Electrochemistry and Electroplating (M.Sc.)

Short profile

Master of science

admission restriction
none | individual acceptance

standard length of study
4 semester

study start
April 1 or October 1

teaching language

credit points

admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

possible throughout the year



This master program focuses on the complete understanding of thermo dynamics and kinetics of electrochemical phase boundaries. Students acquire profound specialist knowledge in electrochemical surface technology as well as in electrochemical energy storage and transformation.

The program empowers graduates to solve challenging fundamental or application-oriented problems in industrial or research organisations. The acquired specialist knowledge allows independent and fast familiarization with future technologies in electrochemistry and plating technology as well as adjacent fields such as materials or plasma technology. Graduates from this program can design and lead projects and possess social skills which also prepare them to take over managerial functions. The profile of this program follows the industrial requirements of the plating and surface sector. TU Ilmenau therefore works closely together with the Zentralverband für Oberflächentechnik (ZVO) and numerous enterprises in the field of plating and surface technology.


Content of study

34 %
Specialist obligatory module (e.g. chemistry and analytics, electronic process technology, electrochemical phase boundaries, surface and plating technology, renewable energies, batteries and fuel cells)
17 %
Optional module materials (subjects from the master program Materials Science and Engineering)
8 %
Technical optional module (optional subjects from the academic master program)
8 %
Non-technical optional module (optional subjects from the academic master program)
8 %
Project work
25 %
Master thesis

Fields of work

  • Metal processing

  • Automotive

  • Electronic and semiconductor industry

  • Aviation

  • Medical technology

  • Development and optimization of processes and technology for efficient and sustainable coating technique

  • Plating and surface technology

  • Telecommunication

  • Mechanical and plant engineering

  • Sustainable energy supply

  • Exploration of new technologies for energy storage and converter

  • Tests and improvement of corrosion and wear protective coatings

Further information