Production Engineering and Materials Science
Master of Science (M. Sc.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master’s degree
  5. Production Engineering and Materials Science

Multifaceted value creation

Are you interested in state-of-the-art product development? Would you like to grapple with exciting engineering and scientific issues? If so, this programme in Production Engineering and Materials Science will prepare you for a wide-ranging career in mechanical engineering..

The very varied manufacturing tasks and specific material requirements in almost all sectors call for extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies, production methods and processes, materials’ properties and their special characteristics.

This generates tasks relating to fundamental scientific principles, construction (design, calculation, simulation), manufacturing production systems, assembly, automation engineering and materials science. This master’s degree programme in Production Engineering and Materials Science qualifies you for prominent roles in the production process for technical products. The content is designed to robustly enhance your skills and equip you with practically focused specialist knowledge.
 

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At a glance

  • Award

    Master of Science (M. Sc.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, part-time

  • Standard duration

    3 semesters

  • ECTS credits

    90

  • Starts

    winter semester
    summer semester

  • Restricted admission

    yes

  • Taught in

    German

  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad

    optional

  • Accreditation

    ASIIN

Details about this course

This master’s degree programme Production Engineering and Materials Science is completed over three semesters. The first two consist of lectures, practical sessions and project work. In the third semester, the emphasis switches to completing your master’s thesis.

The programme is application-oriented and therefore focuses strongly on practice. By selecting the subjects you wish to take from “Special areas in production engineering and materials science” and “Additional skills”, you can hone the special knowledge you wish to focus on. You are most likely to write your master’s thesis based at a company.

The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Science (M.Sc.).

Materials and how they are processed form the basis for all kinds of product development these days. The distinguishing features of many products stem from the materials used. Developments such as extremely lightweight construction would not have been possible without advances in materials science and production engineering. On the other hand, their significance also comes to the fore in response to demands for more sparing use of our natural resources, recycling systems and energy efficiency.

Against this backdrop, industry is calling out for specially trained engineers with a solid knowledge base in materials science and broad awareness of potential manufacturing techniques and processes. As a result, this master’s degree programme is not only highly sought after in many sectors, but also opens the door to various areas within companies. 

Fields of activity:

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace
  • Medical technology
  • Doctoral studies und research

The admission requirement for this master’s degree programme in Production Engineering and Materials Science is a first degree with a “good” or better overall grade in mechanical engineering, or equivalent programme, worth at least 210 Credit Points. Applicants with at least 180 ECTS Credit Points from theoretical study semesters will be admitted if they can provide evidence of at least 20 weeks’ work in a practical engineering role in a field related to mechanical engineering. Candidates will be selected based on complete and timely application and submission of documents and according to the average grade for their first degree.

If your certificate is not yet available, you must submit a transcript of your current performance, in which no more than 40 ECTS Credit Points remain to complete your degree – or if Credit Points are not indicated, you are within 25 semester weeks of completing your degree.

All the latest information and details on applying and the admission requirements can be found under Applications and admissions.

A Master of Science (M.Sc.) qualifies you to commence doctoral studies either in Germany or abroad.

Are you interested in learning more about options for you to study abroad? More about opportunities for studying abroad.
 

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Programme with extended practice

Study this Master's programme combined with in-depth practical studies! Your regular studies are combined with intensive practical phases, based on the course content. The offer is aimed at both regular, non-dual and dual Bachelor graduates who have completed a combined study programme or study programme with in-depth practice.
You can find more information about the offers here.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Advanced knowledge of mathematical and scientific principles relating to production engineering and materials science
  • Advanced knowledge of mathematical and scientific principles relating to production engineering and materials science

Methods in engineering sciences

  • Skills for analysing the tasks required in production engineering and materials science, and formulating challenges focusing on applications in new areas
  • Skills to use innovative methods to solve application-focused development tasks in production engineering and materials science

Engineering-appropriate application (synthesis)

  • Skills to devise interdisciplinary solutions to complex, sometimes only partially formulated  challenges in production engineering and materials science
  • Skills to develop innovative, original solutions in production engineering and materials science

Investigate and evaluate

  • Skills to identify and acquire the information required for challenges in production engineering and materials science
  • Skills to plan analytical, exemplary and experimental experiments in the field of production engineering and materials science
  • Skills to critically evaluate data and draw relevant conclusions
  • Skills to investigate and evaluate the application of new technologies in production engineering and materials science

Engineering projects

  • Skills to handle complex subject matter in production engineering and materials science
  • Skills to quickly and methodically get up to speed with new subject matter in production engineering and materials science
  • Skills to assess technologies used in production engineering and materials science and their limitations
  • Skills to also consider non-technical subject matter

Interdisciplinary skills

  • Skills to lead teams from different disciplines
  • Skills to work and communicate in national and international settings
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Your study place for the winter semester 2022/2023

Step 1: Register in the online portal 'MeinCampus' + receive applicant ID (from 25.04.2022).

  • Please create your user profile and assign a password
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your applicant ID and further instructions to activate your access
  • Make notes of your user ID and password in a safe place

Step 2: Assemble documents for digital upload in 'MyCampus':

  • university entrance qualification
  • official identification document (e.g. identity card)
  • For e.g. minors, vocationally qualified persons, dual studies, top athletes and international applicants, further documentation is required (see Overview of required documents).

Step 3: Apply online (from 25.04.2022)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment

 

Apply online now!

Applications for Winter Semester 2022/2023 are scheduled to run from 25 April 2022.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 4 October 2022.

Course structure

For details of the modules, please consult the relevant Module Handbook (22S) .

1. semester

FW05  “Material engineering” project
FW10    Plastics processing and applications
FW15   Advanced joining technology
FW20  Coating and surface technology
FW25  Special areas in Production Engineering and Materials Science

2nd Semester dates

FW30  “Production engineering” project
FW35  Powder technology and powder-technology materials
FW40   Forming technology (processes and plant engineering)
FW45  Machining and generative processes
FW25   Special areas in Production Engineering and Materials Science

3. Semester dates

FW50  Complementary skills
FW60  Master’s thesis

The master’s degree programme in Production Engineering and Materials Science is completed over three semesters. The first two consist of lectures, practical sessions and project work. In the third semester, the emphasis switches to completing your master’s thesis.

Contacts

We know how exciting it can be to embark upon a degree programme, so we want you to have someone to contact if you have any questions about studying with us.

Do you have any questions about your degree programme, application, or anything else along these lines?
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Degree programme coordinator / academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the master’s degree programme in Manufacturing Technology or the course structure.

Professor Christian Donhauser

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523-204
email: christian.donhauser(at)hs-kempten.de
Building T, room 207

Professor Matthias Leonhardt

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523- 384
email: matthias.leonhardt(at)hs-kempten.de
Building T, room 112