Materials Science (B.Sc.)


Materials Science (Bachelor of Science)

(Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German, individual courses in English
Internship: A six-week industrial internship or internship abroad or an equivalent subject-specific project must be recognised at the latest when registering the Bachelor’s Thesis; further information
Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Admission Procedure: unrestricted
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.


Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge
Semester Course Schedule (print version) – click to enlarge

The Bachelor of Science programme Materials Science (Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.) builds bridges between natural and engineering sciences by focusing on research and development of construction and functional materials. Within a broad framework of scientific fundamentals, relevant engineering skills are included. In contrast to classic material-scientific courses of study, B.Sc. Materials Science in Darmstadt aims at developing a fundamental microscopic understanding of the characteristics of materials and their changeability beyond pure phenomenology.

The programme consists of a prevalent mandatory and a smaller elective subject area. The study content comprises, for instance, fundamentals and principles of the structure of solids as well as the principles of mathematics, technical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Furthermore, the students become acquainted with the most important experimental methods that allow them to work on material-scientific problems. The economic and ecological aspects of the process of material production are part of the study content, as well.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Materials and Geosciences

Start smart

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Mathematics pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students

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