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Additive Manufacturing

Study concept

The key technology of additive manufacturing combines numerous innovative processes that make it possible to manufacture complex, sophisticatedly designed products directly on the basis of computer data. Often referred to as "3D printing", these technologies work layer by layer and require neither moulds nor specific tools. They are very resource-efficient because they only use material where it is needed in the end product. In particular, they offer more freedom for product design, making completely new designs and constructions possible. In addition to technical applications, they are therefore also very popular in the fields of art, design and architecture.

The degree programme combines all aspects of additive manufacturing. Our students learn about the various additive manufacturing processes in detail, their selection and technology depending on the material, component size and product requirements. The degree programme offers a wide range of career opportunities along the entire development chain, from raw materials and product design to the manufacturing process or overarching tasks.

The Master's degree programme builds seamlessly on the scientific, mathematical and technical foundations taught on the Bachelor's degree programme. There is further scientific specialisation so that graduates can adapt the additive manufacturing process chain in its entirety to the latest scientific findings and develop it independently. During their studies, our students benefit from the modern equipment in our laboratories and facilities as well as from the individual support provided by lecturers and professors.

Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

At least a 7-semester Bachelor's degree in a related degree programme, graduates of a 6-semester Bachelor's degree
may be admitted with conditions amounting to 30 LP

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Professional advice
Dr. Andrea Dög
Leipziger Str. 30
09599 Freiberg
Andrea.Doeg [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 4 (Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering)
Leipziger Str. 28
fsr4 [at]
Job opportunities

Vehicle construction and aviation industry
Development and manufacturing industry

Mechanical engineering
Development or manufacturing technology

Raw materials industry
Particle production for additive manufacturing

Medical technology
Development or manufacturing technology

Jewellery and arts and crafts
Design or manufacturing technology

Interest profile

You have an interest in computer-aided design processes and design, are passionate about additive manufacturing, are enthusiastic about technologies and want to actively work on the further development of the scientific field of additive manufacturing and stay up to date.