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The master’s programme Process-oriented materials research, ProMat is designed for students who aim to pursue a scientific career in the STEM fields.

This research-oriented master’s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and carried out by the five STEM-Faculties (Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering, Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry, Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science, Faculty 4: Production Engineering, Faculty 5: Geosciences) of... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Other languages of delivery

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 and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Enrolment for advanced students

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The master’s programme Process-oriented materials research, ProMat is designed for students who aim to pursue a scientific career in the STEM fields.

This research-oriented master’s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and carried out by the five STEM-Faculties (Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering, Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry, Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science, Faculty 4: Production Engineering, Faculty 5: Geosciences) of the University.

Within the given module structure, students tailor their individual curriculum following their scientific and research interests within the disciplines of MAPEX. Being an interdisciplinary programme, ProMat enables a focused preparation for a doctoral study and a further career in science and research.

The personal mentor has a central role in ProMat, guiding the student to design and plan his/her individual curriculum as well as the obligatory research stay abroad.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

ProMat graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies and further career steps in a scientific and research-oriented working environment.

Based on the individual curriculum ProMat provides students with expert knowledge in: 

  • materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science or materials informatics;
  • the relationship between materials properties and process parameters;
  • the synthesis and production of materials, components and systems;
  • methods for process control and process optimization;
  • the computer-based modelling of materials and processes;
  • nanotechnology;
  • the sustainable use of materials.

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 ProMat master´s programme comprises a total of 120 CP distributed over 4 semesters. The programme is structured as follows:

5 Foundation Modules, in which, according to their personal knowledge, students gain advanced knowledge in subjects:

  • Chemistry (9 CP),
  • Computer science tools (9 CP),
  • Engineering (9 CP),
  • Mathematics (9 CP), and
  • Physics (9 CP).

2 Specialization Modules, in which fundamental scientific theories and methods are taught, the application of which allows a deeper understanding of systems, complex methods, experimental techniques and processes:

  • Theory-oriented specialization (12 CP) and
  • Application-oriented specialization (12 CP).

2 Research Experience Modules, in which the theoretical foundations of scientific work are taught, allowing students to gain their first independent international research experience:

  • Research processes (9 CP) and
  • Research stay abroad (12 CP).

1 Master thesis Module (30 CP).

The subject-specific course content in the Foundation and Specialization Modules can be selected from more than 350 courses in order to focus the individual curriculum around the personal research interests.

Based on the individual curriculum ProMat provides students with expert knowledge in: 

  • materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science or materials informatics;
  • the relationship between materials properties and process parameters;
  • the synthesis and production of materials, components and systems;
  • methods for process control and process optimization;
  • the computer-based modelling of materials and processes;
  • nanotechnology;
  • the sustainable use of materials.

Course schedule

The module schedule and sequence is a recommendation only; modules can be attended in a different order. 



Foundation Modules,
45  CP
Specialisation Modules, 24 CPResearch Experience, 21 CPMaster Thesis, 30 CP120 CP
1st year1st  sem.

Chemistry, 9 CP
Computer science tools, 9 CP
Engineering, 9 CP Mathematics, 9 CP
Physics, 9 CP

Research processes, 9 CP




27
2nd sem.Theory-oriented specialisation, 12 CPApplication-oriented specialisation, 12 CP30
2nd year3rd
sem.
Research stay abroad, 12 CP

33

4th sem. Master thesis including the colloquium, 30 CP30

Compulsory, elective and optional

All modules are compulsory; as part of the Foundation and Specialization Modules, the students can choose among more than 350 elective lectures and courses offered by the five faculties supporting the programme.

At the beginning of the study each student creates, together with the personal mentor, an individual curriculum defining the courses to be completed within the four study semesters.

Typical course types

In addition to the classical course forms (for example lectures, exercises, laboratories), great importance is placed on the student´s independent scientific work, which takes place in the Research Experience Modules for most of the part. The special feature is a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out scientific research work.

