Entry requirements
Applying for a master’s degree programme

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General entry requirements

First university degree

  • with a grade of at least 2.5/“good”

 

If you apply before completing your first degree:

  • Bachelor’s degree programme lasting 7 semesters: Evidence of at least 180 ECTS credit points
  • Bachelor’s degree programme lasting 6 semesters: Evidence of at least 150 ECTS credit points

Exceptions

  • Bachelor’s degree programme lasting 7 semesters: Evidence of at least 170 ECTS credit points
  • Bachelor’s degree programme lasting 6 semesters: Evidence of at least 140 ECTS credit points

for the degree programmes:

  • Energy Technology
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • Production Engineering and Materials Science
  • Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

If you are already a student at our university, you don’t need to submit this evidence. ​​​​​​

Foreign university degrees

Did you gain your university degree abroad?

  •    Get your certificate verified and validated by uni-assist
  •    Language proficiency

You can find all the information you need in the International section

Requirements for specific degree programmes

Automation and Robotics

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: mechatronics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering – electrical engineering, industrial engineering for mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, packaging technology
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points (without a practical semester): Evidence of 20 weeks working in mechatronics / complete a practical semester to gain a further 30 ECTS credit points

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Automation and Robotics webpage.
 

Electrical Engineering

  • A first degree in electrical engineering or information technology with at least 180 ECTS credit points
  • Sufficient proficiency for being taught and examined in English (e.g. written TOEFL test score of at least 525 points or grade 2.5 or better in a compulsory undergraduate degree module completed in English); graduates from a degree programme taught in English will be considered proficient without needing to provide additional proof.

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Electrical Engineering webpage.

Energy Technology

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, energy technology, process engineering, supply engineering, process technology, aerospace engineering
  • with at least 15 ECTS credit points in the areas of thermodynamics, thermal transfer or fluid mechanics
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points: Evidence of 20 weeks working in engineering

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Energy Technology webpage.
 

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points: Evidence of 20 weeks working in automotive engineering

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems webpage.
 

Production Engineering and Materials Science

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, industrial engineering – mechanical engineering
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points: Evidence of 20 weeks working in engineering (mechanical engineering)

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Production Engineering and Materials Science webpage.

Game Engineering and Visual Computing

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: computer science, industrial engineering, game engineering
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points, you will need to acquire an additional 30 ECTS.

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Game Engineering and Visual Computing webpage.

Global Business Development

  • A first degree in business or economics.
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points (without a practical semester): Evidence of 20 weeks’ practical experience / complete a practical semester to gain a further 30 ECTS credit points
  • Evidence of English equivalent to at least level B2 (e.g. ABI/FOS/BOS certificate, Unicert language certificate, BEC Vantage, TeLC)

  • Evidence of 4 months spent abroad

  • Essay (approx. 2,500 words in German engaging with a scientific question on any topic from your degree subject in relation to at least one aspect of the degree programme that you wish to study)

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Global Business Development webpage.

Computer Science

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: computer science, business information systems
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points, you will need to acquire an additional 30 ECTS.

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Computer Science webpage.

Innovation, Entrepreneurialism and Leadership

  • A first degree in tourism management or an equivalent degree programme worth at least 210 ECTS credit points
  • Graduates with a 6-semester bachelor’s degree (without a practical semester) will be required to submit evidence of a continuous period of no less than 20 weeks’ professional activity in a field related to their bachelor’s degree completed after the second semester of their degree programme.
  • The result for your bachelor’s or “Diplom” thesis and evidence of passing your bachelor’s / “Diplom” examination must be presented by the end of the first semester.
  • Personal statement (approx. 2,500 character).
  • Evidence of proficiency in English at level B2 (e.g. by Unicert, TelC, BEC Vantage, etc.)

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Computer Science webpage.

Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision

  • A first degree in computer science
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points, you will need to acquire an additional 30 ECTS.

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision webpage.

Logistics

  • A first degree in business or economics
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points (without a practical semester): Evidence of 20 weeks’ practical experience / complete a practical semester to gain a further 30 ECTS credit points

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Logistics webpage.

Social and Health Services Management

  • A first degree in a non-business/economics-related subject in the field of social or health care. To count as “non-economic”, a degree programme must have included no more than 30 Credit Points from modules focusing on business administration, economics or management – for example, ergotherapy, nutritional sciences, educational sciences, geriatric therapy, rehabilitation and care, gerontology, gerontological nursing and therapy, health sciences, human medicine, teaching, nursing, care sciences, pharmacy, physiotherapy, psychology, social work, social education or sports sciences.
  • Your degree must have been awarded by the deadline for submitting applications. It is not possible to present the certificate after this date.
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points (max. 18 ECTS practical modules): Evidence of 20 weeks’ practical experience (social or health care)

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Social and Health Services Management webpage.
 

Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

  • A first degree in the area of mechanical engineering
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points: Evidence of 20 weeks working in engineering (mechanical engineering)

For further information about this degree programme, please see the Social and Health Services Management webpage.

Technical Innovation and Product Management

  • A first degree in one of the following areas: mechatronics, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering – electrical engineering, industrial engineering – mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, packaging technology

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 technical 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 field 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 .

 

For further details, please see the degree programme webpage.

Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

  • A first degree in industrial engineering – mechanical engineering
  • If your bachelor’s degree is worth 180 ECTS credit points: Evidence of 20 weeks working in engineering (mechanical engineering)

For further details about this degree programme, please see the Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering webpage.

University Student Advisory Service

If you have any general questions about

  • our range of degree programmes,
  • entry requirements or the
  • application process,

then the University Student Advisory Service will be happy to help.

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