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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

Code:
 D041

Credits:
 60
 
Publication date:
 09/01/2014

Title:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 46,20
 Créditos en 1ª matrícula
 

FIELD OF STUDY

SCIENCES

SYLLABUS

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Full time attendance

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Science

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

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SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE
33 credits
 
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27 credits
 
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Once this block is approved, you get
MASTER'S DEGREE IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

OBJECTIVES

 

  • To provide students with a postgraduate training which covers basic and applied aspects of Materials Science (including those identified as nanomaterials).
  • To train doctors in the field of Materials Science who are equipped to conduct professional research activities, whether in the industrial or teaching sectors.
  • To open up professional career paths for students, capitalising on the considerable collaboration that now exists between the University of Alicante and industry.
  • To facilitate student contact with other universities and research centres active in the field of Materials Science.
  • To consolidate and promote scientific and technical research in the field of the Science and Technology of Materials.

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Commitment to self-guided or autonomous learning to gain deeper knowledge of the subject.
  • CG2:Monitor and critically interpret the latest advances in the theory and practice of Materials Science.
  • CG3:Carry out research tasks and interpret the results of the same.
  • CG4:Communicate the content of the subject with sufficient fluency in Spanish and English both orally and in writing.
  • CG5:Communicate research results with sufficient fluency in Spanish and English both orally and in writing.
  • CG6:Use scientific bibliography, patent and legislation databases.
  • CG7:Use computer tools and information technologies.
  • CG8:Prepare and defend a research project.

Specific Competences:

    basic

    • CEF1:Understand the fundamental concepts of Solid State Chemistry to apply it to carrying out research (in both the academic and professional fields) in Materials Science.
    • CEF2:Understand the fundamental concepts of Solid State Physics to apply it to carrying out research (in both the academic and professional fields) in Materials Science.
    • CEF3:Understand the fundamental concepts of Physical Chemistry of Surfaces to apply it to carrying out research (in both the academic and professional fields) in Materials Science.
    • CEF4:Understand the main characterisation techniques to apply them to carrying out research (in both the academic and professional fields) in Materials Science.
    • CEF5:Understand the most important properties of materials (mechanical, electrical, optical, etc.)
    • CEF6:Classify materials according to properties and applications.
    • CEF7:Determine the appropriate characterisation techniques for each kind of material.
    • CEF8:Select materials for a particular application.
    • CEF9:Interpret behaviours and establish relationships between properties and structure.
    • CEF10:Understand the concept of nanomaterials and the main properties that characterise them.

    specialisation

    • CEE1:Understand the fundamentals of the science and technology of carbon materials.
    • CEE2:Understand the main applications of carbon materials at technical, industrial and domestic level.
    • CEE3:Understand the structure, properties and applications of porous carbon materials.
    • CEE4:Understand the fundamentals of the interaction of gases, vapours and liquids with solid surfaces.
    • CEE5:Understand the most important aspects of Heterogeneous Catalysis, both from the microscopic (surface phenomena) and macroscopic viewpoints (repair of catalysers), as well as their importance in the chemical industry.
    • CEE6:Understand transient kinetics techniques (gas permutation techniques, programmed temperature and gas pulse techniques and transient isotopic techniques) both their technical description and their experimental development.
    • CEE7:Understand the theoretical basis, methodology and applications of the different Thermal Analysis techniques.
    • CEE8:Understand the methods of synthesis, properties and applications of zeolithic materials and mesostructured solids.
    • CEE9:Understand the theoretical, microscopic and phenomenological description of magnetic materials and superconductors.
    • CEE10:Understand the fundamental aspects of nanoscience and nanomaterials.
    • CEE11:Understand different materials with applications in photonics and the optical effects on which said applications are based.
    • CEE12:Understand the mechanical properties of materials and the laws that govern them.
    • CEE13:Understand semiconductor materials, the origin of the phenomenon and how semiconductor devices work.
    • CEE14:Understand and classify composite materials according to the type of matrix, understand their advantages and applications.
    • CEE15:Understand the principles of conductive polymer chemistry, methods of synthesis, properties and applications.
    • CEE16:Understand the fundamentals of polymer science (chemical foundations and characterisation) and their application to the field of adhesives.
    • CEE17:Understand concepts of the formulation, properties and applications of adhesives, coatings and sealants.
    • CEE18:Understand the materials and technologies used in fuel cells, supercondensers and electrochemical sensors.
    • CEE19:Understand the crystallography, nomenclature and thermodynamics of surfaces.
    • CEE20:Understand the photoelectrochemical processes related to semiconductors.
    • CEE21:Understand the phenomenon of electrocatalysis and the materials with which it occurs and their applications.
    • CEE22:Understand the fundamentals and applications of techniques based on on-site vibrational spectroscopy.
    • CEE23:Understand the fundamentals of corrosion and the technology used to prevent it.
    • CEE24:Understand the levels of theoretical calculation for studying properties of chemical and physical interest.
    • CEE25:Understand molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods for the scientific computation of solids and liquids.
    • CEE26:Understand the essential foundations of the quantum theory of solids from a computational viewpoint.
    • CEE27:Understand the theoretical foundations and applications of the Density Functional Theory.
    • CEE28:Understand the techniques for analysing polymer materials.
    • CEE29:Understand numerical calculus techniques as applied to materials science.

 

MASTER’S DEGREE: CREDITS AND SUBJECTS

 

 

Subject type

Credits

Compulsory (OB)

18

Optional (OP)

27

Master’s Final Project (OB)

15

TOTAL CREDITS

60

 

DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/SEMESTER

 

FIRST SEMESTER 18 ECTS

18 COMPULSORY ECTS

SUBJECT AREAS (CORE MODULE)

SUBJECTS

TYPE

ECTS

 

SOLID STATE

 

SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY

OB

6

SOLID STATE PHYSICS

OB

6

SURFACE CHEMICAL PHYSICS

SURFACE CHEMICAL PHYSICS

OB

6

 

SECOND SEMESTER (30 ECTS)

27 OPTIONAL ECTS + 15 COMPULSORY ECTS CORRESPONDING TO THE MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT

SUBJECT AREA (CORE MODULE)

SUBJECTS

TYPE

ECTS

CHARACTERISATION TECHNIQUES

CHARACTERISATION TECHNIQUES I: X-RAY SCATTERING, NEUTRON AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

OP

6

CHARACTERISATION TECHNIQUES II: SPECTROSCOPY AND SURFACE TECHNIQUES

OP

6

SUBJECT AREAS (SPECIALISATION MODULE)

SUBJECTS

TYPE

ECTS

CARBON MATERIALS

INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CARBON MATERIALS

OP

3

APPLICATIONS OF CARBON MATERIALS

OP

3

BASICS OF ADSORPTION AND CATALYSIS

OP

3

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

OP

3

PHASE-TRANSITION TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF SOLID-GAS INTERACTIONS

OP

3

THERMAL ANALYSIS

OP

3

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS AND POROUS SOLIDS

BASICS OF ADSORPTION AND CATALYSIS

OP

3

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

OP

3

PHASE-TRANSITION TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF SOLID-GAS INTERACTIONS

OP

3

THERMAL ANALYSIS

OP

3

IN SITU VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY FOR CHARACTERISING INTERFACES

OP

3

FUNCTIONAL AND STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

MAGNETIC AND SUPERCONDUCTOR MATERIALS: PHENOMENOLOGY AND FUNDAMENTALS

OP

3

NEW MATERIALS And NANOMATERIALS IN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

OP

3

SEMICONDUCTORS: BASICS AND DEVICES

OP

3

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

OP

3

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS: BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

OP

3

MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS

OP

3

ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR POLYMERIC MATERIALS

OP

3

POLYMER SCIENCE

OP

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTROCHEMICAL MATERIALS

SURFACE ELECTROCHEMISTRY

OP

3

ELECTROCHEMISTRY OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS

OP

3

ELECTROCATALYSIS, ELECTROCATALYTIC MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS IN ELECTROCHEMISTRY

OP

3

IN SITU VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY FOR CHARACTERISING INTERFACES

OP

3

CORROSION AND PROTECTION

OP

3

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS: BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

OP

3

MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS

OP

3

 

SIMULATION AND COMPUTING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE

MODELLING IN MATERIALS SCIENCE: INTRODUCTION TO ATOMIC SIMULATION AND MONTE CARLO METHODS

OP

3

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR CALCULATING MOLECULAR STRUCTURE

OP

3

INTRODUCTION TO DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY

OP

3

NUMERICAL TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY

OP

3

 

 

 

POLYMERIC MATERIALS

POLYMER SCIENCE

OP

3

ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR POLYMERIC MATERIALS

OP

3

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS: BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

OP

3

ADHESION And PROCESSES OF UNION OF MATERIALS

OP

3

 

 

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

NEW MATERIALS And NANOMATERIALS IN CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

OP

3

APPLICATIONS OF CARBON MATERIALS

OP

3

BASICS OF ADSORPTION AND CATALYSIS

OP

3

CONDUCTIVE POLYMERS: BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

OP

3

MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY APPLICATIONS

OP

3

HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS

OP

3

FINAL PROJECT

OB

15

 

 

GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME

 

Teaching on the Master’s Degree in Materials Science is structured as follows:

  • Core Module
  • Specialisation Module
  • Master’s Final Project

Compulsory subjects on the Master’s Degree, worth 18 ECTS credits, are taught as part of the core module.  Optional subjects, worth 27 ECTS credits, are taught as part both of the core module and the specialisation module.

