The interdisciplinary Master’s program Materials Science and Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology prepares students for exciting careers creating and improving materials for modern technologies and innovative applications. Possible application areas are, for example, composite materials for fuel-efficient lightweight concepts in automotive, high-performance functional materials for more powerful information and energy storage systems, or biocompatible materials for medical equipment.
The German track of the program was established back in 2011/2012. From winter semester 2020/21 on, the two-year MSc can also be studied in English or bilingual. In the English taught track of the Master’s program, students from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds are brought together in an enriching environment. An excellent support ratio as well as German courses help international students in familiarizing themselves with living and studying in Germany.
Excellence in Teaching and Research
The English track of the program is made possible in cooperation with the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O), which is jointly carried by KIT and Heidelberg University. New courses led by Principal Investigators of 3DMM2O are part of the program with the objective to lay the foundation and specifically prepare international students to continue their work in the Cluster after graduation.
KIT's Material Science courses have gained a considerable reputation since 2012. For example, the journal U.S. News ranks KIT Materials Science at the top of German universities 2020. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, Materials Sciences at KIT are ranked third in Germany and among the top 50 universities worldwide. Additionally, the new Material Research Center for Energy Systems (MZE) on KIT Campus South aims at forming a stronger network between KIT, Fraunhofer Society and relevant companies.