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Systems Engineering

At a glance


  • Programme title

    Systems Engineering
  • Faculty

  • Starts in

    summer semester
  • winter semester
  • Duration

    3 semesters
  • Degree

    Master of Engineering
  • Language of instruction

  • Restricted admission

  • Accreditation

    by AQAS

5 good reasons

  • Study across disciplines

  • Study in small groups

  • Try out what you learn in projects

  • Learn from teaching staff with experience outside university

  • Decide what you want to specialise in

It's a match if

  • you have a bachelor’s degree from a related field

  • You like to look at the whole picture

  • You solve technical problems easily

  • And organisational problems, too

  • You’re not afraid of maths

What it’s about

Any given number of components can only function as a system if they work together as a whole. You don’t only want to understand the individual cogs but the gearbox – or even better the whole system it is part of. You like to think big. Because the best software is useful only if the technical components work, too. The magical word we will teach you in this master’s degree programme is system integration.

Course structure & majors

In the first two semesters of your studies your timetable is made up of a mix of compulsory modules, profile modules of your choice and projects. The compulsory modules include mathematical topics such as simulation and numeric but also strategic product development and data bases.

The profile modules will allow you to specialise in topics of your choice: Do you want to know more about drive systems? Or are you more interested in product automation or object-oriented modelling? The list of modules offered varies each semester.

You’ll try yourself and what you learn out in projects right away which will help you to train your technical skills as well as skills such as project management and working in teams.

In your third semester, you have five months to write your master’s thesis. You can do this in cooperation with a company if you like.

Future prospects

You want to continue your studies?

Your degree is the perfect qualification if you want to pursue your doctorate.

You want to work?

Your master’s degree in Systems Engineering will make you a sought-after candidate on the job market: In a survey among our former students, 95% of them said they had found a job within a month after graduating. They work in a variety of industries, they include:

  • Energy and water industry
  • Mechanical engineering and the automotive industry
  • Engineering offices
  • IT
  • Special machines and systems engineering

Your degree qualifies you for different positions, here are some of them:

  • Design engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Project manager
  • Programmer
  • Examiners

How do I apply?

If what you have read so far matches your strengths, interests and your idea of what you would like to study and do – in short, if this sounds like the perfect degree programme for you, you should apply.

Applying for a master’s degree programme is not much different from what you did when you applied for your bachelor’s degree programme. Depending on whether you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany or abroad, the application process varies. If you went to school outside Germany, please apply via uni-assist. If your university entrance qualification was issued by a German school, please apply via our Online Service Tool.

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