General Information:

Plastics are widely used in the manufacture of products that we use in our daily lives. Engineers who understand how plastics materials can be designed, tested and manufactured are in great demand. This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a professional career in the plastics industry. The curriculum provides a sound basis in mathematics, physics, chemistry and process engineering, including in-depth study of plastics materials, properties, physics, engineering sciences, product design, plastics processing and computer-aided engineering. Many lectures are complemented by practical projects and laboratory experience in the University’s state-of-the-art laboratories.

Degree: BEng

Duration: 3 years

Start of studies: winter (October 1) and summer (March 15)

Application period: May 1 through July 15 for the winter term, November 20 through January 15 for the summer term

Entrance requirements:

General entrance qualification for admission to a university or technical college or a subject-related university entrance qualification. Admission is also possible via professional university access. Students have to serve a pre-study internship of at least twelve weeks in a relevant professional field prior to their studies or by the end of the third semester at the latest.

German B2 (language of instruction: German)

Contents and Structure:

First Year

The first part of the programme (semester 1 and 2) provides a sound basis in mathematics and engineering sciences and involves the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Technical Mechanics
  • Materials Science
  • Strength of Materials
  • Machine Parts
  • Design
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

The second and third year cover in-depth study in the general engineering sciences, such as

  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Technical Fluid Mechanics
  • Control Engineering
  • Design
  • Machine Parts
  • Measurement Technology
  • Electrical Drives, Automation and Robotics,

as well as plastics engineering:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Basics of Plastics Engineering
  • Polymer Composites
  • Polymer Mechanics
  • Plastics Engineering and Processing
  • Plastics Recycling
  • Tool Making and Quality Assurance

The last semester is designated for the completion of the final research paper (Bachelor’s Thesis) which may also cover research carried out in connection with practical placement at a company.

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