Why study MSS?
Maren Heyn, 23, Germany
My bachelor’s degree would have enabled me to join the Materials Testing Office NRW, for example, which is what some of my fellow students did. It deals with testing methods and damage analysis – all very practical things. But in the master’s programme we look much more closely at the fundamentals, at the microstructures atom by atom – that’s one of Bochum’s specialties. We get to know about modern technologies and simulation methods. I could go on to work in research and development afterwards, in the automotive sector or steel industry, for example.
The Master 2.0 degree Materials Science and Simulation
|is unique because …||… it provides you with:
a comprehensive knowledge of materials science, physical and numerical methods,
competence to plan and conduct experiments in characterization and processing techniques,
a thorough understanding of the interrelation between processing, structure and properties of materials,
hands-on experience in project-oriented teamwork, project management skills and interdisciplinary communication.
|has international collaborations with ...||e.g. United Kingdom, France, USA, China through the research framework of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS).|
|deals with research issues such as…||
|combines…||numeric simulation and experimental characterization and processing techniques for materials research.|
|is conducted in …||English|
|is suitable for graduates in the subjects...||Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Power engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Mathematics, or Computer Sciences.|
|The perfect applicant is …||
interested in understanding the fundamental principles of material behavior and its numerical modeling, having a background in materials science or solid-state physics, enjoying an international, interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
Opens careers to graduates …
|in academia and industry. Graduates are trained in cutting-edge characterization and simulation techniques that find their application in nowadays development departments and research institutions|
|Degree:||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Costs:||probably 254 Euro per semester (including the local public transport ticket for the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia).|