Materials Science

Bachelor of Science

Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.


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.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Materials and Geosciences

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German, individual courses in English
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
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
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

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.

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Mathematics pre-course

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

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 Technical University of 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.