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Power Engineering

Why this course - The master's program in Power Engineering deals with power plant engineering and electricity generation. Electricity generation originates principally in large thermal and hydraulic power plants and is increasingly complemented by decentralized generation technologies providing renewable energies.

Future - The completion of the master's program opens up opportunities in the energy and power plant sectors. You are able to take up positions in the manufacture of both power plants and components, as well as at energy suppliers. Further opportunities arise in the form of research positions.

Management and Technology (TUM-BWL)

Why this course - With the Master in Management & Technology, we created a program that gives you an outstanding education in management as well as profound skills in engineering or natural sciences at one of Europe’s top technical universities.

Future - Become a skilled business Project Manager, Product Developer, Strategy Manager, Production Manager, Controller, HR Manager or Entrepreneur with a profound understanding of technical knowledge.


Automotive Production Engineering (M. Eng.)

Why this course - The Master's degree course Automotive Production Engineering aims at giving a deep and detailed theoretical,technical and practical understanding of production systems in the automotive environment and their strategic, planning, and operational development processes in conjunction with the product development.

Future -Graduates would be suited for following job profiles:

  • production planner
  • plant and operating resource planner
  • plant developer
  • production engineer
  • planning and production management or technology developer.

International Automotive Engineering (M. Eng.)

Why this course - The Master-programme "International Automotive Engineering" (IAE) wants to impart dedicated engineering approaches for the development of automotive mechatronic systems and to give instructions for solving specific problems of developing automotive electronic systems in general as well as for vehicle safety systems specifically.

Future - Basically, graduates will work as a development engineer for electronic/mechatronic systems of automobiles used to increase comfort and safety.

Renewable Energy Systems

Why this course - The Master programme Renewable Energy Systems (RES) aims at providing graduates with the skills required to successfully plan, develop and control energy systems. Graduates will be familiar with renewable energy technologies and able to expand their professional knowledge. The main focus is not on single technologies but on the interrelation between these technologies and the structure of the demand side.

Future- Absolvents of the study program are qualified for expert and leadership tasks in the following fields:

  • Planning
  • Government /Administration
  • Utilities
  • Project Development
  • Research
  • Production

For the future careers of the students the following industry branches are convenient:

  • Energy engineering
  • Building Services / HVAC
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Integration of the research institute INES into the program enables the pursuit of a scientific career


M.Eng. In Automotive Systems

Why this course - The programme is designed for students who wish to become highly qualified engineers in the field of automotive systems, who wish to work in the development of feedback control systems, automotive software and automotive electronics.

Future - The top 5 fields in which our M.Eng. graduates typically begin their career are:

  • Software Engineer
  • HIL-Test Engineer
  • System Architecture Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Software Development Engineer


Why this course - The Esslingen Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (DDM) is focused on the design and development of complex engineering systems. In order to work in modern simultaneous engineering, graduates need specialized knowledge and the ability to work in interdisciplinary and international teams.

Future - The top 5 fields in which our M.Eng.graduates typically begin their career are:

  • Software Engineer
  • HIL-Test Engineer
  • System Architecture Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Software Development Engineer


Automotive Engineering M.Sc.

Why this course - The program provides in-depth knowledge of industrial design approaches and research topics with regard to real-world vehicle requirements, market developments and legislative constraints.

Future - The program’s goal is to provide qualification for most demanding positions in the automotive sector. This includes jobs in industrial, research and development and other private or public organizations. Jobs in traffic systems technologies and traffic guidance/organization are also possible.

The outstanding reputation of the Institute in the automotive world and of RWTH Aachen University as top university underlines the excellent prospects for Master's program graduates.

Civil Engineering M.Sc.

Why this course -The four-semester Master’s program in civil engineering will prepare you for the complex demands of challenging construction, planning and infrastructure projects. With its eight program concentrations you can expand your expertise in all areas of civil engineering.

Future - The Master’s program promotes independent work and teaches methods of scientific problem solving. You learn to develop, plan and realize technical projects as a whole and with a view to economical, ecological and legal aspects.


International Horticulture

Why this course - The Master of Science programme 'International Horticulture' is research oriented and well positioned to respond to the needs of actors in the horticultural sector throughout the world. Fruits, vegetables, flowers and trees – improving their quality, yield, economic performance and their eco-friendly cultivation are the domain of horticultural scientists.

Future - Graduates work in numerous fields of natural sciences, engineering and economics. With a strong background in research, they take up leading positions in universities, national and international research agencies and international organisations.

Apart from research positions, graduates have found employment with banks, higher administration, government offices, NGOs, consulting firms and the global horticultural and agricultural industry.

As the horticultural sector is rapidly growing, employment opportunities will remain high in the future.

Optical Technologies

Why this course - The aim of the Master’s degree programme is to train specialists and executives for the entire optical industry. Hannover is an ideal location for studying Optical Technologies because engineering and scientific research cooperate closely here.

Future - The degree programme in Optical Technologies, at the interface of physics and mechanical engineering, addresses industry’s considerable need for interdisciplinary experts in the field of optics and photonics. Specialisation in selected areas of expertise from the fields of metrology, IT, production engineering, technical optics, laser technology and optical sensor technology enables our graduates to pursue a wide range of careers. Owing to the shortage of optical technology specialists, graduates of this degree programme are highly employable.

International Mechatronics

Why this course - The modern world places a myriad of demands on products. To ensure the performance, safety and economy of a design, it is often necessary to combine traditional mechanical components with electronics and software. Mechatronics concerns the integration of mechanical, electrical, control and information-processing components.

