Master of Eng. in Automation & IT
Englisch [eng]Englisch


Automation & IT   Course   Course Structure

Course Structure

The Master's program consists of 4 terms:

  • Terms 1 and 2 procure technological know-how in form of lectures, tutorials and laboratory courses.
  • In term 3 case studies are carried out in small teams of three to five students.
  • In term 4 the programme is concluded with the Master's thesis.

By emphasizing knowledge transfer, the first two terms provide the methodical and technical foundation for the Master program.

In the third term, students develop technical and methodical, as well as social and individual competencies by working on team-oriented case studies. The case studies are based on and related to actual research problems.

The programme ends with the award of the degree Master of Engineering (MEng).

The following table lists the modules of the master program:




Industrial Communication and Information Security in Industrial Automation

1 + 2


Integration of Technical and Business Information Systems

1 + 2


Modelling and Simulation of Technical Systems

1 + 2


Control of Technical Systems

1 + 2


Optimization of Technical Systems

1 + 2


Case Studies



Master Thesis



All modules of terms 1 and 2 are mandatory, whereas case studies in term 3 offer opportunities for specialization. Students have to select at least three case studies, each worth 10 credit points.

Credit points (CP), or ECTS-credits (stands for Europan Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) represent the standard for comparing the study attainment and performance of students within the European Union. This system makes academic degrees and quality assurance standards comparable and compatible throughout Europe and facilitates student exchange.

One academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS-credits, which are equivalent to 1500-1800 hours of study in all countries of the European Union, irrespective of standard or qualification type.

For additional information please follow these links:

European Credit Transfer System
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System