Composites - Focus Aerospace-Aviation

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
14400 EUR/year
14400 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Composites at PFH Private University of Applied Sciences is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route.


The particular focus of the Composites programme from PFH Private University of Applied Sciences is on both carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP).

A Master's qualification will open up the best possible career prospects, with the CFRP branch of the economy alone being forecast to grow by 10 percent a year. The high demand for specialists in composites is therefore bound to continue to increase in future.

Your Benefits

  • Study programme unique in the whole of Europe
  • Best possible career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, wind turbine construction and many other industries
  • Professional development study programme in block and weekend courses
  • Up-to-date content provided by professors with practical experience
  • Collaborative partners like Airbus, DLR and Fraunhofer Institute in the immediate neighbourhood of the campus
  • Selected management content in the study programme
  • Individual supervision in small learning groups

Specialisation in the Key Technology Field of CFRP

The University offers the professional development engineering programme, leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" at PFH Hansecampus Stade. It is accredited by the Accreditation Agency ASIIN and state-recognised.

Triple-Award Programme

The Triple-Award programme lasts for three semesters with a total of 90 ECTS. It has been developed with international engineering graduates in mind who are seeking to gain expertise in the exciting field of composites and who have an affinity towards Germany. 

Its full-time nature and its inclusion of management courses and intensive German language training are designed to give international students the full student experience and to increase their employability in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a fully accredited and state-recognised Master of Science degree in Composites, a Management Certificate, and a German Language Certificate. 

Career Prospects

The Master of Science in Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites will give you a cross-industry qualification enabling you to undertake management tasks in activities related to fibre composites. It will, for example, open up excellent career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, ship and yacht building, railway vehicle and wind turbine construction.



Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Internal Accounting & Controlling, Strategic Management
  • Calculation Methods in Structural Mechanics, Material Mechanics and Material Behavior
  • Damage-Tolerant Structural Design, Nonlinear Methods of 
  • Assembly Logistics of Automated Production Processes, Quality 
  • Assurance Methods in Production and Service
  • Design of Composite Materials, Hybrid Construction,
  • Industrial Production Technologies for Composite Structures, 
  • Digital Plant Planning, Deterministic Assessment of Production 
  • Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Possible to apply at any time, we recommend to apply at the latest six month before semester start due to visa issues.





60 ECTS (part-time programme)/90 ECTS (full-time programme)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • PFH application form, letter of motivation, CV, copies of all official university diplomas and internship certificates, letter of reference from university and/or research centre and/or company, copy of passport, digital photo
  • Written or online application
  • Degree in engineering or mathematical science with above-average marks and at least one year of professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • 5,940 euro/semester (part-time)
  • 7,200 euro/semester (Triple-Award)\

One time fees

  • 520 euro admin fee (EU citizens)
  • 420 euro enrolment 
  • 1,000 euro examination 


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