CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS, MASTER STUDY PROGRAM
|Course Duration / ECTS||3 semesters / 90 ECTS|
|University degree||Master of Science (MSc)|
|· To be admitted to the master study program Chemistry and Physics|
of Materials, applicants must have either completed the
PLUS-TUM Joint Degree Bachelor of Engineering Science
or an equivalent study course in Science or Engineering at an
accredited tertiary institution. Suitable study courses include:
Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science/Engineering,
Nanosciences, Mineralogy, Chemical Engineering etc.
|Language of instruction English||Proof of language proficiency|
|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
|Department of Chemistry and Physics of Materials|
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What will I learn?
The International Masters degree course Chemistry and Physics of Materials, is an interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) course with a focus on teaching students about the development and design, synthesis and characterisation of natural and synthetic functional materials. A key part of the course is to teach the link between chemical, physical and sometimes biologial materials properties and the derived function for a particular component (e.g. mechanical stability, environmental impact etc). In addition to this, students will also learn about how materials can be selected and processed from a raw material to a product. An understanding of the materials processing cycle will be used to develop an awareness of issues such as "Sustainability and Recyclability" which are fundamental in the development of today’s materials.
What makes Salzburg so special as a place to study?
The Masters program at the University of Salzburg offers a unique learning environment with an excellent student-teacher ratio. This is ideally suited to help students gain an excellent understanding of theory and experiments. The interdisciplinary team of lecturers offers a large amount of practical and research oriented laboratory courses, which gives students important time in the laboratory to gain hands-on experience in the use of modern instruments and analytical 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.
Which career opportunities do I have?
The interdisciplinary nature of the Masters course Chemistry and Physics of Materials gives graduates a broad spectrum of possible careers, ranging from working within the field of Materials Science/Engineering to working in Service Industries and Management. Exemplary career directions could be in Chemistry and Construction, Automotive Industry, Energy, Electronics, Bio- and Medical Technology, Research at a University or other Scientific Institution.
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