Faculty of Material Science and Applied Chemistry
The multidisciplinary study programme “Materials Engineering” is the sole study programme of this type in Latvia. The study programme ensures mastering of basic knowledge necessary for the development of novel materials, application of innovative technologies and use of advanced programming tools for improvement of efficiency of products and technologies by acquiring the set of obligatory study courses.
In the framework of compulsory elective study course of professional specialization, it is possible to acquire specific knowledge, necessary for development of both, new value-added materials required by power engineering, biomedicine, electronics, building and construction as well as other export-capable branches of Latvian natural economy, and sustainable preservation of Latvian material cultural heritage. In the framework of the module of compulsory elective study courses, the student has a possibility to design the individual study profile of professional specialization or to choose one of the provided study profiles of specialization in biomaterials, polymer materials and composites, inorganic materials or conservation and restoration.
The study programme offers to develop communication, cooperation, creativity, problem-solving, planning, organization and leadership skills by acquiring study courses developing communication and organization competences. For strengthening practical skills in the framework of the study programme, it is necessary to do an internship as well as to work out bachelor’s thesis, by finding solution for topical problem in the field of materials processing defined by manufacturer or development of new future material by using advanced technologies and materials characterization methods.
The graduates are qualified to work as quality service professionals at manufacturing companies; as quality experts at building companies; as experts at raw material companies, material testing and research equipment dealer firms, materials testing laboratories and certification bodies, as well as in public service areas as materials experts.
The graduates can continue their education at the master study programme “Materials Science” of Riga Technical University.