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.

Video: Studying Materials Science at TU Darmstadt

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute of Materials Science

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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.
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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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.