Materials Science

Master of Science

Description

The Master of Science program Materials Science focuses on functional materials such as energy materials, magnetic materials, or electronic materials and their synthesis and characterization. Courses on theoretical materials science include quantum mechanics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and continuum mechanics. Applicants need a strong background in the fundamentals of materials science, in particular in semiconductors, functional ceramics, metals, and polymers.

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Department of Materials and Earth Sciences

Departmental information on the M.Sc. Materials Science

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language English
Internship A recognised industrial internship (“Praktikum”) of a minimum of six weeks is required and must be completed at the latest at the time of starting the Master’s Thesis.
Admission
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree program (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Materials Science of the TU Darmstadt or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree program may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
  • Proof of proficiency in English on C1 (GER) level; required documents.
  • Passed entrance examination in three subjects. The entrance examination may be waived if suitability can be proven beyond doubt, particularly by producing a B.Sc. in Materials Science of the TU Darmstadt or an equivalent degree.
  • A recognized industrial internship, of a minimum of six weeks to be completed at the latest at the time of starting the Master’s Thesis.
    For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office (Fachstudienberatung).
Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Procedure As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates and analyse the subject based on research. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:

Nowadays, there is an enormous demand for different materials. 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 work in various areas such as the automotive, aerospace, chemical, semiconductor, healthcare, or engery industries, but also , for example, in public administrations or in the insurance sector.

It is important to gain practical work experience in relevant organizations early in the degree program. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The job market for material scientists is international. In a world with global business intergration, good English language skills and intercultural competence are essential assets anywhere.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:

BERUFENET

think ING.

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (German Materials Society)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations (Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations)

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.