Materials Science and Materials Engineering


22.03.01 Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Program level

Bachelor’s degree

Program length

4 years

Education certificate / Academic degree

Bachelor’s degree

Mode of study

Full time

Language of instruction


Full name of the coordinator, telephone and email

Gennadiy Mikhailov

(351) 265-62-05


Program description

SUSU’s undergraduates in the field of Materials Science and Materials Engineering are trained in order to conduct research and technological activities at research organizations and industrial enterprises in the sphere of metallurgy and machine-building, their research technical centers and laboratories. The department of Materials Science and Physicochemistry of Materials  is equipped with modern equipment for laboratory and research work as well as final bachelor's work: optical and electron microscopes, test equipment (tensile machines, impact machines, hardness testers), instruments and machines for determining physical properties, equipment for obtaining new materials and their processing.

Undergraduates participate in Russian Olympiads in the field of Materials Science; when solving cases – complex tasks related to the choice of the necessary material for specific, generally extreme conditions, its production, processing, and accompanying economic calculations of the necessary cost. For several years in a row our students have won prizes in such nationwide competitions. Based on the results of research many articles are published annually in the Bulletin of SUSU (Metallurgy series) and other publications. Every year, the metal scientists and materials scientists, the best students become laureates of the Ya.P. Osadchy Prize (Chelyabinsk Pipe Rolling Plant).   

Our graduates, thanks to their thorough scientific and practical training at the university, are in high demand at the enterprises. Due to the expanding range of products being produce, new materials are needed (for example, for the nuclear industry and nuclear power plants) and, accordingly, new technologies for their processing.
Our region, including Chelyabinsk, is known to have quite a few ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy enterprises, mechanical engineering, research organizations, such as RosNITI. Graduates of the department of Materials Science and Physicochemistry of Materials work at all aforementioned enterprises.

Main employers:  Mechel, Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Integrated Plant (ChEMK), ChelPipe, Trubodetal, Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant, Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant, Chelyabinsk Forge-and-Press Plant, Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, Chelyabinsk automatic-mechanical plant,  RosNITI, plants in Chelyabinsk Oblast: in Yuzhnouralsk, Chebarkul and etc.       

Further study opportunities: master’s program Metal Science and Thermal Treatment of Metals (full time and part time). Usually masters combine their training with internship or work in enterprises. Their master’s degree thesis is connected to the field of activity of the enterprise in which they work.

After graduation masters can continue their studies and enroll into a postgraduate course.

Main disciplines: materials science, corrosion and protection of metals, solid state physics, physics of strength and mechanical properties, chemical methods of analyzing substances, information and communication technologies in materials science, crystallography and mineralogy, X-ray and microscopy, high-temperature materials, amorphous and quasicrystalline materials, nanomaterials, modeling of material properties and optimization of technological processes, physical methods of controlling substances, basics of refining and doping of metals, basics of obtaining non-metal materials, non-ferrous and rare metals, fundamentals of process of thermal processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.


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