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Master of Science in Materials Science • Paderborn University • Paderborn

Degree
Master of Science in Materials Science

Course language(s)
The Master's programme can be studied entirely in
English.
[http://www.upb.de/materials]

Admission semester
Winter semester only

Beginning
Winter semester - October

Programme duration
Four semesters (two years)

Application deadline
31 May for international applicants
(21 September for applications from Germany)

Course content
Modern materials are the basis of technological
innovations in important fields such as energy, health,
mobility and information technology.
The Master's programme in Materials Science offers
the possibility especially, but not exclusively, for
students with a Bachelor's degree in Physics, CONTACT
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science
Universität Paderborn
to expand and deepen their knowledge in the
Department of Chemistry
experimental and theoretical aspects of the fields of
materials science.
Dr Andreas Hoischen
The particular strength of the Paderborn programme is
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the specialisation on modern functional materials with a
33098 Paderborn
strong background of application. It provides the
possibility for an early specialisation in one of the
prominent research areas at the University of E-mail [mailto:materials@upb.de] »
Paderborn.
Course website [http://www.upb.de/materials] »
The Master's programme in Materials Science MSc is
located at the interface between the department of
chemistry and physics. It is complemented by contents
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from the fields of mechanical engineering, chemical
engineering, and electrical engineering courses. The
programme deliberately emphasises the scientific Submit application to
aspects of the synthesis, structure, processing, and Universität Paderborn
functionality of new materials. c/o uni-assist e.V.
11507 Berlin
Educational organisation Germany
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the elective courses will continue. Multidisciplinary seminars complement the lectures. Forms of assessment The study-programme has a module structure with a module size of 5-6 ECTS credits. In the third semester (30 ETCS). In the practical courses. you will join a research group within one of the four departments and work on a supervised individual research project that will form the basis for your Master's thesis. For the Master's thesis in the fourth semester (30 ETCS). the reports on the experiments are the basis for the students' marks. The research work in the project course and for the Master's degree is assessed on the basis of a written thesis and an oral defence. which allow to deepen the knowledge in four advanced areas: Materials Analysis.Educational organisation Germany The programme consists of lectures in different fields of materials science. Functional Materials. exercises. A seminar on current topics of materials science will prepare students for this. practical course).Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 2 of 4 . ECTS credits 120 Diploma supplement Yes Course-related German language courses Yes Course objectives The course Materials Science imparts deepened knowledge Updated to synthesise 2018-07-17 Master materials of Science for new in Materials Science • Paderborn University • Paderborn . Subsequently. The first two semesters (60 ETCS) consist of compulsory courses (lecture. exercises. accompanied by a lab course and a research-oriented project-based course in a working group. Each of these course modules is examined separately either in an oral or written examination. the thesis work will be defended in a concluding colloquium.DAAD . and seminars will be applied in lab courses equipped with experiments of current cutting-edge research. or seminars as well as practical courses. After completion of the research work. additional exercises. Also. and Computational Materials Science. which are complemented by additional exercises. These courses are complemented by elective courses. a few courses in general studies can be chosen freely from the university's complete lecture catalogue. The modules consist of lectures. which include the fundamental concepts of materials science. Materials Processing. The theoretical knowledge acquired in lectures. the results will be submitted in a written thesis at the end of the semester.

290 EUR per semester The fee includes a semester ticket covering all regional public transport in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. helping with technical work. teaching considers not only the basics of materials science but also the important transfer to technical applications. See: https://www. Costs of living Approx. computer scientists. and engineers.DAAD .uni-paderborn. to process them. Another advantage of the course is the acquisition of cross-disciplinary knowledge to successfully advance materials and product developments in interdisciplinary teams of scientists. Academic requirements Bachelor's degree in chemistry.knowledge to synthesise materials for new applications. and micro .V. or supporting research projects within one of the research groups of the department. materials science. 11507 Berlin Germany Arrival support During the week before the start of each semester. The degree also qualifies graduates to enter PhD programmes in Paderborn or in other places.Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 3 of 4 . Tuition fees None Enrolment fees Approx. 650 EUR per month is needed to cover personal expenses. processing.de/de/studium/international- Updated 2018-07-17 Master of Science in Materials Science • Paderborn University • Paderborn .and macroscopic properties. The graduates achieve the fundamental expertise to develop and characterise new functional materials. and to link between production. Job opportunities Students can obtain paid jobs working as tutors. mechanical/electrical engineering (or equivalent) Where to apply Universität Paderborn c/o uni-assist e. physics. the International Office offers various orientation and information meetings for all foreign students. Moreover. Language requirements Applicants must provide proof of their English skills: TOEFL 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or equivalent.

uni- paderborn.uni-paderborn. and organises excursions and social activities.de [http://www.de/de/studium/international-office/] Services and support for international students The International Office offers a range of German language courses. Accommodation The University of Paderborn offers several student halls of residence on or near the campus.upb. one can look for a room or an apartment on the private market.upb. As an alternative.DAAD .de/go/kr4337 Updated 2018-07-17 Master of Science in Materials Science • Paderborn University • Paderborn .https://www.de] Copy this link: daad.paderborn.uni-paderborn.de/materials] About the university See: http://www.de/materials [http://www. Course website www.uni-paderborn.de [http://www.paderborn.000 Total percentage of international students 10 % About the city See: http://www.de/de/studium/international- office/ [https://www. The typical rent is between 200 EUR and 280 EUR per month. de] Total number of students 20.Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst 4 of 4 . supports students from abroad in all legal and social matters.