Composite Materials (M.Eng.)

Key facts

Academic degree: Master of Engineering (M. Eng.).

Duration: 1,5 years

ECTS: 90

Start: March

Language of instruction: German

Fees: none

Campus location: Hof

General entry requirements

For new products, ever more efficient materials are required. Frequently, these materials are a composite of different materials – metals, polymers, and fibers with ceramic and mineral components. The development of new composite materials requires specific knowledge and techniques which can be acquired in this Master’s program. In addition to ceramic and metallic composites, we also specialize in textile composites and the fiber reinforcement of polymers.

It is important to have a holistic look at the lifecycle of materials – from production to recycling. Thus, graduates are well-equipped to take on demanding management positions in the fields of material science and technology.

Admission requirements

For admission, a Bachelor’s degree in material or surface engineering, or an engineering degree with a related specialization is required. The overall grade should be equivalent to 2.5 or better in the German grading system.


Study Program structure

The first semester is dedicated to the basics, chemistry and mechanics of composite materials as well as fibers and management for engineers. The second semester includes modules on polymer matrix composites, quality and optimization, as well as modern coating processes. The third semester is a practical semester and includes the master’s thesis.


Career perspectives

There is a wide range of employment opportunities for engineers in this field. These include, for instance, positions as a production manager, head of a materials laboratory, specialist for materials in product development, specialist for automotive lightweight constructions or application engineer for composite materials.



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Contact person

Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich

Program Head and Academic Advisor

Engineering Department
Materials Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 119
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4550
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4550
E-Mail: joerg.krumeichhof-university.LÖ

Ulrich Zehendner | University of Applied Science Hof

Ulrich Zehendner

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 111
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3226
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3226
E-Mail: ulrich.zehendnerhof-university.LÖ


Prof. Dr. Hans Schmidt | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Hans Schmidt

Head of Board of Examiners

Engineering Department
Environmental Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 119
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4570
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4570
E-Mail: hans.schmidthof-university.LÖ

Composite Materials (M.Eng.)


Campus Hof

95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg