The Master of Science in Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MMS) is an official Master’s degree of the European Higher Education Area. The master MMS is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of the mechanical behaviour of materials and structures. The objective of this Master of Science is to link the current knowledge of theories of the behaviour of materials with the most innovative techniques in structural engineering.
The Master of Science in Mechanics of Materials and Structures is organized in four modules:
Computation Mechanical Design
The modules of the Master share a common background on Solid Mechanics and Computational Methods while providing a coherent specialisation. The student should select one of these modules to define the subjects he will follow.
The syllabus of each Module of the Master in Mechanics of Materials and Structures (Composites, Structures, Solid Mechanics, Computation Mechanical Design) places special emphasis on computational techniques, mechanics of materials, advanced structural design, experimental techniques and mechanical optimisation.
The Master of Mechanics of Materials and Structures (60 ECTS) may be taken full-time in one year (October to Septembre). Physical presence is only required for 6 months (October to March); then the master’s thesis can be performed elsewhere (company, university aborad, etc.). The Master may also be taken part-time over two years.
The MMS receives an AQU accreditation of Excellence
The Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, AQU Catalunya, awarded the MMS master the AQU accreditation of Excellence in November 2015. The accreditation of Excellence is awarded to less than 5% of all Bachelor and Master Degrees in Catalunya.
This accreditation follows a quality assessment process that all official university qualifications must pass in line with the standards and guidelines set by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). This accreditation analyzes the training program, the effectiveness of the systems for learning, the professional insertion of the graduates, the interaction between teaching and research and the internationalization of the degree.