Did you know that two thirds of all technical innovations are based on material developments? Would you also have thought that materials are an essential key to finding a way out of the climate crisis? If you would like to actively work on such innovative materials for our future, the Applied Materials Science programme at Nuremberg Tech is the right choice for you!

During your studies, you will learn how materials and technologies are developed which are then used in medical engineering, aerospace, and other exciting areas of application. Aspects such as quality, environmental compatibility, and economic efficiency play an important role here. Competent minds from the field of materials engineering are accordingly in high demand in all technical sectors.

We attach great importance to an intensive and versatile education with a focus on exciting applications. Almost every professor is working on innovative research projects which have even made it to Mars. Early in your studies, you will have the opportunity to become part of the research teams and to work first-hand on the innovations of the future.

Interesting and inspiring glimpses into the programme are included in the Faculty of Materials Engineering’s videos. (in German)

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Subject distribution
Special features
  • One of the few degree programmes nationwide in which you receive a fully comprehensive education in all materials fields (metals, plastics, ceramics, composites, nano and surface engineering etc.)

  • Very wide elective options in your degree: After a comprehensive basic education, you can focus on your “favourite materials” and enrich your studies with attractive required electives.

  • State-of-the-art laboratory equipment

  • Excellent supervision ratio

  • Very high practical component and very strong application orientation

  • Strong research orientation already during the degree programme and, if interested, collaboration in attractive research projects

  • Excellent contacts in the industry enable a smooth career entry.

  • Advanced master’s degree programme

  • Intensive contact with domestic and foreign universities, which enable consortial doctorates for the best students

    Interesting numbers and statistics

    80-100 first-year students; excellent ratio of professors to students; very low drop-out rate

    Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

    Admission semester
    Winter semester
    Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov 2021 - 15 Jan 2022)
    Application period
    For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 15.09.2022
    Dual system options
    Dual Materials Engineering
    Materials Engineering
    Prospective degree programs
    New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology (M.Eng.)

    More information

    Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

    More information

    For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

    For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

    Formal requirements

    • Required language certificates:

      The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

      • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

      • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
      • Telc German C1 University

      Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

    Personal characteristics and skills

    • Curiosity and interest in engineering issues
    • Pleasure in practical work
    • Interest in materials and substances

    Common stumbling blocks

    • Necessary stamina: For experiments in the laboratory, for example, it is necessary to engage with a task over a long period of time and to be able to deal with setbacks
    • Foundation subjects: mathematics, physics and chemistry

    How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

    Are you unsure whether Materials Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

    Inside view from students

    Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

    Testimonials at www.studycheck.de (in German)


    You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

    Trial lectures

    Attend our trial lectures in the Materials Engineering degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

    Trial lectures (in German)

    Student Counseling Portal

    Would you prefer to get information and advice online and independently of office hours?

    Student Counseling Portal (in German)

    Student Counseling Service

    Are you looking for individual advice and support for your orientation and choice of degree programme? Then you are welcome to contact our team at the Student Counseling Service.

    Student Counseling Service

    Faculty advisor

    Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects within the Materials Engineering degree programme? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.