"Materialisation of ideas" - the motto of the German Materials Society e.V. (DGM) gets to the heart of the essence of the field of Materials science and engineering (MatWerk) with just three words. With our involvement in the Study Day for Materials Science and Engineering e. V. (StMW), that unites 43 universities in Germany, we want to make a contribution towards giving the study of MatWerk an identity and improving its public perception. A further step towards transparency is this DGM-Study Handbook, which is in its third edition. It should help you, dear student, with your decision-making and be a guide through the range of courses on offer. So that at some point, your ideas will turn into materials.