Students have to decide for themselves whether to embark on their professional career immediately after completing their bachelor’s degree, or whether to go on and acquire a further qualification in the form of a master’s degree. Those opting for a master’s degree will find an exciting range of industry and research-based study curricula at IKV. Those who graduate successfully will not only have acquired extended knowledge and skills but will also qualify for admission to a doctorate course.
As with the bachelor’s course, the subjects of plastics technology and textile technology are taken together for the “Master’s in Plastics Technology and Textile Technology”. Within this course, students once again specialise in either plastics technology or textile technology.
The master’s degree course is more scientifically oriented and also geared to current research to a greater extent than the bachelor’s course. The course also includes a large number of key factors that are important for imparting a comprehensive and holistic understanding of plastics processing.
In addition, the extensive range of elective subjects offers students a great deal of scope for pursuing their specific interests and selectively expanding their individual skills. Lectures on subjects including design and layout, extrusion, composites, microsystems technology and medical technology, etc. qualify graduates for precisely those areas of the plastics industry that they plan to pursue a career in.
Completing a master’s degree not only means obtaining a clearly higher qualification level, but also makes for better career prospects than a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is even compulsory for a large number of positions. Students can also only go on to study for a doctorate if they have completed a master’s degree.
The course curriculum for those specialising in plastics technology in Mechanical Engineering is divided into three sections:
The course curriculum for the master’s degree in Business Administration & Engineering with the plastics technology specialisation is similarly divided into three sections: