International Master in Sustainable Materials

The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes are two year master programmes embedded in the engineering programmes of the participating universities (120 ECTS). They combine a high level of expertise in materials with competences in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders for the future.

Current partner Universities are:

Program Structure

The dual degree program “International Master in Sustainable Materials” covers 120 ECTS points and is a two-year program. Language of instruction is English.

The backbone of the master programs is a solid technical basis broadly covering aspects of materials and processing, sustainability and recycling, circular (eco)design and life cycle engineering, materials substitution and manufacturing (60 ECTS). This is completed with courses on entrepreneurship and innovation (30 ECTS), an internship (6 ECTS), and the master thesis (24 ECTS). The internship and thesis are positioned in companies strongly related to the field of sustainable and raw materials.

Two partner universities form one track; supplying 60 ECTS points each. Depending on the chosen track, the student studies either the first or the second year at Montanuniversitaet Leoben and the corresponding other year at one of the partner Universities.

Academic Degree

Dual Master of Science Degree from two of the following universities, depending on the chosen track (see program structure).

  • Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Trento, Italy
  • Grenoble INP, France (no common track with Montanuniversitaet Leoben at the moment)
  • University of Milano, Italy (no common track with Montanuniversitaet Leoben at the moment)

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Professional Fields

The Sustainable Materials (SUMA) master programmes combine a high level of expertise in materials with competencies in sustainable materials engineering and sustainability to educate responsible materials-oriented entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders of the future.

Graduates are experts in the sustainable management of materials: well qualified to work in industry or research, or take on policy-making roles in resource efficiency, engineering economy, or recycling and resource recovery.

Requirements

The students should have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (or equivalent), as well as English language proficiency. Candidates must meet the admission criteria of the Master’s Degree Programmes of both partner institutions of their chosen track.

Application

Application for the SUMA programme is a multi-step process. Applicants have to register on the SUMA website: www.master-suma.eu

For more information, please contact: suma-info(at)unileoben.ac.at

Required documents include a motivation letter, academic record (proof of degree), proof of English language proficiency and curriculum vitae.

Tuition Fee

Fees vary based on programme track and country of origin. For details, please contact:

suma-info(at)unileoben.ac.at