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.