The flagship university launches a new project on engineering of materials technologies

NMSTU opens the first enrolment for the master’s degree program to study engineering of technological processes and properties of new materials. The curriculum was developed by National University of Science and Technology MISIS and specialists of PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, an industrial partner of NMSTU.

The educational program “Engineering of materials technologies” is a winner of the all-Russian contest for advanced educational programs of higher education developed together with Russian universities included into top 200 of global rankings by courses. The contest was organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and operated by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. NMSTU got funds to implement and develop its own curriculum. The collaboration between the universities is essential not only for NMSTU, but also for the city and the region in general. Mikhail Chukin, Rector of NMSTU, states, “As we are a key provider of engineers for the Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works, we know what types of specialists are in demand at the works. By introducing the advanced educational program, we can train people who have knowledge and skills applicable for the real conditions of Industry 4.0. The graduates will be in demand on the labor market in this fast-paced world, because the teaching process is based on current trends in metallurgy”.

Within two years students will study features of the properties of materials as a basis for the development of manufacturing processes for products of a broad functional application. Master’s degree students will gain all the required knowledge: currently available aspects of ensuring an efficient use of energy and resources, environmental protection measures to be taken in the industry and technical documents and regulations, the quality management system at industrial plants. The curriculum will include the courses uploaded to online learning platforms to study them at any time convenient for students.

The programs for a range of courses were developed together with researchers from partner universities having considerable experience of educational projects and international activities.  “Their activities will not be limited to creating the content only. Face-to-face lectures given to master’s students are a must for the teachers participating in this program”, commented Dmitry Terentiev, Director of the Institute of Elite Programs and Open Education, NMSTU. The collaboration on education between 30 universities, the contest winners, will contribute to mobility of master’s students to other Russian universities. Academic mobility will be international. The available experience of the international collaboration with leading universities of Italy, India, Poland, the Czech Republic, France and other countries is a reliable guarantee of foreign professors’ involvement into the lecturing. This is powerful impetus for learning English, expanding language competences in this field and properly studying technical literature in foreign languages.

This year we admit 20 students. The program is prepared for those who have a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy, materials science or other closely related courses. Upon completion of the program “Engineering of materials technologies”, graduate students will have deep theoretical knowledge and practical skills of research and analytical activities in the field of engineering of industrial processes, interdisciplinary competences at the interface of materials science, metallurgy and management. Such specialists can work in the field of science, as well as in high-technology industrial companies. Please learn more about the master’s program “Engineering of materials technologies” at:

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