Major fields

The unique nature of ProMat allows the students to tailor their individual scientific and research interests within the MAPEX research landscape and within the foreseen module structure.

Of particular importance are the independent scientific work and the international research experiences. Students learn to develop their own research questions beyond the state of art, and to contribute to original and novel research. They learn and implement scientific methods in order to interpret their acquired results in an interdisciplinary manner.

By completing their studies, students are ideally prepared for a scientific activity in their chosen field of research.

Practical

A Practical (Practicum) is not part of the ProMat programme.

A research stay abroad during the master studies is an obligatory part of the curriculum and includes a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out research and scientific work.

Study abroad

A full semester abroad is not compulsory but possible and welcome. It can be combined with the research stay abroad, preferably in the third semester.

A research stay abroad during the master studies is an obligatory part of the curriculum and includes a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out research and scientific work.

Exams forms

For each module, the module coordinator specifies the exact number of exams and their form at the beginning of the semester. This is done in agreement with the lecturers delivering the courses and recorded in the individual curricula.

Particularities

The ProMat master’s programme features the following characteristic elements:

  • the study contents are tailored to the students’ own interests within the MAPEX Research Landscape;
  • great freedom is given to the students in designing their own curriculum by offering more than 350 different elective courses and lectures;
  • the student´s curriculum follows a modular structure according to the accreditation norms of the Bologna process;
  • each student is supported and accompanied by a personal mentor throughout the study programme;
  • the students are integrated in a network of other students, doctoral candidates, and researchers;
  • the students take part in the research activities of the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes from the very beginning of their studies.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The master’s programme Process-Oriented Materials Research - ProMat is designed for students who aim to pursue a scientific career in the STEM fields with outstanding competences in materials science and process technologies and with a very specific idea about the research field.

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

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

Students can start the programme both in the winter semester and in the summer semester. 

Admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (180 CP) in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer sciences, or an equivalent subject (see document "Aufnahmeordnung" - the admission regulations).
  • A studying achievement and examination performance of at least 120 CP completed by the time of application.
  • A final overall grade (an average grade by the time of application) of at least 2.0 according to the German grading system.
  • Knowledge of English and German languages at least equivalent to the C1 GER level (Level B2 at the time of application).
  • Clearly expressed motivation to carry out scientific activities in the research landscape of MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes. 
  • Clear ideas about the individual study goals and contents in order to shape the own individual curriculum.

A selection committee carries out the selection of applicants and students based on the criteria specified in the admission regulation (see document "Aufnahmeordnung" - admission regulations).

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)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • English

Regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

This new research-oriented master´s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and is designed to prepare students for a future scientific career within the scope of the MAPEX research landscape.

ProMat offers excellent opportunities for students to get involved in interdisciplinary research as it is a joint programme supported by all five STEM-faculties of the University of Bremen: 

  • Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry, 
  • Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science,
  • Faculty 4: Production Engineering - Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty) and
  • Faculty 5: Geosciences.

Teachers

Members of all five STEM-faculties (1 - 5) of the University of Bremen carry out the ProMat master´s programme.

The approx. 80 MAPEX members, professors, lectures and scientists teaching at the University of Bremen are eligible to mentor the students as their personal mentors.

Students

The admission to this programme is open for students for the first time in the winter semester 2018/2019.

Collaborations

Within MAPEX, the University faculties conduct shared research and teaching activities together with the following non-university research institutes in Bremen:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM,
  • Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien IWT Bremen,
  • Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik (BIAS) und
  • Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE).

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: colombi(at)hmi.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Dr. Hanna Lührs
Building: TAB, Office: 3.36
E-Mail: hanna.luehrs(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218 64580

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Studies centre

Thomas Bruns
Building: FZB
E-Mail: thbruns(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64997

Faculty secretariat

Britta Hinz-Stolle
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: hmisekr(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Department secretariat

Bettina Arena
Building: FZB
E-Mail: arena(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64999

Examination’s Board secretariat

Britta Hinz-Stolle
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: hmisekr(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Status

09.06.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The master’s programme Process-oriented materials research, ProMat is designed for students who aim to pursue a scientific career in the STEM fields.

