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Material Sciences: a combination of theoretical and leadership skills

Details of the master's programme

In three semesters, the Master of Applied Materials Science programme gives you a deeper understanding of materials science, materials engineering and production engineering.You will also improve your soft skills during the programme. Courses in management and simulation, as well as research practicals and project work, round off the programme.

The master's thesis is written in the third semester and a Master of Science (MSc) degree is awarded.

    Methodology and soft skills

    • HR and leadership skills, project management, business studies
    • Simulation/Matlab
    • Selected areas of natural sciences
    • Materials testing (practical)
    • Research practical, project work

    Specialization modules

    The systematic structure of the applied materials science programme is deepened in 5 specialization modules.

    Two compulsory modules

    • Surface technologies: surface technology and interfacial reaction, functionalization of surfaces (practical)
    • Functional materials: composition of functional materials incl. advanced functional materials seminar

    Five electives

    • Process and materials bionics: polymers and absorbable materials/bionics
    • Hybrid materials: composites and their processing methods (lecture and practical)
    • Implant technology: implants (materials, design, production process) and advanced seminar
    • Production engineering: advanced production processes (e.g. chipping of high-performance materials) and practical
    • Innovative production processes: additive production processes and practical

    You customize your programme by choosing 3 of these 5 electives and one elective of choice with a credit weighting of 9 ECTS.

    Learning outcomes

    Learning outcomes - Applied Material Sciences (AMW), Master of Science (MSc)

    Subject knowledge and skills

    • Deepened knowledge of materials sciences and materials technologies
    • Ability to apply knowledge of materials sciences in production engineering and product development
    • Ability to view materials sciences in a holistic manner
    • Ability to pose questions and work out possible solutions

    Transferable skills

    • Ability to carry out problem-solving and project-oriented teamwork
    • Ability to undertake leadership positions in research, development and production
    • Ability to undertake independent academic work, taking into account societal and ethical consequences

    Employability skills

    • Ability to undertake and solve R&D tasks in the area of materials science
    • Ability to undertake interdisciplinary tasks, e.g. in the area of quality assurance and production
    • Qualification for doctoral work
    • Basic entrepreneurial skills necessary to become self-employed or work in industry