Materials Science

Bachelor of Science

Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.


The Bachelor of Science programme Materials Science is based on a profound education in the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry. Parallel to this, specific training in materials science begins in the first semester. The contents of the lectures are accompanied by practical lab internships .

Course structure:

  • Compulsory courses (lectures, exercises, lab internships) in which the fundamentals of materials science, mathematics, physics and chemistry are taught.
  • Minor compulsory courses in technical mechanics and electrical engineering (lectures, exercises).
  • The second part of the course focuses on methods of materials science as well as construction and functional materials.
  • In addition, two more elective subjects can be selected from the courses offered by the departments of the natural sciences or engineering, or from an interdisciplinary field (like Business Administration or Economics).
  • The bachelor's thesis comprises a small research project.

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Degree, Duration Bachelor of Science, 6 semesters
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English.
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines):
International Admission
Programme start
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.
Part-time Studies Possible under specific conditions
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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)

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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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