The program Master of Science in Production Systems Engineering builds upon the existing qualifications of the students and facilitates a deepening of the knowledge in the fields of materials, manufacturing processes, process and product engineering, manufacturing system design, manufacturing competitiveness and management. Skills such as leading and functioning within project teams and being able to communicate effectively will be strengthened. By extensive laboratory experience, the graduate will be able to carry out fundamental or applied research, to identify vital work steps and to communicate the results of such research.

Programme Structure

Students have to complete the following course elements as part of their master studies:

  • Compulsory courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses):
    • Manufacturing Technology, Production Management, Welding and Joining technologies, Gear and Transmission Technology, Mechatronics and Control Techniques for Production Plants, and others
  • Elective courses (lectures, exercises, laboratory courses):
    • Machine Tools, Machine Design Process, Multibody Dynamics, Production Metrology, Control Engineering, Tribology, Advanced Software Engineering, and others
  • Master thesis
  • German language course (up to the level B1)

Entry Requirement

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in English

Career Prospects

After finishing their studies in Production Systems Engineering, students are able to

  • identify and realize measures for yield improvement, test optimization and product cost-ability methods
  • plan, direct, optimize and monitor production processes
  • select or develop the adequate machines for a production
  • deal with cost and investment analyses
  • design workplaces

A profession in any technical field and almost any branch and sector of industry both domestically and abroad is possible. Graduates are able to successfully work in integrative and interdisciplinary topic areas. Furthermore, it is possible for students to apply for doctoral studies at one of the chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.


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