Master in Smart Mobility and Energy Systems (IMES)

Ostfalia University of Applied Science

Program Description

Master in Smart Mobility and Energy Systems (IMES)

Ostfalia University of Applied Science

The accredited master’s degree program “Smart Mobility and Energy Systems” is primarily directed towards graduates of a bachelors degree program oriented towards Electrical Engineering or Information Technology, that are striving for a career as a highly skilled professional or manager.

Fields of Activity and Application

Typical areas of application are technically demanding professional and leadership tasks as project, group, or department leader in respect to application-oriented research, advanced development, product definition and development, system integration, project planning, quality management, technical distribution:

  • In engineering offices, midsize and large industrial companies,
  • For service companies, business consultants,
  • In civil service, especially in the fields:
    • Traffic Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Automation Engineering, Telecommunications

Technical Study Content

The master’s degree program encompasses two important subject areas in its technical focus: Power supply and future mobility; two closely related fields. Smart mobility concepts are relying on future expansion of electric mobility. This, in turn, is only sensible to implement with the environmental and economic promotion of energy transition.

With its orientation towards electric mobility and decentralized energy concepts, the master's degree course teaches students advanced skills that qualify them for innovative and demanding tasks within the field of new mobility concepts.

The degree course focuses on implementing systems of correlated complex functions. Courses also focus on enabling system-oriented thinking. This is of particular importance because aspects of system expertise are moving closer into the foreground. Companies are no longer supplying single components, but prefabricated subsystems, which, during continued development processes, will be assembled to increasingly complex complete systems.

The following lectures are part of the basic courses in the program:

  • Sensor Data Fusion
  • Architecture of Distributed Software Systems
  • Practicum Next Generation Networks
  • Wireless Networks and Systems
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Drive Systems for Electrical Vehicles
  • Decentralized Energy Systems and Electric Mobility
  • Regulation of Electrical Power Supply Networks
  • Smart Grids and Smart Metering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Practicum EMC
  • Design for Testability

Non-technical Course Content

The programs module “Management and Law” (Management und Recht) prepares students for a later occupation as a specialist or manager in large-scale development projects. The main points are the basic understanding of contract and company law, personnel management, instruction and leadership of workgroups as well as extended planning and control in project management.

Technical Course Content

As highly qualified engineers and future leaders, graduates of our Master’s program will have significantly better abilities to acquire, deepen and present technical and non-technical content than typical graduates from Bachelor’s programs. We encourage and challenge you through research papers and oral presentations, through a semester project, the master thesis, as well as integration in the teaching of bachelor courses as a tutor or lab assistant.

The master thesis will be completed within one internship semester normally within the university (in exceptional cases, also in external companies) as well as abroad, if applicable. Students can apply for an omission of the tuition fees for the internship semester. Thmaster'srs thesis should deal with a topic from the practice-oriented research. The thesis is graded from two staff members of the faculty of electrical engineering.

Formal Admission Requirements

  • Above-average degree (overall grade 2.7 or better)
  • Bachelor (or Diplom) degree course orientated towards electrical engineering or information technology at a German university with at least a 7 Semester period of study or at least 210 credit points (or another, at least equivalent degree course).
  • Missing credit points can possibly be added through additional tests in subjects from the Master’s program, determined on an individual basis by the examination board.
  • There is no limit for the actual length of previous studies
  • A very good knowledge of the German language is required for students from non-German speaking countries. A language certificate will be required, for example the “Kleine Sprachdiplom” (corresponds to level C2) from the Goethe-Institute.


  • Secure knowledge of the basics of mathematics for engineers, and electrical engineering, basic knowledge of analogue and digital circuit theory.
  • Secure understanding of at least one high-level programing language, basic knowledge of software engineering
  • A good understanding of technical English is required
  • Ability to work independently under instruction
  • Working efficiently. The challenge level is higher than in Bachelor’s programs unication.
This school offers programs in:
  • German

Last updated February 8, 2018
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