Paper Science and Technology – Papiertechnik und biobasierte Faserwerkstoff, M.Sc.
The Master of Science in Paper Science and Technology – Paper Technology and Biobased Fiber Materials programme deepens the mechanical engineering skills acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme and enhances them with chemical knowledge about the industrial production of paper. These qualifications ultimately serve the design and construction of related technical equipment. The Master’s degree does not only consist of traditional lectures and tutorials, but includes various other forms of learning to work scientifically (seminars, project work, different laboratory courses, Master’s thesis) in order to gain initial experience in basic and applied research. The programme caters to the students’ personal preferences by offering numerous electives and areas of specialisation. Therefore, we recommend that you contact Prof. Samuel Schabel (Head of chair for pmv) at the beginning of the Master’s programme and create an individual study plan with his assistance.
An additional industrial internship, which consists of an advanced and a project internship, supports the qualification of the students further. Relevant practical activities or a completed vocational training in mechanical engineering can be taken into account completely or partly. The advanced internship is a technical internship, mostly practical in nature. The project internship, in contrast, takes an engineering approach such that students learn to independently master the specialised knowledge which is necessary for problem-solving in an industrial context. If possible, the 12-week internship should be completed before the start of the programme; however, it has to be completed before registering for the Master’s Thesis at the very latest. During the programme, it is possible to do the internship abroad, as well as spending entire semesters at partner Universities in foreign countries.