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Mechanical / Materials / Process Engineering, Department

Fakultät für Werkstoffwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnologie at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg

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Basic information

Percentage of teaching by practitioners 11.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 88.6 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 30.9 %
Share of professors with work experience 33.0 %


Third party funds per academic 251.0 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.4

Materials Science / Engineering

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Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Linking of Materials Science and Materials Engineering principles; specific course-based lectures with manageable audience numbers; good support for student work; good placement of students who have to/can prepare their papers in the industry; large proportion of practical work and work placements.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Practice-related, worldwide collaborations, closed value creation chain almost unrivalled at higher education institutions worldwide.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norwegen; Loughborough University, Loughborough, Vereinigtes Königreich; TU Sofia, Sofia, Bulgarien; Universidad de Pais Vasco, Bilbao, Spanien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Servohydraulic biaxial test system with induction heating; special laboratory for highly dynamic materials testing (only German university to have a lab with this type of equipment); universal electron beam system proBeam K26 80/15 (the most up-to-date system of this kind in the world); systems for controlled thermochemical heat treatment; high-resolution analytical transmission electron microscope for microstructural analysis at atomic level; Spark plasma sintering plant; ISA Smelt pilot plant; Technical centre for electrolysis; Vacuum melting furnace for titanium alloys; Additive manufacturing
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Research in the areas: Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology, Foundry Engineering, Metal Working, Steel Technology, Non-Iron Metallurgy. Interdisciplinary research focus areas: Virtual High Temperature Conversion (Virtuhcon), Collaborat
  • Support for founders
    SAXEED Freiberg (https://tu-freiberg.de/saxeed); Start-up network of the four universities in southwestern Saxony
  • Other special features
    Diploma degree courses are available; Good support ratio; Extensive sports portfolio (https://tu-freiberg.de/sport)
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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(S)-Students' judgements  (F)-Facts  (P)-Professors' judgements
(MatSE)= Materials Science / Engineering (IntDiscip)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified;
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2019: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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