The curriculum of the specialisation gives students the opportunity to learn about biomaterials (metallic, ceramic, polymer and composite materials) used in medicine and about modern methods of shaping their properties, designing them and selecting them in terms of integration with tissues and cells. In addition, students acquire knowledge on design and manufacturing of bioimplants, medicines and other medical devices.

Surface Engineering

The curriculum of the specialisation gives students the opportunity to acquire the latest knowledge on physical and chemical phenomena occurring on the surface of solids, which determine occurrence of various types of surface layers in modern surface engineering processes. Students learn about modern technologies used in shaping the properties of structural and functional materials (metallic, ceramic, polymer and composite materials).  

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Students learn about methods of manufacturing materials of nanocrystalline structure (metals, ceramics, composites) and of varied form (volumetric, nanopowders, nanofibres, nanolayers). They acquire knowledge on the methods of studying both the structure and properties of nanomaterials and the influence of nanostructure on the studied properties (mechanical, thermal, chemical). They also learn the fundamentals of computer modelling methods.

Advanced Structural Materials

The curriculum of the specialisation provides students with knowledge on mechanics (plastic deformations, superplasticity, creep) and materials fracture. In addition, students acquire knowledge on phenomena occurring in constructions and tools under the influence of mechanical forces and under environmental impact, which influence their durability, reliability and safety. Students also acquire knowledge and skills on the selection of materials and manufacturing technologies when designing engineering structures.

Advanced Functional Materials

Students acquire knowledge on amorphous metallic materials (manufacturing, structure, properties, applications), rheological liquids, modern polymers and polymer-based composites, semiconductor materials for electronics (silicon, oxide materials, graphene). In addition, they learn about modern manufacturing technologies of various types of advanced functional materials (monocrystals, epitaxy, quick cooling of liquids) and unconventional methods of their synthesis, which use, e.g., plasma, ions, high-current impulse discharges.