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Foundry technology

Study concept

Around 500 foundries in Germany supply the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering with high-quality cast components. No wind turbine or motor vehicle would move without cast parts. Even many small parts, such as those required for precision mechanics or medical technology, are cast. Casting is the fastest way from material to component. Foundry engineers provide engineering support throughout the entire process - from simulation calculations, preparation of the liquid metal, casting, solidification of the molten metal and subsequent further processing of the casting. You will be responsible for production as well as being involved in material selection and product development. 

If you are interested in mathematical, scientific and technical issues in the metal industry and especially in their direct implementation in practice, this degree programme offers solid training in a sought-after profession. Here, material science and technological knowledge of foundry technology is taught in an application-orientated way. In addition, the industrial internship and the external Bachelor's thesis provide the desired and necessary practical relevance by familiarising students with modern companies and technologies.


Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
7 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement

Baccalaureate or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent

Course language
Professional advice
Dr. Dirk Renker
Haus Metallkunde
Gustav-Zeuner-Str. 5, 09599 Freiberg
Dirk.Renker [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 5 (Materials Science and Technology)
Haus Formgebung, ground floor 121
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Str. 4
fsr5 [at]
Job opportunities

Foundry industry: e.g. technical management, production management, materials development, product development, CAD and simulation experts, quality assurance 

Automotive industry, mechanical engineering: e.g. quality assurance, materials development, product development 

Supplier industry: e.g. application technology, technical sales, consulting 

. Quality management, materials development, product development 

Supply industry: e.g. application technology, technical sales, consulting 

Other fields of activity: e.g. public service, engineering offices, management consultancies, employers' liability insurance associations, private and public testing institutes

Why study Foundry Technology at TUBAF?

Students find the best study conditions thanks to solid professional support. State-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities are available to them. Students have the opportunity to be involved in scientific work at an early stage as a student assistant and to work closely with doctoral students.

The close link between manufacturing technologies, material properties and applications as well as the internal structure of the materials practised in Freiberg is unique at German universities. This understanding in particular is an essential prerequisite for a successful career in the field of materials science and materials technology. And this is precisely where the degree program in Freiberg differs significantly from other universities in Germany.

Introduction to the degree program

Presentation of the degree programs Materials Science and Materials Technology (Diploma) and Foundry Technology (B.Sc./M.Sc.) on Online Campus Day 2021

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The world of materials - engineering studies at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg