With the aim of making the world a safer, more sustainable and smarter place, Freiberg scientists are researching innovative materials and technologies in cooperation with national and international partners. In the Master's degree programme in Materials Science and Technology, students not only learn the fundamentals of the subject, but also gain in-depth knowledge of future topics such as mobility, communication systems or highperformance materials.
In order to be able to create products, the properties of the materials used must be matched to the respective application. For this, it is important to know what influences the material properties and how materials with the desired properties are produced. From glass, ceramics, plastics and metals to composites or semiconductor materials, the range of materials is so broad that students have to focus on specific groups in a single degree programme. Therefore, the focus is on metallic materials and semiconductor materials.
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 learn 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)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
- Admission requirement
Bachelor's degree in Materials Science and Technology from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg or an equivalent university degree with at least 7 semesters duration
- Course language