Master's Degree in Engineering Grenoble INP - Phelma, Advanced materials for innovation and sustainability (AMIS)


Master's Degree in Engineering, Master

  • Degree awarded Master
  • Graduation year Bac + 5
  • Mention
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Location
    • GRENOBLE Scientific Polygon



AMIS, the Master’s Program in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability tackles the following themes - all of which are central themes of the EIT Raw Materials:
  • Substitution of critical or toxic materials in products and for optimized performance
  • Material chain optimization for end-of-life products
  • Product and services design for the circular economy

The primary focus of the adaptation is on metal and mineral raw materials. Bio-base and polymer materials are covered in view of their substitution potential and other materials in the context of multi-material product recycling.
In addition, the AMIS Program includes a solid package of courses and project work in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students’ mobility is an integrated part of the two-year program, during which they will study at two of the consortium partner universities. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a double degree.



To gain transferable skills such as entrepreneurship, negotiation techniques, intellectual property, problem solving, working cooperatively and creatively, co-design and life cycle approaches which will enable students to consolidate a professional career.

To become an expert in the field of raw materials, particularly in sustainable functional materials and alongside get a holistic view on value and process chain.

To become a change agent with an entrepreneurship mindset able to safeguard the sustainability of EIT Raw Materials throughout the industrial and research landscape.

To enter a PhD program in Europe or elsewhere, for instance at one of the network laboratories.

Further information

>>> Website of the AMIS master

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  • Who should apply? Bac + 3

Entry requirements


General admission criteria:

The successful applicants should hold a Bachelor degree in Science or Technology or Engineering (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science) or its equivalent from an internationally recognized higher education institution that is an official and recognized part of the national education system, and can be found on an official list or in an international handbook that is completed by some international organization (e.g. UNESCO).

Language requirements:

Applicants are required to attach an official language test report to their application.

Acceptable language tests and their minimum scores can be found by clicking here:

The minimum requirements are very strict. If the applicant’s score does not fulfill the minimum requirements, the applicant is not eligible to apply and the application cannot be processed.

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You will be asked to provide:
  • A transcript of records
  • A degree certificate
  • 2 reference letters
  • An English Language test certificate
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Copy of passport or ID-card
  • The motivation letter is included into the online form where we expect you to describe your motivation and interest to join AMIS Program.



All the courses will be taught in English.




  • Language of instruction English
  • Internship abroad No

International exchange


  • Mobility between year 1 and 2 in two institutions from different countries.
  • 3 semesters within the Consortium universities + 1 semester for the Master Thesis in a European research laboratory or among the associated partners.

Students can choose among the following fixed tracks:

  • Year 1 at Grenoble INP and Year 2 at Aalto University / or TU Darmstadt / or University of Liège
  • Year 1 at Aalto University and Year 2 at Grenoble INP
  • Year 1 at TU Darmstadt and Year 2 at Grenoble INP


  • Graduation year Bac + 5

Expected learning outcomes

Soft and hard skills such as: project management, team work, entrepreneurship and oral communications, in-depth understanding of specialist topics such as nanophysics, nanomaterials and functional materials, research and hands-on skills.



Academic career/research

At universities, research institutions, teaching students or managerial position. Scientist with high commercialization awareness, knowledge, and competences; someone who can communicate effectively the commercial value of their scientific research.

Resource industry

SMEs in chemistry, exploration, green energy, machinery and plant construction, metal working industry, ceramics, environmental economy (R&D, product development, management, production, marketing and sales). Expert or manager whose actions and decisions influence the innovation output, value creation, and performance of the company.

Freelancer and entrepreneur

Create your own business or become a consultant.

Wider society

Science journalism, consulting, project development and management, advisor to policy makers, administration, specialist agencies, media etc.

Further learning opportunities

The program will prepare you to explore the angles for technological, social changes and where the niches for new business ideas are in the market. Contacts with industries and research institutes will prepare you to develop your own activities and develop your own business, join the industry or start a PhD focused on EIT Raw Materials challenges.

The developed skills and knowledge you will gain will be highly appreciated by industries in the Materials Science domain or by Laboratories, especially in the following sectors: Microelectronics, Optics, Bio-technologies, Energy, Communication, Environment, etc.