Materials science and materials engineering are innovation drivers and the key to a large number of product innovations. According to the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, more than 70 percent of the gross national product in Western technology countries is directly or indirectly related to the development of new materials. In Germany, the division generates annual sales of almost one trillion euros and employs around five million people.
Materials science and materials engineering create solutions to pressing questions of the future. New materials are more durable and safer and contribute to resource efficiency. In addition, new materials are helping to implement climate protection goals and improve energy supplies, facilitate sustainable mobility, provide new diagnostic and therapeutic options in the healthcare system and make everyday life easier for older people.
Materials technology makes important contributions to the expansion of Germany’s leading global position in key industries such as mechanical engineering, chemicals, precision mechanics and optics, construction and the automotive industry. Modelling and simulation support the targeted development of new materials.
The aim of the course is to provide a solid and challenging scientific education that will provide a special competence in the field of materials science and engineering, based on solid engineering fundamentals. The course has different specializations:
- Metallic materials (steels, light metals)
- Metallurgy (foundry technology, forming technology, process technology)
- Non-metallic-inorganic materials (glasses, ceramics, binders)
- plastics technology