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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Chemistry and Physics of Materials
Mode Full time
Study ID UD 033 513
Admission Requirements To be admitted to the Masters Degree Science and Technology
of Materials, applicants must have completed a study course
in Science or Engineering in anaccredited  tertiary institution.
In addition an eligibility test has to be passed.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

Innovations in science, technology and medicine, including their translation into industrial applications, call for novel materials whose performance capabilities require unprecedented material concepts. The MSc degree course in Science and Technology of Materials is an interdisciplinary joint study offered by the University of Salzburg (PLUS) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This Masters course focusses on the production, the characterization and the knowledge-based development of structural and functional materials in the laboratory and the nature. The importance of material cycles and resource efficiencies shall be conveyed and solutions to the ensuing challenges for science and technology shall be developed in an interdisciplinary way.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The interdisciplinary nature of the Masters course Science and Technology 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:
• chemical industry and construction engineering
• medical engineering and diagnostics,
• energy and environment
• electronics
• automotive and aviation industry
• academic research and development.

Why Salzburg?

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.

How is the course structured?

The Masters Science and Technology of Materials curriculum is made up of lectures, calculation exercises, lab courses and seminars. Study locations are Salzburg (PLUS) and Munich (TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering and TUM Department of Civil, Geo and Environmental Engineering) or Straubing (TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability) depending on the personal substantive focus at the TUM.
Compulsory modules at the PLUS:
• Chemistry of Materials
• Physics of Materials
• Materials Characterization
Optional modules at the PLUS:
• Interface Science & Engineering
• Natural Materials & Environment
Examples for focus modules at the TUM:
• Material Knowledge
• Industry Orientation
• Regenerative Raw Materials
• Biomaterials, Biotechnology and Bioprocesses


Assoz. Prof. Dr. Thomas Berger

Assoz. Prof. Dr. Thomas Berger
Head of the curriculum committee Engineering, CPM and STM

Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-6221