Double-master-degree study program “processing technologies of materials”
BTU Cottbus and the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University
Russia as a part of Europe endeavours for the cooperation to the western countries. Simultaneously, Germany intensifies its contact to Russia not only as a supplier for energy but also as a market for German products and technologies. A central focus of this relationship is the developing scientific cooperation between German and Russian universities. The objective of this double master study program between the BTU Cottbus and the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University (SPbSPU) is the education of highly qualified engineers especially for German and Russian enterprises. With regard to this cooperation the BTU Cottbus understands itself as gate to the east and strengthens his international profil due to this double- master -study course.
The focus of the new study course “Processing Technologies of Materials” at the BTU Cottbus is getting to advanced knowledge level about the interaction between material, processing and engineering, strongly supported by the numerical simulation. The academic program and students exchange help to overcome the stereotype thinking of western and eastern blocs even in technical matters. A high-qualified study with international orientation and excellent career opportunities will be offered to the students.
The double degree in cooperation with one of the most renowned universities of Russia stands for especially high quality of education.
Profile of graduates and career prospects
As professionals for interdisciplinary interface management the graduates will be needed were a combined technical engineering and economical thinking and acting is asked. Intercultural competences, an excellent knowledge of the Russian/ German language as well as the advanced technical knowledge combined with an additional master’s degree of the partner university, the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University, complete the graduates profile.
The classic profile of an engineer with the following attributes:
• Methodology, logic, quantitative analysis/ prognosis and structured thinking
• Command of research and developing processes
• Interest in innovation and sustainability
is extended by additional abilities such as:
• Communication in interdisciplinary project teams
• Rhetorical skills in foreign language
• Social competence, mentality and culture as well as way of life in the partner country
Due to the education at those two universities in Germany and Russia the professionals are specifically prepared for the requirements of German and Russian labour market as well as their interfaces. The professional education reflects the current state of development in the application of new technologies and processing of materials. Early support and approval of the study program by companies promises a huge response and acceptance in business. The graduates will have excellent job opportunities in international enterprises. The range and specialization of the education is accepted and promoted by material producers and further processing enterprises of different industries.