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Materials Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • ​What is a microstructure?
  • What materials will the next generation of electric cars need?
  • How do I increase the lifespan of implants?
  • How does a shape memory alloy work?
  • Which materials are suitable for 3D printing?

Degree programmes


Materials Science, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it combines scientific methods, data-driven approaches and engineering applications.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • ​Experimental materials science
  • Modelling and Simulation

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • Creativity and curiosity about scientific and technical phenomena
  • solid school knowledge in science and mathematics


  • experimental and application-related work
  • the implementation of physical questions in computer simulations

struggle through:

  • mathematical and scientific basics

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • ​in industrial research and development
  • in academic research
  • at materials testing institutions
  • in teaching
  • in a subsequent master's program

And else?

A prep course ...

is recommended.

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional. It is done as part of the optional module.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?


Degree programmes' website