Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

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Changes in study regulations from winter semester 2024/25 on

The study regulations for this degree programme will be reformed with effect from 01.10.2024. If you are interested in enrolling for the winter semester 24/25 (or later) and would like information on the new study regulations, please contact the Materials Science Office for Student Affairs.


The Bachelor of Science programme Materialwissenschaft 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 thesis comprises a small research project.

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Semester Course and Examination Schedule

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Degree, Duration Bachelor of Science, 6 semesters
Language German. Individual courses can be offered 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.
Admission Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application deadlines
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
Part-time studies

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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)

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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