Materials determine our lives! High-performance steels in the automobile can save our lives in an emergency, lightweight materials save many millions of tonnes of crude oil, modern communication systems would not be possible without highperformance, e.g., electronic materials. In order to be able to produce these products, the properties of the used materials must be adapted to the respective application. It is important to know what influences the material properties and how materials are produced with the desired properties. From glass, ceramics, plastics and metals to composites or semiconductor materials, the range of materials is so wide that students need to focus on specific groups in a single course of study. Therefore, the focus is on metallic materials and semiconductor materials.
In the basic studies (1st to 4th semester), fundamentals are taught in physics, chemistry and engineering sciences as well as materials science and materials technology, among others. The interrelationships between the manufacturing process, the internal structure of the materials and the material properties are presented and the conditions for efficient material use are explained. Since the production of materials is geared towards their processing and use, these interrelationships are illustrated in the course of study using various examples. 20 percent of the courses are therefore practical courses.
In the course of the studies, the entire chain from material production to use and recycling is considered in order to ensure sustainable use of our raw materials, including secondary raw materials in recycling.
In the main course, students complete one of six possible fields of study and can thus specialize according to their personal interests and career goals. In the 7th semester, students complete a five-month internship in industry or at a research institution. Finally, the diploma thesis marks the successful completion of the diploma programme.
Please note that the language of instruction is German. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programmes taught in English language.
Students learn how the properties of metallic and ceramic materials as well as the properties of semiconductors are related to their crystal structure and microstructure. In particular, principles are taught on how the properties of these materials can be specifically adjusted by designing their microstructure using physical and chemical processes.
This field of study focuses on the behaviour of materials during operation as well as measure for component design such as heat treatment, surface engineering, corrosion protection and joining technology.
Students learn the technologies for the production of non-ferrous metals, their refining and applications, as well as questions of sustainable use and recycling after circulation through the life-cycle
The students acquire knowledge and skills regarding the basics and technologies for the production of pig iron and steel, steel materials and their optimization for different fields of application.
The students are imparted to all essential aspects of the modern foundry industry including knowledge of casting and moulding technologies, casting materials and foundry processes.
The students study the forming processes and the interactions between forming process, forming behaviour and the development of metallic materials. Further fields of study are the modeling and simulation of forming processes as well as the development of new plant concepts.
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
- Admission requirement
Abitur or subject-related university entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognized as equivalent
- Course language