CONTENT AND RATIONALE
Strategic design options and operational optimization tasks almost always include interconnections overarching technology, business and management. The in-depth understanding of engineering is seen in varying degrees as a key success factor for the management of industrial enterprises. The programme, therefore, combines the learning of management skills with training in the application of academic methods in the field of engineering sciences.
The first semester includes three modules on the fundamental principles, methods and processes of engineering and simulation. In addition, students will select one from two focuses on Automation Technology (AT) or Production Technology (PT) and complete the Module on Photonic Systems or Production Management. In the second semester, students complete, depending on the focus, Modules on actuators and control technology as well as sensors and intelligent systems (AT) or production engineering and production logistics (PT). In a challenging educational research project, students deal in a team with practical issues, which can be clarified by interdisciplinary or subject-based reflection. In addition, a selection module for individual subject focus is available. In the third semester, students take modules corresponding to the focal points of their studies. Modules on Components of Control Systems (AT) or Strategic Production Networks (PT) as well as three elective modules are available for selection. The third semester, therefore, is particularly well suited for a period of study abroad. In addition to the modules of their own major, all first-to-third-semester students take two overarching modules. In Management Studies, which include majors overarching different disciplines, students take three modules to expand their expertise the field of management knowledge. Complementary studies, also taught in three modules, draw their inspiration from a broadly academic and reflection-based science. Thanks to the special nature of these courses, students learn ways of thinking and of working across disciplinary boundaries, which will impart them with the ability to develop different solutions for problems encountered in theory and practice.
The concluding semester is for writing the Master’s Thesis, as well as attendance at the Master’s Forum. The Master’s Thesis is composed preferably in cooperation with an industrial enterprise (also abroad, should this be requested) and is treats a practice relevant subject by applying academic methods.
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Last updated December 23, 2017