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Advanced Components: Materials for Mobility

Study concept

In today's world, there is a wide variety of materials used in the automotive and aerospace industries such as metals, plastics, ceramics and glasses. In order to decide on a tailor-made material for individual use, knowledge about the design of components is important and at the same time, extensive knowledge about the properties and processing of the materials must be known. This diploma programme combines exactly this combination of requirements with a mix of mechanical engineering and materials engineering/technology. It provides an application-oriented insight into the world of materials with regard to their structure, production and processing. 

This unique combination with a focus on materials allows the entire production process of a component to be designed in accordance with the materials. At the end of the degree programme, it will be possible to actively design and optimise a component from the idea through planning and design, material selection and production to the final product. By specialising in the areas of "electromobility", "manufacturing processes" or "construction", students can specialise in sectors that are in high demand. This allows a highly qualified career entry into the automotive industry, aerospace technology and its supplier industries. 

The basic study period lays the foundations for the main study period. Here, material and natural science subjects such as physics and chemistry are combined with various elements of mechanical engineering such as technical mechanics and design theory. In addition, first insights into the respective specialisations are offered and the basics of the various elements in mobility are taught. Particularly important is the practical orientation with a wide variety of internships in the respective subjects in order to be able to apply the theory once. 

The main course then deals in depth with aspects of materials technology as well as the design and manufacture of components. In the 7th semester, the acquired know-how is applied in industry with an engineering internship and the first practical experience is gained in an industrial environment. This is followed by the specialisations in the 8th and 9th semesters. Finally, the entire knowledge of the degree programme is applied in a diploma thesis, after which easy career entry is ensured.

Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.)
Standard period of study
10 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Abitur or subject-related university entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognized as equivalent

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

Why study this degree program at TUBAF?

Students find the best study conditions due to competent specialist supervision. They are provided with the most modern equipment and laboratory facilities. Students have the opportunity to be involved in scientific work at an early stage as student assistants and to work closely with doctoral students on research into new composite materials. 

The close link between manufacturing technologies, material properties and applications as well as the internal structure of the materials is a speciality at German universities. Especially this understanding is an essential prerequisite for a successful graduate engineer in the field of materials science and materials technology. And this is exactly where the course of study in Freiberg differs significantly from other universities in Germany.