Thinking about studying Materials Science?

Are you wondering which technologies will shape the future? Which materials will make solar cells or batteries more powerful and at the same time more sustainable? Which technology will revolutionise the smartphone market? These and similar questions are what materials scientists deal with.

5 questions about studying Materials Science

Materials Science students answer the most important questions about the Studying Program.

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Materials scientists develop the materials of tomorrow. For this, they need a fundamental understanding of material properties and how to influence them.

In our Bachelor's programme, students learn the basics of the natural sciences physics and chemistry. This is supplemented by content from mathematics and engineering. Also, from the first semester onwards, specific materials science knowledge (e.g. materials synthesis, analysis and modelling) is taught and deepened in hands-on lab courses.

Christine Erb,
(7th Bachelor's semester)

Materials Science is a very diversified study, so it never gets boring. Above all, applicability plays a major role in all core subjects.

Picture: C. Erb

MaWi in the “FuTUre students” Podcast [German audio]

In the episode „Materialwissenschaft – die unentdeckte Wissenschaft“ our B.Sc. student Vincent tells what lead him to studying Materials Science.

Another episode deals with the question what role Materials Sceince plays for future technologies and how this is already noticeable during the course of studies: To the episode “Mit Materialwissenschaft die Welt verbessern!” on spotify

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One degree, countless possibilites

Already during the course of studies, there are countless possibilities for specialisation with the different material classes and areas of application.

Consequently, job perspectives are virtually limitless, too. The interdisciplinary know-how of materials scientists is not only sought-for in industrial R&D departments or in public research institutes, but also in the engineering industry, materials testing, process optimisation and many more.

This means that our graduates find employment in various sectors, such as the automotive industry, aerospace, chemical industry, but also in the medical branch, the public sector and many more…

Rishabh Kundu,
(3rd 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