The development of innovative and competitive products is considered a central, cross-industry goal in all engineering disciplines and many scientific disciplines. At the same time, the development of novel, multifunctional materials and material composites opens up great potential in terms of lighter, more energy-efficient, safer, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable construction methods. In-depth knowledge of materials in terms of synthesis, structure, properties, their characterization, their application behavior, and their return to the material cycle are of central importance today and in the future. Without them, neither innovations in the above-mentioned areas of application are possible, nor can the societal challenges addressed be satisfactorily solved with the existing materials.

Equipped with the above-mentioned competencies, the graduates of the interdisciplinary study program bring about synergies between different scientific and technical subject cultures. Therefore, they have a particularly wide range of professional fields open to them. This ranges from subject-specific activities to functions in service areas and management.

Typical professional fields are activities

  • in the vehicle and aircraft industry,
  • in energy and environmental technology,
  • in the chemical industry and in construction,
  • in bio- and medical technology,
  • in sectors of the electrical and electronics industry,
  • in research at universities and at non-university scientific institutes.