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Graduation
Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
120
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Teaching language
Deutsch
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Application
possible throughout the year

Description

The master program is consecutive and based on the bachelor degree in Material Science and Engineering. It can also be attended by graduates from other engineering or functional relevant majors with at least 50 credit points in general natural scientific basics.

The program is continued as a joint major at the Universities of Ilmenau and Jena. During study, deeper knowledge about the structure, properties, production and development of all materials (metals, glasses, ceramics, polymers and composites) is taught.

The study profile deepenes the fundamental principles of experimental and theoretical materials science with further physicochemical fundamentals as well as engineering sciences core themes from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and micro- and nanotechnology to a deepening and innovative study offer. It has an engineering, technological orientation and has its main focus in material engineering.

The aim of the research-oriented master program in Materials Science and Engineering is the training of students with a broad engineering-scientific basis, methodological competence and an understanding of current material-scientific questions.

Content of study

Concentration of natural- and material-scientific basics (e.g. Polymer chemistry, solid state physics for engineers, functional materials, thin coatings and surfaces, construction materials, special glass and engineering ceramics)

10 %

Material engineering compulsory modules (e.g. Plastics processing technology, surface and electroplating, materials of micro- and nanotechnology, material selection, condition and analysis)

24 %

Material engineering optional modules (e.g. Car body technology, plastics technology, regenerative energies and storage technology, materials for energy engineering, materials for biomedicine, glass and ceramics in micro- and nanotechnology, fiber composites)

17 %

Technical optional module (Choice from the Master courses of TU Ilmenau)

 
4 %

Non-technical optional module (Choice from the Master courses of TU Ilmenau)

4 %

Project with graduate seminar

8 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Materials Science and Engineering (Master)

I am studying materials science because it combines all scientific fields. This gives me a lot of variety in everyday life at university.

Felix Neupert

 

Fields of work

  • Mechanical engineering/lightweight construction industry, automotive industry
  • Energy technology, renewable energies, environmental technology
  • Micro- and nanotechnology, electronics, microsystems technology
  • Medical technology, sensor technology, actuator technology, biomaterials
  • Materials development, materials testing, quality assurance
  • Space and aviation technology, surface engineering
  • Communication and information technology

Niklas studies materials science at the TU Ilmenau

Further information

Contact

Student advisory service

Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Peter Schaaf

+49 3677 69-3610

Study organisation

Cornelia Scheibe

+49 3677 69-2610