The particular focus of the Lightweight Engineering & 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.
- 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 "Lightweight Engineering & Composites" at PFH Hansecampus Stade. It is accredited by the Accreditation Agency ASIIN and state-recognised.
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 Lightweight Engineering & Composites, a Management Certificate, and a German Language Certificate.
Career ProspectsThe Master of Science in Lightweight Engineering & 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.
- Business Administration
- Design of Multi-Functional Composite Structures
- Sustained Process Optimisation
- Structural Design
- (Partially) Automated Manufacturing Processes
- 18 months
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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)
DisciplinesMaterials Science & Engineering Aerospace Engineering View 45 other Masters in Materials Science & Engineering in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
- Personal interview
International14400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7200 EUR per semester during 18 months.
EU/EEA14400 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7200 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- 5,940 euro/semester (part-time)
- 7,200 euro/semester (Triple-Award)
One time fees
- 420 EUR enrolment fee (one-time)
- 520 EUR administration fee (one-time only non-EEA-students)
- 1,000 EUR exam fee (one-time)
Living costs for Stade
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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