At a glance

Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study Period
3 semesters with pre-qualification in Engineering/ Engineering and Management
4 semesters with pre-qualification in Business Administration
Orientation Applied
Instruction Language
German, selected modules in English
Credits 90 ECTS with Engineering pre-qualification
120 ECTS with Business pre-qualification
Restriction First degree grade 2,5 or better; see also admission requirements
Specialization Energy Technology and Management
Production Technology and Management
Technical Product Management
Start of Program
summer and winter semester
Tuition and Fees
  • only administration costs
  • as of fall 2017 (probably): 1.500€/ semester for non EU/EEA applicants
  • as of fall 2017 (probably): 650€/ semester for a second Bachelor's degree
For more information see Tution fees for international students

Study program

Our master study program enables graduates in Business Adminstration, Engineering and Engineering and Management to complete their previous study by the particular knowledge for their work. 

Regarding their first degree our students will have the focus on the following content:

  • Graduates in Business Administration: engineering courses;
  • Graduates in Engineering: business courses;
  • Graduates in Engineering and Management will deepen their former engineering and management studies.

Regardless of the first degree all students choose one of our three specialization: Production Technology and Management or Product Management.

  • For graduates in Engineering and Engineering & Management: 3 semesters - 2 theoretical semesters and 1 semester for the master thesis.
  • For graduates in Business Administration: 4 semesters - 3 theoretical semesters to deepen the technology and science fundamental knowledge as well as 1 semester for the master thesis.

Semester dates summer semester*

Semester start

March 1

Welcome event and start of lectures

1-2 weeks after semester start

End of lectures

End of June

Examination period

2 weeks following the end of lectures

End of semester

August 31

Semester dates winter semester*

Semester start

September 1

Welcome event and start of lectures

3 weeks after semester start

End of lectures

End of January

Examination period

2 weeks following the end of lectures

End of semester

Februar 28

*last update 08/2015
Current semester dates can be found here (German) .

Tution Fees

All future students who are not nationals of a state of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).

Reference: Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Tution Fees for International Students, update 17.07.2017

Tuition fee waivers for international students will be granted automatically in the following cases:  

  • Students from the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Non-Germans with a German higher education entrance qualification under § 58 LHG
  • Students enrolling for a doctoral program
  • Students on exchanges arising from partnership agreements with their host university (e.g. Erasmus) - § 6 Abs. 1 Landeshochschulgebührengesetz (LHGebG)
  • Double Degree students from partner institutions abroad, if mutual tuition fee waivers have been agreed upon within partnership agreements - § 6 Abs. 1 LHGebG
  • Family members (spouses, de facto partners, children) of citizens of EU and EEA countries under § 3 of EU freedom of movement law - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have an EU residence permit - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 LHGebG.
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens permanently residing in Germany with a residence permit for international law - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 5 LHGebG
  • Refugees whose habitual abode is in Germany, who are recognized under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and whose entitlement to reside in Germany is not merely provisional - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 3 LHGebG
  • Displaced persons under the (post-World War II) - Gesetz über die Rechtsstellung heimatloser Ausländer im Bundesgebiet - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 4 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with permanent residence in Germany who have been legally present in Germany without interruption for at least 15 months and who have a particular form of residence permit (e.g., due to a stay of deportation or other obstacle to leaving the country) -  § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 6 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with permanent residence in Germany who have been legally present in Germany without interruption for at least 15 months - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 7 LHGebG,
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have been present in Germany for five years and have been legally employed - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 8 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with at least one parent who has lived in Germany for a total of 3 of the 6 years prior to the start of the applicant’s studies and who was legally employed - § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens who have completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree or a Staatsexamen or diploma study program (cf. Second Degree Tuition Fees) - 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 10 LHGebG

The following may apply for exemption to the fee after they receive the payment-due notice:

  • Students in a practical semester which is part of their regular studies - § 6 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 LHGebG
  • Students with a significant disability which hinders their studies as set out in § 2 SGB IX - § 6 Abs. 7 LHGebG
  • Students on leave of absence, if the application for leave of absence was made prior to the start of semester - § 6 Abs. 2 Nr. 1 LHGebG
  • Students in their year of practical training? - § 6 Abs. 2 Nr. 2 LHGebG
  • Non-EU or EEA citizens with an “Aufenthaltsgestattung” residence document under § 55 paragraph 1 of the asylum law, who have citizenship of a country which the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees assesses as having a high protection quota - § 6 Abs. 6 LHGebG.    

If a state leaves the EU or EEA (e.g. Brexit) and if citizens of that state thereby become subject to tuition fees, citizens of that state may continue their studies without paying tuition fees if, at the time the departure from the EU or EEA becomes effective, they have been enrolled in a degree program at an institution of higher education in Baden-Württemberg for at least five semesters.

 

Reference: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Tution Fees for International Students, update 17.07.2017

Specialization

In order to maintain the competitiveness of manufacturing companies, constantly optimized production processes are of central importance. Our graduates will be prepared with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement efficient manufacturing processes in industrial companies.

