Career Perspectives & Employment Profile

The SUMA Master programme aims at training scientists with a solid background in chemistry and physics, with competences for designing and tailoring new material systems for specific functions, and with a specific view to the sustainability of processes and technologies in the field of material development. Main job opportunities are in industries and research centres in Europe working on the development and production of functional materials for advanced applications and high technology, including polymers, insulators, semiconductors, alloys, ceramics, fibre optics, ionic conductors, superconductors, and materials for photonics. In this context, the Master student profile is tailored for creating highly valued future leaders to be employed in positions of responsibility in managing advanced material design, production processes and material qualifying protocols in high tech firms, material diagnostics and analysis in industries and research centres, and material development projects and scientific research projects in the field of material science and technology innovation.

Is this the right programme for me?

Any student with an interest or background in earth, mining, materials sciences and engineering (including product related activity) is a potential candidate. The Master programmes in Sustainable materials look for internationally-oriented and entrepreneurialengineering students who wish to find innovative solutions in materials engineering. We seek motivated young high potential individuals that want to take on the challenge of broadening their knowledge base with the aim of innovating the way we see and handle the materials market today. The programme is ideal for students who are fascinated by materials technology and interested in environmental and socio-economic factors, as well as the development of (technological) solutions for specific material and product cycles.

Graduates of this custom-developed programme are truly multi-disciplinary experts in the sustainable management of materials. They benefit a high quality education, get in touch with international experts in the field and enjoy a hands on training during their internship in industry. As a result, they are highly qualified to work in industry or research, or to take on policy-making roles in resource efficiency, engineering economy, or recycling and resource recovery.

SUMA Graduates are:

  • Multi-disciplinary experts in the sustainable management of materials.
  • Ready for industry, research and policy-making
  • Highly qualified to work in areas such as resource efficiency, engineering economy and recycling and resource recovery
This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation