programme and students will study at two of the consortium partner universities. Upon completion of the two-year programme, students will receive a double degree. The language of instruction is English.

Study programme

Through studies in the AMIS programme, 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 a 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.

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Career opportunities

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, e.g.

  • 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 programme are Arcelor Mittal, CEA, Fraunhofer, and IMEC.

Admission to the AMIS programme

The AMIS programme has its separate application periods and admission procedure. Further information on the admission can be found from the programme website ( or masters-sci [at] aalto [dot]

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