Innovative and creative! Engineers on the course conduct research into future materials for industry
From glass fibres and heat-insulating building materials to heat shields for space technology - rarely does an industry offer such an interesting field as ceramics, glass and building materials. This is where classic applications such as porcelain, container glass and bricks meet high-tech developments such as solar modules, diesel soot filters and fibre concretes. During production, from the raw material to the finished product, there are numerous tasks that need to be solved using interdisciplinary expertise. Knowledge of raw materials and their properties, processes and systems of the various technologies, the wide range of materials, testing and analysis methods are taught as well as aspects of environmental protection, marketing, quality assurance and technical language training.
Ceramics, Glass and Building Materials Technology is an engineering degree program with a focus on process engineering. It covers the production of ceramics, glass and building materials in all process stages, from the raw material to the highly refined product, as well as the application of these products in a wide variety of areas and the recycling of the products at the highest possible level. The versatility of this degree programme also makes it possible to pursue individual interests, develop one's own strengths and acquire specialist knowledge in individual areas. In addition to a broad, interdisciplinary engineering and scientific basis, the degree programme includes specialist training in processes, methods and systems for ceramics, glass, enamel and building materials from the raw material to the end product, including questions of materials testing and analysis.
Practical skills are particularly important. Internships in various laboratories at the institute serve this purpose. The specialist internship in the 7th semester is an important part of the degree programme. Production technologies and production facilities in ceramics, glass and building materials companies are presented during specialised excursions. The professors maintain numerous contacts with companies and partner universities in Europe, Asia and America for partial study abroad programs.
Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
- Admission requirement
Abitur or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent
- Course language
- Process and plant engineering: e.g. in plant management, technology, division or department management
- Research and development: e.g. Companies with their own research department, research institutes, universities
- Quality assurance: e.g. company laboratories, production monitoring
- Material testing and failure analysis: e.g. material testing institutes, company laboratories