Mechanical Engineering / Materials and Production Engineering

Master of Science 

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

This study program is not offered in English. For further information please visit the German version of the study program.

Materials and their production form the basis of all technical products and thus one of the most important foundations of modern life. Material production, processing and recycling will become even more important in the future, as the global resources of raw materials to use for material production are limited and therefore a circular economy and sustainability have become an essential part of education at the University of Stuttgart. Our research topics address the future production and processing of raw materials, focusing on ensuring a sustainable future for society.

Current research topics include:

  • CO2-neutral production and processing
  • Value-preserving and value-enhancing recycling
  • Autonomous and sustainable production approaches
  • Extreme lightweight construction with a view to production processes and material engineering
  • Smart materials / new materials at the nano and micro levels

In the future, specially trained engineers will be required, who have a background in material science and a sound knowledge of production technology. An emphasis on interdisciplinary education forms an essential part of this.

Experience gathered in recent years has shown that students at the University of Stuttgart graduate in an excellent position for entering the national and international job markets.

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Introduction by Prof. Liewald, dean of studies.

Are you passionate about materials and fascinated by the application of different production techniques? Do you enjoy researching different manufacturing techniques and new material technologies? Are you interested in discovering what a material looks like from the inside, how certain material characteristics are developed and how all this information is combined to create a product using different manufacturing technologies? Then come and join us!
You will learn to apply your creativity and systematic thinking skills to solve the problems of the future in the field of materials and production engineering. In this regard, our Master's study program at the university is very different from those at other universities.

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Jonathan Böhm

Holzgartenstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart

Michael Seidenfuß

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