Brief profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
nein | individuelle Zulassung
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Standard period of study
4 Semester
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Start of studies
1. April oder 1. Oktober
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Requirement for admission
Abschluss eines verwandten Bachelorstudiums
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Credit points
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Brief description

We are surrounded by electrochemical processes and their applications in our daily lives: Batteries and fuel cells convert chemical energy (e.g. in the form of lithium or hydrogen) into electrical energy. Many surfaces that we come into contact with are electroplated, e.g. cell phone casings or fittings. Corrosion processes and electrolysis, which are used to store energy or produce materials, are also electrochemical in nature.

The Master's degree course in Electrochemistry and Electroplating provides a comprehensive understanding of electrochemical processes and their applications. Thanks to good contacts with national and international industry, students gain an early insight into how the acquired knowledge is applied in practice through internships and excursions.

Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates

Why Ilmenau?

The Master's degree course in Electrochemistry and Electroplating Technology is unique in Germany. Another unique selling point is the opportunity to apply for a scholarship from the Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik e.V. (Central Association for Surface Technology). The degree program is integrated into a strong complementary environment (including power electronics, energy technology, mechanical engineering), which provides an excellent basis for a future career. Our graduates always have a wide range of job offers and quickly find their way into industrial or academic careers, e.g. in the fields of energy, materials and surfaces, mobility or medicine.

Nina studies electrochemistry and electroplating

Hannes studies part-time electrochemistry and electroplating

Through Ilmenau with Janine and Marcel

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Content of study

Specialist obligatory module (e.g. inorganic chemistry, electrochemical phase boundaries, surface and plating technology, renewable energies and storage technology, batteries and fuel cells)

38 %

Optional modules from the master program Materials Science and Engineering

13 %

Research project

8 %

Technical optional module (optional subjects from the academic master program)

12 %

Key competencies

4 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Electrochemistry and Electroplating (Master)

Fields of work

  • Metal processing
  • Automotive
  • Electronics and semiconductor industry
  • Aviation
  • Medical Technology
  • Development and optimization of processes and technologies for efficient and sustainable coating techniques
  • Electroplating and surface technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Sustainable energy supply
  • Research into new technologies for energy storage and converter
  • Testing and improvement of corrosion protection layers and wear protection layers
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Programme coordinator

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610