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Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy

Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy

Master

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Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy is an international postgraduate study program covering application related topics ranging from raw materials to industrial products.

From the second semester onwards, the mineralogy profile focuses on natural and technically produced inorganic, non-metallic materials. In the chemistry section, the spectrum ranges from solid-state chemistry and macro- and supramolecular materials to nanostructured surfaces as well as the structural characterization of their bulk and surface properties.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

30.04.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

30.04. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy is an international postgraduate study program covering application related topics ranging from raw materials to industrial products.

From the second semester onwards, the mineralogy profile focuses on natural and technically produced inorganic, non-metallic materials. In the chemistry section, the spectrum ranges from solid-state chemistry and macro- and supramolecular materials to nanostructured surfaces as well as the structural characterization of their bulk and surface properties.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

With their scientific, technical and vocational skills, graduates are excellently prepared for a variety of jobs:

• Materials-oriented industries such as glass, ceramics, refractories, paper, dye, pharmaceuticals, gemstones and building materials,
• Materials-dependent fields such as biomineralization, dentistry, electronics, energy supply and storage, and crystal growth,
• Recycling, waste management and remediation industries,
• Materials research at universities and other research institutes,
• Knowledge-based work in quality management, patent systems, environmental authorities, education and consulting.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The program - interdisciplinary offered by the faculties of Geosciences and Chemistry - has the goal to convey scientific core competencies from various disciplines of the participating subjects and in particular skills and knowledge in the fields of production, analysis and characterization of materials.  Thus, basic, methodological and material-specific aspects complement each other to an integrative view of materials science and natural science issues. 

In the first semester, courses on the analytical methods and the basics of the subdisciplines chemistry, crystallography, materials science and mineralogy bring all students to the same level of knowledge.  From the second semester the two profiles Chemistry and Mineralogy are available.  The master thesis extends over the fourth semester.  The degree program will be followed by an oral exam in the form of a colloquium.

Detailed description of the courses and modules is provided on the program's website (http://www.geo.uni-bremen.de/page.php?pageid=597&langid=EN).

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

I. Mandatory part (42 CP):

- Analytical Methods I + II (12 CP)

- Mineralogy (6 CP)

- Crystallography (6 CP)

- Chemistry (6 CP)

- Materials Science (6 CP)

- General Studies (6 CP)

 

II. Elective part (36 CP):

Students can choose from the offers of the profiles Chemistry and Mineralogy. The profile area covers the second and third semesters.

- Profile Chemistry: modules ranging from 18 to 30 CP from the offer of the profile Chemistry and modules ranging from 6 to 18 CP from the offer of the profile Mineralogy.

- Profile Mineralogy: modules ranging from 18 to 30 CP from the offer of the profile Mineralogy and modules ranging from 6 to 18 CP from the offer of the profile Chemistry.

 

III. Compulsory elective (12 CP):

In the selected profile a 'Research Module' in the third semester.

 

IV. Master thesis (30 CP)

Typical course types

The range of courses includes lectures, seminars, exercises, internships and projects, which are combined in modules.

Major fields

PROFILE CHEMISTRY
Solid State Synthesis an Characterization
Structure Property Relationship
Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Introduction to Technical Chemistry

PROFILE MINERALOGY
Crystal Structure Analysis
Physical Properties of Crystals
Functional Ceramics
Minerals and Materials
Petrology and Isotope Geochemistry
Technical Ceramics
Special Topics in Material Science
Building Materials

Practical

Doing an internship is not required but recommended.

Foreign language skills

English language knowledge on level C1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Study abroad

Students can spend one or two semesters abroad, obtained credits will be recognized provided this is agreed to beforehand.

Students may choose to organize stays abroad themselves anywhere in the world. Exchange agreements have been set up with four universities overseas.

Going out in the frame of Erasmus is possible with 12 partner universities in eight nations (details on http://www.geo.uni-bremen.de/page.php?pageid=555).

Exams forms

Examinations are scheduled during the lecture period and can take place in the following forms:

- written examination (45 to 180 minutes)

- oral examination (ca. 30 minutes),

- written presentation with lecture (20 to 45 minutes),

- project work with report of results,

- colloquium lecture,

- writing of internship protocols,

- working on exercises

- student research project.

