Master of Science in Management & Engineering


Program Description

At a Glance

Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Sci­ence (M.Sc.)
Application period: April 1 - June 1
Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce
Study places: 50
Start date: Oc­to­ber 1
Extent: 120 ECTS
Duration: 4 se­mes­ters
Language: Ger­man, sin­gle clas­ses in Eng­lish
Semester contribution: ap­prox. EUR 360

Please note: All mo­du­les are con­duc­ted in Ger­man.

The Management & Engineering Mas­ters pro­gram­me is fo­cu­sed on the in­ter­ac­tion bet­ween as­pects of ma­nage­ment in ma­nu­fac­tu­ring busi­nes­ses and en­gi­nee­ring. The pro­gram­me also ad­dres­ses the la­test is­su­es in both di­sci­pli­nes, with a key fo­cus on di­gi­ti­sa­ti­on in pro­duc­tion – In­dus­try 4.0.

Connecting Management and Engineering

Both the stra­te­gic de­sign and ever­y­day ope­ra­ti­on of ef­fi­ci­ent pro­duc­tion and lo­gis­tics pro­ces­ses de­mand a com­pre­hen­si­ve know­ledge of the in­ter­faces bet­ween en­gi­nee­ring, busi­ness and ma­nage­ment. A de­eper un­der­stan­ding of va­rious as­pects of en­gi­nee­ring is a key fac­tor for suc­cess in the ma­nage­ment of in­dus­tri­al en­t­er­pri­ses. That is why the de­gree pro­gram­me com­bi­nes the ac­qui­si­ti­on of ma­nage­ment skills with an in­tro­duc­tion to aca­de­mic and sci­en­ti­fic me­thods in the field of en­gi­nee­ring.

Two Profiles, One Programme

The Ma­nage­ment & En­gi­nee­ring pro­gram­me of­fers two op­ti­ons that are tailo­red to cur­rent de­man­ds on in­dus­try in the era of In­dus­try 4.0 and stu­dents’ pri­or know­ledge from their Ba­che­lor de­grees.

The Pro­duc­tion Sys­tems pro­fi­le is ai­med at stu­dents with a non-en­gi­nee­ring – ge­ne­ral­ly busi­ness – un­der­gra­dua­te de­gree and pro­vi­des an in-depth in­tro­duc­tion to the ba­sics of en­gi­nee­ring. The Pro­duc­tion En­gi­nee­ring pro­fi­le, on the other hand, is ai­med at stu­dents with a tech­ni­cal un­der­gra­dua­te de­gree – ge­ne­ral­ly en­gi­nee­ring or busi­ness en­gi­nee­ring.

Both pro­files of­fer tar­ge­ted and re­le­vant trai­ning for to­day’s chal­len­ges in pro­duc­tion, de­ve­lop­ment and re­se­arch, al­ways in­clu­ding the key in­ter­face with ma­nage­ment. Along­s­ide fun­da­men­tal as­pects of en­gi­nee­ring, the pro­gram­me fo­cu­ses on to­pics per­tai­ning to di­gi­ti­sa­ti­on.

If you are plan­ning to spend a se­mes­ter ab­road you should choo­se the third se­mes­ter for this as this of­fers bet­ter ac­credi­ta­ti­on op­ti­ons for the work you com­ple­te at the part­ner uni­ver­si­ties. The fourth or fi­nal se­mes­ter is also an op­ti­on for a se­mes­ter ab­road if a part­ner uni­ver­si­ty or a com­pa­ny of­fers you a Mas­ters pro­ject op­por­tu­ni­ty.

Aspects of All Management Programmes

All stu­dents on the Ma­nage­ment & En­tre­pre­neurship Mas­ters pro­gram­me take Ma­nage­ment Stu­dies. In a to­tal of three mo­du­les, they work to ex­pand and im­pro­ve their ma­nage­ment and en­tre­pre­neurship skills and ap­p­ly tho­se skills in the cur­rent con­text of con­stant­ly chan­ging struc­tu­res.

The first se­mes­ter ex­plo­res "Or­ga­niza­t­i­on, Stra­te­gy & In­no­va­ti­on" using case stu­dies; the se­cond se­mes­ter looks at the is­su­es sur­roun­ding "Di­gi­ta­liza­t­i­on" from the per­spec­tive of va­rious dif­fe­rent di­sci­pli­nes; the third se­mes­ter fo­cu­ses on “En­tre­pre­neurship”, and the stu­dents can, for ex­amp­le, de­ve­lop spe­ci­fic busi­ness ide­as for com­pa­nies and pro­fes­sio­nal part­ners.

Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies

Com­ple­men­ta­ry Stu­dies is part of all Mas­ters pro­gram­mes. Its three mo­du­les teach in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry cri­ti­cal re­flec­tion on fun­da­men­tal is­su­es. The in­no­va­ti­ve fo­cus of the­se clas­ses teaches stu­dents ap­proa­ches and me­thods across and bey­ond di­sci­pli­na­ry boun­da­ries, en­ab­ling them to de­ve­lop dif­fe­rent so­lu­ti­ons to chal­len­ges in re­se­arch and prac­tice.


Stu­dents wri­te their Mas­ters dis­ser­ta­ti­ons and take part in the Mas­ters Fo­rum in the fi­nal se­mes­ter. The dis­ser­ta­ti­on pro­ject should ide­al­ly be com­ple­ted at the In­sti­tu­te of Pro­duct and Pro­cess In­no­va­ti­on or in co­ope­ra­ti­on with a com­pa­ny in in­dus­try. The aim is to work on to­pics re­le­vant to re­se­arch or prac­tice using sci­en­ti­fic me­thods.

The Ma­nage­ment & En­gi­nee­ring ma­jor is ex­cel­lent pre­pa­ra­ti­on for a ca­re­er in in­dus­tri­al and (high-)tech com­pa­nies if you see yours­elf in a ma­na­ge­ri­al role at an in­dus­tri­al com­pa­ny whe­re in­ter­ac­tion bet­ween en­gi­nee­ring and ma­nage­ment is im­portant. Pos­si­ble are­as of work: pro­duct de­ve­lop­ment, pro­duc­tion, lo­gis­tics, sup­p­ly chain ma­nage­ment, tech­ni­cal sa­les, pro­cu­re­ment, mar­ke­ting and tech­ni­cal ma­nage­ment ac­coun­ting.

The pro­gram­me is also ide­al if you are plan­ning to work in re­se­arch – es­pe­cial­ly if you want to fol­low your Mas­ters with a doc­to­ra­te.

Requirements and Application

The Ma­nage­ment & En­gi­nee­ring Mas­ters pro­gram­me is tailo­red to gra­dua­tes with a Ba­che­lor de­gree (or equi­va­lent) in en­gi­nee­ring or in­dus­tri­al en­gi­nee­ring or in be­ha­viou­ral sci­ence with a fo­cus on busi­ness or so­cio­tech­ni­cal sys­tems. Your spe­ci­fic pri­or know­ledge from your pre­vious de­gree de­ter­mi­nes which pro­fi­le is right for you.

Last updated Mar 2020

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Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded furthe ... Read More

Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded further education programmes. Read less