Future - After gaining expertise in one of the many advanced specializations, graduates with a master’s degree in mechatronics are able to play an active role in the research and development of new products and systems in many different areas of engineering. Fields of employment range from the car, aeronautical and space industry, to media technology, medical and domestic engineering. Graduates of the International Double Degree in cooperation with the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnical University are ideally qualified to work in global engineering and commerce.


Distributed Software Systems (Master of Science)

Why this course - The Master of Science programme Distributed Software Systems specialises in the design, development and adaptation of flexible, secure and reliable distributed applications. Important aspects are the underlying software infrastructure as well as the efficient exchange of data between widely distributed locations via public, supra-regional networks.

Future - Graduates of the Master’s degree programme Distributed Software Systems can expect a labor market with a high demand for specialists – particularly also in Germany, one of the leading nations in the development of business applications. Computer scientists in this field realise new software projects for innovative business ideas or adapt existing systems to new challenges using technical reproduction of complex company processes. Diverse prospects may also open up outside of the classic area of business software development as the acquired skills can be applied to the development of general, web-based software, for instance in the field of social networks or virtual realities, as well.

In the course of relevant internships, the students are able to gain practical experience and to make professional contacts early on. The degree programme prepares the students for the requirements of a global economy particularly due to its international orientation. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad.

Materials Science

Why this course - The Master of Science program Materials Science focuses on functional materials such as energy materials, magnetic materials, or electronic materials and their synthesis and characterization. Courses on theoretical materials science include quantum mechanics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, and continuum mechanics.

Future - Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:

Nowadays, there is an enormous demand for different materials. The development of efficient and eco-friendly materials is likely to become more important, particularly regarding the increasing scarcity of raw materials and energy.

Graduates can find employment in areas such as material development, material technology (meaning the development of new production and processing methods), applications engineering, materials testing/quality control, and failure analysis. Materials scientists work in various areas such as the automotive, aerospace, chemical, semiconductor, healthcare, or engery industries, but also , for example, in public administrations or in the insurance sector.

It is important to gain practical work experience in relevant organizations early in the degree program. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The job market for material scientists is international. In a world with global business intergration, good English language skills and intercultural competence are essential assets anywhere.



Why this course - Connecting the disciplines of mechanics, electronics, computer science and control engineering is the core competence of modern engineering. Thus the Mechatronics curriculum provides a broad insight into state-of-the-art methods for this interdisciplinary combination reinforced by research projects carried out at the university or in industry.

Future - A future career is possible in a wide array of branches including aviation engineering, automotive industry, ship building, biomedical devices engineering and electronic entertainment.

Mechanical Engineering and Management

Why this course - The international master study course “Mechanical Engineering and Management“ gives students with a bachelor´s degree in mechanical engineering or similar the opportunity to deepen their engineering knowledge in one of three technical specifications, Materials, Mechatronics, or Product Development and Production, and provides further knowledge in management and business administration.

Future - Graduates are well prepared for a future career in industry as technical and executive managers with budget and personnel responsibilities or could take up a career in research e.g. in a Ph.D. program.

Environmental Engineering

Why this course - Environmental Engineering is devoted to the study of the quality of the environment and to the technology of its conservation. It involves the basic education and training from civil engineering programs and chemical engineering, microbiology, hydrology and chemistry in order to broaden their perspective on potential solutions to environmental problems.

Future - Graduates of the International Master Program in Environmental Engineering are sought after in a broad range of different fields and have excellent prospects in terms of career development. Graduates may work, for example, for environmental authorities, water and wastewater companies, energy and waste management companies, engineering firms or in the biotechnology industry. Owing to the breadth and diversity of the course, Environmental Engineering graduates are able to quickly familiarise themselves with new information, which is highly beneficial when working in interdisciplinary teams, as will often be the case. Worldwide, the environmental technology sector is growing strongly. Inadequate environmental management can have a significantly negative impact on the economic development of a region or country. In light of the above, Environmental Engineering graduates are international in their outlook and employed around the world. In addition to preparing students for demanding careers in industry, the Master’s in Environmental Engineering also equips students with the necessary academic skills for pursuing their possible further specialisation at PhD level.


Computational Mechanics

Why this course - The "Computational Mechanics" degree program enables graduates to apply and extend the complex computer-aided calculation methods responsibly with a sound theoretical knowledge.

Future - occupational fields are given in a wide range:

Development of novel systems with special mechanical requirements in numerous applications, for example in construction engineering and the automotive and aircraft construction, Senior positions in these areas, Research and promotion in an innovative, interdisciplinary field.

Mechanical Engineering

Why this course - The Master's program in the " General Mechanical Engineering " profile represents a broad-based education in the sense of studying general mechanical engineering, without any definition of a particular profile. The curriculum offers students the professional breadth of traditional mechanical engineering training, with a set of compulsory core courses and three catalogs for personal profiling of students in the technical field.

Future - The Master's degree opens up attractive leadership positions not only in large companies, but especially in small and medium-sized companies, which open up particularly fast career opportunities. Young professionals are particularly sought after. As innovative branches of industry, in which specialists are increasingly needed, robotics, the sensors and the laser technology. Good job opportunities still exist in the automotive industry and design offices. Other employers can be found in aerospace, electrical engineering, telecommunications, medical technology, as well as in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, there are universities, research institutes and the public sector for master's graduates.