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Materials Science & Engineering
The degree program
The consecutive master's degree program in materials science & engineering (MatWerk) teaches technical specialization and specializations of a preceding bachelor's degree program, so that the students will receive a reinforced scientific training in MatWerk. This means well-founded knowledge on mechanical, chemical, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of the materials, based on their atomic structure and the interrelations between manufacturer and processing, structure and properties of materials, up to macroscopic parts and considering aspects of environmental compatibility and sustainability.
The target of this degree program is the concurrent mediation of technical competences from the areas of material technology (engineering) and material science (natural sciences), which can only be studied separately of each other in most models of other universities.
Subject structure of the degree program:
- Theoretical & experimental elements and principles of material sciences
- Specialization I:
- a) Supplementation of natural sciences (for Bachelor's graduates of engineering) or
- b) Supplementation of engineering (for Bachelor's graduates of natural sciences)
- Specialization II: Three required modules from natural and/or engineering sciences
- Interdisciplinary module elements from cross-section subjects
- Technical labs, seminar and individual supplementations
With a few exceptions in subjects of natural sciences, the language in the lessons of this degree program in German. Elective modules in the cross-section subjects are partially held and examined in English, French or Spanish. The work scope for the master's thesis is aligned with the master's study programs of the department of mechanical engineering with 22% (26 ECTS) and a processing time of six months.
The master's degree program MatWerk is targeted at training of persons to bear responsibility in managing positions of development and research areas in companies as well as young scientists by opening up the option of completing doctoral studies in the engineering and natural sciences areas after completing the master's degree program.
1) The master's degree program material
sciences & material technology (MatWerk) is based on the
following bachelor's study programs:
- engineering or natural-sciences bachelor's study programs of the University of Siegen
- materials-science and/or engineering bachelor's study programs
- other study programs in equivalent subjects with a regular study time of at least six semesters and a completed Bachelor's exam or equivalent final examination
2) The first degree qualifying for a
profession must have been completed at least with grade 3.0 or
better. Subject comparability is in particular assumed if the
object of the studies comprises subjects from the corresponding
Bachelor's degree program at the University of Siegen at the
scope of at least 70% of the ECTS credits according to the
respective study schedule.
3) Knowledge of the German language with the examination result DSH2 (for students who are not native speakers of German)
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
To reinforce the theoretical material-sciences and material-technology knowledge, the focus is put on seminar series and engineering as well as natural sciences technical labs and internships. An industrial internship is not planned.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.