Materials Engineering

Work on the following basis: all material products arise from materials. Materials engineers work on a scientific and technical basis to perform processes associated with the extraction of raw materials and the development of new materials and technologies.

Aspects such as economics, quality, and environmental compatibility play a decisive role in this. Innovative and competent people who will actively work on materials for our future are in demand. Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary field. Materials engineers are sought after in all technical fields.



Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:


Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:chemistry (7.0%), maths + physics (14.0%), foundation in materials (17.0%), materials specialization (22.0%), required electives (10.0%), other (30.0%)
Special features:
  • Nuremberg Tech is one of the few German universities that offers the full range of material areas
  • Strong tradition and unique competence in the areas of glass, silicate ceramics, non-silicate ceramics, and binders
  • Diverse partnerships within the industry
Facts and figures:80-100 first-year students; excellent ratio of professors to students; very low drop-out rate
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Materials Engineering
Faculty:Materials Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology (M. Eng.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Materials Engineering is the right degree programme for you.


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