Master Degree (S2)

Master Degree (S2) - By Course and By Research

“Make your dreams come true here”

“World changes and it changes rapidly. Now 4.0 era remarks the changes, in which digitalization, online activities and social media interactions color daily lives. While present societies benefitted much, they also face challenges at the same time with the coming of such era. On the other hand, 5.0 era is also soon to come. Here, Graduate Study Program DTMM offers courses and researches that cope with such developments and challenges through deep understanding of “matters / substances / materials” world – a world awaiting to be explored by your creative minds, for industries, societies and mankind prosperities. So, do not hesitate to start your endeavor and journey into brighter future by joining us here.”

(Head of Graduate Study Program, DTMM ITS – Mas Irfan Purbawanto Hidayat, PhD)


Established since 26 Juni 2012 (with SK:107/E/O/2013), Department of Material and Metallurgical Engineering is under the Faculty of Industrial Technology, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya (now Faculty of Industrial Technology and System Engineering). The Department of Material and Metallurgical Engineering has a Vision to be a Department that has excellence, global competence in the field of material engineering and technology to support the development of science and technology and industry. Producing graduates who are of high quality, have high competence, professionals in the field of engineering and materials technology and are able to develop networking with industry is the mission of the Department of Material and Metallurgical Engineering. Especially in processing materials and metals to become a product that can be utilized. Material and Metallurgical Engineering students are prepared to be human beings skilled in designing and analyzing industrial needs, designing project development in a material context that comprehensively combines aspects of IT infrastructure (information technology), such as hardware, software, networks, data, organizational hierarchy, processes and procedures, and not to forget human and cultural resources, and policies and regulations. Students are also provided with basic skills and progress in the application and development of hardware, processing and analyzing data characterization.

For by research program, students should also have to pass 36 Credits. In general, loads for graduate students taking by research program are as follows, in which emphasizing on research becomes a distinct remark for graduate study program by research.

  • Recognition of Past Learning (RPL) : 3 Credits
  • Research Methodology Course : 9 Credits
  • Publication/Conference/Patent : 14 Credits
  • Thesis : 10 Credits

Please refer to the following ITS Rector Decree about postgraduate program by research

ITS along with its faculties and departments cooperates actively with other universities in the world in terms of academics and research. List of MoU and MoA may be found in the following links:


In particular, Graduate Study Program in Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (DTMM) also establishes joint/double/dual master degree with Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, National Central University (NCU) Taiwan and Departement of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan. The partnership in double degree program may be downloaded here: link 1, link 2, link 3


In addition, Graduate Study Program in DTMM also has several collaborations in research and organization of international conference (among others with other universities in Asia such as Universiti Teknologi Petronas (LoA), Malaysia, Tohoku University, Japan and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.


For international publication, DTMM posses an international journal i.e. “Materials Research Communications (MRC)” as in the following link:

Graduate study program in DTMM ITS produces graduate competencies in the following fields:

  1. Corrosion
  2. Metallurgy
  3. Material Innovation
  4. Material Extraction and Processing


The category represents competencies of graduate of master program in DTMM ITS, as shown by a graphic below

  • Corrosion
  • Metallurgy
  • Innovation Material
  • Extraction and Processing Material

To achieve reliable and recognized graduate competencies, DTMM ITS has classroom model supported by online and interactive learning facilities such as zoom, including uploaded videos in youtube. Using such facilities, graduate study program DTMM ITS can serve distance learning classes as per requested as well.


In addition, DTMM ITS also has frontier labs which guide and produce researches in the levels of national and international. Some labs have been even awarded prestigious research grant from LPDP (, including some our master students as well. Our frontier researches include: minerals and materials processing, high temperature corrosion, materials for applications in defense, electronics and energy, battery, drug, medical implants and devices, polymer, composite and functional materials, 3D and 4D printing as well as modeling and computational materials, chemistry and mechanics, including molecular dynamics.


List of our laboratories (along with members and research fields) in DTMM ITS may be found in the following link:

The following graphic shows graduate profiles from Graduate Study Program DTMM ITS, for both by course and by research programs. Having the profiles, all graduates from Graduate Study Program DTMM ITS can basically engage in almost all fields of interest, as engineer, practioner, industrialist, entrepreneur, research scientist as well as academician.

  • Material Process Techniques
  • Manufacturing Material Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering

Particularly for by research program, there would have been indeed a more emphasize on the aspect of ability and capability in doing research. To graduate very well, all students taking by research program are required, among others, to successfully publish:

  1. One research paper presented in a reputable international conference and one paper published in a national journal (category of Sinta 1 to Sinta 4), or:
  2. One research paper presented in a reputable international conference and one paper presented in a reputable international conference which is a flagship of Web of Science or Scopus, or:
  3. One research paper presented in a reputable international conference and one patent registered to Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual, Kementerian Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia, Republik Indonesia, or :
  4. One research paper presented in a reputable international conference and one paper published in a reputable international journal.

The publication requirement mentioned above is indeed more demanding in comparison to that for students in by course program, which require to publishing only one paper i.e. one paper presented in an international conference or one paper published in a national journal or one paper published in an international journal.

In order to sharpen the graduate profiles, Graduate Study Program DTMM ITS has lectures (PhD qualification) which are the best in their respective fields as follows (alphabetically order):


Materials Development Research

Agung Purniawan, Dr.

Azzah Dyah Pramata, Dr.

Diah Susanti, Dr.

Lukman Noerochim, Dr.


Materials Innovation and Computation Research

Hosta Ardhyananta, Dr.

Mas Irfan Purbawanto Hidayat, Dr.

Sigit Tri Wicaksono, Dr.(Head of Department)


Materials Processing, Metallurgy and Characterization Research

Sulistijono, Prof. Dr.

Sungging Pintowantoro, Dr.

Widyastuti, Dr.

Yuli Setiyorini, Dr. (collaboration with


In addition, Graduate Study Program DTMM ITS also has PhD candidates (alphabetically order):

Alvian Toto Wibisono

Hariyati Purwaningsih

Rindang Fajarin



Alumni/Student Achievements and Related Activities

Our alumni Akhmad Berryl Widyartha had been awarded thesis and research scholarship from LPDP in the year 2019

Our graduate students Alfreda Kresna Altama is currently being enrolled in the exchange program with NTUST Taiwan in the year 2020

Our graduate students have been successfully enrolled in the double degree program in NTUST Taiwan with partial scholarship support in the year 2020

Our concern in fuel cell competition and research, along with other energy resources

Our research advancement in the field of 3D printing