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Master course in English

Non-Destructive Testing M. Sc. (NDT)

Start of the program:24. October 2016
Duration:24 months
Credit points:120
Degree:Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Fees:18,200.- € in total (4,550.- € per semester)


Dipl. Soz.Päd. Jana Smitkiewicz, B.A

Tel:  0351 40470-151
Fax: 0351 40470-110

accredited by ZEvA

Vehicles, like automobiles, trains, ships or aircraft, rotating machinery, reactors and microelectronic devices, but also constructions like dams, towers and bridges need a maximum of reliability, security and long-living function as criteria for their quality. In many cases monitoring through inspection has to be performed continuously by automatic equipment to guarantee quality during manufacturing and to monitor damages occurring in advance before those may become critical.

Non-destructive testing (NDT) measurements based on a wide range of physical principles and realized as an inspection hardware work non-invasive and become increasingly important in various applications. Application of NDT today is an indispensable requirement to guarantee state of the art quality products worldwide.

Despite this development there is a lack of adequate NDT experts highly sought by companies with different profiles of manufacturing.

DIU Dresden International University as a leading institution in a network consisting of

Technische Universität Dresden,
Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken,
Fraunhofer-Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Saarbrücken and Dresden
German Society of Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP), Berlin

offers a Master Program

                                      Non-Destructive Testing M. Sc.

Students joining the program will gain solid fundamental and specialized knowledge in all representative areas of NDT. (See also description of modules). Small classes (15 participants) enable efficient and individual learning supported by profound scientific care in theoretical and experimental exercises. Students will be familiarized with modern equipment based on all major methods in NDT.

Besides their scientific qualification the graduates will gain extended international and intercultural experience.

Successful graduates will get qualified to start their career in a variety of very different companies dealing with transportation, energy (nuclear included), chemical processing, micro and nanoelectronics as well as in institutions of public security and possibly much more.

The program is tailored towards an advanced specialization in mechanical, electrical and civil engineering and can lead to highly promising professional careers.


NDT is a full-time master program which lasts 24 months. The course is structured on a modular basis with modules offered and completed in a consecutive sequence. Lessons can also be offered as a block system. Laboratory sessions within the research modules are carried out in the research labs of the Fraunhofer-Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and also at BAM in Berlin. English language training.

The concept covers 9 basic modules, 5 specialized modules, 2 modules related to own research and the Master Thesis with 120 credits in total. The program starts with an English language training for special purposes. Furthermore, each student can apply for a special Certificate of the German Society of Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP).

Basic modules:

  1. Material Science, Metallic Materials
  2. Polymer Materials & Composites
  3. Measurement Techniques
  4. Quality Management
  5. Numerical Methods & Signal Processing
  6. Lab Sessions & Signal Processing
  7. Introduction into NDT & Magnetic Field theory
  8. Sound & Vibration
  9. Optics

Special Modules

  1. Acoustic Methods
  2. Electromagnetic Methods
  3. Radiology
  4. Optoelectronics & Thermography
  5. Fatigue, Fracture & Microscopy

Research Modules

  1. Basic Course of DGZfP
  2. Research Internship

Master’s Thesis


Lecturers will be evaluated by the students after each group of lessons for quality assurance purposes and feedback-sessions will be held. Internal quality assurance is done by the academic course director and the responsible boards of Dresden International University.

  • A Master’s/Bachelor’s Degree (4 years or 180 credit points) preferably in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, material sciences and physics.
  • Proficiency in English language (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT79 plus oral and written interview)
  • Practical experience is advantageous

For application please download the application form in the download section and get the forms sent together with the attachments required to:

Dresden International University
Dipl. Soz.Päd. Jana Smitkiewicz, B.A
Freiberger Strasse 37
D-01067 Dresden

Applications will be reviewed in commission and supported by a personal interview of each applicant with experts of DIU in the applicant’s home country.

Alternatively, you can also apply online. Please follow the link “online application”. 

Fees: 18,200.- € in total (4,550.- € per semester)

The fees include lectures, study materials, examinations, practical exercises BC course of DGZfP and Master thesis.

Accommodation, travelling and living costs are extra.

In chinesischer Sprache:


For further information please contact the project manager.

Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Christian Boller
Lehrstuhl für zerstörungsfreie Prüfung und Qualitätssicherung (LZfPQ)
Chair of Non-Destructive Testing & Quality Assurance
Universität des Saarlandes Campus Dudweiler

In the course of study both university professors and practitioners will give lectures, which guarantees theoretical depth and practical inside. The following lecturers have already confirmed their participation:

Dr. Carsten Becker-Willinger
Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany

Prof. Giovanni Bruno
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Gerd Dobmann
Senior Scientific Consultant, Saarbrücken, Germany

Prof. Uwe Ewert
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Philippe Guy
Laboratoire Vibrations Acoustique INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France

Dirk Henn
Fraunhofer-Institut for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP, Saarbrücken, Germany

Prof. Johann Hinken
FI Test- und Messtechnik GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany

Dr. Ralf Holstein
Managing Director of DGZfP Ausbildung und Training GmbH

Dr. Yang Kai
Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China

Dr. Udo Netzelmann
Fraunhofer-Institut for Non-Destructive Testing IZFP, Saarbrücken, Germany

Dr. Peter Starke
University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany

Prof. Tadeusz Stepinski
AGH Cracow/Poland (Acoustic Imaging)

Prof. Wieslaw Staszewski
Department of Robotics and Mechatronics AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Prof. Volker Trappe
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Frank Walther
Technical University Dortmund
Dr. Mathias Ziegler
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Ehrenfried Zschech
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Dresden, Germany

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