Materials and Sustainability BSc

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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Science (BSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE levels (UK),
Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (F),
Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
·   Curriculum
Dates and Deadlines· The dates and deadlines change every semester.
· The current deadlines and dates can be found here.
Information on the department
and departmental student representatives
Chemistry and Physics of Materials
Language level requiredGerman B2

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What will I learn?
Current discussions about climate change, resource efficiency and renewable energies underline the increasing importance of sustainability in all areas of life. Our society needs experts capable of developing new materials by combining an extensive materials science expertise and a comprehensive understanding of material cycles, sustainability strategies and environmental compatibility. The bachelor’s program Materials and Sustainability not only conveys in-depth knowledge of materials science, but also the basics of social, economic and legal aspects, the consideration of which is essential for meeting current sustainability-related challenges.

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What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The bachelor’s program offers a unique learning environment in which the balanced relationship between students and an interdisciplinary team of lecturers guarantees a  successful acquisition of skills in theory and experiment. Practical and project-oriented, interdisciplinary teaching and learning methods enable students to grasp the complex interactions between the synthesis and application of materials, on the one hand, and our society, the environment and a sustainable development, on the other hand. Practical and research-based exercises enable students to gain essential experience in working in laboratories and in the use of modern scientific equipment and analysis methods. The city of Salzburg is a hotspot of cultural activity with the surrounding mountains and lakes presenting many opportunities for sport and nature lovers, making it a unique environment to study and live.

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Which career opportunities do I have?
The bachelor’s program in Materials and Sustainability provides students with a solid basis for an advanced master’s program. The interdisciplinary approach will allow students, furthermore, to become outstanding experts, which are able to work in diverse areas of industry, research or administration acting as a bridge between different disciplines. The social and economic need for graduates of science-oriented university studies with excellent expertise in the areas of materials development and resources as well as with a pronounced awareness of sustainability is continuously increasing. Due to the broad and interdisciplinary training, career opportunities for graduates of the bachelor’s degree in Materials and Sustainability are very good.



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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Simone Pokrant
Head of the curriculum committee Engineering, Materials & Sustainability, CPM and STM

Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8044-6281
Fax.: +43 662 8044-6289

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