CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF MATERIALS, MASTER STUDY PROGRAM

Chemistry and Physics
Course Duration / ECTS 3 semesters / 90 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Chemistry and Physics of Materials
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 485
Admission Requirements To be admitted to the Masters Degree Chemistry and Physics
of Materials, applicants must have either completed the
PLUS-TUM  Joint Degree Bachelor of Engineering Science
or an equivalent study course in Science or Engineering in an
accredited  tertiary institution. Suitable study courses include:
Physics, Chemistry,  Materials Science/Engineering,
Nanosciences, Mineralogy, Chemical Engineering etc.

What will I learn?

The International Masters degree course, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, is an interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)  course with a focus on teaching students about the development and design, synthesis and characterisation of natural and synthetic functional materials. A key part of the course is to teach the link between chemical, physical and sometimes biologial  materials properties and the derived function for a particular component (e.g. mechanical stability, environmental impact etc). In addition to this, students will also learn about how materials can be selected and processed from a raw material to a product. An understanding of the materials processing cycle will be used to develop an awareness of issues such as "Sustainability and Recyclability" which are fundamental in the development of todays materials.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The interdisciplinary nature of the Masters course, Chemistry and Physics of Materials, gives graduates a broad spectrum of possible careers, ranging from working within the field of Materials Science/Engineering to working in Service Industries and Management.

Exemplary Career directions could be in

‐ Chemistry  and Construction

‐ Automobile Industry

‐ Energy

‐ Electronics

‐ Bio- and Medical Technology

‐ Research in a University or other Scientific Institution.

Why Salzburg?

The Masters program at the University of Salzburg offers a unique learning environment with an excellent student-teacher ratio. This is  ideally suited to help students gain an excellent understanding of theory and experiments. The interdisciplinary team of lecturers offers a large amount of practical and research oriented laboratory courses, which gives students important time in the laboratory to gain hands on experience in the use of modern instruments and analytical methods. The city of Salzburg is a hotspot of cultural activity with the surrounding mountains and lakes presenting  many opportunities  for sport and nature lovers, making it a unique environment to study and live.

How is the course structured?

The Masters Chemistry and Physics of Materials curriculum is made up of a total of 90 ECTS points spread over 3 semesters. 27 ECTS points come from three compulsory modules (Chemistry of Materials, Physics of Materials and Materials Characterisation). A further 20 ECTS points comes from the selection of 2 of the 6 optional modules and 10 ECTS points made up from  courses from any recognised tertiary institution. The Masters theses, exam and seminars make up the rest of the points.

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Contact

Bild Oliver Diwald
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Diwald Head of the curriculum committee Engineering Sciences | Material Sciences and CPM
  • Jakob-Haringer-Strasse 2a
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-6224
Fax:
+43 662 8044-6289
oliver.diwald@sbg.ac.at
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