Non-Destructive Testing (M.Sc.)

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Short profile of the study program

With its various methods non-destructive testing is a fundamental component of the quality assurance and control in many areas of the industry today. The step by step courses for examiners offered by the German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) are an established and good basis for operational practice. Increasingly, however, more complete testing strategies have to be developed and implemented. In Germany and many other parts of the world, no adequate academic training has been available for the required engineering personnel. This gap is closed by the university course offered by the Dresden International University (DIU).

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Scholarship, Early Bird & Discounts

Scholarship Information

  • The Deutschlandstipendium provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world
  • Various kinds of DAAD funding for foreign students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations


  • Option 1: Bachelor‘s GPA from 75% and over - receive 1.500,00 EUR discount
  • Option 2: Bachelor‘s GPA from 70% - 75% - receive 1.000,00 EUR discount

Early Bird Option

  • Early Bird Option: Save 500,00 EUR if you receive admission until 30.04. for winter - semester (start in November every year) and pay the tuition fee until end of May Early

Student voices about the NDT programme

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Target Group

  • This course is designed for successful graduates, from engineering, materials science, geoscience, applied physics or related fields and also for people who are working already in the NDT field and those who are seeking careers and advanced specialization in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, as well as in highly diverse companies in transportation, energy (including nuclear), chemistry, micro- and nanoelectronics, and public safety facilities, and more. The successful completion of the degree entitles the student to work in the research field as well as in practice in industry.


The lectures take place for the most part in presence and online. Study materials are made available to students to enable asynchronous self-organized learning. Lecture-free period phases during the summer and Christmas periods.

The team of lecturers in the program includes both top-class scientists and experienced practitioners. In this way, well-founded information from science and research is combined with a high degree of practical relevance.


Participants in this course come from a wide variety of fields and can greatly benefit from diverse learning groups, to expand their horizon. We offer interdisciplinary exchange in a relaxed atmosphere.

Overview of the study contents

Basic modules

  1. Material Science
  2. Measurement Techniques
  3. Mechanics
  4. Numerical Methods & Signal Processing
  5. Introduction into NDT & Quality Management

Special Modules

  1. Acoustic Methods
  2. Electromagnetic Methods
  3. Radiological Methods
  4. Optical Methods
  5. Thermal & Microscopical Methods

Research Modules

  1. Basic Course of DGZfP
  2. Research Internship

Master's Thesis

Admission requirements

  • Master’s / Bachelor’s Degree (4 years or 180 credit points) preferably in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, material sciences , geological science, applied physics as well as related subjects
  • Proficiency in English language (level IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT79)
  • Practical experience in non-destructive testing (NDT) or even destructive testing is advantageous

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Christian Boller

Chair of Non-Destructive Testing and Quality Assurance (LZfPQ)
University of Saardland, Campus Dudweiler


Lukasz Ambrozinski - Department of Robotics and Mechatronics AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Prof. Dr. Christian Boller -Lehrstuhl für zerstörungsfreie Prüfung und Qualitätssicherung (LZfPQ), Universität des Saarlandes Campus Dudweiler, Saarbrücken, Germany

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

Prof. Dr. Gerd Dobmann -Senior Scientific Consultant, Saarbrücken, Germany

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

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

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

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

Dr. Ralf Holstein -Managing Director of DGZfP Ausbildung und Training GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Habel -formerly Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Klepka -Department of Robotics and Mechatronics AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

Dr. Andreas Kupsch -Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Fabien Léonard -University of Manchester, UK

Prof. Dr. Michael Schuth -Hochschule Trier, Germany

Prof. PD Dr. habil. Peter Starke -Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Germany

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

Prof. Dr. Volker Trappe -Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany     

Prof. Frank Walther -TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany                

Dr. Mathias Ziegler -Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Uwe Zscherpel - Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin, Germany

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Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Place of study: 
Dresden and Online
Start of study:
4 semesters
Credit points:
120 points
program type:
full time
Tuition fee:
21.800 €

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04.04.2023 - 04.04.2023

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