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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (Research Master)

18 months
3000 EUR/year
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In contrast to the classic “Taught Master”, the focus of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (Research Master) course from Aalen University of Applied Sciences is on applied research - excitement is guaranteed!


In an intensive exchange with your supervising professor and as an active member of his research group, you work independently from the start on current research topics in the fields of materials science, manufacturing technology and product development. State-of-the-art laboratories with high-quality equipment are available for this purpose. And through accompanying specific lectures, you will acquire in-depth theoretical know-how in the area of ​​your research topic.

With your master's thesis you complete your three-semester research project - you are ideally prepared for demanding tasks in industrial research and advance development or for a subsequent doctorate!

The three-semester Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (Research Master) course from Aalen University of Applied Sciences that strongest focus on research is an appealing, innovative Master‘s programme, provided only by very few German universities. In contrast to the traditional Master‘s programme, the main focus of this programme is on applied research. From the very beginning, you will autonomously work in the research modules on current research subjects in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering as well as modern Mechanical Engineering.

The project work is carried out in close cooperation with your supervising professor and you will become an active member of the research group. By attending specific lectures in Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Product Development, you will gain in-depth theoretical knowledge in the environment of your research subject. 

After graduation

... you will have excellent career opportunities in industrial research, development and production, such as project manager or executive with thorough expertise in trendsetting subjects. As an alternative to a direct career start, you will also be well prepared for a further doctorate. Your prospects are in different industries such as the automotive or aviation industry, traditional mechanical engineering or energy and medical engineering..

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering 
  • Project management
  • Research module

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

An above-average vocational university degree (bachelor or diploma) in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or a related subject (like Physics or Chemistry).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Aalen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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