European Master on Advanced Solid Mechanics (STRAINS)


The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree STRAINS is a master programme of excellence for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of solid mechanics for the modeling of materials and structures.

 It is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of six higher education institutions across Europe.The Master focuses on the fundamentals of the discipline and the methods, either theoretical, experimental or computational to deliver a strong identity on research and innovation activities combined with globalization, diversification and facilitation.

The highly complementary expertise and professional experience from each partner are designed to develop a global vision in the field of solid mechanics with extensive knowledge on advanced solid mechanics together with inter-disciplinary skills on the financial, legal, environmental and bioeconomic aspects related to energy management.

The STRAINS Programme is a 2-year Master programme for a total of 120 ECTS credits: 90 ECTS (3 semesters) consist of courses and 30 ECTS of Master’s thesis; the programme courses are taught in English at all partner institutions.

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