Materials science is one of the key technological fields of the 21st century. Together with three research institutions located on campus, Saarland University is one of the leading centres for materials science and engineering in Germany. Around 250 scientists and engineers are currently working at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), the Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZFP), the Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS) and the University's Department of Materials Science.

The Department of Materials Science at Saarland University is particularly well equipped. The university has a focused ion beam apparatus and a transmission electron microscope and is the only university in Germany equipped with a commercial instrument for atom probe tomography.

The Master's programme boasts an excellent student-staff ratio and offers considerable scope for students to tailor course content to suit their personal interests. Students on the programme have the opportunity to select courses and modules that best reflect their personal academic interests in the field. Thanks to the combination of excellent facilities and the close cooperative ties that exist between Saarland University and other research institutes, Master's students also have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to research projects during their studies.

Graduates from the programme have a wide range of possible career paths. In the materials fabrication and materials processing industries, graduates can find interesting positions in production, development, quality management, occupational safety, technical consulting and key account management. Graduates from the M.Sc. programme are also qualified to join the Ph.D. programme, which is a key stage for anyone looking to pursue a research-based career in academia or elsewhere.

"Materialien mit verbesserten Eigenschaften werden überall gebraucht."

Nach dem Bachelor studierte Stephan Bechtel Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik an der Saar-Uni. Für seine Masterarbeit forschte er bei Wulff Possart: "Ich habe die Eigenschaften von Grenzschichten zwischen Klebstoffen und Metallen untersucht. Dabei ging es unter anderem darum, für die industrielle Fertigung und Anwendung Schwachstellen im Verbund aufzuzeigen und die wissenschaftliche Basis für Verbesserungen zu liefern", erklärt er. [mehr...]

Course of study Materials Science and Engineering
Type of programme Consecutive Master's degree programme
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Language of instruction German
German language requirements CEFR: B2, DSH: 2, Goethe: B2, TestDaF: 4 (overall)
Start of programme Winter semester or summer semester
Restricted entry No
Application deadline No application deadline applies
Where to apply Online application portal – Computer Science
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
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