The course is completed with a 22-week master's thesis and an oral colloquium of about 40 - 50 minutes.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Applicants should have explicit interest in materials science and be highly motivated. A Bachelor (or equivalent qualification) in chemistry, geosciences, mineralogy or materials sciences and a very good command of the English language are required. Independence and team work ability, thorough practice of information technologies as well as intercultural competence complete your profile.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 30.04. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 30.04. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

<h2>Requirements</h2>

  • Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS CP) in chemistry, materials science or a geoscientific major with the core subject crystallography or mineralogy
  • at least 10 ECTS CP in maths, physics and chemistry (each)
  • at least 24 ECTS CP in mineralogy, crystallography, materials science, and/or in chemistry (in addition, s. before)
  • very good command of English (level C1)

Entry to the program is restricted up to 20 places.

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

• Earth Sciences / Mineralogy / Crystallography

• Production Engineering / Materials Sciences

• Solid State Chemistry

Teachers

9 professors (m) and 1 professor (f) in geology / mineralogy / chemistry

5 senior researchers and lecturers

Students

16 female students

41 male students

Collaborations

Close cooperation with economy and industry as well as local research institutions such as Frauenhofer IFAM.  Connection to the research focus Materials Science of the University of Bremen presented by the MAPEX.

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Geowissenschaften
Building: GEO, Office: 1340
E-Mail: stuga(at)geo.uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: andrluettge(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221
Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004
Dr. Barbara Ventura
Building: GEO
E-Mail: bventura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65005

Sekretariat

Gabriele Ebert
Building: GEO
E-Mail: gabebert(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0)421 218 65161

Studies centre

Dr. Barbara Ventura
Building: GEO
E-Mail: bventura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65005
Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004

Practice office

Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004

Faculty secretariat

Miriam Deutsch
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: sekrlu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221

Department secretariat

Kirsten Feldmann
Building: GEO
E-Mail: kfeldman(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65011

Examination’s Board secretariat

Miriam Deutsch
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: sekrlu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221

Status

10.04.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Materials Chemistry and Mineralogy is an international postgraduate study program covering application related topics ranging from raw materials to industrial products.

From the second semester onwards, the mineralogy profile focuses on natural and technically produced inorganic, non-metallic materials. In the chemistry section, the spectrum ranges from solid-state chemistry and macro- and supramolecular materials to nanostructured surfaces as well as the structural characterization of their bulk and surface properties.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

With their scientific, technical and vocational skills, graduates are excellently prepared for a variety of jobs:

• Materials-oriented industries such as glass, ceramics, refractories, paper, dye, pharmaceuticals, gemstones and building materials,
• Materials-dependent fields such as biomineralization, dentistry, electronics, energy supply and storage, and crystal growth,
• Recycling, waste management and remediation industries,
• Materials research at universities and other research institutes,
• Knowledge-based work in quality management, patent systems, environmental authorities, education and consulting.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The program - interdisciplinary offered by the faculties of Geosciences and Chemistry - has the goal to convey scientific core competencies from various disciplines of the participating subjects and in particular skills and knowledge in the fields of production, analysis and characterization of materials.  Thus, basic, methodological and material-specific aspects complement each other to an integrative view of materials science and natural science issues. 

In the first semester, courses on the analytical methods and the basics of the subdisciplines chemistry, crystallography, materials science and mineralogy bring all students to the same level of knowledge.  From the second semester the two profiles Chemistry and Mineralogy are available.  The master thesis extends over the fourth semester.  The degree program will be followed by an oral exam in the form of a colloquium.

Detailed description of the courses and modules is provided on the program's website (http://www.geo.uni-bremen.de/page.php?pageid=597&langid=EN).

Course schedule

Compulsory, elective and optional

I. Mandatory part (42 CP):

- Analytical Methods I + II (12 CP)

- Mineralogy (6 CP)

- Crystallography (6 CP)

- Chemistry (6 CP)

- Materials Science (6 CP)

- General Studies (6 CP)

 

II. Elective part (36 CP):

Students can choose from the offers of the profiles Chemistry and Mineralogy. The profile area covers the second and third semesters.

