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The M.Tech. Materials Science and Engineering program is offered at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham by the Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies established in May 2013, based on a grant awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The Center has numerous ongoing research projects covering materials for fuels/energy, electricity, construction, and water.

The program is designed to produce graduates that can apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, physics & chemistry of materials, and statistics, to model and solve problems related to design, synthesis, performance enhancement, and optimization of materials. Recognizing the multidisciplinary nature of the field, the teaching and project guidance will be accordingly delivered by highly qualified, world-class faculty from various departments including, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, & aerospace engineering.

With a view towards developing both science and engineering skills, the program curriculum has been framed so as to incorporate and deliver on experimental, analytical, statistical, and computational tools & educational components of globally accepted standards in the materials discipline. The core courses include: Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials, Electronic Materials Science, Materials Thermodynamics, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Statistical Design of Experiments, Materials Characterization Techniques, and Materials Design. While the labs cover important aspects of synthesis, testing, and characterization, the electives are structured in such a way as to offer opportunities for acquisition of specialized and advanced knowledge in sub-disciplines such as electronic materials, biomaterials, and materials for energy systems. Students have the opportunity to pursue their projects either in-house (research in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and the Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies), or outside in reputed industrial or R&D institutions.

With a strong focus on developing research skills among the students, in frontier areas, the program includes educational components that would make the graduates suited to, and employable in, industrial, government R&D, and academic settings, spanning diverse areas such as electronics & communications, energy, chemicals, medicine, and transportation.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The broad educational objectives of the MTech (Materials Science and Engineering) program are:

  1. To develop knowledgeable, skilled and trained human resources in the broad domain of materials science and engineering who can effectively contribute towards design, development, processing, and optimization of materials for innovative applications in new products and processes
  2. To equip the graduates with knowledge and skills to gain employment in industries and consultancies or pursue higher studies in research and academic institutions
  3. To equip the graduates with good technical communication skills, and promote communication of their ideas and knowledge via scholarly articles, patents, delivery of effective presentations, and/or training of co-workers and associates
  4. To inculcate professional values for ethical and responsible individual and teamwork, leadership, management, self-development and lifelong learning, applied for nation building and global sustainable development.

Program Outcomes (POs):

On completion of the MTech (Materials Science and Engineering) program, the graduate will:

  • PO1. Engineering Knowledge. Understand thoroughly the different engineering materials/devices/products, their structure, properties, processes of manufacturing and modification, characterizations, design, performance analysis and optimization, and the application of mathematical and experimental techniques for the same
  • PO2. Problem Analysis. Identify, formulate, study, analyse engineering problems related to materials, their synthesis-structure-property-performance relationships, using fundamental principles, mathematical and experimental tools
  • PO3. Design and Development of Solutions. Design and develop desired material performances, properties, structures and manufacturing/synthesis processes, for diverse applications, from both theoretical and experimental perspectives
  • PO4. Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems. Develop research-based methodologies to synthesize, modify, characterize and optimize materials, devices and products by applying the engineering knowledge gained, analysing the outcomes, evaluate methodologies, & synthesise the information to valid conclusions.
  • PO5. Modern Tools Usage. Understand and utilize modern tools such as advanced materials synthesis, modification and characterization techniques, modelling and simulation tools, & statistical analysis tools, and gain hands-on experience in them.
  • PO6. Engineer and Society. Gain contextual knowledge of societal, health, safety, legal, cultural, economic and ecological issues and the consequent responsibilities in the professional practice of materials science and engineering.
  • PO7. Environment and Sustainability. Understand the impact of materials technologies in the context of sustainability, demonstrate the knowledge of sustainable development, & contribute sustainable materials engineering solutions.
  • PO8. Ethics. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • PO9. Individual and Teamwork. Gain skills to function effectively as an individual as well as a member or leader in diverse teams, and especially in multidisciplinary settings
  • PO10. Communication. Develop effective communication skills to engage the engineering community and the society at large on complex engineering activities, specifically on understanding & writing effective reports and design documentation, making effective presentations, & give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11. Project Management and Finance. Understand engineering, project and financial management principles and apply them in materials engineering practice, as a member and leader in teams, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12. Lifelong Learning. Understand the need for & develop the ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in materials engineering and in the broadest context of evolution.

