Master in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management (part-time)


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Program Description

The Master Program in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management offers a unique combination of courses in emerging technologies & systems engineering. Processes, methods, and tools for the challenges of future mobility in e-drive, autonomous driving, communication-over-the-air, and worldwide release & configuration management are introduced on the engineering as well as on the management side.

Electronic systems are omnipresent. Currently, they range from portable devices such as smartphones to large stationary installations like the systems controlling of power plants. Communication - stationary or over-the-air – of these particular systems form a network of control, sensing and influencing the environment. A cyber-physical system is the result.

These trends fundamentally influence industry (industry 4.0) and mobility, mainly vehicles for automated driving, electrical drive trains, and car-2-x communication. As a consequence, sustainable mobility concepts are increasingly using embedded electronic systems to maximize efficiency, enable automation and reduce pollution.

Target group

Professionals working in the development, production or integration of embedded systems within the following industries:

  • Automotive industry with suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers
  • Railway industry
  • Other vehicle industries (e.g. bike industry, ground support equipment, farm machines, automated guided vehicles)
  • Electronic industry
  • Software industry

Program content

Systems Engineering

  • Automotive Systems in times of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0: Integration of Cyber Physical Systems & Big Data Handling
  • Systems Life Cycle Processes (from Waterfall to Scrum)
  • Automotive Standards & Applications (autonomous driving, alternative drivetrains and more)
  • Data Communication Topologies and Technologies
    (e.g. CAN, Flexray or wireless/car2x, Ethernet)
  • Worldwide Release & Configuration Management
  • Testing 2.0 (beyond classical HiL)
  • Security & Safety (according to ISO26262, ASIL)
  • Process Maturity Level Assessments (CMMI, SPICE)
  • Analytics for Mobility Systems

Specialization Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Driver assistance systems for autonomous driving (incl. sensors & systems, security aspects)
  • Environment perception (optical sensors & systems, impact security, comfort & efficiency)
  • Vehicle traffic interaction, e.g. automotive radar technology and car-to-X communication

Specialization e-Mobility

  • Electric Power Train: Concepts, architectures, technologies (e.g. signal processing, real time systems) & design of electrical drive systems & complex electronic systems
  • Energy supply, storage & conversion (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, H² storage, powertrain systems)
  • Charging Management


The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.

Crash Course
We offer free Crash Courses to admitted students and highly recommend to participate in the course to update the technical knowledge, as it might be the crucial factor for a successful degree at HECTOR School.

Engineering Modules

  • Processes, Methods & Tools of Systems Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Systems Integration & Validation

Specialization Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):

  • Functions of ADAS
  • Components & Technologies of ADAS

Specialization e-Mobility:

  • E-Mobility: Political & Technical Framework
  • E-Mobility: Components & Technology

Crash Course:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics
  • Probability & Statistics

Management Modules

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk
  • Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Strategy & People

Specific Admission Requirements

First university degree in:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Information technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Sensor system engineering
  • Automation engineering
  • or a related subject

Basic knowledge in:

  • Higher mathematics or stochastic

Basic knowledge in one of the following fields:

  • Control engineering
  • Power transformation
  • Drive technology
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Materials science
  • Electronic materials and devices
  • Circuit technology,
  • Microelectronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Basic physical knowledge of electrical engineering or metrology

Under certain circumstances, other degrees may be accepted (e.g. depending on professional experience).

English requirements

English language proficiency is required, e.g. English as mother tongue or test certificate (e.g. TOEFL score of at least 570 PBT; 230 CBT; 90 iBT or IELTS at least 6,5 points) or appropriate proof of C1 level.

Career perspectives

Graduates of the new master program Mobility Systems Engineering & Management receive a unique interdisciplinary education in systems engineering and state-of-the-art technologies in autonomous driver assistance systems or e-mobility at one of the best technical universities worldwide. Currently, KIT is ranked #1 in the employability ranking of Times Higher Education in Germany, #20 worldwide. The KIT Master of Science Degree will foster the graduates' careers in the above-named industries to a large extent.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

The HECTOR School of Engineering and Management, named after Dr. h. c. Hans-Werner Hector, the co-founder of the software company SAP, is the Technology Business School of the worldwide known Karlsruh ... Read More

The HECTOR School of Engineering and Management, named after Dr. h. c. Hans-Werner Hector, the co-founder of the software company SAP, is the Technology Business School of the worldwide known Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Read less