Materials control and shape the future of our society! Even today’s life is inconceivable without a variety of materials. Without concrete and steel there would be no skyscrapers and traffic routes, and without copper today’s electrical energy supply would be inconceivable. Automobiles and other modern means of transport consist of a variety of materials and material combinations, from metals and plastics to a wide variety of functional materials for electronics and sensors.
The demands placed on the functionality and economy of consumer goods and everyday products are becoming increasingly complex. Energy and raw material efficiency as well as environmental protection are further driving factors for the necessary development of new technologies. These require the expansion of basic knowledge as a prerequisite for the creation of new materials. Here, materials science is in demand, which, on the basis of the physical and chemical fundamentals using analytical methods, creates the prerequisites for the development of materials and materials that meet requirements and knows how to exploit the potential of existing materials. But understanding and mastering the various production processes are also indispensable in order to guarantee the current level of energy efficiency, safety, comfort and availability of technical products at acceptable prices and to expand them in the future. This focus is offered by the study course Materials Engineering with its broad engineering education.
There are 2 specializations available:
Specialization 1: Materials Science
- Computational Materials Science
- Nanostructured materials
- Interfaces and corrosion
- Functional materials and sensors
Specialization 2: Materials Engineering
- Metallurgical Process Technology
- foundry technology
- Materials science of metals
- Plastics Processing