Industrial Materials Engineering

Bachelor of Science

The strength of high-tech is in the detail!

The Industrial Materials Engineering programme in Tuttlingen deals with the application and processing of innovative materials. The programme focuses on the use and design of modern materials and the materials used in all areas of engineering, particularly medical engineering. Industrial Materials Engineering is a creative, interdisciplinary degree programme. Materials engineers work at the interface between engineering, chemistry and physics.

The processing and research of materials is a specialist area which is fundamentally different from classical mechanical engineering, with materials playing a central role. Materials scientists or engineers research new materials and improve existing ones, making products more durable or intelligent. To do so, materials engineers test chemical structures, mechanical properties and suitable production processes. This knowledge is crucially important for the development or further development of products. It is this know-how that is taught on the Industrial Materials Engineering programme at the Faculty of Industrial Technologies.

Areas of focus

  • Materials science and testing
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Ceramics
  • Surfaces and nanotechnology
  • Production engineering
  • Design

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor's in Industrial Materials Engineering programme work and think in a creative and holistic environment. Through the increasing complexity of product development and the integration of a wide variety of functions in technical components, the use of innovative materials and their finishing is becoming a key technology. Companies gain a competitive advantage with respect to business, the environment and product policy by having relevant know-how in this specialist area. Materials engineers design products taking functionality, sustainability and efficiency into consideration. Job and career opportunities for engineers in the area of "Materials Engineering" are excellent!

Graduates can work in a range of sectors, from the manufacture of medical devices and instruments, to automobile production, aviation and the production of a whole range of goods.

Areas of employment

  • Product development, finishing and attribute optimization
  • Quality assurance and materials testing
  • Production engineering and process development
  • Materials analysis
  • Materials sourcing and purchasing

What can you do after your bachelor's?

The bachelor's degree can be your first step in a successful working career but you can also follow it with a master's degree. If you are interested in continuing your academic studies, take a look at the various master's degrees we offer.

Materials Engineering students study with 100 companies

The Materials Engineering programme at the University Campus Tuttlingen is run in close cooperation with industry. More than 100 companies belong to the Friends of University Campus Tuttlingen and are actively involved in the setting up and teaching of the programme curriculum. The course is therefore workplace relevant and highly current: student projects actually take place in the various companies. This gives students insights into the field of materials engineering and materials sciences, as well as the everyday work and demands of engineers working in this field.

Apply by 15 July!
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  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Tuttlingen
  • Faculty Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)