PFH Hansecampus Stade/Hamburg
Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The Master's degree in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" is intended for engineers and graduates of mathematics and natural sciences with professional experience, who would like to gain a qualification in the area of composites via the professional development route. The particular focus of the study programme is on both carbon fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP, colloquially known as "carbon") and glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GFRP). The course is structured as a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course.
You can complete the study programme either in German or in English. A Master's qualification will open up the best possible career prospects, with the CFRP branch of the economy alone being forecast to grow by 10 percent a year. The high demand for specialists in composites is therefore bound to continue to increase in future.
- Study programme unique in the whole of Europe
- Best possible career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, wind turbine construction and many other industries
- Professional development study programme in block and weekend courses
- Up-to-date content provided by professors with practical experience
- Collaborative partners like Airbus, DLR and Fraunhofer Institute in the immediate neighbourhood of the campus
- Selected management content in the study programme
- Individual supervision in small learning groups
NEW! Full-Time Triple Award Option
The MSc in Composites is now going to be offered within the scope of a full-time, triple-award programme. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a fully accredited and state-recognised Master of Science degree in Composites, a Management Certificate, and a German Language Certificate.
This three-semester (18 months) programme has been developed with international engineering graduates in mind who are seeking to gain expertise in the exciting field of composites and who have an affinity towards Germany. Its full-time nature and its inclusion of management courses and German language training are designed to make it easier for candidates to obtain a student visa and to improve their chances of gaining work experience in Germany. The heart of the MSc programme consists of four 16-day blocks of lectures and workshop/lab sessions, between which students take intensive German language and Management courses. The final semester is dedicated to the master's thesis.
Professional Development Specialisation in the Key Technology Field of CFRP
The University offers the professional development engineering programme, leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.), in "Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites" at PFH Hansecampus Stade. It is accredited by the Accreditation Agency ASIIN and state-recognised. The study programme extends over three semesters, is worth a total of 60 ECTS and contains seven modules that have been coordinated in terms of content.
In the first and second semester of the study programme taught in German, you will attend one two-week and one one-week block of courses as well as five weekend courses. In the study variant taught in English, you will complete a total of four block units, each of 17 days' duration, and a weekend course. In addition, blended-learning aspects accompany the study programme. The third semester in both study variants is reserved for the Master's thesis and oral defence . This split ensures that you can coordinate study programme and simultaneous professional activity optimally.
The first two semesters are given over to theoretical consolidation of the engineering science content, focusing particularly on the conceptual and structural design of fibre composites, partially/fully automated manufacturing processes and process optimisation. You will also obtain extensive knowledge about designing multi-functional composites and implementing intelligent fibre composite structures. Business Administration content, such as Internal Accounting & Controlling (in the context of a business simulation game), Innovation and Strategic Management, are also integrated into the first semester. Finally, in the third semester, you will work on your Master's thesis, with the oral defence of which you will complete the study programme leading to a Master of Science.
The Master of Science in Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites will give you a cross-industry qualification enabling you to undertake management tasks in activities related to fibre composites. It will, for example, open up excellent career prospects in aircraft construction, automotive engineering, machine construction, ship und yacht building, railway vehicle and wind turbine construction.
Completed higher education course of study in engineering sciences or an above-average higher education qualification in natural sciences and at least one year's professional experience.
- Written or online application
- personal interview, where applicable
Possible to apply at any time
Letter of application, cover letter, tabular curriculum vitae, copies of all official graduation certificates from all higher education institutions and training centres, a letter of recommendation from the higher education, research or corporate sphere, application form specific to PFH
- 5,940 euro per semester for part-time students; €7,200 for full-time triple award students
- 520 euro admin fee (waived for EU citizens)
- 420 euro enrolment fee (non-recurring)
- 1,000 euro examination fees (once per study programme)
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Last updated March 27, 2017