1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master
  5. Technical Innovation & Product Management at Kempten

From idea to product

Can you get all fired up over the latest technology? Do you have a keen eye for customer service? Do you want to channel your creativity into successfully designing new products? Get the show on the road with this master’s degree programme in Technical Innovation and Product Management!

We have developed a groundbreaking new teaching concept to closely interlink theoretical content with real-life projects from the business world to equip you with the intrinsic skills of innovation and product management.

Germany’s success as a production location lies in its major preoccupation exporting extremely high-quality technological products, which is precisely what the training provided in this master’s degree programme focuses on. The programme is aimed equally at industrial engineers and those specialising mechatronics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, or similar disciplines. Besides specialist technical expertise in conducting projects, you will acquire all the skills required to successfully turn ideas into projects.

Market success isn’t down to coincidences or luck – it requires meticulous work. Innovation and product managers who can find the product ideas to meet customers’ wishes, evaluate them correctly, select and implement them are the bedrock and guarantors for business success in our “VUCA” world.

At a glance

  • Graduation

    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  • Type Of Study

    full-time, part-time

  • Standard Period Of Study

    3 Semester

  • ECTS Credits

    90

  • Start Of Study

    winter semester

  • Admission Requirement

    no

  • Course Language

    German

  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • International study

    optional

  • Accreditation

    ASIIN

Details about this course

Program structure

The training revolves around processing the entire innovation project alongside teaching theoretical knowledge. Tasks are suggested by participating industrial companies, which small teams can then tender to work on.

This master’s degree programme covers all relevant aspects of the innovation process, including the appropriate methods. Detailed outlines of the courses can be found under “Innovative teaching”.

The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).

Dual study

Study for this master’s degree as a sandwich programme with extended practice! This involves combining your regular study programme with intensive practical placements relating to your academic subject matter. You can choose this option whether you completed a regular, non-dual or dual bachelor’s degree, a combined degree course or programme with extended practice.

You can find further information about the various “hochschule dual”  options on our website.

Aspects

While the lifecycles of investment goods get shorter and shorter, the demands placed on products keep on going up. Technical products are turning into increasingly complex systems made up of mechanical, electronic and IT components. To launch goods and services successfully on the market in ever-shorter times, the potential of new technologies has to be spotted early on and quickly made marketable.

As a product manager, you will work at this interface between product development, high customer expectations and rapid change, as an “entrepreneur within the company”. However, the skills you acquire will be applicable beyond product management in many interface activities such as technical procurement and sales, as a project manager or in consultancy.

Application and approval

Applicants to the master’s degree programme in Technical Innovation and Product Management must both hold adequate qualifications for a postgraduate degree  and also complete an aptitude test to ascertain their suitability for advanced studies in this field. The first step in this two-stage application process is to submit the documents stipulated in the programme and examination regulations. These include:

  • A personal statement written in German (approx. 2,500 characters), stating your reasons for applying to study on this course.
  • Your self-composed curriculum vitae, highlighting aspects relevant to the selection criteria cited below.

Two members of a selection panel appointed by the faculty will evaluate your application documents (personal statement and curriculum vitae) according to the following criteria:

  • Extent of knowledge and skills acquired during first degree studies that relate to the modules on the master’s degree programme.
  • Extent of skills and knowledge acquired beyond studies that relate to the training content for product management.
  • Extent of experience in managing projects, which can also lie in social or political spheres.

This evaluation will form the basis for pre-selecting generally suitable candidates. Applicants who pass pre-selection are invited to interview, where necessary. If suitability can be ascertained in the first stage of the process, you will already be notified of your acceptance on the degree programme at this point.

Applicants might be asked to attend a second-stage, structured interview lasting approx. 30 minutes under test conditions. The interview is conducted by at least two members of the selection panel to clarify the following issues:

  • Does the candidate have adequate underlying knowledge of the economic and technological subject matter related to the modules on the master’s programme?
  • Is the candidate able to analyse typical economic/technical issues?
  • Does the candidate possess skills in the field of technical innovation and product management?
  • Can the candidate present potential solutions to problems in the filed of technical innovation and product management in a logical and factually correct manner?

Candidates’ performance will be evaluated by at least two members of the selection panel, who will both have to deem them suitable. The procedure is specified in detail in the Programme and Examination Regulations (“SPO”) for the master’s degree programme in Technical Innovation and  Product Management .

International info

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about options for you to study abroad? More about opportunities for studying abroad.

Examination regulations

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

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Contacts

Do you have any questions about how the degree programme is organised or its academic content? If you’d like to know more about the subject matter on this course, our programme coordinator will be happy to help; or for general enquires please contact the University Student Advisory Service

Programme coordinator
Professor Thomas Nägele
Email: thomas.naegele(at)hs-kempten.de