Chemical Materials Science

04.03.02In russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • The new interdisciplinary bachelor's programme ‘Chemical Materials Science’ is designed to train experts in the field of creating novel materials. This includes the development of methods for the synthesis of source materials, their ‘assembly’ into materials with targeted properties and testing of resulting materials.
  • The development of cutting-edge technology requires the creation of new generation materials, including: energy storage materials and materials for energy generation; drug delivery systems and bio-compatible structural materials; functional inorganic and organic materials; composite materials; and nanomaterials.
  • Students receive fundamental training in chemistry, physics and mathematics. They also study a number of specially designed theoretical courses and perform practical laboratory research on cutting-edge equipment.
  • A high-quality fundamental education and interdisciplinary training make it possible for graduates to: continue their studies in master’s programmes in Russian and foreign universities; and work in research laboratories and high-tech companies.
Main courses
  • Introduction to Materials Science
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Colloidal Сhemistry
  • Crystal Chemistry and Fundamentals of X-Ray Diffraction
  • Magnetochemistry
  • Mechanic Properties of Materials
  • General Сhemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Biophysics
  • Fundamentals of Experiment Planning and Experimental Data Processing
  • Theoretic Foundations of Chemical Technology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Project Management
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Properties of Materials
  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
  • Chemistry and Physics of High Molecular Weight Substances
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Elements
  • Electrochemistry
Our advantages
  • The bachelor's programme ‘Chemical Materials Science’ provides its graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in high-tech companies in the field of: materials science and nanotechnology; and the synthesis, research and application of new functional materials.
  • The teaching and learning process with the programme courses is unique in that it provides increased number of academic hours for interactive classes and workshops. A substantial part of the curriculum is devoted to research and project work from the 1st year of study.
  • The curriculum provides for individual educational trajectories.
  • The programme gives students an understanding of the peculiarities of synthesis, research and application of novel functional materials. It also combines all areas of knowledge necessary for this in the field of chemistry, physics, and other related disciplines.

After mastering this programme, graduates will be capable of:

  • using an understanding of the theoretical fundamentals of chemistry, physics of materials and mechanics of materials in solving problems of professional activity;
  • in compliance with safety standards, conducting experiments on: the synthesis and analysis of chemicals; studying reactions, processes and materials; and testing the physical and mechanical properties of materials;
  • applying the skills of: planning and conducting chemical experiments; using methods of recording and processing their results; and managing their work activities;
  • using knowledge about chemical and technological processes and industries; and participating in the development of technologies for obtaining advanced materials;
  • solving problems of professional activity based on information and bibliographic culture using information and communication technologies, taking into account the fundamental requirements of information security;
  • presenting the results of their professional activities in the form of test reports, progress reports, abstracts, and presentations.
International relations
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
  • The Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
  • The Max Planck Institute (Germany)
  • The Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (the Czech Republic)
  • Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (Finland)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Bowling Green State University (the USA)
  • The University of Groningen (the Netherlands)
  • The University of Pardubice (the Czech Republic)
  • The University of Rostock (Germany)
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela - USC (Spain)
  • The University of Twente (the Netherlands)
  • The University of Tokyo (Japan)
Career opportunities


  • Specialist in the development of nanostructured composite materials
  • Specialist in designing products made of nanostructured composite materials
  • R&D engineer

Organisations where our graduates work

  • Biocad 
  • Lukoil
  • Almazov National Medical Research Centre of the Ministry of Health of Russia