Advanced Metallic Materials and Engineering


This two-year Master’s program taught in English provides rigorous training for high-quality researchers and inventors of new materials and technologies, who specialize in the field of mechanical engineering, aerospace industry, non-ferrous physical metallurgy. Wide application of modern educational equipment and techniques (training simulators, special software etc.) will be used during education.

Research work under supervision of senior staff includes theoretical and experimental studies, publications in scientific journal, presentations at conferences for young scientists and at special seminars. Main directions of research work are: advanced aluminum alloys, superplasticity of metallic materials, modeling and simulation in physical metallurgy, new non-ferrous metal matrix composites, biocompatible materials and shape memory alloys, elastic and anelastic behavior of metallic materials.

The scientific work provides student the following skills: to implement innovational techniques of necessary alloys properties achievement, to model and analyze structure and properties formation of the metallic details during production and application, to operate with modern equipment for mechanical and physical testing of metallic materials, to prepare the specimens of commercial and new metallic materials for analysis theirs structure and properties, to analyse the experimental results using equipment software and special computer programs.

The ultimate goal of the program is to train highly-qualified personnel capable of working in both research laboratories and the industrial sector, solving various problems in the field of Materials Science.

Below on this page you’ll find information about

  • Admission
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Degree Requirements
  • Common Courses
  • Required Courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Degree Requirements at a Glance
  • Faculty
  • Contacts


To be admitted as a regular graduate student to a two-year Master’s program at MISIS, an applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

Here are a few benefits the present program can bring. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • evelop new materials and technologies;
  • build models of structure and properties evolution during treatment of alloys and use the models for prediction and calculation of properties;
  • use multicomponent phase diagrams for optimization of alloy composition and heat treatment;
  • detect causes of the production defects and breaking of the metallic constructions during operation;
  • work with literature and patents for obtaining of the patentability and technical level of the product;
  • research in the field of the physical metallurgy;
  • solve the theoretical and applied problems of the physical metallurgy using system approach;
  • choose methods and tests for estimation of alloys physical, mechanical, operational properties and structure;
  • use data bases, computer programs, and CAD/CAM software for the materials production problems solving;
  • create technical documentation, scientific reports concluding the results of the investigation.

Degree Requirements

To graduate from the program, you must successfully complete 120 credit hours, including 63 credits from required and elective courses, 36 credits from research activities, 15 credits from the internship, and 6 credits from the final examination and the thesis defense. Students will be enrolled for 30 credits per term. For a semester-by-semester breakdown of the course plan and course descriptions, please see the full curriculum.

Upon completion of the degree requirements, the graduate will receive a Russian State diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.

Common Courses

If the course is not directly related to the master program’s specialisation then it is called common.

  • Foreign Language (English / Russian)
  • Project Management
  • Management of Quality
  • Intellectual Properties Rights Protection

Required Courses

  • Modelling and Optimization in Physical Metallurgy
  • Development of Metallic Materials
  • Thermodynamic Computation and Analysis of Phase Diagrams of Multicomponent Systems
  • Metallic Materials: Structure, Properties and Application

Elective Courses

You are expected to take three elective courses.

  • Modern Equipment and Techniques for Investigation of Structure and Properties of Metallic Alloys
  • Diffusion in Solids
  • Advanced Technologies of the Metallic Materials Production
  • Thermal and Thermomechanical Treatment of Special Steels and Alloys
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Corrosion and Protection of the Metallic Materials
  • Development of Metallic Materials (Part 2)
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Materials Science

Degree Requirements at a Glance

You must take the common and required courses, and choose several elective courses.

Degree RequirementsCredits ECTS
Common courses16
Required courses22
Elective courses19
Research work49
Thesis defence and the final examination9

For more details please see the full curriculum.


Each course page (see the common, required and elective courses) has a link to the professor’s page where you can find their short bio and list of publications.


For support in registration, accommodation or any questions about the admission, please contact the International Master’s Programs Admissions Office, Tim Schmidt:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 6, office G-366
007 499 230 27 97

For detailed information on the education program, please contact the program’s education studies advisor, Dr. Alexey Solonin:

119049, Russia, Moscow, Leninsky Prospect, 4, office K-300
007 495 955 01 34