Learning outcome

The TRIBOS+ Joint Master Programme educates the next generation of engineers and researchers to work in diverse teams, to cross disciplinary and sectorial boundaries and apply advanced communication and information technologies to work across many scales of time and space.


Students will obtain generic competences, such as:

  • Ability and understanding of the needs for life-long learning;
  • Ability of involving in multidisciplinary teams in discussing and solving technical problems;
  • Awareness of importance of administrative requirements, punctuality, and cooperation;
  • Communication abilities;
  • Integration abilities.

Students will also obtain the following specific competences:

  • Understanding of the tribological contacts and systems, the inter-relation of parameters and ability to determine key effects from nano- to macro-scale;
  • Ability to develop theoretical and experimental routes to study and solve tribological problems;
  • Ability to integrate multidisciplinary requirements into a coherent solution combining the knowledge from different fields related to tribology;
  • Independent thinking, creativity and ability to tackle tribological problems in teams with individual responsibility;
  • Ability to work as an expert engineer and researcher in multicultural and interdisciplinary teams in the broad filed of tribology, surfaces, interfaces and maintenance;
  • Acquaintance with the industrial requirements, and specifics of industrial sector and academia;
  • Capability to evaluate, produce and apply scientific information and knowledge about tribological problems and solutions to industry;
  • Ability to identify the problem, analyse possible solutions, propose the routes and write clear proposals to achieve the required goals;
  • Ability to communicate with experts from academic and industrial background through written documents, presentations, and discussions;
  • Acquaintance with contemporary IT techniques for fast and efficient communication and information sharing;
  • Acquaintance with the mechanical systems, materials and lubricants production processes, surface and oil analyses;
  • Ability to work on and interpret the experimental techniques and results to solve tribological problems, such as tribometers, microscopes, spectroscopes, profilometers, etc.;
  • Internships experience at the industrial environment to link the application-related studies with theoretical education backgrounds.