Faculty of Materials Engineering

Faculty of Materials Engineering

Faculty of Materials Engineering

The Faculty of Materials Engineering has its roots in three important schools of engineering. These were the Staatliche Zieglerschule (state Ziegler School) in Landshut (founded in 1873), the Staatliche Höhere Fachschule für Porzellan (state higher technical college for porcelain) in Selb (founded in 1909), and the Ingenieurschule für Glashüttentechnik (glassworks engineering school) in Zwiesel (founded in 1904). In line with the “Proposals for restructuring university education in ceramics and glass”, Materials Engineering was moved to Nuremberg and set up as a separate department of the Georg Simon Ohm University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg in 1973.

Since then, the degree programme has been restructured several times and the original “non-metal inorganic materials”, ceramics, glass and binders, have been supplemented with other material areas, such as composite materials, nano and surface technology, metals, and polymers. This makes us one of the few universities across Germany offering such a huge range of different materials.

Currently, the Faculty of Materials Engineering has around 400 students studying one of our two sequential accredited degree programmes under the supervision of 10 professors and with the support of 10 research and technical laboratory staff. In addition to this, professors from other Faculties and adjunct teaching staff also contribute to our programmes with their cross-subject seminars and offer a comprehensive insight into working practice.

The campus offers many state-of-the-art laboratories and workshops for the purposes of completing research tasks and exercises. What’s more, we are involved in numerous projects in collaboration with companies in the industry as well as education and research institutes, for example the Energie Campus Nürnberg and the Institute for Chemistry, Materials and Product Development (OHM-CMP), and we also give our students the opportunity to participate in these projects, as well.