By studying for a Master's degree as part of our ISE study program, students can build on their Bachelor's degree by dealing with increasingly complex issues, enhancing their specialist knowledge in their chosen area, and learning to apply specialist procedures. As part of our integrated program, a Master's qualification will provide you with an additional qualification that will significantly enhance your career prospects. A Master's will show that you have gained the enhanced specialist knowledge, skills and methods that are required in a professional environment. It will demonstrate that you have an overview of specialist disciplines and their contexts, that you have the ability to analyze engineering problems in your chosen area, and that you have the knowledge and practical ability to describe and solve problems independently. A Master's will also allow you to go on to complete a doctorate and pursue an academic career.

All disciplinary Master degree courses follow the structure given in the figure below and consist of core subjects, advanced theory subjects, profile subjects, electives and the master thesis. The mandatory core subjects are obligatory for all students and provide in-depth knowledge in the specific discipline. The elective core subjects specialize in a specific topic within this discipline. The electives and the topic of the master thesis can be chosen out of any discipline. The overall language of instruction for each Master degree course is 50% English and 50% German.

The following Master degree courses are offered:

2nd Year Master Thesis (6 Months) + Colloquium
Advanced Theories
Core subjects of the discipline

1st Year

The advanced theories give the students the necessary background for the education in the chosen master degree.

The core subjects of the discipline are the main topics of the chosen master degree. They give the chosen master degree its profile.

The elective should give the students the possibility of choosing and deepening their own profile of the degree.

The aim of the non-technical course offer is to deepen the general education of the students and if necessary to increase the linguistic competence as well as to strengthen the ability of working in teams or giving a presentation.

The master thesis is an examination paper which concludes the scientific education in every master degree course within the academic program ISE. It is used to show that a student is capable of processing a problem from the corresponding field of engineering sciences autonomously and with scientific methods and presenting it comprehensibly, within a given period of time. The duration of the master thesis is 6 month.