Materials Science and Simulation

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Which changes at the atomic level affect the macrostructure?
  • Which properties do materials have regarding their physical structure and mechanical specifications?
  • How can certain materials, e.g. steel, be processed for the finished product to meet specific requirements?
  • Which properties of a material are affected by changes to the microstructure?
  • How can materials be processed to meet the high requirements of, for example, the aviation and aerospace industry?

Degree programmes


Materials Science and Simulation, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: English

Admission: Application to faculty

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it integrated both multi-scale simulation techniques and state-of-the-art experimental analysis processes and promotes hands-on application of the acquired skills in a project-focused team within an interdisciplinary field.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Multi-scale material modelling
  • Physical and mechanical material properties
  • Microstructure-property relationships
  • Numerical modelling
  • Material processing and characterisation
  • Light elements in metallic alloys
  • Materials for aviation and aerospace applications

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • basic understanding of the behaviour and numerical modelling of materials
  • substantial understanding of material science or solid-state physics


  • an international, interdisciplinary and intercultural field

struggle through:

  • quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, material properties and characterisation
  • implementation of physical and mathematical models in simulation applications
  • basic programming
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Construction Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in academia
  • in research institutes
  • in R&D departments in the industry

And else?

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Jutta Kellermann
Building, Room: IC 02/501
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-29332
Website academic advisory office


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