'Materials and Processes' is a conversion Master's programme that is run in cooperation with Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB). The part-time programme for working professionals has a practical focus and is applications-driven.

The 'Materials and Processes' Master's programme prepares students from industry for challenging research and development activities. During the four-semester programme, students are introduced to the methods and techniques used in scientific research and become acquainted with questions of current research interest in the fields of materials science, materials engineering and process engineering. They benefit from the broad range of teaching modules and research topics offered at Saarland University and the wide variety of laboratory equipment and instrumentation available on campus. Having acquired a thorough understanding of the underlying science, graduates from the programme are in an excellent position to use their problem-solving skills for real-world practical challenges.

Many of the companies whose employees graduate from this programme develop advanced engineering materials for industrial applications. In many cases, however, these companies do not have their own product development department or the highly specialized lab equipment required. These companies profit in more than one way from the resulting knowledge and technology transfer. Members of their staff not only receive advanced level training, they also solve a materials engineering problem for their company during their Master's degree. During this time they receive support from materials scientists at Saarland University. This close collaborative approach helps to ensure a faster transition from research results to marketable products.

The M.Sc. programme is a conversion programme based on the 'project-to-skills' approach developed at Steinbeis University Berlin. Throughout the course of the programme students undertake transfer projects, project assignments and the final Master's thesis project in which they work on projects agreed with the participating companies. The necessary theoretical and methodological knowledge is acquired during the seminar phases of the programme. This ensures that the companies receive genuine practical benefits from the programme through the continuous transfer of up-to-date, subject-specific content and the latest research knowledge.

Course of study Materials and Processes
Type of programme Part-time conversion Master's programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council
Language of instruction German
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline 30.09.2020 for winter semester 2020/21
Where to apply Applications should be sent to the course adviser
Tuition fees €35.000 for the whole course of study
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Steinbeis-Transfer-Institut caMPlusQ