Degree Course Details
M.Sc. Automation and Safety
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Beginning of Program
winter and summer semester
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:
- Project management;
- Managerial roles with responsibility for staff.
- 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.
The academic year is divided into semesters.
- winter semester: from October to March
- summer semester: from April to September
In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.
All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.
Costs of Living
We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.
Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.
Student Advisory Service
Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3776e-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Steven X. Ding
Student Council International Studies in Engineering
The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.