Materials Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)

Study content

The Master's study programme Materials Science and Engineering offers students a specialised scientific education at a high level and with a research-based focus. The programme deals with the synthesis, characterisation and processing of all functional classes of materials, for example materials for energy generation, biomaterials, thermoelectronics, semiconductors, carbon fibres and organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). During the standard period of study of four semesters, Master's students acquire in-depth knowledge in the core areas of materials science, materials physics and materials engineering. The programme is completed with the individual writing of a Master's thesis on a research topic of the student's choice. All lectures and seminars of the Master's programme Materials Science and Engineering are held in English. Therefore, in addition to a completed bachelor's degree in a subject related to materials science, proof of a sound knowledge of English is a prerequisite for admission.

job prospects:

  • materials research and development
  • product development
  • quality assurance
  • failure analysis
  • technical sales in industrial companies
  • automotive industry
  • aerospace industry
  • chemical industry
  • medicine
  • environmental protection
  • science and research


It is recommended to start the study program in the winter semester. The study of Functional Materials (International) is only possible if you start in the winter semester. English language skills at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are required.

Course of studies facts
name: Materials Science and Engineering
graduation type: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
study mode: full time
start of studies: winter semester, summer semester
standard period of study: 4 semester
restriction: unrestricted
hints: Admission requirements according to § 4 of the exam regulations. Introductory events take place closely before the start of the lecture term: https://www.uni-aug…. Start of the lecture term: https://www.stmwk.b….
end of application summer semester: 15. November
end of application winter semester: 15. May

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Group Leader Nanoscale Functional Oxides
Experimental Physics IV

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Annemarie Leichtle
Zentrales Prüfungsamt B - Referat I/5 Studiengänge der Physik und Katholischen Theologie