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Material Science and Material Technology

KIT is one of the leading research institutes in the many areas of "Material Science and Material Technology". New and constantly improved materials are requirements and at the same time impetus for modern technologies: composite materials for fuel-efficient lightweight concepts in automotive, high-performance functional materials for more powerful information and energy storage systems, and biocompatible materials for medical equipments are just a few examples.

In science and industry, the need for professionals with well-established training from universities in this area is growing. Starting from the Winter semester 2011/2012, KIT offers the interdisciplinary Bachelor's and Master's academic programs of "Material Science and Material Technology" for the first time under the general management of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. They combine fundamentals with applications and are particularly attractive for prospective students who possess the scientific interest and at the same time practical orientation. The Master's academic program builds on the content of the Bachelor's academic program of the same name, but is also open to graduates of other scientific and engineering Bachelor's degree programs who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of "Material Science and Material Technology". A flyer about the program is available here.

The admission to the Bachelor's academic program is not limitted. The application deadline for the Winter semester ends on Septemer 15th.

Admission to the Academic Programs "Material Science and Material Technology":

Study and Exam Regulations, Studien- und Prüfungsordnungen, Curricula, Timetables:

Module Handbooks:




Bachelor of Science in
Material Science and Material Technology

(since winter term 2011/2012)
not valid for first-year students
as of winter term 2014/2015!!!

gültig ab

valid from
Summer semester

Previous versions of the module handbooks can be found in the archives.

Online Applications:


For the english-taught undergraduate program in mechanical engineering of the Carl Benz School please use the following link:



Further Information:

  • Zentrum für Informationen und Beratung ZIB
  • Studierenden Center Maschinenbau SCM
  • Studientag „Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik" e.V. STMW
  • Beauftragte für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischer Krankheit (Link)
For further information:
Contact Person E-Mail
martin heilmaierRyr5∂kit edu
patric gruberKkj5∂kit edu

Joint Review Committee for the Bachelor's and Master's programs of MWT
Name E-Mail
martin heilmaierCif7∂kit edu
michael hoffmannWgk4∂kit edu
pa-mwtXsd0∂mach kit edu
patric gruberCub5∂kit edu
pa-mwtYnk4∂mach kit edu

Admissions Committee for the Master's program of MWT
Name Title Phone E-mail
Prof. Dr. rer. nat.   peter gumbschRmx6∂kit edu
Dr.-Ing.   zk-mwtUay2∂mach kit edu
Dr.   daniel weygandEfd1∂kit edu
  zk-mwtVcr1∂mach kit edu

Specialized Information on the Academic Program of Material Science and Material Technology

Zentrum für Information und Beratung

Studierenden Center Maschinenbau


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Kaiserstraße 12

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Tel:+49?(0)721 - 608?42320

Fax:+49?(0)721 - 608?46012