In 3 semesters to become an expert for questions about rescue engineering - with a focus on scientific problem solving and research methods to become an expert for complicated questions in the field of safety and security.


The prerequisite for admission to the course is the successful completion of a university course in the "Rescue Engineering" course or in a comparable course with the minimum degree of "Bachelor of Engineering", "Bachelor of Science" or "Diplomingenieur" and an overall grade of at least "good" ( 2.5) required. The decision on the relevance of the degree is made by the examination board. The qualifying course must have a minimum of 210 credits.


Building on the engineering skills acquired in the Bachelor's degree, the Rescue Engineering Master's degree deepens knowledge with a special focus on recognized scientific and research-oriented methods. The aim is to provide the students with engineering tools and means to work on complex problems in the areas of security and hazard prevention as well as civil protection. As part of two master's projects, students apply these methods independently during their studies.

  • Rescue engineering
    The Rescue Engineering course focuses on employee and company management, as well as recognizing and analyzing potential dangers and weak points, for example in the context of events or critical infrastructures.


In the area of ??non-police security and security, with the elements of operational security, preventive security and security technology, there are a number of technical, medical and organizational tasks. At the same time, the requirements for quality and economy are growing rapidly. Due to financial constraints and critical resources, appropriate solutions must be designed efficiently.

Increasing complexity, economic constraints and time-critical problems require interdisciplinary and comprehensive training for personnel in hazard prevention. The Rescue Engineering course takes these requirements into account. The highly qualified managers of the future are sustainably trained at the TH Köln.


The previous graduates of the course work in the following areas:

  • Fire brigades and technical aid organization;
  • Aid organizations, rescue service organizations and companies;
  • Authorities and agencies of security;
  • Health insurances and insurances;
  • Hazardous industry;
  • Companies and offices specializing in security measures
  • Research and Development;
  • Plant safety, safety engineering, occupational safety and fire protection;
  • Logistics and project management.

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