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Materials Science and Engineering (MSc)

What is the degree programme about?

The Master's degree programme consists of four semesters and nine modules, including a project paper to be prepared during the degree programme, a field trip and the Master's thesis (completed over six months). By choosing a core subject, students define the subject-specific profile of their degree programme. The following core subjects can be selected:

  • General materials properties
  • Materials science and technology of metals
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Corrosion and surface technology
  • Polymer materials
  • Materials in electrical engineering
  • Materials in medicine
  • Materials simulation

The core subject is complemented by two other materials engineering modules and a placement to ensure that the materials engineering training is as diverse as possible. Another technical module outside of materials engineering ensures students receive broad academic and technical training. Students must complete a compulsory core module (30 ECTS credits) and two elective core modules (12.5 ECTS credits).

Another elective module earns the students 15 ECTS credits. Elective modules can be chosen which are reasonably related to materials science and engineering from any department at FAU. The degree programme is completed with the Master's thesis and a presentation on the topic of the Master's thesis followed by a discussion.

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Degree

The Master of Science (MSc) is an internationally recognised academic degree and a professional qualification. It qualifies graduates for doctoral degree programmes in Germany and abroad and for academic work in research and teaching.

Due to the comprehensive interdisciplinary training graduates can start careers in a wide range of professional fields. They are in especially high demand in research and development in industry, but also in manufacturing, processing, quality assurance, technical sales and management. Professional fields of interest are the automotive, aviation, electrical and chemical industries, as well as the areas of medical, energy and environmental technology.

Admission requirements

A basic requirement for admission to the degree programme is a good Bachelor's degree in a recognised related subject with a final grade of at least 2.5. Applicants with a related or not fully equivalent degree may also be admitted to the degree programme with certain conditions (such as an oral admission examination).

Applications

For the winter semester please submit your application by 15 July; for the summer semester please submit your application by 15 January.

Studying abroad

You can choose to go abroad to study or for a placement in your third semester. There are many exchange programmes available.

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Degree programme start date and application deadlines

Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Location/Map

Please note: Despite careful checks, we cannot rule out errors or omissions. For this reason, all prospective students are advised to seek detailed information from FAU's Student Advice and Career Service (IBZ) before commencing their studies.

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Degree type: Master of Science (MSc)
Type of study: Master
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Summer Term, Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: Qualification assessment
Early entrance programme: no
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

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