M.Sc. Metallurgy and Metal Forming (M-MMF)



Master of Science in Metallurgy and Metal Forming (M-MMF)

Programme Commencement

winter and summer semester

Standard Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

Place of Studies

Campus Duisburg 


Accredited by ASIIN


The Metallurgy and Metal Forming M.Sc. builds on the Bachelor's degree course of the same name. Graduates of that course will be further exposed to the principles of metallurgy and metal physics as they relate to the production and processing of metallic materials and to heat treatment and refining. They will then be in a position to independently plan and carry out the development, implementation and optimization of processes, materials and procedures.

In particular, graduates will be able to fulfil corporate managerial roles and communicate in a managerial capacity with customers and official bodies. As well as in-depth lectures on metallurgy, physical metallurgy, plastomechanics and thermodynamics, special lectures will cover process simulation, data processing and project management.

Graduates will enjoy excellent career prospects in managerial roles in the iron, steel and metal processing industries, or could go on to complete a doctorate in Germany or elsewhere. Principal employment areas include metal manufacturing, with a focus on the iron and steel industry and its related processing activities. Graduates may also find employment in companies where metallic materials are used in manufacturing, production and processing. These include consultancies specializing in construction-related mechanical engineering concerning metallic materials; companies specializing in heat treatment processing for volume-oriented or surface-oriented materials; and the many branches of the metal processing industry, such as bodywork and parts manufacture for the automotive sector.

Graduates can expect to find work not just with large, international employers but also at managerial level in the SMEs sector or as freelance consultant engineers or with engineering consultancies.
Of all construction materials currently used worldwide, steel is by far the most common. Those specializing in this material will therefore be highly employable in a wide range of industrial engineering roles and can look forward to excellent career prospects.

Graduates will:

  • Develop an awareness of advanced theory;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in materials technology;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in production technology;
  • Be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated that they can apply scientific methods to deal independently with problems of materials technology (or its application in another area of engineering) within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.


ECTS Credits

The M.Sc. programme has been completed when 120 ECTS credits have been acquired.

  • 70 ECTS credits in the technical compulsory course units
  • 12 ECTS credits in the technical elective module
  • 8 ECTS credits in the non-technical module
  • 30 ECTS credits for the master thesis

Study Plan

Study Plan Master Metallurgy and Metal Forming


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