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Master programme Polymer Engineering and Science

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The University of Leoben teaches students of the Polymer Engineering and Science programme mainly advanced knowledge of the discipline. A specialisation is possible by choosing the focus area “Polymeric Materials – Development and Characterization” or “Production Engineering and Component Design”. Graduates will be sought-after experts in the selection, development and construction of suitable polymeric materials for new applications. In this area they can rely on sound knowledge in modern processing technologies. This programme also qualifies them for continuing chemical analyses, interdisciplinary examinations and planning assignments (e.g. economic analyses). Since polymeric materials can more or less be found in all areas of everyday life occupational opportunities for polymer engineers are almost unlimited. The medium of instruction is German and English.

Higher education institution:
Montanuniversität Leoben
Group of fields of study:
Engineering Sciences
Degree programme:
Polymer Engineering and Science
Master programme
Academic degree:
Diplomingenieur/in, Dipl.-Ing.
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. 2016/17, Stk. 94 (Nr. 134)

Definition of the field of studies

Polymer Engineering and Science deals with research and application of physical, chemical and technical characteristics of polymers. The aim is the development of materials which are required for specific applications or productions (e.g. by means of changes in the durability, weight, etc.). The development and construction of polymer-processing machinery is also dealt with in this programme.


The programme provides practice-oriented education. The curriculum includes a five-day polymer engineering-related excursion and two practical trainings related to compound materials. Other compulsory courses are elastomer engineering, chemistry of polymers, machines and plants for extrusion, fracture mechanics of polymers and compound materials, compound materials II, control engineering and systems engineering as well as special economics and management science. The master’s thesis is linked to the chosen elective subjects group and must be related to one of the areas included in it.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations