Materials Science (Bachelor of Science)
|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: no restrictions|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: September 15|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
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.
Please find detailed information on the course in the module handbook.
Further information on the department may be found at: www.mawi.tu-darmstadt.de.
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the course of study, it is recommended that first-year students participate in the mathematics orientation course offered by the Department of Material and Geosciences. Apart from this specific service, the Department of Mathematics offers an online pre-course.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
The programme is suitable for everyone who wants to combine scientific curiosity with engineering problems and focus particularly on developing novel structural and functional materials. As the scientific school subjects are of particular significance throughout the Materials Science programme, prospective students should possess sound knowledge of chemistry, physics, mechanics, and mathematics.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
For support, the TU Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study: www.osa.tu-darmstadt.de.
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General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Materials Science (M.Sc.) (Master’s degree programme in English)|
|Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)|
Nowadays, there is an enormous demand for different materials in almost all economic sectors. The development of efficient and eco-friendly materials is likely to become more important, particularly regarding the increasing scarcity of raw materials and energy.
Graduates can find employment in areas such as material development, material technology (meaning the development of new production and processing methods), applications engineering, materials testing/quality control, and failure analysis. Materials scientists can thus not only work in the industrial sector but also, for example, in administrations or the insurance sector.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (German Materials Society)
Deutscher Verband für Materialforschung und -prüfung e.V. (German Association for Materials Research and Testing)