This research-oriented master’s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and carried out by the five STEM-Faculties (Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering, Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry, Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science, Faculty 4: Production Engineering, Faculty 5: Geosciences) of the University.

Within the given module structure, students tailor their individual curriculum following their scientific and research interests within the disciplines of MAPEX. Being an interdisciplinary programme, ProMat enables a focused preparation for a doctoral study and a further career in science and research.

The personal mentor has a central role in ProMat, guiding the student to design and plan his/her individual curriculum as well as the obligatory research stay abroad.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

ProMat graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies and further career steps in a scientific and research-oriented working environment.

Based on the individual curriculum ProMat provides students with expert knowledge in: 

  • materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science or materials informatics;
  • the relationship between materials properties and process parameters;
  • the synthesis and production of materials, components and systems;
  • methods for process control and process optimization;
  • the computer-based modelling of materials and processes;
  • nanotechnology;
  • the sustainable use of materials.

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 ProMat master´s programme comprises a total of 120 CP distributed over 4 semesters. The programme is structured as follows:

5 Foundation Modules, in which, according to their personal knowledge, students gain advanced knowledge in subjects:

  • Chemistry (9 CP),
  • Computer science tools (9 CP),
  • Engineering (9 CP),
  • Mathematics (9 CP), and
  • Physics (9 CP).

2 Specialization Modules, in which fundamental scientific theories and methods are taught, the application of which allows a deeper understanding of systems, complex methods, experimental techniques and processes:

  • Theory-oriented specialization (12 CP) and
  • Application-oriented specialization (12 CP).

2 Research Experience Modules, in which the theoretical foundations of scientific work are taught, allowing students to gain their first independent international research experience:

  • Research processes (9 CP) and
  • Research stay abroad (12 CP).

1 Master thesis Module (30 CP).

The subject-specific course content in the Foundation and Specialization Modules can be selected from more than 350 courses in order to focus the individual curriculum around the personal research interests.

Based on the individual curriculum ProMat provides students with expert knowledge in: 

  • materials physics, materials chemistry, materials science or materials informatics;
  • the relationship between materials properties and process parameters;
  • the synthesis and production of materials, components and systems;
  • methods for process control and process optimization;
  • the computer-based modelling of materials and processes;
  • nanotechnology;
  • the sustainable use of materials.

Course schedule

The module schedule and sequence is a recommendation only; modules can be attended in a different order. 



Foundation Modules,
45  CP
Specialisation Modules, 24 CPResearch Experience, 21 CPMaster Thesis, 30 CP120 CP
1st year1st  sem.

Chemistry, 9 CP
Computer science tools, 9 CP
Engineering, 9 CP Mathematics, 9 CP
Physics, 9 CP

Research processes, 9 CP




27
2nd sem.Theory-oriented specialisation, 12 CPApplication-oriented specialisation, 12 CP30
2nd year3rd
sem.
Research stay abroad, 12 CP

33

4th sem. Master thesis including the colloquium, 30 CP30

Compulsory, elective and optional

All modules are compulsory; as part of the Foundation and Specialization Modules, the students can choose among more than 350 elective lectures and courses offered by the five faculties supporting the programme.

At the beginning of the study each student creates, together with the personal mentor, an individual curriculum defining the courses to be completed within the four study semesters.

Typical course types

In addition to the classical course forms (for example lectures, exercises, laboratories), great importance is placed on the student´s independent scientific work, which takes place in the Research Experience Modules for most of the part. The special feature is a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out scientific research work.

Major fields

The unique nature of ProMat allows the students to tailor their individual scientific and research interests within the MAPEX research landscape and within the foreseen module structure.

Of particular importance are the independent scientific work and the international research experiences. Students learn to develop their own research questions beyond the state of art, and to contribute to original and novel research. They learn and implement scientific methods in order to interpret their acquired results in an interdisciplinary manner.

