Master programme Polymer Technologies and Science (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

Students have to pass the following subjects: - Mandatory Subjects - Elective Subjects - Master's Thesis (incl. Master's Thesis Seminar) - Master's Examination - Free Electives. As part of a comprehensive range of courses in polymer technology at the JKU the master’s degree programme in Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) offers students an in-depth, science-based curriculum covering key disciplines in the manufacture of polymer products. The course expands on undergraduate studies in Polymer Engineering at the JKU. Students will benefit from the possibility to freely choose different specialisation disciplines, such as material science, polymer processing or product design of polymers, and to combine them with experimental techniques, modelling and simulation. Successful graduates will qualify for a professional career in research and development, manufacturing, marketing and leading management positions. Your Benefits • Unique cross-disciplinary program • Attractive infrastructure, state-of-the-art equipment • Flexible options for specialization • Outstanding conditions to conduct research • Excellent career prospects

Higher education institution:
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Polymer Technologies and Science (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Dipl.-Ing., DI
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2014/15, Stk. 28 (Nr. 250)

Definition of the field of studies

The master’s degree programme covers substantial basic knowledge in the areas of ”polymer materials and testing“, ”polymer processing“, ”polymer product engineering“, ”polymer chemistry and chemical engineering“, and ”lightweight design/construction“.


The regulations for subject examinations and course examinations are described in the study handbook of the JKU. The master's programme in "Polymer Technologies and Science" concludes with a master's examination. The master's examination consists of two parts: The first part is the successful completion of the mandatory subjects and elective subjects according to §§ 4 and 5. The second part of the master's examination is a comprehensive oral exam (2 ECTS credits) conducted by an examination committee. Prior to being admitted to the master's examination students must complete the first part of the master's examination, the master's thesis, the master's thesis seminar and the free electives. The second part of the master's examination starts with a presentation and a defence of the master's thesis, followed by two oral exams. One of the exams concerns the subject defined by the advisor of the master's thesis, the second exam must be chosen by the candidate out of the mandatory subjects listed in § 4 or one of the completed elective subjects listed in § 5. The examination committee consists of three members and is formed by the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs. The candidate may submit a proposal for the committee members. In general, the academic advisor of the master's thesis is a member of the examination committee. The head of the committee suggests the assessment of the presentation and the defence of the thesis. The other two examiners suggest the assessment of the examinations in their subjects, respectively.

Entrance examinations

Supplementary examinations