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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fachbereich Material- und Geowissenschaften

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Fachbereich Material- und Geowissenschaften
Teilfachbereich Materialwissenschaft
Alarich-Weiss-Str. 2
D-64287 Darmstadt
Telephone: +49 6151 16-22242

TU Darmstadt
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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners
no data
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's
no data

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
11/14 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
260.9 T€

Group 1

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

Four cornerstones distinguish the MaWi study programme at TU DA: imparting a broad base of scientific and engineering knowledge, profound specialisation in materials science, a strong application focus and a high proportion of practical experience. All these pillars can be found in the curriculum, right from Day 1. The focus is on understanding structure-property relationships and the ways in which these can be influenced. The aim is to prepare graduates for the development and optimisation of materials. The students benefit from a very good tutor/student ratio.

Special features regarding the international orientation

Five English-language internat. double-degree Master’s programmes: four EU-funded: FAME+, AMIR-EM, AMIR, AMIS; with Tongji U. (Shanghai, CH); with U. Lyon (F); Two EU-funded strategic partnerships: IN4SOC, CIRCLE; International Doctoral School in Functional Materials and Innovation (IDS-FunMat Inno); German-French Graduate school for PhD candidates (DFDK); International MSc Energy Science and Engineering (excellence initiative of the postgraduate school of the same name); Privileged partnerships with the University of Lyon and University of Bordeaux (F); Research collaborations with U. Bordeaux, U. Tohoku (JP) and TongjI

Special features regarding the equipment

The Materials Science course at Technical University of Darmstadt is characterised by an outstanding pooling of methods into a single site, enabling research and instruction on energy, resource efficiency and sustainability to be conducted at the highest level. The entire spectrum of state-of-the-art material analysis is covered thanks to a large number of our own state-of-the-art equipment and collaborations with external facilities. Material Modelling has its own computer cluster and usage rights for mainframes (e.g. HHLR (high performance computer) at Technical University of Darmstadt, CSC Frankfurt, supercomputer at the Jülich Research Centre).

Special features regarding research activities

Our research approach is characterised by the understanding-based development of resource-efficient materials with new or improved functionalities. Participation in major projects: DFG Research Training Group MatComComMat (Composite Materials); DFG-Transregio HoMMage(Hysteresis design of magnetic materials for efficient energy conversion); Loewe FLAME (Fermi Level Engineering of Antiferroelectric Materials for Energy Storage and Insulators); Postgraduate school of the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments: ‘Energy Science and Engineering’

Support for founders

Innovation & Start-up Centre at TU Darmstadt (‘HIGHEST’)

Other special features

Collaborations in research & instruction through joint professorships with non-university research institutions (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, KIT Helmholtz Programs, GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research.

Further information on research activities

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
3/12 points

Group 3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

Group 1

Support in studies

Group 2

Courses offered

Group 1

Study organisation

Group 1


Group 2

Digital teaching elements

Group 2

Research orientation

Group 1

Job market preparation

Group 2


Group 2


Group 2


Group 2


Group 1

Overall study situation

Group 2



Group 1

top group

Group 2

middle group

Group 3

bottom group
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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