The bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Materials Science and the master’s degree programme in New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology at the Faculty of Materials Engineering are two of the largest and well-respected materials science degree programmes in Germany. We place value on a practice and application-oriented curriculum, in which you will be introduced to applied research and development and that will provide you an opportunity, in early stages of your studies, to work on exciting research projects.

Both degree programmes provide students with a broad education in all important classes of materials beginning in the first semester. If you choose, you can pursue individual specializations throughout your studies. The specializations are polymer materials, metals, high-performance and functional ceramics, silicate and refractory ceramics, glass, structural materials, materials in electrical engineering, composite materials and nanomaterials, and surface engineering. You can enrich your studies according to your interests from an attractive selection of courses to fulfil elective requirements, for example: Medical Engineering Materials, Materials for Batteries and Fuel Cells, CAD, Quality Management, FEM, Business Administration, and more.

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 12 research and technical laboratory staff. In addition to this, professors from other Faculties and adjunct teaching staff from industry also contribute to our programmes with their cross-subject seminars and offer a comprehensive insight into working practice. We are known for having professors who are easily accessible for our students due to an excellent faculty-to-student ratio.

The Faculty of Materials Engineering is characterized by intensive and application oriented research and development. Nearly all professors are working on research projects in close cooperation with industry. This creates opportunities for students to contribute to innovative research projects and network with industry contacts at early stages in their studies. Close connections between the Faculty and universities in Germany and abroad provide pathways to doctoral work for the best students.