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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.