Structure

Degree

Master of Science in Automation and Control Engineering (M-ACE)

Programme Commencement

winter and summer semester

Standard Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

Place of Studies

Campus Duisburg 

Accreditation

Accredited by ASIIN

Description

Having mastered the basic principles from their Bachelor's degree, students will deepen their understanding in the areas of mathematics (e.g. vector analysis and numerical mathematics), advanced principles of physics (e.g. fluid dynamics), automation technology (with enhanced theoretical methods) and computer science (real-time systems and distributed computer systems). The course aims particularly to:

  • Develop the ability to deal with complex theoretical areas;
  • Develop the ability to solve complex automation tasks that require demanding model building, simulation and regulation methods.

The Master's course allows you to build on the ability, developed during the Bachelor's course, to grasp the interrelationship of complex technical systems, only this time at a higher level, and allows you to focus further on specific areas. Graduates will therefore have the choice of a wide range of engineering careers encompassing: design; planning and project administration in the automation of process control technology; manufacturing; energy; buildings; traffic; and vehicle and aircraft automation. There is also a focus on solving especially complex or demanding problems. Graduates of the Master's course can therefore expect to work in:

  • Research;
  • Project management;
  • Managerial roles with responsibility for staff.

Graduates will:

  • Develop knowledge of advanced theories;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in automation technology;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in control engineering;
  • Be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills;
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems of automation technology (or its application in another engineering discipline) within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.

Content

ECTS Credits

The M.Sc. programme has been completed when 120 ECTS credits have been acquired.

  • 70 ECTS credits in the technical compulsory course units
  • 12 ECTS credits in the technical elective module
  • 8 ECTS credits in the non-technical module
  • 30 ECTS credits for the master thesis

Study Plan

Study Plan Master Automation and Control Engineering

Schedule

time table