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!
Studying in small teams is simply a fun way to learn!
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.
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
full-time, part-time, dual
Training revolves around processing the entire innovation project alongside teaching theoretical knowledge. The ideas for projects are suggested by participating industrial companies, for which small teams can then pitch to work on.
Our innovative teaching concept means that all relevant aspects of the innovation process are covered, including the appropriate methods. This ensures that the fundamental process – reaching from the product idea through to market launch – is covered in the right chronological order. You will spend the first and second semester working as a part of team (max. five students) on the innovation project set by our industrial partners. You will be taught the necessary theory in block courses to work on your projects and present your results at certain points in the relevant modules.
The programme is completed with your master’s thesis in the third semester. Seminars are also run to assist you in refining your skills in scientific working methods.
The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).
Modules during semesters 1 and 2
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.
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:
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:
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:
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 .
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 aspiration, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.
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Study this Master's programme combined with in-depth practical studies! Your regular studies are combined with intensive practical phases, based on the course content. The offer is aimed at both regular, non-dual and dual Bachelor graduates who have completed a combined study programme or study programme with in-depth practice.
You can find more information about the offers here.
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.
Professor Thomas Nägele
Do you have any questions relating to examinations? Decisions about matters such as counting your performance in studies and examinations towards your programme, missed deadlines, ascertaining examination performance, etc., are made by the examinations boards.
Chair of Examinations Board: Professor Thomas Nägele, Dr.-Ing..
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