Master of Science (M.Sc.)Applied Surface and Material Sciences
High-tech products make a crucial contribution to economic success. The function of the surface (for example, protection, dirt absorption, cleanability, haptics, sliding properties, sensors) and its appearance are important success factors in product design. With your Master’s degree, you will develop innovative surface solutions in future-proof areas such as mobility, energy, construction, communication and environmental and climate protection.
The Master’s programme combines the fields of knowledge of materials and their properties as well as interfacial and surface technology. In addition to specialist knowledge, you will acquire interdisciplinary working methods, scientific thinking and an understanding of complex interrelationships.
Future products require answers to complex requirements of parts and components. Surface and material science plays a key role here. The Master’s degree qualifies you for tasks in research or development in this future-proof field. As a sought-after expert, you provide innovative solutions for a wide range of industrial issues.
Your career opportunities
Knowledge of Product and Innovation Management as well as company leadership will prepare your for management positions. The course content also qualifies you as a link in interdisciplinary cooperation. Your broad knowledge of interdisciplinary methods also opens up very good career opportunities in marketing, analytics or quality assurance. Alternatively, you can also complete a doctoral programme.
There are no admission restrictions for this degree programme. You enrol and secure your place on the degree programme for the upcoming semester.
The full application documents include theadmission application for the Master's degree in Applied Surface and Material Sciences.
Check the requirements Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany, or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement.
Apply to enrol When you have uploaded all your documents and certificates by the deadline specified and paid the mandatory fees and subscriptions, you must confirm your details and submit them to us. This automatically submits your enrolment application. You are then enrolled for the upcoming semester at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. You will receive an email welcoming you to Esslingen and providing you with some initial information.
Does the programme take place at two universities?
Yes, in the summer semester, the teaching takes place at Aalen University, in the winter semester at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.
Do I have to start my Master’s degree as soon as I have finished my Bachelor?
You can continue with your Master as soon as you have completed your Bachelor. But the programme is also open to graduates with practical experience who wish to obtain a higher qualification.
This awaits you
You will experience Germany’s world-renowned standards of excellence in education. You will acquire networked competences in surface and material sciences and thereby create significant added value for yourself. You will be taught by experienced professors. You will benefit from specialised know-how in the relevant fields of expertise. The high proportion of practical studies (approx. 30%) takes place in excellently equipped laboratories.
Entry ticket for a doctorate
“My Master’s degree at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences was the ideal ticket for my doctorate and for my first permanent job. I like to think back on the group work. Each of us brought his or her professional diversity with us through the previous Bachelor’s degree. Working as a student trainee alongside your studies helps you to find the right field of work and makes it easier to get your career started.”
Dr. Marie-Claire Fogas-Braun, Alumna of the degree programme in Applied Surface and Material Sciences.
“My first thoughts about the degree? The good reputation of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in industry. Graduates from Esslingen really are in demand with companies. I can implement the technical content of the degree programme almost one-to-one in my job. In fact, I always take a look at my old documents now. The teaching was really practice-oriented.”
Timo Wetzel, Alumnus of the Master's degree in Applied Surface and Material Science
What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University
The course content is oriented towards the current and future challenges of surface and materials science.
You can become part of a research group during your studies. After completing your degree, you can aim for a doctorate.
In addition to deepening your knowledge of the basics, you will study current research results and trends.
You will deepen your theoretical knowledge in perfectly equipped laboratories. <