Employability, Skill Development and Value Added mapping Sheet

Form CR1.1.3.P1.No.1.Sep 2020.
S.No Course Name Course Code Year of Introduction Relevance Employability Entrepreneurship Skill Development Value added Activiites Related to Employability/Entrepren/Skill Development New Course Y/N
        Local Regional National Global            
1 Mathematical Methods in Materials Science 19MA617 2019           Giving more exposure to applications of mathematics in materials science and engineering N
2 Engineering Materials 19MS601 2019           Indepth knowledge of materials used for engineering applications N
3 Materials Thermodynamics 19MS602 2019           Exposure to thermodyamic features of materials N
4 Electronic Materials Science 19MS603 2019         Knowledge of materials used for electronic applications N
5 Materials Characterization Techniques 19MS611 2019         Testing and characterization of material properties N
6 Materials Synthesis and Caharacterization Lab I 19MS615 2019           Practical knowledge in sythesis and characterization of polymeric materials N
7 Advanced Materials 19MS613 2019         Exposure to materials for advanced engineering applications N
8 Physical & Mechanical Metallurgy 19MS612 2019         Overview of the mechanical properties, heat treatment of metals and alloy systems N
9 Materials Processing 19MS605 2019         Gain knowledge in the various conversion processes of materials into finished and semi finished products Y
10 Materials Design 19MS614 2019         Steps involved in the selection of materials for specific applications N
11 Statistical Design of Experiments 19MS604 2019         Statistical approach to improve productivity, troubleshooting and quality control N
12 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab II 19MS616 2019           Practical knowledge in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials N
13 Materials Performance Analysis Lab 19MS617 2019           Practical knowledge in the testing and characterization of mechanical, thermal nd electrical properties of materials N

Eligibility Criteria

B. E. / B.Tech. ( Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Petroleum, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering), M.Sc Physics, Chemistry, and MSc Materials Science.  

Research Areas

  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for green applications.
  • Environmental and Biological Sensors.
  • Bioinspired Materials for Green Applications.
  • Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development. 

Facilities and Infrastructure

Advanced Characterization & Testing Facilities (FE-SEM, XRD, DSC, TG-DTA, GC-MS, FTIR, NIR, UTM, AFM, Polymer Processing Equipment, Oscillating Disk Rheometer) 


Placements and Internships

Placements and Internships in core companies like

Research Projects

International Programmes

Centre for International Programmes facilitates foreign internship with scholarship and higher education.Students can even opt for dual degree programmes.


Semester I

Course Code Type Subject L T P Credits
19MA617 FC Mathematical Foundations for Materials Science 2 1 0 3
19MS601 FC Engineering Materials 3 0 0 3
19MS602 FC Materials Thermodynamics 3 1 0 4
19MS603 FC Electronic Materials Science 4 0 0 4
19MS611 SC Materials Characterization Techniques 4 0 0 4
19MS615 SC Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab I 0 0 2 1
19HU601 HU Amrita Values Program* P/F
    Credits 19

Semester II

Course Code Type Subject L T P Credits
19MS604 FC Statistical Design of Experiments 2 1 0 3
19MS605 FC Materials Processing 4 0 0 4
19MS612 SC Physical & Mechanical Metallurgy 4 0 0 4
19MS613 SC Advanced Materials 4 0 0 4
19MS614 SC Materials Design 3 0 0 3
19MS616 SC Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab II 0 0 2 1
19EN600 HU Technical Writing* P/F
    Credits       19

Semester III

Course Code Type Subject L T P Credits
  E Elective I 3 0  0 3
  E Elective II 3 0 3
19MS617 SC Materials Performance Analysis Lab 0 0 1
19MS799 P Dissertation 8
Credits 15

Semester IV

Course Code Type Subject L T P Credits
19MS799 P Dissertation       14
    Credits       14
    Total Credits       67

List of Courses

Foundation Core

Course Code Subject L T P Credits
19MA615 Mathematical Foundations for Materials Science 2 1 0 3
19MS601 Engineering Materials 3 0 0 3
19MS602 Materials Thermodynamics 3 1 0 4
19MS603 Electronic Materials Science 4 0 0 4
19MS604 Statistical Design of Experiments 2 1 0 3
19MS605 Materials Processing

4 0 0 4

Subject Core

Course Code Subject L T P Credits
19MS611 Materials Characterization Techniques 4 0 0 4
19MS612 Physical & Mechanical Metallurgy 4 0 0 4
19MS613 Advanced Materials 4 0 0 4
19MS614 Materials Design 3 0 0 3
19MS615 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab I 0 0 2 1
19MS616 Materials Synthesis and Characterization Lab II 0 0 2 1
19MS617 Materials Performance Analysis Lab 0 0 2 1


Course Code Subject L T P Credits
19MS701 Polymer Processing 3 0 0 3
19MS702 Electrochemistry and Corrosion 3 0 0 3
19MS703 Catalytic Chemistry 3 0 0 3
19MS704 Carbon Nanomaterials 3 0 0 3
19MS705 Interfacial Science and Engineering 3 0 0 3
19MS706 Waste to Energy 3 0 0 3
19MS707 Solar Energy 3 0 0 3
19MS708 Energy Storage Technologies 3 0 0 3
19MS709 Molecular Simulation 3 0 0 3
19MS710 Design for Sustainable Development 3 0 0 3

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