Polymer Technology

Master of Science

Course Overview

Final DegreeMaster of Science
Semesters3
Application periodSummer term: from the beginning of November - November 15th
Winter term: from the beginning of May - July 15th
Accreditation

accrediting system

Accreditation certificate
Postgradual Study (Master)No
Part-Time ProgrammNo
Consecutive Degree ProgrammeNo
Vacant University Places (chosen by the lot)No
Pre-study Internship RequiredNo
Administration FeesThe semester fee of 147 € comprises the administration fee of 70 €, student contribution of 65 € and a contribution for the student representative organizations of 12 €.
Leaflet
Examination Rules and Regulations
  • Advanced Polymer Processing - Injection Moulding*
    Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of injection moulding.
  • Advanced Polymer Processing - Extrusion*
    Students get to know the polymer processing method of extrusion, both in theory
    and by laboratory work.

Entrance Test Injection Moulding and Extrusion: To learn and prepare for the entrance test in Injection Moulding and Extrusion, you should have basic knowledge about polymer processing itself. In the first week of the semester (Beginning of October) you will get the scripts and a catalogue of questions. In this catalogue you will find more than 100 questions about Injection Moulding and Extrusion. You have two weeks to prepare for the test.

  • Polymer Materials
    Introduction to polymer materials, its synthesis, material built-up, viscoelasticity,
    additives, filler and reinforcement.
  • Polymer Testing*
    The module comprises lecture and laboratory. The basic concepts of testing is tought in the area of Mechanical / Thermal / Chemical
    and Physical / Optical and Processing Testing.
  • Polymer Physics and Rheology
    The goal is to understand the basic concepts of polymer material science and of polymer physics. Also, the engineering scientific basics of highly-viscous liquids such as molten polymers are given.
  • Polymer Design and Mould Design
    Students will learn about polymer part design and injection mould design, how to approach the problems given with respect to the part functionality, the material selection, processing, cost and recycling. A laboratory in simulation increases the theoretical knowledge.

*Modules include laboratory

  • Multi Materials Manufacturing*
    The subject deals with multi layer products and their production. Also the relevant characterisation and qualification methods are given.
  • Polymer Thermal Analysis*
    Students are introduced into thermal–mechanical testing techniques, and the application of these testing techniques in the identification and study of polymers. The role of these analysis methods in the evaluation of the lifetime and performance of the polymeric material is also emphasized.
  • Advanced Process Simulation*
    Students will find out about the topics of optimization of the mould design and process
    optimisation with 3D simulation programs.
  • Intercultural Communications
    German students are obligated to attend course 14201 whereas international students have to take the course 14202 - to be able to reach this level, the application requirements for German students English B2 level and for English speaking internationals German A2 level is mandatory.

Elective Modules (Choose two)

  • Advanced Mould Design*
    Optimization of the tool quality for the improvement of the process ability as well as gating types are introduced to the students.

  • Scientific Project*
    Students can choose the topic of their project out of five categories: Engineering & Quality / Simulation / Processing / Control Engineering / Testing

  • Polymers in Application
    In this course the focus is directed to engineering with polymeric materials.

  • Composites
    Materials and construction of lightweight parts.

  • Strukturmechanik (German elective module)
    Die Lehrinhalte umfassen die Grundlagen der Elastizitätstheorie, die Statik spezieller Tragwerke, die Stabilität sowie das viskoelastische und plastische Verhalten von Werkstoffen.

  • Robotik (German elective module)
    Die Lehrinhalte umfassen die Anwendung und Einsatzbedingungen von Robotern und Robotersystemen, mögliche Roboterarten sowie die Robotersteuerung und -regelung einschließlich der zugehörigen Aktorik, Sensorik und Messtechnik für Roboteranwendungen.
  • Produktentwicklung* (German elective module)
    Die Lehrinhalte umfassen die Werkzeuge zur digitalen, rechnergestützten Produktentwicklung und -fertigung (Additive Manufacturing). Die Vorlesung wird durch Projektarbeiten ergänzt.
  • Physikalische Modellbildung* (German elective module)
    Die Lehrinhalte umfassen die Modellbildung und Simulation dynamischer Systeme und beinhalten Modellierungs- und Simulationsübungen im Matlab/Simulink.

  • Strukturberechnung (German elective module)
    Die Lehrinhalte umfassen den Produktentstehungsprozess für Leichtbaukomponenten und -systeme und die Bewertung von Bauteilen und Leichtbaustrukturen mittels FEM und Topologieoptimierung in Abaquas.

*Modules include laboratory

  • Master Thesis
    With the Master Thesis students demonstrate their ability to work scientifically on an open question subject independently. Within a given time period they apply the scientific methods and the knowledge and skills acquired during their course of studies.

Master of Science (M.Sc.)