CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS, MASTER STUDY PROGRAM


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Course Duration / ECTS3 semesters / 90 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Admission Requirements
and Curriculum
· 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.
·  Curriculum
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.

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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.

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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.

Postgraduate degree:
Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences


Contact

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

Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg

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