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Master's Degree Programme Advanced Materials Science

Materials science forms the foundation that allows technological innovation and the development of pioneering technologies. In the interdisciplinary, NAWI Graz master’s degree programme Advanced Materials Science, offered in the English language, you gain an understanding of materials and their properties. You learn the physical and chemical fundamentals as well as the engineering skills needed to develop new materials. As a trained materials scientist, you are able to tackle a wide variety of complex tasks in industry and research.


  • You will learn about the production, processing, characterization, modeling and application of materials in an interdisciplinary way.
  • You will learn how to apply complex scientific methods used in the fields of physics, chemistry and materials science.
  • You may choose one of the following areas of specialization:

    • Metallic and ceramic materials
    • Semiconductor process technology and nanotechnology
    • Bio-based materials

  • You learn to work together in project teams in an interdisciplinary and problem-solving oriented way.
  • You document and present your results and strategies using state-of-the-art communication and presentation techniques.
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  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements


Semester plan

Barbara Glanzer, Student of the Master's Degree Programme of Advanced Materials Science at TU Graz, photo source: Glanzer
Barbara Glanzer, master's degree student in Advanced Materials Science

What I particularly like about my degree programme is that it offers the opportunity to acquire both a theoretical understanding of the characteristics of materials, as well as of their practical applications.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz and University of Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other student applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: 15 October to 15 December 2019

Registration and admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Please note: You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Graduates work nationally and internationally in:

  • industrial research and development, for example, in the materials, chemical, and semiconductor industries,
  • high-tech areas such as sustainable technologies, process innovation, and information technology, and
  • research and teaching facilities at universities and other research institutions.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students