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Technology and Application of Inorganic Engineering Materials

Study concept

Inorganic engineering materials such as steel and ceramics cover all strategic industrial sectors and are key materials for the transport sector, energy technology, mechanical and plant engineering, and the construction industry. A precise understanding of the mechanical, thermal, chemical, and functional properties at nano, micro, and macro levels as well as the chemical and physical interactions at the interfaces of inorganic engineering materials is an unlimited tool for their continuous development and technological optimization.

In the first semester, core modules are held on metallic, ceramic, and refractory materials, thermodynamics and mechanics of materials as well as training in particle technology and fluid dynamics. This is followed in the second and third semesters by in-depth modules and further training in the technology and application of materials and the simulation of metallurgical processes. In addition, students learn to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life applications in laboratory and practical courses. The fourth semester is reserved for the Master's thesis


Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Standard period of study
4 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement
  • A first professionally qualifying university degree of at least six semesters in mechanical engineering, process engineering, environmental engineering, energy technology, materials science and materials technology, natural sciences, or comparable

Language skills

  • English language skills: TOEFL 87 points internet-based test, or IELTS 6.0 overall score.


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Professional advice
Dr. Egle Dietzen
Dekanat für Maschinenbau, Verfahrens-und Energietechnik
Leipziger Straße 30, 09599 Freiberg
egle.dietzen [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
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