Materials Science and Engineering (Master)

Brief overview

DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics, Institute of Business Administration & Engineering
Special type of studyfull-time, International degree programme
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study4 semesters
Language of InstructionAll compulsory courses are offered in English, some electives still in German
Semester fee€308,44 per semester (summer term 2023)
CharacteristicsGerman prospective students, non-EU students and interested persons from the EU, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein can apply from the beginning of June. The application process for international applicants (non-EU) for the winter semester already starts in the summer semester. Application period 10 February - 31 May 2023.

Requirements and enrolment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

The Master degree course is aimed at Bachelor degree graduates with knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering such as Chemistry, Physics and similar Engineering course with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or better according to the German grading system.

You are not sure whether your Bachelor degree meets the requirements? Please apply online, upload your documents (Bachelor degree, transcript of records, module descriptions) and we will check.

We require a certificate stating a B2 level according to the European reference framework, e.g. a TOEIC-Test of at least 620 points or a TOEFL-Test of at least 87 points internet based or 567 points paper based or equivalent evidence. We waive any evidence if you obtained your Bachelor degree at the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Muenster or in an English-langugage degree course or if English is your mother tongue. In any other cases the examination board will decide upon request.


EnrolmentApplication period for German and EEA-applicants (EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein):
June 6 - September 30, 2023

Application period for international (non-EEA) applicants without a German qualification for admission to higher education:
February 1 - May 31, 2023

Detailed description of the degree programme

The development of innovative materials creates important preconditions for new industrial processes and modern products. Thus, they promote social progress, improve quality of life and solve important problems in areas of energy technology, life-science or information technology.


Students of this course of study will acquire various competences for a broad range of tasks in Materials Science. The course content will look at the entire value chain which usually starts with an initial idea followed by an analysis, development and production (or development of new production methods). In this respect the course provides broad and sustained knowledge to meet demands in practice and research. Based on this research-related training students will be in a position to create and optimize products and processes in the material processing industry autonomously.

Professional Fields

There are excellent job prospects within the industry or the possibility for a Phd. The course provides comprehensive knowledge for jobs as development- or test engineer in areas such as mechanical engineering, chemical industry, electrical engineering or the automotive industry. The University of Applied Sciences has excellent co-operations with the industry or Phd partners, so there are possibilities to build up an important network during the studies. Furthermore, there are double degree programmes which enable students to acquire additional degrees during their studies abroad and to qualify for an international job market.

Study Contents and Curricula

A basic understanding as well as development and design of new materials is paramount to the course.


Core modules include solid state physics, polymer science, anorganic material chemistry, characterization of materials via spectroscopic methods or electron microscopy, materials science and nanotechnology. A considerable part of practical training in our laboratories and research projects provide practical teaching from the beginning.

The Master degree course will be offered in English, optional modules may partly be chosen in German. The Master thesis can be completed in our laboratories, research institutes or with industrial partners.

Reasons to study at Muenster University of Applied Sciences

  • high quality of teaching and intensive mentoring
  • practical and research-based
  • strong network with companies
  • international partner universities
  • Qualification for Phd programmes

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