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Department Engineering

Engineering and Production Management

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To graduate from your degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce a Master’s thesis, which must be approved
  • pass the Master’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)“.

Master\’s thesis

The Master’s thesis is an academic paper which our students produce in the course of the last theoretical and practical block of the programme. They demonstrate that they are able to research issues from the field of product development and production independently and in a scientific manner. It is an opportunity to highlight all the technical, scientific and organisational knowledge and skills they have acquired.

Students decide on the topic of their Master’s thesis together with their training company. They are supervised on two fronts: by the company in which they are working and academically by a lecturer from the degree programme. As early as the first practical block our students carry out a project in which they analyse different projects from their company and assess them for their relevance and feasibility as a thesis. The thesis should involve at least 475 working hours and must be written in English.

To prepare for and offer support during the Master’s thesis we deliver a seminar where students are coached individually and in small groups.

Master\’s examination

Students take the Master’s examination following completion of the final theoretical and practical block. The degree programme offers three dates each year: the main date is scheduled for the second half of September. The Master’s examination is a board examination. It takes place in English and is open to the public. The examination board is made up of at least three and a maximum of six members including the chairperson. One lecturer from an engineering subject and one lecturer from an organisational subject are always present in addition to the academic supervisor.

In the exam students are required to present and defend their thesis and then enter into a discussion on both engineering and organisational subjects. The combination of subjects examined is geared to the content of the Master’s thesis and the student’s area of work.

After graduation

Our graduates are well prepared to launch their professional careers. However those who would like to continue their education can enrol on a doctoral programme at a university of technology or choose to study for a postgraduate degree.

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