In order to meet essential challenges such as energy management, communication and information, sustainable development and climate change, it is essential to foster scientific and technological creativity in the field of industrial materials and processes.
• have acquired solid knowledge of chemical or physical engineering and mathematics;
• are interested in research and development as well as production and management in cutting edge industries: chemistry, metals and materials, metallic products, plastics, electronics or the process industry;
• would like to take advantage of the most recent research advances in your area of specialisation.
Your future job
Jobs in chemical and materials engineering range from research and development to production and marketing.
You can become :
• A « systems » engineer :
Who designs new products or devices with specific properties or functions, e.g. a mitral valve, an electroluminescent polymer for a flexible display, a metallic alloy or a light composite for aerospace applications, a nanomaterial usable for memory storage.
• A « process » engineer :
Who develops new production processes or manages the operation of production units, e.g. a plastics extrusion line, a factory for the extraction of a pharmaceutical compounds from a given plant l, a water or waste treatment plant, a production line for electronic components, a production unit for a high purity chemical compound, etc.
• A combination of both :
For instance, you develop a polymer material for the automotive industry and the synthesis/compounding process required for its industrial scale up.
The master offers:
• a specialised training in an international environment; from 2015-2016, all courses organized by the programme commission (i.e. courses with LMAPR2xxx designation ) are taught in English ; assistance provided as needed to French-speaking students (“French-friendly” approach).
• an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, rooted in physics and chemistry;
• research-based training : integration of students in experimental laboratories, research projects ;
• exposure to industry : factory visits, industry internships, graduation project in a company ;
• the possibility to obtain a dual degree if you are accepted in the Master’s degree programme “Functionalised Advanced Materials & Engineering” (FAME), part of the Erasmus Mundus programme. It is entirely in English and starts with a year of general training either at the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France) or at the University of Augsburg (Germany); in the second year, students specialise in a field of materials sciences at one of 7 partner universities. UCL offers a specialisation in materials and nano-structures engineering. Upon completing the programme, students are granted a dual Master’s degree. More information available on the web page https://www.uclouvain.be/master-fame.html