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Foundry technology

Study concept

Around 500 foundries in Germany supply the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering with high-quality cast components. No wind turbine or motor vehicle would move without cast parts. Even many small parts, such as those required for precision mechanics or medical technology, are cast. Casting is the fastest way from material to component. Foundry engineers have to provide engineering support throughout the entire process - from simulation calculations, preparation of the liquid metal, casting, solidification of the molten metal and subsequent further processing of the casting. You will be responsible for production as well as being involved in material selection and product development. 

The Master's degree programme in Foundry Technology is primarily aimed at graduates who have a Bachelor's degree with a focus on foundry technology or similar. The Master's programme is geared towards the modern development of foundry technology and highlights in-depth aspects of process engineering and quality assurance, for example. In addition, students have the opportunity to choose subjects from the university's programme in the fields of mechanical engineering, materials science or economics, depending on their interests.


Faculty of Materials Science and Technology (Faculty 5)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Summer semester
Admission requirement

A Bachelor's degree of at least 7 semesters with a focus on foundry technology or similar

Language requirement

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]
Job opportunities

Foundry industry: e.g. technical management, production management, materials development, product development, CAD and simulation experts, quality assurance 

Automotive industry, mechanical engineering: e.g. quality assurance, materials development, product development Quality management, materials development, product development Supplier industry: e.g. application technology, technical sales, consulting 

Other fields of activity: e.g. public service, engineering offices, management consultancies, employers' liability insurance associations, private and public testing institutes

Why study Foundry Technology at TUBAF?

Students find the best study conditions thanks to solid professional support. State-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities are available to them. Students have the opportunity to be involved in scientific work as student assistants at an early stage and to work closely with doctoral students. 

The close link between manufacturing technologies, material properties and applications as well as the internal structure of the materials practised in Freiberg is unique at German universities. This understanding in particular is an essential prerequisite for a successful career in the field of materials science and materials technology. And this is precisely where the degree programme in Freiberg differs significantly from other universities in Germany.

Study programmes at TUBAF on which the Master's in Foundry Technology can build

Introduction to the degree programme

Presentation of the degree programmes Materials Science and Materials Technology (Diploma) and Foundry Technology (B.Sc./M.Sc.) on Online Campus Day 2021

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The world of materials - engineering studies at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg