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The students must complete 120 ECTS during the two-year programme (60 ECTS per year).
12 ECTS are reserved for compulsory language courses: six to eight in the first year and three to five in the second.
In the first semester at least 30 ECTS must be earned. At least 25 of these ECTS must come from the scientific and technical courses which are divided into three modules:
M-I: Structure and Properties of Materials (12-15 ECTS)
M-II: Materials Characterisation (5-8 ECTS)
M-III: Materials Engineering and Processing Technologies (5-8 ECTS)
In the second semester students choose one of five specialisation tracks which will continue into the third semester and the Master's thesis (fourth semester):
Track one: Advanced Metallic Materials
Track two: Polymers and Composites
Track three: High Performing Surfaces
Track four: Materials Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Track five: Bio- and Nano-Materials
Of the 30 ECTS points in the second semester, 26 must come from technical courses, seminars and/or projects. In the third semester, 25 of the necessary 30 ECTS points must also correspond to the specialisation track course offer.
The Master's thesis (30 ECTS) must be written in the six months of the fourth semester.
For more information, check our website: http://www.uni-saarland.de/einrichtung/eusmat/international-studies/master/amase/the-master-programme/program-structure.html.
First and second semesters: courses, seminars, language courses
Third semester: courses, seminars or project work, language courses
Fourth semester: Master's thesis
Study abroad unit(s)
Participants spend the third semester (30 ECTS) at one of the partner universities: Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France); Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain); Luleå University of Technology (Luleå, Sweden). The Master's thesis (fourth semester) can be done in Saarbrücken or at the partner university the students spent the third semester.
It is also possible to spend the first year at one of the partner universities and the third semester at Saarland University. The Master's thesis can be done in Saarbrücken or at the entrance university.
Joint degree issued by the consortium or double degree awarded by two of the partner universities where the student has completed his/her studies
Internships in the industry are not compulsory but if carried out award ECTS credits.
Forms of assessment
Exams, credit points, project work, thesis
All graduates of the AMASE programme will be able to:
- take responsibility within an industrial research or development project
- start PhD studies
- reinforce the research teams within the consortium or in industrial/university laboratories in their country of origin as well as at similar institutions worldwide
- adapt easily to working in new countries/new cultures
- work in international networks as required by an increasingly globalised industrial and scientific environment
- transfer their knowledge to other students and work as information multipliers, especially in their home countries
- integrate into multinational work teams (industry or universities) with the advantage of the language skills and cultural knowledge gained during the Master's programme
Sufficient knowledge of the language of the first host university.
- German: TestDaf Level TDN 3 (If you already have a ZD level, you may be able to attain the required level in a one or two-month intensive German course at Saarland University.)
- English: TOEFL 550 or TOEIC 750 points or IELTS 6.0 or FCE Grade C or BEC VANTAGE Approved
- French: DL Approved or DELF 2 Approved or DALF Approved
- Spanish: Dele Intermedio
At least some basic knowledge of the language of the second university.
Required DSH / TestDaF
BSc or equivalent in the fields of materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, or other engineering disciplines
Enrolment fees and local transport are included in the tuition fees.
Costs of living
About 800 EUR per month to cover personal expenses (incl. accommodation)
Students can often work as student assistants in research projects.
Funding opportunities within the university
Erasmus Plus scholarships cover up to 250 EUR per month for talented students.
The International Office provides support in finding accommodation and registering with the university and the residence authority, and organises social and intercultural activities.
Services and support for international students
Individual academic mentoring, support with academic life from scientists of the Materials Science Department
Support in finding accommodation: please see the website http://www.studentenwerk-saarland.de/en/Wohnen