Master's Degree in Materials Science and Simulation

Ruhr University Bochum
Herne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

The requirements for admission to the masters course are:

  • A Bachelor (B.Sc.) or comparable degree in one of the following or related disciplines: Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Power Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or Astronomy.
  • Adequate English language skills
  • Students with a 7 semester Bachelor's degree have the possibility to apply directly for a 3 semester course, starting every summer term (read more).
  • Students who have irrevocably failed the final exam of a Master's, Bachelor's or Diploma degree at a german university in one of the disciplines mentioned above cannot apply for the Masters course Materials Science and Simulation.

The examination board of the master's course is entitled to raise further requirements in the individual case.


Basic modules

  • Programming Concepts in Mat. Sci.
  • Basics in Materials Science
  • Elements of Microstructure
  • Basics of Theoretical Physics or Basics of Materials Science

Compulsory modules

  • Theoretical and Applied Materials Science
  • Quantum Mechanics in Mat. Sci.
  • Microstructure and Mech. Properties
  • Advanced Characterization Methods
  • Advanced Characterization Methods
  • Advanced Numerical Methods
  • Continuum Methods in Mat. Sci.
  • Atomistic Simulation Methods

Profile modules

  • Profile module (Modelling & Simulation)
  • Profile module (Processing & Character’n)
  • Profile module (free choice)
  • Profile module (free choice)

Optional modules

  • General optional subject
  • Optional scientific or engineering subject
  • Non-technical/non-scientific optional module
  • Key qualification

Scientific Theses

  • Project work
  • Master thesis

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