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Ceramics, Glass, and Building Materials

Study concept

Innovative and creative! Engineers on the course conduct research into the materials of the future 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 programme 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 the individual areas. The degree programme includes specialist training in processes, methods and equipment for ceramics, glass, enamel and building materials from the raw material to the end product, including issues of materials testing and analysis.

Practical skills are particularly important. Internships in various laboratories at the institute serve this purpose. 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 studies abroad.


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

A university degree of at least seven semesters in a natural sciences, engineering, or economics degree program with a focus on materials, processes or plants, or equivalent

Language requirements

Course language
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
  • 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

Why study Ceramics, Glass and Building Materials Engineering at TUBAF?

The unique Ceramics, Glass and Building Materials Technology degree programme at TU Bergakademie Freiberg provides you with interdisciplinary expertise that offers the best career opportunities. Relevant companies in the near and far neighbourhood are always looking for our graduates! Materials of the future are an exciting field of activity.

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a campus university of short distances with personal contact to lecturers who are well networked (possibility of scholarships, collaboration on current research projects as a student, support for semesters abroad).

The city of Freiberg scores with a low cost of living, affordable and sufficient living space and an active student life.

Interests and skills you should bring

  • You are curious about materials for the future,
  • You have a basic understanding of chemistry and physics (no advanced course level required),
  • You are enthusiastic about the further development of technologies.

What alumni say

"Good study programme with exciting content ..... Very close contact with the lecturers very positive. Modern equipment in the labs and mostly modern rooms for classroom teaching."

Introduction to the degree programme

Studying at the Institute of Ceramics, Glass and Building Materials Technology