Master of Science Mechanical Engineering and Management
Nowadays engineers work not only as designers or as problem solvers in technical issues, but also fill management positions and have to make strategic and operative decisions. In addition to profound and specialized knowledge in diverse engineering fields, engineers also need a basic understanding in economics and business studies. Graduates, who already bring along both, specialized knowledge in engineering as well as a basic understanding of economic sciences, have excellent prospects in the labor market.
The international master study course “Mechanical Engineering and Management“ gives students with a bachelor´s degree in mechanical engineering or similar the opportunity to build up an individual profile within two specializations.
In the first specialization students gain basic knowledge in management, business administration, accounting as well as in specialized management topics, such as corporate management, human resources or logistics.
For the second specialization students can choose between three main topics: Materials, Mechatronics, or Product Development and Production. Because of the material behavior and its great impact on product design and manufacturing, the Materials specialization represents a bridge between natural science and engineering science. The Mechatronics specialization represents an interdisciplinary field between mechanics, electronics and computer science. The last specialization, Product Development and Production, includes the computation as well as the manufacturing of products. Therefore not only the structure of the master study course is interdisciplinary, but also its specializations.
The course is designed modular and is based on the university-wide standardized course structure with uniform module sizes (multiples of six credit points (CP)). The course combines the engineering and management disciplines and allows the deepening in two of four specializations. The students can broadly personalize their studies due to high number and variety of elective courses.
In the common core skills, students take the following modules:
- Computer Aided Design and Computation (6 CP)
- Fibre-polymer-composites (6 CP)
- Robotics (6 CP)
- Management and complementary technical elective courses or an internship can be choosen (12 CP)
- Complementary courses business and management (catalog) (6 CP)
- Complementary nontechnical elective courses (catalog) (6 CP), of that 4 CP are intended for German classes
Students specialize by selecting two of the following areas, each covering 18 credit points. Students have to choose the Management specialization. Solely students of the Northern Institute of Technology have to choose two engineering specializations:
- Management (18 CP)
- Materials (18 CP)
- Mechatronics (18 CP)
- Product Development and Production (18 CP)
Within each area of specialization students can choose within a catalogue of modules (each 6 CP).
Students write also a master thesis and one additional scientific project work.
- Research Project (12 CP)
- Master thesis (30 CP)