Thinking about studying Materials Science?

Do you wonder what the technology of the world will be based on in the next 50 years? What kind of materials will be important for specific tasks? Which materials can be used, for instance, to build solar and fuel cells in order to secure our energy supply in a sustainable way? These and similar questions are what materials scientists are concerned with.

Countless Possibilities.

The aim of the Materials Science degree programme at the Technical University of Darmstadt is to prepare future materials scientists for the variety of tasks involved in the development and investigation of materials. The course of study is based on natural sciences of physics, chemistry and mathematics. In addition to experimental methods, theoretical approaches will also be developed with the help of computer simulations. We offer interdisciplinary cooperations with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and biology. The bachelor's programme concludes with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree. An international master's course is offered subsequently, leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, which can be followed by a PhD.

Christine Erb,
(2nd Bachelor's semester)

Materials Science is a very diversified study, so it never gets boring. Above all, the core subjects always have a connection to current everyday life.

Picture: C. Erb

Rishabh Kundu,
(2nd Master's semester)

Materials Science is where natural sciences and engineering come together to create breakthroughs that are urgently needed for sustainability-driven innovations. I can't think of anything more fascinating!

Picture: R. Kundu


The areas of occupation for our graduates are as versatile as their career prospects. They can find employment in areas such as materials development and materials engineering, application technology, materials testing, quality control and damage analysis. Materials scientists work in very different areas such as the automotive industry, aerospace, chemical industry or semiconductor industry, but also in the health sector and public administration.