Materials Engineering (International Profile) M.Sc.

 

Key Info

Basic Information

Degree:
Master of Science
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester, Summer Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
4 semesters
ECTS Credits:
120Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies.

Language:
English

Admission Requirements

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    A first recognized university degree, through which the necessary education background for the Master course of study can be proven. The necessary knowledge needed in order for studies to be successful is determined in the respective exam regulations (PO).

  • Proficiency in English --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester

Open
No NC

Admission to Higher Semesters

Open
No NC

Dates and Deadlines

 

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 ***

Regulations that apply for all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as detailed information about the necessary documentation of required language skills can be found in RWTH’s Comprehensive Examination Regulation. Examination regulations are only published in German as they are legally binding.

Subject Specific Exam Regulations regulate academic goals, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.