Materials Science

Master of Science


The M.Sc. Materials Science is in English language. The programme 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.

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Module Handbook

Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute of Materials Science

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language English
Programme Start winter semester or summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree program are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Materials Science of the Technical University of 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.
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 Technical University of 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.
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.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Technical University of Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

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

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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.