Automation technology has been shaped by developments in information technology (IT) for around 25 years. This development, which is still increasing in scope, applies equally to hardware and software. Since the scientific disciplines of computer science and automation technology are growing together in a large overlapping area to form a uniform field of knowledge, the aim of the master’s degree in Automation & IT is to expand the technical and methodological knowledge of students in this area both in depth and in breadth. Through the further development of social and individual skills, students are prepared for an activity in a responsible position in the fields of research, development, project planning, production and management.
The master’s program has a standard period of four semesters. In the first two semesters, the technical and methodological foundation for the master’s qualification is laid in the context of courses that focus on imparting knowledge. In the third semester, the team-oriented processing of case studies, which are based on current research projects, not only expands the subject-methodological, but also the social and individual skills of the students. In the fourth semester, the students deal with a current and complex problem and conclude the course with the preparation of a scientific master's thesis.
The master’s program consists of the following modules:
General admission requirements
An above-average degree is given if the overall grade "A" or "B" or "very good" or "good" has been achieved. The language skills required are English and, to a limited extent, German at a level that enables students to follow the courses.
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