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Fakultät für Natur- und Materialwissenschaften

Technische Universität Clausthal

Fakultät für Natur- und Materialwissenschaften
Robert-Koch-Straße 42
D-38678 Clausthal
Telephone: +49 5323 72-2315

TU Clausthal
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

Group 1

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
Master theses in cooperation with work environment


Third party funds per academic
176.5 T€

Group 2

Doctorates per professor

Group 2

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department

Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

The degree courses are characterised by a high degree of flexibility, many optional alternatives and a large number of competent lecturers, whereby very good supervision is guaranteed and a wide range of material classes and processes is covered. This includes metallic materials, metallurgy, foundry engineering, metal working, glass, bonding agents, polymers and various functional materials.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Before and at the beginning of academic studies, there are regular preliminary tutorials, e.g. in Mathematics, Chemistry, and social events are held. Students from later semesters act as tutors or study guides to introduce the new students to their academic studies, provide advice on the chosen academic studies, show the students around the local area and provide induction in the use of student and university facilities. These services can be made available in English for foreign students, and there is intensive exchange with the academic advisor even before the start of the study phase.

Special features regarding the equipment

The Institutes of Metallurgy, Materials Science and Materials Engineering, Non-Metallic Materials, and Polymer Materials and Plastics Engineering have outstanding test and analysis laboratories as well as all physical and chemical analysis facilities, the latest IT equipment, simulation tools etc., which are also accessible to the students.

Special features regarding research activities

A very wide range of diverse and current topics from the fields of metallic materials, metallurgy, foundry engineering, metal working, glass, bonding agents, polymers and functional materials is covered. This enables early collaboration in research, which students are involved in during the degree as standard. This is supplemented by a diverse range of industry contacts relating not only to materials but also manufacturing processes. The department therefore also conducts many projects together with Plant Construction and Engineering.

Support for founders

The start-up service at TU Clausthal supports graduates in all phases of the start-up project – from the idea to the successful start-up – with an appropriately trained team. The department takes on a multiplier role with the respective lecturers.

Other special features

The department is an independent department at Clausthal and strongly linked to the areas of Raw Materials/Energy, Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering. The Centre for Materials Technology (CZW) in Clausthal focusses on interdisciplinary collaboration with a particular emphasis on ‘multi-materials’. The Clausthal Centre for Research in Environmental Engineering (CUTEC) is also available to students and focusses on environmental, energy and process engineering, e.g. for dissertations or jobs during the degree programme.

Further information on research activities

Further information about study entry phase

Materials Science / Engineering


Total number of students
Number of master degree students
Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

Group 3

Graduations in appropriate time, master's

Group 2

Contact with work environment, bachelor's
2/12 points

Group 3

Contact with work environment, master's
5/12 points

Group 2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 1

Support in studies
no data
Not specified
Courses offered
no data
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Study organisation

Group 2


Group 2

Digital teaching elements
no data
Not specified
Research orientation

Group 2

Job market preparation
no data
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Group 2


Group 2


Group 2


Group 2

Overall study situation

Group 2



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top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
Not specified
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(S) = Students' judgements

(F) = Facts

(P) = Professors' judgements

MatSE = Materials Science / Engineering

Last Update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education