Materials Engineering (International Profile) M.Sc.

 

Steckbrief

Eckdaten

Abschluss:
Master of Science
Studienbeginn:
Winter-, Sommersemester
Regelstudienzeit:
4 Semester
ECTS-Punkte:
120Mehr Informationen

Was ist damit gemeint?

ECTS sind Leistungspunkte, die den Arbeitsaufwand im Studium messen.

Sprache:
Englisch

Zugangsvoraussetzungen

  • 1. Hochschulabschluss, fachliche Vorbildung gem. PO Mehr Informationen

    Was ist damit gemeint?

    Ein anerkannter erster Hochschulabschluss, durch den die fachliche Vorbildung für den Masterstudiengang nachgewiesen wird. Die für ein erfolgreiches Studium erforderlichen Kenntnisse sind in der jeweiligen Prüfungsordnung (PO) festgelegt.

  • Sprachkenntnisse in Englisch Mehr Informationen

    Was ist damit gemeint?

    Zur Einschreibung in diesen Studiengang muessen Sie Kenntnisse in der Unterrichtssprache nachweisen. Details regelt die Pruefungsordnung.

Zulassung für Erstsemester

frei
kein NC

Zulassung höhere Semester

frei
kein NC

Termine und Fristen

 

Materials ever since are key enabler for nearly all technological processes. Coming from the Stone Age through the Bronze Age and the Iron Age to the Modern Age new material classes exhibiting superior properties have defined eras in human development. This does not only include technological progress, but also directly affects the economic, ecologic, and social development of human mankind.

Current technological challenges of high relevance include power generation from renewable sources, e-mobility, CO2 reduction, to name but a few. Still, the major barrier for technological breakthrough in these fields is the lack of suitable materials meeting the technological demands on their property profile, for example.

  • Largescale power generation:
    Lack of suitable materials withstanding the high operating temperatures and corrosive attack
  • Electric mobility:
    Lack of battery materials offering high electric capacity with a small ecological footprint
  • Hydrogen-powered heavy industries:
    Lack of suitable H2 capture and storage solutions due to the high mobility of hydrogen
  • Direct CO2 and conversion:
    Lack of suitable catalytic materials

The international Master course of Materials Engineering at RWTH Aachen University aims at addressing the abovementioned challenges by offering a broad study program in the field of materials science and engineering. This includes the entire materials development process starting with materials design on the atomic scale all the way to the construction of bulk components of high structural integrity and complex property profiles, naturally including the underlying production and manufacturing processes required. Specific emphasize is put on the correlation between materials composition, structure as well as production and manufacturing processes on the evolving properties.

Knowledge and understanding of these correlations will enable graduates of this study major to theoretically and experimentally address scientific as well as engineering problems both, in fundamental research and application-oriented development in industry. Graduates are able to manage projects and work in interdisciplinary teams using state-of-the-art materials simulation and analysis techniques to create novel materials solutions for innovative engineering applications and production processes.

 

Studienverlauf

Curriculum
1. Semester Basic subjects
2./3.Semester Core subjects in specialization fields
4. Semester Master thesis

Specialization fields:

  • Materials Physics and Design
  • Energy Materials
  • Materials Science of Steel
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Structural Integrity
  • Sustainable Process Metallurgy and Metal Recycling
  • Sustainable Metal Forming and Casting

The curriculum may be individualized by partly selection of core subjects from a catalogue and the choice of student mini thesis as well as master thesis topics from any institute of the department as well as affiliated institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich, independent of the selected specialization field. Upon application to the Examination Board industrial internships may also be integrated in the curriculum.

 

Prerequisites

The Master course Materials Engineering (International profile) is dedicated to national as well as international Bachelor graduates in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related fields.

Applicants have to provide evidence of a predefined number of credits in fundamental subjects - mathematics, physics, chemistry et cetera - as well as engineering subjects - mechanics, electric engineering, machine elements et cetera - as outlined in the examination rules.

English language skills are required: The program is entirely taught in English.

 

Prüfungsordnung

Regelungen, die grundsätzlich für alle Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge gelten, sowie detaillierte Angaben zum Nachweis der geforderten Sprachkenntnisse finden sich in der Übergreifenden Prüfungsordnung der RWTH. Prüfungsordnungen werden aufgrund ihrer Rechtsverbindlichkeit nur in deutscher Sprache veröffentlicht.

Die fachspezifische Prüfungsordnung regelt rechtsverbindlich Studienziele, Studienvoraussetzungen, Studienablauf und Prüfungen. Sie enthält in ihrem Anhang die Beschreibung der Module, aus denen sich der Studiengang zusammensetzt.