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Study Materials Science and Engineering in Germany

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Professionals in the materials science and engineering field are involved in the research and development of novel materials. This includes, for example, innovative electrode materials which multiply the longevity and capacity of batteries as well as semiconductors of extreme purity for powerful smartphones and computers. Metals, glass, ceramic, polymers, and compound materials, but also nanotechnologies or biomaterials, all fall within the scope of materials science and engineering.


89 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom

German, English

3-11 Semesters

What can I expect

During materials science and engineering studies, you will learn how to develop novel materials and technologies, which are used in a broad spectrum of applications and industries, including medical engineering, aerospace engineering, and the automotive industry. In this field, you can choose from a vast variety of specialisations. In addition to the more natural science-based material sciences, which deal with the structural composition of materials, and the more engineering focused materials engineering, where manufacturing processes play the leading role, there are numerous other areas of study:

  • Clothing engineering
  • Foundry engineering
  • Glass engineering
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics engineering
  • Metal engineering
  • Paper engineering
  • Textile engineering
  • Materials technology

Most degree programmes in this field include a practical phase (internship). You will also spend time in state-of-the-art laboratories conducting research and practising your skills.

Engineers in the material sciences and engineering field often work in fundamental research at institutions of higher education or research institutes. You may also find work in research and development or in quality management in various industries.

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