Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering M.Sc.

The Master’s programme at a glance

The Master’s programme offers a wide range of electives in both the economic and technical fields which allow students scope to design their own courses and require them to draw up their own, personal study plan.

Law and Economics | Compulsory Electives B | 6 CP

From a wide-ranging list, students choose a module in which to specialise “to a certain extent”. The lectures/seminars are held over a period of two semesters. The examination taken at the end of the module is usually oral. Once the first examination has been taken in the module selected, the module must be completed. The valid list of compulsory electives is published at the beginning of each semester (see below: Documents on the programme).

Law and Economics | Specialisation | 12 CP

From a list of specialisation options, which is drawn up by one or more subject areas, students are free to choose a specialisation (12 CP). The lectures/seminars are held over a period of two semesters. The examination taken at the end of the module is usually oral. Once the first examination has been taken in the specialisation module selected, the module must be completed. The valid list of specialisations is published at the beginning of each semester (see below: Documents on the programme).

Law and Economics | Master’s Seminar | 5 CP

Students are required to attend one of the Master’s Seminars offered in the Department of Law and Economics.

Mechanical Engineering | Foundation Modules | 16 CP min. – 26 CP max.

The foundation modules are designed to give students the fundamental knowledge required for the advanced Master’s course. Study regulations therefore prescribe a compulsory subject. Moreover, electives worth at least a further 10 CP, which can be chosen from currently five modules, must also be completed. In accordance with their personal interests and existing requirements, students can accrue a further eight CP (max.) for the advanced course in the foundation modules, which also enable them to complete certain elements of the Master’s programme during their Bachelor’s Programme.

Mechanical Engineering | Advanced Modules | mind. 19 CP – max. 27 CP

In the field of practice-oriented options, students are required to take a Mechanical Engineering Tutorial or complete an Advanced Design Project (at least 4 CP). Core teaching modules offer interesting specialisation options in the technical field. Students are recommended to read the subject area webpages of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and to consult the respective professors if they have any special queries.

Master’s Thesis and Programme Assignment | 15 CP + 15 CP

The Master’s thesis is a final dissertation (normally taking three months). In addition, students complete a graded course assignment (three months). If the course assignment addresses a topic from the field of Law and Economics, students must choose a topic from the field of Mechanical Engineering for their Master’s thesis and vice versa. If a examiner tutors the final dissertation/course assignment, it can be undertaken externally (e.g. in cooperation with a company). Please take careful note of our detailed Information on final papers.