Production Automation (MEng)

At a glance

Study programme
Production Automation (MEng)
Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Type of programme
Campus-based programme
Standard Duration
3 semesters
Start of study programme
Summer and winter semesters
Admission Restriction
The programme has unrestricted admission.
Admission Requirements
First degree qualifying for a profession from a higher education institution, in electrical engineering, information technology, engineering and management (specialising in electrical engineering), process engineering or a related discipline with electrical engineering components. Applicants must have achieved an average grade of at least 2.5 [German grading system] in their first degree; if the grade is lower, they may apply for an interview in the subject area.
Language of instructions
Language Requirements
For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment.
Application Deadline

What Is This Programme About?

In the Production Automation programme you acquire skills for planning, design and construction of classic production processes in an industrial context. You additionally gain knowledge of the necessary control infrastructure, the automation functions that are integrated in control technology for an economical and energy-efficient production process, and the interplay between technical and business administration tasks and requirements.

At the end of the programme you are qualified to work as an engineer in the development, planning, construction and operation of production automation equipment and systems.

Why Choose This Programme?

You are keen to learn, explore new technologies, methods and processes, and earn new qualifications, and you are committed to personal and professional development through lifelong learning.

Whether your background is in business engineering or other areas such as electrical engineering, your interdisciplinary business and technical skills equip you to work in management as well as science and research. Through the Master’s programme, you gain the skills to undertake engineering work with responsibility for people and the environment. It is an ideal starting point for your future career.

How is the programme structured?

The Master of Engineering in Production Automation is an applied study programme. The large proportion of project-based learning as an individual and in groups requires and encourages teamwork and communication, independence, creativity, openness and plurality as well as subject expertise. Students learn to quickly become acquainted with methods and systems in new technical and scientific fields.

The standard duration of studies for the Master’s study programme is three semesters. Six compulsory modules that are characteristic of the programme are supplemented by options from the compulsory elective modules. In addition to courses from the range of available technical subjects, students can choose modules from the area of Engineering and Management.

The choice of projects enables students to adjust the curriculum to their individual interests and requirements. They relate closely to ongoing research projects and are mainly conducted in the university’s own laboratory. Together with the Master’s thesis, students can create their own project work worth 40 credits from the available options.

Where does it lead?

The study programme qualifies you to work as an engineer in the development, planning, construction and operation of electrotechnical and electronic devices and systems.

Possible professional fields include:

  • Product development and production control
  • Management, controlling and quality management
  • Industrial and production automation in production planning
  • Sales and marketing
  • Research and development

A Master’s degree shows future employers that you are keen to achieve more, which gives you much better chances of climbing the internal career ladder or working in research and development. A Master’s degree is the required qualification for employment in higher grades of the public service. It can also be the basis for subsequent doctoral study.

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Subject-related advice

Beate Ruppe

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Consultation hours
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General advice

Karin Heß

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Deputy Head of Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

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Office hours
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Advice for international students

Britta Simon


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Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
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Office hours
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