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Advanced Materials Analysis

Study concept

Efficient development of new materials requires the use of complementary analysis methods in order to understand the relationships between the manufacturing process, the structure of the material and the material properties and to be able to specifically adjust the properties of materials and components in a production process. Materials analysis therefore plays a central role not only in research and development, but also in production. The Advanced Materials Analysis degree programme provides in-depth insights into important techniques for analysing the structure and properties of materials for electronics and optoelectronics, batteries and other functional materials, hard materials, shape memory alloys and construction materials such as steels or titanium alloys. 

Based on a Bachelor's degree in materials science, physics or chemistry, students are prepared for a career in industry as well as in science and research. The strongly methodical nature of the programme opens up access to a very diverse range of industries, from the semiconductor industry to mechanical engineering and metallurgy. In addition, graduates can pursue a career in academic research or in research centres.

Please note that this is an English-language Master's degree programme. Applications can be submitted online via the applicant portal and are possible from 1 January to 15 April.



Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement
  • Bachelor's degree (at least 6 semesters) or an equivalent degree in the field of engineering with a focus on materials science or in the field of natural sciences with a focus on physics or chemistry, which should include topics from the field of solid-state physics or solid-state chemistry

Please note: Applicants with a degree in "Mechanical Engineering" who have not taken any of the above-mentioned specializations during their studies cannot be admitted for technical reasons.

Language skills

  • English skills - TOEFL with at least 90 points (internet-based test) or
  • IELTS with at least 6.5

English as a native language will be counted 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]

Why should you study Advanced Materials Analysis at TUBAF?

TUBAF is a small university with a close connection between scientific and engineering disciplines and a strong focus on materials science. 

Students study in small groups and are supervised directly by the lecturers. 

Students can choose to focus on basic or practical topics and gain further experience as part of TUBAF's collaboration with Saxon research institutes and industry.


Interests and skills you should bring with you

Curiosity and interest in natural sciences


For further technical questions, please contact Dr Dirk Renker and the Dean of Studies, Prof. David Rafaja:

Prof. Dr David Rafaja; rafaja [at] ww [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de; +49 3731 39-2299