By completing their studies, students are ideally prepared for a scientific activity in their chosen field of research.

Practical

A Practical (Practicum) is not part of the ProMat programme.

A research stay abroad during the master studies is an obligatory part of the curriculum and includes a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out research and scientific work.

Study abroad

A full semester abroad is not compulsory but possible and welcome. It can be combined with the research stay abroad, preferably in the third semester.

A research stay abroad during the master studies is an obligatory part of the curriculum and includes a stay at a university or research institute abroad for a period of min. eight weeks during which students carry out research and scientific work.

Exams forms

For each module, the module coordinator specifies the exact number of exams and their form at the beginning of the semester. This is done in agreement with the lecturers delivering the courses and recorded in the individual curricula.

Particularities

The ProMat master’s programme features the following characteristic elements:

  • the study contents are tailored to the students’ own interests within the MAPEX Research Landscape;
  • great freedom is given to the students in designing their own curriculum by offering more than 350 different elective courses and lectures;
  • the student´s curriculum follows a modular structure according to the accreditation norms of the Bologna process;
  • each student is supported and accompanied by a personal mentor throughout the study programme;
  • the students are integrated in a network of other students, doctoral candidates, and researchers;
  • the students take part in the research activities of the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes from the very beginning of their studies.
Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The master’s programme Process-Oriented Materials Research - ProMat is designed for students who aim to pursue a scientific career in the STEM fields with outstanding competences in materials science and process technologies and with a very specific idea about the research field.

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

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

Students can start the programme both in the winter semester and in the summer semester. 

Admission requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree (180 CP) in engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer sciences, or an equivalent subject (see document "Aufnahmeordnung" - the admission regulations).
  • A studying achievement and examination performance of at least 120 CP completed by the time of application.
  • A final overall grade (an average grade by the time of application) of at least 2.0 according to the German grading system.
  • Knowledge of English and German languages at least equivalent to the C1 GER level (Level B2 at the time of application).
  • Clearly expressed motivation to carry out scientific activities in the research landscape of MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes. 
  • Clear ideas about the individual study goals and contents in order to shape the own individual curriculum.

A selection committee carries out the selection of applicants and students based on the criteria specified in the admission regulation (see document "Aufnahmeordnung" - admission regulations).

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)

German

Other languages of delivery

  • English

Regulations

Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

This new research-oriented master´s programme is embedded in the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and is designed to prepare students for a future scientific career within the scope of the MAPEX research landscape.

ProMat offers excellent opportunities for students to get involved in interdisciplinary research as it is a joint programme supported by all five STEM-faculties of the University of Bremen: 

  • Faculty 1: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 2: Biology / Chemistry, 
  • Faculty 3: Mathematics / Computer Science,
  • Faculty 4: Production Engineering - Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty) and
  • Faculty 5: Geosciences.

Teachers

Members of all five STEM-faculties (1 - 5) of the University of Bremen carry out the ProMat master´s programme.

The approx. 80 MAPEX members, professors, lectures and scientists teaching at the University of Bremen are eligible to mentor the students as their personal mentors.

Students

The admission to this programme is open for students for the first time in the winter semester 2018/2019.

Collaborations

Within MAPEX, the University faculties conduct shared research and teaching activities together with the following non-university research institutes in Bremen:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM,
  • Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien IWT Bremen,
  • Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik (BIAS) und
  • Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE).
Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: colombi(at)hmi.uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Dr. Hanna Lührs
Building: TAB, Office: 3.36
E-Mail: hanna.luehrs(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49-421-218 64580

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Studies centre

Thomas Bruns
Building: FZB
E-Mail: thbruns(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64997

Faculty secretariat

Britta Hinz-Stolle
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: hmisekr(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Department secretariat

Bettina Arena
Building: FZB
E-Mail: arena(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64999

Examination’s Board secretariat

Britta Hinz-Stolle
Building: TAB, Office: 3.30
E-Mail: hmisekr(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64570

Status

09.06.2020