Tasks for which you are prepared:

  • Planning the production program: What will be produced at which time?
  • Planning production capacities: Where and how much power is required?
  • Planning the factory layout: How should the production halls be set up?
  • Planning the production lines: Which machines and how much automation?
  • Optimization of logistic processes and systems
  • Optimization of production processes and production facilities
  • Introduction and training of lean production methods

Typical applications:
Technical and managerial functions in the field of industrial production such as

  •     Production and process management
  •     Production and factory planning
  •     Business Reengineering
  •     Technical consulting

Modules and content:

Advanced Production Systems (PR1, German)

Production process analysis and optimization fundamentals as well as the principles and methods of holistic production systems.

Production Grids (PR2, German)
Analyse and optimization methods of productkion processes across all production sites.

Production System Design (PR3, German)
Planning and designing production facilities and logistics systems, creating robust and efficient production processes.

Many industrial markets are characterized by drastic changes. Companies only remain sustainable and successful by knowing the market, competition, new trends and customer needs exactly and organises its product strategies afterwards. Our graduates will be prepared with the necessary knowledge to plan and implement technical products and services at the interfaces of development, marketing and sales.

Tasks for which you are prepared:

  • Analysis and evaluation of markets and customer needs for technical products and services
  • Development of scenario analyzes
  • Assessment of technologies
  • Plan, implement and control innovation processes
  • Creation of specification sheets and accompanying development activities
  • Participate in development of product portfolios
  • Plan, implement and control product and market launch strategies
  • Price calculation and sales, costs and revenues planning of products and industrial services
  • Attend technical product groups throughout the product life cycle

Typical applications:
Technical and managerial functions for products or product groups in industrial enterprises such as

  •     Product Management
  •     Innovation Management
  •     Technology Management
  •     Marketing
  •     Business Development

Modules and content:

Innovation and Technology Management (TPM1, German)
Tasks and processes of technical product management and interfaces to other operational functional areas. Organization, planning and control of innovation and technology processes in companies. Survey, analysis and evaluation methods of industrial markets (in particular customer requirements, market and competition structures), as well as for generating, analyzing and evaluating innovations and technologies.

Product Planning and Support (TPM2, German)
Processes and methods of product planning, in particular product lifecycle management. Methods for developing and implementing product strategies, product tests and product launches. Selected instruments of product policy such as product improvement, product change and product elimination.

Controlling in Product Management (TPM3, German)
Operational and strategic controlling instruments in product management. Product-related planning and controlling systems, price calculation for technical products and services. Processes and methods of strategic and operational cost management in product life cycle.

Course of studies and modules

Admission requirements

The selection process and the necessary admission requirements are specified in the Auswahlsatzung (German).

  • Grade of bachelor degree or equivalent: at least 2,5 (German grading scale)
  • A pre-study course of at least 180 ECTS credits, of which 96 ECTS credits consist of business and law courses, as well as a technical pre-study internship (German) of 20 working days, completed at the latest at the beginning of the lecture period of the second study semester.

    By completing the excel sheets (ECTS-Check, in German) you could check whether you are basically eligible for approval.
  • Grade of bachelor degree or equivalent: at least 2,5 (German grading scale)
  • A pre-study course of at least 210 ECTS points in total, which should consist of electrotechnical, mechanical or process engineering, as well as basic knowledge of the general management in the amount of at least 4 ECTS points.
  • Grade of bachelor degree or equivalent: at least 2,5 (German grading scale)
  • A pre-study course of at least 210 ECTS points in total, which should consist of at least 36 ECTS points in electrotechnical, mechanical or process engineering (without mathematical or natural science).
  • By completing the excel sheets  (ECTS-Check, in German) you could check whether you are basically eligible for approval.

All relevant information, such as

  • final grade of the academic degree, if not availabe yet the average grade of all services performed (see Auswahlsatzung, §3 (2)). The average grade must be confirmed by the issuing institution.
  • periods of professional occupation
  • periods of stays abroad
  • in the case of pre-qualification Business Administration: a basic technical internship (if available) and the ECTS-Check BWL
  • in the case of pre-qualification Engineering: basic knowledge of the general management in the amount of 4 ECTS
  • in the case of the prequalification of Engineering & Management: ECTS-Check WI

in a verifiable manner by copies.

Address:
    
University of Applied Sciences Mannheim
   
Zulassungsamt
    
Paul-Wittsack-Strasse 10
    
68163 Mannheim
    Germany


Plasae use the address sheet issued online!

You will receive a confirmation that we received your applicaton via our online portal. In the case of a successful application, you will receive also a provisional notification within 10 days after the application closing date for applications. Applications not taken into account are on the waiting list.

The selection process is reopened every semester. It is not possible to make a reservation for the following semesters.

Contact: International Office

Summer term

Application period

End of November - January 15

Selection process

January

Admittance information

February

Succession period

Mid of February

Matriculation deadline

Please refer to the letter of admission

 Fall term

Application period

End of May  - July 15

Selection process

July

Admittance information

August

Succession period

Mid of August

Matriculation deadline

Please refer to the letter of admission

Head of study program:

Prof. Dr. M. Hauth
Building L, room 156
 +49 621 292 68 34
master@wing.hs-mannheim.de

Accreditation

This study program is accredited by ZEvA.