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Systems Engineering and Management – Industrial Management

Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

Engineering products and processes are becoming increasingly complex. Making these manageable and realisable is the task of systems engineering.Here, systems-thinking is becoming increasingly important.Customer requirements must be documented early on, development processes defined and design procedures structured in every detail, right up to the handover of the finished product – without losing sight of the overall concept.

The degree programme Systems Engineering and Management will give you the specialist knowledge you need to handle these tasks successfully in industry. The course is offered in four variants with different specialisation subjects for this reason.The three-semester Master's degree programme is the result of cooperation between multiple departments at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, with the goal of providing an attractive further qualification for Bachelor graduates of engineering degrees who are aiming for a future role in management.

In the specialisation “Industrial Management” (SYI), you will be taught advanced engineering expertise in production engineering, process development and software.In addition, you will also acquire economics knowledge – particularly in controlling, cost calculation, management and staff leadership.

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To apply for the Master’s degree programme SYI you need an above-average qualification in a technically-oriented degree from a German university or a comparable foreign university – with a standard study period of at least three years and course content corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credit points.Furthermore, you should have sound knowledge and skills: equivalent to that obtainable at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences in the Bachelor's degree programmes Production Engineering and Organisation or Industrial Engineering.Other prerequisites are a good knowledge of German and English, as well as successful participation in a selection interview.

If you are not able to provide complete evidence of the knowledge and skills stated above before starting your studies on the Master's degree programme, but (due to the quality of your first degree and the result of the selection interview) it is to be expected that you will be able to complete the degree programme successfully, you may be admitted: on the condition that you acquire the missing knowledge within one semester.

Course schedule

The course plan is structured into three subject groups.These subject groups are weighted differently depending on the course’s focus.The specialisation topic “Industrial Management” comprises the following:

To start with, the subject group “Systems Engineering” covers subjects which are not part of the Bachelor’s degree programmes, but which are required for postgraduate scientific studies.In this subject group you will study engineering science in greater depth over three modules: two compulsory modules and one alternative module (elective module). These build on relevant previous knowledge from the Bachelor’s degree programme, but from the perspective of more complex systems and introducing the latest developments in scientific knowledge.

The subject group “Management” will teach you the skills you need (in addition to scientific and engineering skills) for successful management in companies.Here you must take six compulsory modules and another two alternative modules (elective modules).

The subject group “Scientific Working” concludes the course with a project and the Master’s Thesis.

Module list

Career prospects

The degree programme Systems Engineering and Management with specialisation in Industrial Management (SYI) will open up management careers for you in the most important industries in Baden-Württemberg and neighbouring regions in Bavaria.As a graduate of this course, this means you could work in production engineering, electrical engineering, IT, mechanical engineering or in the automotive industry.As well as qualifying you directly for a career, completion of the Master’s degree programme also entitles you to enter the civil service on the “höheren Dienst” career path and enables you to do a doctoral degree.​

Even today, these industries are characterised by a level of innovation which is far above average.It is safe to assume that the sustained high rate of innovation – particularly in development and project work – will ensure favourable employment opportunities in the long term as well.​​

Certified quality

By deciding to undertake a quality-assured degree programme at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you are well prepared for the future.All our Bachelor's and Master's degree courses are accredited.As part of the accreditation, the feasibility of the degree programme, the contents of the course of study and the suitability of the course's graduates for the requirements of their future careers are assessed.This means that you will receive a degree qualification which is recognised and quality-certified, which will help you with the recognition of your degree programme – both nationally and internationally.The accreditation of the degree programmes at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers students and employers a reliable guide regarding the quality of the degree programmes.


Course and examination regulations

Overview of all course and examination regulations

​The course and examination regulations define the conditions and legal requirements for a proper degree course.

Please note: if you are already a registered student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, it might be that a different version of the course and examination regulations apply for you.The course and examination regulations which were in effect when you started your course are the ones which apply.If in doubt, please contact your .

Module handbook

​The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the degree course, their content, the intended learning outcomes, and the form of academic assessment.

Please note: the module handbook / module list is updated by March 1 for the relevant summer semester and by September 1 for the relevant winter semester, and is valid from this point onwards.Please contact your programme adviser if you have questions regarding earlier module descriptions.

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