Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

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Compulsory courses (lectures, exercises, lab courses):

  • In the first three semesters, the basics of materials science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and programming are taught.
  • The second half of the study course focuses on more in-depth materials science content. In addition to sustainable materials and methods of materials science, topics such as the functional properties of solids and construction materials are covered.

Three compulsory elective areas distributed over the degree course offer a large variety of individual choices:

  • Elective courses material science: e.g. electrical engineering or machine learning.
  • Technical and scientific elective courses: e.g. biomimetics, organic chemistry, robotics, optoelectronics, or aerodynamics.
  • General studies: e.g. economics, business administration, project management, or patent law.
  • In the bachelor thesis, students work on a project in one of the research groups for three months.

After the bachelor's degree, specialization in the English-language M.Sc. Materials Science or one of our international double degree programmes in materials science is possible.

Module Handbook

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute of Materials Science

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Is the programme right for you? Find out!

Possible from (almost) everywhere:

Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study
Podcast “fuTUre students”
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Come and see, touch and feel, meet and greet:

hobit: Hochschul- und Berufsinformationstage in Darmstadt (orientation event)
University visits, labs, internships, and more

Orientation after enrolment:

Orientation programme “navigatING”
(for the programmes B.Sc. Bauingenieurwesen, B.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik; B.Sc. Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering; B.Sc. Umweltingenieurwissenschaften)

Perspectives on careers:

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Semesters 6
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship ---
Admission requirements Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Study Abroad
Part-time studies

Related Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Bio-Materials Engineering, B.Sc.

Chemie, B.Sc.

Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering, B.Sc.

Physics, B.Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.

Master's Programmes

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.

Almost all economic sectors are based on the availability of high-performance materials that have to meet increasingly complex demands. It takes specialists for the development of novel or improved (i.e. more efficient, more sustainable, cheaper and/or multifunctional) materials and related processes, particularly regarding the technological progress and the growth of the world population with simultaneously increasing scarcity of raw materials and energy.

Graduates can find employment in areas such as material development, material technology (i.e. the development of new production and processing methods), applications engineering, materials testing/quality control, and failure analysis. Thus, Materials Scientists can internationally find work in the industrial sector and research institutions but also, for instance, in administration or the insurance sector.

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