It should be noted that the core module consists of subject areas which are fundamental to the field of Materials science.

The core module contains subjects worth 6 ECTS credits (5 theoretical subjects and 1 practical subject).

The specialisation module contains 7 subjects areas related to the areas of research of interest to those involved in teaching on the Master’s Degree. These subject areas are:

  • Carbon materials
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Functional and structural materials
  • Electrochemical materials
  • Simulation and computing in Materials Science
  • Polymeric materials
  • Environment and energy

Each of these subject areas contains various optional subjects, worth 3 ECTS credits. It should be noted that some subjects are common to various subject areas. Students are required to take at least 3 subjects from the same subject area.

The Master’s Degree programme concludes with the Master’s Final Project (MFP).  This comprises supervised work where students are required to address problems using a practical and applied approach which will equip them to carry out further research in one of the areas of interest to those teaching on the Master’s Degree course. The Master’s Final Project will also enable students to apply the knowledge they have acquired during study of the previous modules.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante (BOUA of 20 December 2012), the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid (€155.22 - Information extracted from Decree 107/2013 , of 26 July, DOGV of 29 July, 2013)
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1.- Admission profile

To be considered for admission to the Master’s Degree in Materials Science at the University of Alicante, applicants should hold one of the following:

1. An officially recognised Spanish Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a  related field.

2. A Degree or Engineering qualification in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related areas, obtained according to the course programmes in existence prior to the enactment of RD 1393/2007.

3. An official university qualification issued by a higher education institution forming part of the European Space for Higher Education, equivalent to the qualifications indicated in points 1 and 2 above, and which qualifies the holder for admittance to a Master’s Degree in the issuing country.

4. A non-homologated qualification from abroad, accrediting a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university qualifications indicated in points 1 and 2 above, and which qualifies the holder for admittance to a Master’s Degree in the issuing country.

The weighting of the criteria for admission to the event that demand exceeds supply are as follows: 90% Certification and record in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering, and related areas to be defined by the Academic Committee and 10 % other merits (English, collaborative scholarship, research collaborations, etc..).

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who wish to study for an Officially Recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the deadlines and conditions specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the definitive list of those admitted to the course, an email containing the user password will be sent to the students, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the deadlines and conditions specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

 

NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 20
2013-14 20
2014-15 20

Focus

Research.

 

Degree course specialisation profile

Introduction to research in Materials Science.

 

Professional profile

Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder

Given that the Master’s Degree in Materials Science focuses on research, it is not aimed specifically at any given professions. However, in addition to providing the background necessary for undertaking the research activity to prepare a doctoral thesis, the training students will receive on this Master’s course will equip them to undertake R&D activities in technology centres and businesses devoted to the field of Materials Science. Furthermore, this training provides an advanced and specialised education in an extremely important area, both from a fundamental perspective and in its industrial applications. It should also be highlighted that the study of Materials Science has an outstanding future in scientific and applied fields, including new areas of research in nanomaterials.

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s degree

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

Master’s Degree, 60 ECTS

 

The Master’s Degree is a one year full-time programme. The course will have been fully implemented by  the 2010-2011 academic year.

 

2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

Not applicable.

3. 3.  Studies that will be discontinued and replaced by the proposed Degree course:

The Materials Science doctorate programme will be discontinued.

 

Information about the Centre General information for students

 

  •  Faculty of Sciencies
      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34
96 590 3557
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 3781
     facu.ciencies@ua.es 
     http://ciencias.ua.es/en/

  • University Materials Institute

    Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
   Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
   San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
   Telephone:+ 34
96 590 9820
   Fax:+ 34 96 590 9820
   iuma@ua.es 
   http://iuma.ua.es/en



  •  Continuous Training Center (ContinUA)
         Ground Floor Germán Bernácer
         Telephone:
+ 34 96 590 9422
         Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
         continua@ua.es
         http://web.ua.es/en/continua

 

 

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