The bachelor's degree program in materials science is very versatile. In 6 semesters, content from the natural sciences (mathematics, chemistry, physics, computer science), engineering (design, mechanics, material-specific subjects such as metals, glass, ceramics, polymers) as well as skills in business administration, scientific English, communication and presentation are taught. Lecture content is made tangible in numerous laboratory practicals. A 10-week industrial internship also provides an insight into non-university activities. Materials science in Jena is a consecutive course of study, i.e. after graduating with a bachelor's degree, students have the opportunity to continue with a master's degree in materials science (4 semesters) and obtain a degree equivalent to a German diploma.
Under the research profile of the university "light, life, liberty", the materials glass and glass ceramics, linear and non-linear optics (laser-assisted manufacturing and material processing, glass fibers), medical technology (metallic, ceramic and polymer-based implants) and biomaterials (bioactive glasses) are of particular importance in Jena, in addition to traditional contents.
The broad spectrum of courses at the interfaculty Otto Schott Institute for Materials Research is additionally extended by cooperation agreements with the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Ernst Abbe University of Applied Sciences in Jena.
Furthermore to be emphasized are:
- excellent supervision and close contact between teachers and students (StudyCheck)
- demand-oriented support during studies through tutorials, study groups and seminars
- close networking with non-university research institutions, the University Hospital Jena and industry
- active and committed student council with regular events for students (excursions, sports events, regulars' table)
- a wide range of services offered by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen (apartments, dining halls, BAföG advice, childcare)
- an attractive student city in the green Saale valley ("Happy -Jena Edition") with short distances and numerous sporting and cultural offerings