Bachelor of Science

Applied Materials Sciences

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We shape the future

Whether implants in medical technology, tools from the metal industry or systems for renewable energies - there is a huge demand for specialist knowledge about innovative materials and their machining processes!

Choose a degree course that offers you a wide range of job opportunities.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: 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 (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Additive manufacturing 3D printing in medical technology makes it possible to create unique, custom-fit products manufactured individually for each patient. We also look at bionics and transfer structures from nature to technical products.
  • Innovative materials The earth's resources are finite. We teach specialist knowledge about promising materials and look at the big topics of the future such as magnetism, superconductors, semiconductors and hybrid materials.
  • Where will I find jobs? Wherever there are complex requirements for parts and components. And that means, in almost all industries.
  • Work and study With us, you can combine vocational training with a bachelor's degree. Become a cutting machine operator and gain a bachelor's degree at the same time.

Details of the programme

Studieninhalte & Ablauf

With the Applied Materials Sciences course you gain a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in seven standard semesters. In the foundation courses in the first two semesters, you will be taught the fundamentals of materials science, plastics and production technology, materials science and the natural sciences, as well as technical mechanics, design and business administration.

In the following five semesters, we add subjects such as surface technology, laser material processing and damage science, and the key topics of additive manufacturing, lightweight construction, innovative and biomedical materials, environmental technology and renewable energy systems.

The fourth semester is an internship semester where you can apply your specialist knowledge directly in companies, gain important practical experience and make your first contacts in the world of work. A compulsory elective module and the bachelor's thesis lead to the Bachelor of Science degree after the seventh semester.

You can then either start working right away, or continue on your academic path. On the Tuttlingen Campus, we offer suitable master's programmes and later it is also possible to do a doctorate or go into research.

Industrial study programme

This new programme can also be completed as a trainee degree with in-depth practical experience in the form of a cooperative study programme or as Studium Plus. Individual part-time study is also possible.

What's included

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Special features

The Tuttlingen Campus is equipped with a cutting-edge materials laboratory for the Materials Science programmes.

Bachelor's and master's students, doctoral candidates and cooperation partners can carry out experiments here for practical work or research and development. To date, the university and companies have invested several million euros in the technical equipment of the laboratory. This creates an ideal working environment for students, professors, doctoral candidates and companies.

"Powered by Industry"

Tuttlingen is not only the world centre of medical technology. The core sectors also include mechanical and plant engineering, the metalworking industry, precision mechanical equipment manufacturing, machine tool manufacturing, sensor, drive and control technology as well as automation and production technology. It is one of the strongest economic regions in the state and in Germany. If you study Applied Materials Science, you will be working closely with industry. High-profile companies have joined forces to form the Friends of Tuttlingen Campus Association and are actively involved in teaching and designing the degree courses. The Applied Materials Science programme is therefore practical, leading-edge and "Powered by Industry".

Try out first

If you want to get a taste of a bachelor's degree programme in engineering, then we have an great offer for you – the Technical Orientation Prep Course. In just one semester, you'll get an overview of several degree programmes and find out what suits you best. And also if you still need support with maths or working methods, for example – we'll give you that. If you then decide to complete your Bachelor's degree with us, we can already recognise some of your credits from the Technical Orientation course.

Internal link opens in the same window:To the Technical Orientation Prep Course (OT)

The Faculty of Industrial Technologies

Our ITE faculty on the Tuttlingen Campus is very special. At HFU, all subjects are taught with a lot of practical orientation – but on the Tuttlingen campus you benefit from a special proximity to the companies in the region. From the outset, you'll benefit from cooperation with industry in many practicals, work in company laboratories and make important contacts for your future career.

At "ITE", the focus of our degree programmes is on current topics of the future – digitalisation and technologisation, smart materials, medical technology, energy transition, sustainability and human-machine interaction are just some of the exciting topics that will help you shape the future.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (ITE)

In addition to cutting-edge equipped labs, the Tuttlingen Campus also boasts its own Innovation and Research Center (IFC), where work is carried out on the most current scientific areas.

Click here to find out more about Internal link opens in the same window:HFU's current research projects.

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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hadi Mozaffari Jovein
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hadi Mozaffari Jovein Dean of Studies Applied Materials Sciences (BSc) (AMB)
  •  Sabine Hattung-Hocheder
    Sabine Hattung-Hocheder Faculty Office, Student support