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Systems Engineering and Engineering Management M.Sc.

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Systems Engineering and Engineering Management M.Sc.

Combine technical, managerial and business contents in a unique international master course for your future career in systems engineering or engineering management. Grow into a leadership role and master all challenges at the interface between technology and business. Specialize in your preferred pathway according to your background and/or future career options: Mechanical Systems, Electronic Systems and Mechatronic Systems and broaden your research potential.

At a glance

What? Current research related engineering subjects coupled with key business and management competencies

For whom? For engineering graduates who are seeking for an international learning environment

Why? Specialisation in preferred pathway: electronic, mechatronic or mechanical systems

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The Systems Engineering and Engineering Management study programme at a glance
Application Period for the Summer Semester: from 16 May to 15 November 2023 (Non-EU students) and from Beginning of December 2023 to 31 January 2024 (EU students)

More Information about the Application Procedure

Admission: NC-free

This study programme has no admission restriction.
Proof of a language qualification and proof of ability is required.

More Information about the Requirements

Degree

Master of Science (M.Sc.)
with an additional double degree option in cooperation with the University of Bolton, U.K.

Type of study

Full-time study

Beginning / Duration of course

Beginning: every Winter Semester (September) and every Summer Semester (April)

Course duration: 3 study semesters (standard period), 90 credit points

Place of study

Contributions and fees

Language of instruction

English

Before starting your studies -
Requirements & application procedure

Requirements

The study programme is NC-free, which means that there are no admission restrictions. Only the following points need to be proven.*

The necessary qualification for the study course Systems Engineering and Engineering Management has to be proven by

  • a) a degree (bachelor or diploma) in a course of studies of at least seven semesters
  • b) or a bachelor´s degree in a course of studies of six semesters PLUS one semester of additional qualification according to the conditions of the Board of Examiners. Enrolment at the Fachhochschule Südwestfalen during this additional qualification is limited to one semester,
  • Proof of English language has to be testified by a TOEFL/IELTS test in which at least the following points have to be obtained:
    • 575 (Paper based)
    • 232 (Computer based)
    • 90 (Internet based) or
    • IELTS: 6.5
  • proof of ability: the ability for the master course is considered as adduced if the applicant has completed the previous mentioned course of study (bachelor or diploma) with a good result (at least comparable to the German grade "Gesamtnote Gut", minimum 2,5 according to the German grade scale).
  • New: Applicants from India have to provide APS (Academic Evaluation Center): www.aps-india.de

*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding.

Application for Winter Semester

Application Period for the Winter Semester:

  • Non-EU students: from 16 November to 15 May eyery year. Please note: The application deadline for winter semester 2023/2024 is July 15th!
  • EU students: from Mid-May to 30 June every year

When applying for the Master’s study program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS), please make sure to choose the suitable application procedure for you. Applicants from Germany and the EU countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) should apply via the university portal. Applicants from Non-EU countries should apply via uni-assist.

Application for Summer Semester

Application Period for the Summer Semester:

  • Non-EU students: from 16 May to 15 November every year
  • EU students: from Beginning of December to 31 January every year

When applying for the Master’s study program International Management & Information Systems (IMIS), please make sure to choose the suitable application procedure for you. Applicants from Germany and the EU countries (including Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) should apply via the university portal. Applicants from Non-EU countries should apply via uni-assist.

Are you interested?

You can apply for the summer semester 2024 from 16 May to 15 November 2023 (Non-EU students) and from Beginning of December 2023 to 31 January 2024 (EU students).

To the application procedure
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Who is the study course Systems Engineering and Engineering Management aimed at?

Objectives of the Course

The programme will deepen and broaden the research potential and the knowledge base of graduate engineers. Engineering Bachelor courses especially in electronic, mechanical and manufacturing engineering are the required entry qualification. The M.Sc. will provide advanced specialist training beyond the bachelor studies.
The course will provide research training in systems engineering and engineering management. It will equip graduates with the skills to integrate advanced technology into a wide variety of industrial applications and research topics, e.g. control systems design, digital signal processing, machine learning, advanced production engineering, embedded systems.
The course will incorporate modern engineering technologies and major non-technical (e.g. management studies) elements, as both these areas are important aspects of modern industrial and engineering practice and research.

Target Group

The program is designed for engineering graduates from courses such as electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, systems engineering, etc. who are seeking for an international learning environment where they can broaden their technical skills in actual research relevant fields, such as machine learning, embedded system design, control system technology, additive manufacturing, advanced production engineering, etc. At the same time, half of the taught contents will focus on management and business topics, such that future graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in technology-focused companies. Please check the entry requirements for the course.

Ankerpunkt

What career prospects does Systems Engineering and Engineering Management offer?

Graduates of this course are well qualified for a great variety of potential roles in tech-based companies. From pure engineering roles in the fields of electrical, mechanical or mechatronic engineering, over leadership roles in systems engineering and engineering management, e.g. as section heads or department heads, to research oriented scientists and potential doctoral students. The international nature of course enables all graduates to work in intercultural environments.

How is the study course structured?

The Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) course offers a two-fold qualification where current research related engineering subjects are coupled with key business and management competencies. Therefore, the curriculum consists of technical modules, which are chosen according to the chosen pathway (electronic, mechatronic of mechanical systems) and business and management modules which are common for all pathways. The first two semesters consists of four modules each, while the third semester is reserved for the master thesis and the viva (colloquium). The actual order to the modules is defined, whether the course was started in winter or in the summer semester. The following table shows the curriculum of the course for all three pathways.

Curriculum Systems Engineering and Engineering Management*

Winter SemesterSummer Semester3rd Semester
Pathway Electronic Systems:
Signal Processing,
Systems Engineering,
Technical Publications and Presentations,
Business in Engineering
Pathway Electronic Systems:
Microprocessor-based Systems,
Advanced Control Technology,
International Project Management,
Integrated Management
Master Project and Thesis
Viva (Colloquium)
Pathway Mechanical Systems:
Advanced Production Engineering,
Systems Engineering,
Technical Publications and Presentations,
Business in Engineering
Pathway Mechanical Systems:
Modelling and Simulation of Mechanical Systems,
Advanced Control Technology,
International Project Management,
Integrated Management
Pathway Mechatronic Systems:
Advanced Production Engineering,
Systems Engineering,
Technical Publications and Presentations,
Business in Engineering
Pathway Mechatronic Systems:
Microprocessor-based Systems,
Advanced Control Technology,
International Project Management,
Integrated Management
*Only the German version of the Examination Regulations is legally binding

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Pathway Electronic Systems
Pathway Mechanical Systems
Pathway Mechatronic Systems

Info Sessions / Welcome Days

Welcome Days

For a comfortable and successful start to your studies, we provide you with various orientation sessions and support services.

More Information about the Welcome Days

Are you interested?

You can apply for the summer semester 2024 from 16 May to 15 November 2023 (Non-EU students) and from Beginning of December 2023 to 31 January 2024 (EU students).

To the application procedure
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Further Information on Systems Engineering and Engineering Management M.Sc.

Contact

Questions about the application procedure?

Heike Sobasik (SG 2.4)

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Contact preferably by e-mail
Are you admitted and have questions about enrollment?

Lisa Engels (SG 2.4)