In the master’s degree programme
Advanced Materials Science, you will deepen and broaden your knowledge, which you have obtained in a bachelor’s degree in a field of the natural sciences or technology, such as Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Environmental Systems Sciences, or Electrical Engineering.
You acquire basic physical and chemical knowledge and engineering skills on the following topics, among others:
Energy Materialsthat be used to store or produce energy or increase the efficiency of processes
Interdisciplinary cooperation among different faculties is strongly supported in the programme. You receive insight in the following areas, among others:
Additive Manufacturingwith 3D printing in the area of metalworking, or
The course content also supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) formulated by the UN in the context of sustainability.
Advanced Materials Science offers a versatile career path: In areas of nano- and semiconductor technology, bio-based materials, or metallic and ceramic materials science. Therefore, I recommend the degree programme to anyone interested in an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty education.
You will learn about the production, processing, characterisation, modelling and application of materials and substances in an interdisciplinary way. Furthermore, you will acquire the ability to apply complex scientific methods used in the fields of physics, chemistry and materials science to materials. After completing your studies, you are able to specifically select materials and substances, develop ideas for new materials and optimise or predict their properties.
You deepen your knowledge in one of the following focus areas:
The programme is characterised by extensive laboratory exercises which offer good supervision in each subject. You also have the opportunity to conduct material measurements, analyses and synthesis processes.
Advanced Materials Science is the right degree programme for anyone who’s interested in the exciting world of materials. By taking part in laboratory and lecture exercises, you learn about basic materials science, semiconductor and nanotechnology, or bio-based materials.
Miniaturized replica of the Louvre in Paris. For fabrication, a finely focused electron beam was used, which breaks up surface-adsorbed molecules in order to immobilize them. Due to the highly precise position control of the electron beam, such 3D constructs with individual structure sizes down to less than 20 nm can be manufactured additively in a single step.
Source: FELMI-ZFE (Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy & Nanoanalysis)
You learn how to work together in project teams to apply interdisciplinary methods to solve problems. In doing so, you also have the opportunity to cooperate with representatives of international research institutions as well as renowned, globally operating companies. This also enables the students to conduct practical company internships and master's theses.
During the course of the programme, lectures and talks by external lecturers from industry and science are regularly offered, providing insights into current research areas.
The prerequisite for admission is a completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (see curriculum).
Additionally, you need to provide evidence of competence in the English language.
For the academic year 2023/24 there will be no admission procedure. You can go directly to the next step (2. Admission).
Registration for the admission procedure: 15 December 2023 to 15 March 2024
Details on the admission procedure can be found in the Admission Procedure Regulation (in German: Verordnung zum Aufnahmeverfahren).
If you have already been admitted to a degree programme at TU Graz, or have studied at TU Graz before, please come to the Registrar's Office in person to complete your admission during the admission period.
Throughout the entire programme, I was encouraged to develop my personal strengths. Completing tasks in small groups definitely helped me learn how to work as a member of a team. The many oral exams gave me the confidence to present my arguments and to answer questions spontaneously. These are both valuable skills that, in addition to my professional qualifications, made it much easier for me to begin my career.
The master's degree programme in Advanced Materials Science opens up a wide range of career options; I chose to enter the semiconductor industry. Currently, I am employed by a well-known semiconductor company and working on my dissertation on a topic related to industry, and specifically on the development of a manufacturing process for novel chip packages.
As a materials scientist, you can perform a wide range of complex tasks in industry, research and public institutions. You are nationally and internationally active in, for example: