Ceramic Science and Engineering (Master of Engineering)

 

This degree program is offered in cooperation with Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

Please note: Applications are to be submitted to Koblenz University of Applied Sciences.

The modern industrial workplaces of engineering and technical personnel are characterized by demands for a broad knowledge base, the willingness to familiarize oneself with new subject-matter, the ability to cooperate on an interdisciplinary and international basis and knowledge of business administration and project management. There is a growing demand for skills in the field of computer-aided techniques and applications in addition to core engineering skills in materials technology, for instance in relation to process engineering, technological, material and energy-oriented characterization and calculation methods, in the evaluation, assessment and application of metallic, silicate ceramic, oxide ceramic and non-oxide ceramic materials, etc. Engineers are required to convert new insights into improved processes and products that serve to maintain quality of life and solve global problems.

Here, graduates should be able to develop resource-friendly and recyclable materials and products and design and apply modern, energy-saving production processes. In addition, those working in this field are also increasingly expected to have interdisciplinary qualifications such as communication and cooperation skills, methodical skills and self-learning skills.

The majority of graduates will be required to work in interdisciplinary and often also international development teams, to understand problems from other specialized areas and be able work productively as part of a team.

In the form of the Master’s degree program Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Ceramic Science and Engineering, the Institute of Integrated Natural Sciences at Koblenz-Landau University and the Materials Engineering Department at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences have recognized the need for a degree program in this contemporary professional field and now offer one that relates to wide areas of ceramic and glass technology and associated areas (raw materials, additives, mechanical engineering and furnace construction) and metallurgy.

This modular degree program provides a future-oriented, practical and professional training course for future specialists and executives in the fields of material development and application, process engineering, manufacturing technology and the supply industry. Future graduates will largely cover the professional spectrum described above and be able to tackle the associated tasks even in executive positions.

The main aim of this program is to give the students the necessary theoretical and practical tools and skills that will enable them to assume corresponding responsibilities in industry, research and development, administration and as self-employed specialists. The program’s design ensures that the subject catalogues include modules that address relevant associated technical and business areas alongside those that convey well-founded basic and specialized knowledge. These modules serve to develop and promote interdisciplinary skills.

The degree program is practice-oriented in design. The degree program addresses the subjects of materials science in depth and supports innovative fields of specialization (material and process development). Subjects from microbiology, management, business administration and innovation management serve to broaden the scope of the degree program. A special aspect of this degree program lies in the combined training offered by Koblenz-Landau University and Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. The Master’s degree program is also open to graduates holding Bachelor’s degrees in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering and the Natural Sciences (for instance Chemistry, Physics or Biology), making possible a combination of these professional fields with the increasing use of ceramic materials in the corresponding industrial segments.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements for the consecutive Master degree program in Ceramic Science and Engineering are an appropriate Bachelor’s degree or diploma in the fields of Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering or the Natural Sciences (for instance Chemistry, Physics, Biology) with an average grade of at least 2.5. The Master’s degree program is designed to allow lateral entrants from degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering or the Natural Sciences (for instance Chemistry, Physics, Biology) to study the specific basics of materials engineering (materials physics/material science/powder materials/glass materials / structural and functional ceramics/silicate ceramic materials) in preparatory courses held prior to the 1st  semester of the Master’s degree program. An accompanying in-depth self-study program can be offered if and when required.

Materials science modules of the M. Eng. degree program:

Materials physics (Koblenz University) 6
Materials chemistry - metals - material corrosion (Koblenz University) 6
Glass materials (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Structural and functional ceramics (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Silicate ceramic materials (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Bioceramics (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Aerospace materials (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Thermochemistry (Koblenz University) 3
Materials design (Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 3
Total48
Compulsory elective (Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Project work (Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 6
Internship phase, thesis and colloquium (Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) 30
Total for Eng. 90

Start of the degree program

The degree program starts with the summer and winter semester of each year.

Module overview for the Master’s degree program in Ceramic Science and Engineering

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Module

 

Materials physics (W1)
(Koblenz University)

Materials chemistry - metal - mat. cor. (W2)
(Koblenz University)

Glass materials (W3)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

Structural and functional cer. (W4)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

Silicate ceramic materials (W5)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

 

Total

 

ECTS Credits


6


6


6


6


6

 

30

Semester 1

SWS


4


4


4


6


6

 

24

 

Selfytudy


120


90


120


90


120

 

540

 

Attendance time


60


90


60


90


60

 

360

 

 

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Module

 

Bioceramics (W6)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

Aerospace materials (W7)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

Thermochemistry (W8)
(Koblenz University)

Materials design (W9)
(Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

Compulsory elective (W10)
(Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences

Project work (W11)
(Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

 

Total

 

ECTS Credits


6


6


3


3


6


6

 

30

Semester 2

SWS


4


4


2


2


4



 

16

 

Selfytudy


120


120


60


60


120


180

 

660

 

Attendance time


60


60


30


30


60



 

240

 

 

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Module

 

Internship phase, thesis (W12)
(Koblenz University/Koblenz University of Applied Sciences)

 

Total

 

ECTS Credits


30

 

30

Semester 3

SWS

 

 

 

Selfytudy


900

 

660

 

Attendance time

 

 

You can find further information on the degree program on the web pages of Koblenz University of Applied Sciences