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Materials Science and Engineering

Technical University of Munich
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Materials Science and Engineering

The newly developed master’s degree program Materials Science and Engineering responds to the increased demand for experts with excellent, interdisciplinary training in materials science and engineering.

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What does this program cover?

In response to the new challenges of contemporary society, there is an ever greater intertwining of expertise in the natural and engineering sciences. Modern education in the engineering sciences must, in turn, prepare students not only in classical disciplines, serving the needs of specific industries, but it must also address the need for interdisciplinary training.

The master's program in Materials Science and Engineering rises to this challenge by offering a scientific, interdisciplinary education in engineering, involving a total of seven departments (BGU, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics). Key objectives of the program include, enabling students to physically and mathematically model complex technical-physical processes and systems accounting for the materials to be employed, that is, to theoretically comprehend and apply the fundamental disciplines of engineering and to chemically and physically describe them. Additionally, the program accounts for the current paradigm shift away from deterministic models towards predictive science. It is this that makes the TUM MS&E program unique, as it is designed to give students a probabilistic view of the material properties of physical and engineering science systems from the start and, thus, to convey the necessity of stochastic modeling, which has not yet made its way into the curricula of other programs.  

The MS&E program finds its institutional home in the Munich School of Engineering (MSE). Founded in 2010 with the aim of advancing interdisciplinary education in the engineering sciences, the MSE has established a number of bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to this end. Students of the MS&E master's program, thus, benefit from proven structures and networks that provide optimal conditions of study.

About this institute

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. Ever since its founding in 1868, the university has been at the forefront of innovation. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active...

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Technical University of Munich

Arcisstraße 21
80333 Munich


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