- Profile Chemistry: modules ranging from 18 to 30 CP from the offer of the profile Chemistry and modules ranging from 6 to 18 CP from the offer of the profile Mineralogy.

- Profile Mineralogy: modules ranging from 18 to 30 CP from the offer of the profile Mineralogy and modules ranging from 6 to 18 CP from the offer of the profile Chemistry.

 

III. Compulsory elective (12 CP):

In the selected profile a 'Research Module' in the third semester.

 

IV. Master thesis (30 CP)

Typical course types

The range of courses includes lectures, seminars, exercises, internships and projects, which are combined in modules.

Major fields

PROFILE CHEMISTRY
Solid State Synthesis an Characterization
Structure Property Relationship
Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Introduction to Technical Chemistry

PROFILE MINERALOGY
Crystal Structure Analysis
Physical Properties of Crystals
Functional Ceramics
Minerals and Materials
Petrology and Isotope Geochemistry
Technical Ceramics
Special Topics in Material Science
Building Materials

Practical

Doing an internship is not required but recommended.

Foreign language skills

English language knowledge on level C1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Study abroad

Students can spend one or two semesters abroad, obtained credits will be recognized provided this is agreed to beforehand.

Students may choose to organize stays abroad themselves anywhere in the world. Exchange agreements have been set up with four universities overseas.

Going out in the frame of Erasmus is possible with 12 partner universities in eight nations (details on http://www.geo.uni-bremen.de/page.php?pageid=555).

Exams forms

Examinations are scheduled during the lecture period and can take place in the following forms:

- written examination (45 to 180 minutes)

- oral examination (ca. 30 minutes),

- written presentation with lecture (20 to 45 minutes),

- project work with report of results,

- colloquium lecture,

- writing of internship protocols,

- working on exercises

- student research project.

The course is completed with a 22-week master's thesis and an oral colloquium of about 40 - 50 minutes.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Applicants should have explicit interest in materials science and be highly motivated. A Bachelor (or equivalent qualification) in chemistry, geosciences, mineralogy or materials sciences and a very good command of the English language are required. Independence and team work ability, thorough practice of information technologies as well as intercultural competence complete your profile.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 30.04. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 30.04. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

<h2>Requirements</h2>

  • Bachelor of Science (180 ECTS CP) in chemistry, materials science or a geoscientific major with the core subject crystallography or mineralogy
  • at least 10 ECTS CP in maths, physics and chemistry (each)
  • at least 24 ECTS CP in mineralogy, crystallography, materials science, and/or in chemistry (in addition, s. before)
  • very good command of English (level C1)

Entry to the program is restricted up to 20 places.

Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

• Earth Sciences / Mineralogy / Crystallography

• Production Engineering / Materials Sciences

• Solid State Chemistry

Teachers

9 professors (m) and 1 professor (f) in geology / mineralogy / chemistry

5 senior researchers and lecturers

Students

16 female students

41 male students

Collaborations

Close cooperation with economy and industry as well as local research institutions such as Frauenhofer IFAM.  Connection to the research focus Materials Science of the University of Bremen presented by the MAPEX.

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Geowissenschaften
Building: GEO, Office: 1340
E-Mail: stuga(at)geo.uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüttge
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: andrluettge(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221
Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004
Dr. Barbara Ventura
Building: GEO
E-Mail: bventura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65005

Sekretariat

Gabriele Ebert
Building: GEO
E-Mail: gabebert(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0)421 218 65161

Studies centre

Dr. Barbara Ventura
Building: GEO
E-Mail: bventura(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65005
Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004

Practice office

Dr. Ulrike Wolf-Brozio
Building: GEO
E-Mail: wolfbroz(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-65004

Faculty secretariat

Miriam Deutsch
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: sekrlu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221

Department secretariat

Kirsten Feldmann
Building: GEO
E-Mail: kfeldman(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65011

Examination’s Board secretariat

Miriam Deutsch
Building: GEO, Office: 3120
E-Mail: sekrlu(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 - 65221

Status

10.04.2020