At a Glance
Degree awarded: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Application period: April 1 - August 31
Type of programme: Thematic relevance
Study places: 50
Start date: October 1
Extent: 120 CP according to ECTS
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German, single classes in English
Semester contribution: approx. EUR 353
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.
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 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.