Mathematics, Engineering & Production

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Master

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 Nowadays many technical products are highly equipped with embedded and control components. The awareness and importance of the software and hardware co-design is increasing and technical products have to be planned as one integrated system from the very beginning. Therefore, a discipline combining the knowledge of electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering is becoming essential in engineering and the need for qualifications in the three mention fields arises following the goal of interdisciplinary system develop... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

3 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
90CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

 Nowadays many technical products are highly equipped with embedded and control components. The awareness and importance of the software and hardware co-design is increasing and technical products have to be planned as one integrated system from the very beginning. Therefore, a discipline combining the knowledge of electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering is becoming essential in engineering and the need for qualifications in the three mention fields arises following the goal of interdisciplinary system development thus forming successful individuals.

The Systems Engineering master´s programme at the University of Bremen is supported by three faculties:

  • Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science, and
  • Faculty 04: Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty).

Thus, the interdisciplinary study programme offers qualifications in the three basic disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science and production/mechanical engineering. Right from the beginning of their study students learn to observe a technical system holistically as one unit, they learn interdisciplinary ways of observing systems. They study in an interdisciplinary working environment from the very start.

This master´s programme offers four specializations, giving the students an opportunity to apply and expand their theoretical knowledge of the three basic disciplines with specific knowledge and skills in one or more areas:

  • Automation and robotics,
  • Embedded systems and system software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production engineering.

The master´s programme Systems Engineering can be carried out in a field of study with a greater focus on scientific work and research ("Research Deepening"), giving students, who aim a scientific career the opportunity to gain first experience in research and scientific work.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Master graduates in the subject of Systems Engineering are able to consider the system as one whole unit. Their knowledge and skills in the three disciplines (electrical engineering, computer science and production/mechanical engineering) is deepened and applied in one specialization area. Thus, graduates in the Systems Engineering master´s programme have a very broad field of work e.g. development, programming and maintenance of complex facilities and systems in industry. Furthermore, they can apply their knowledge and skills in companies and organizations by managing scheduling or working in the technical EDP area.

They can work in a research oriented and scientific environment. This applies especially students studying the option "Research deepening".

The master's programme Systems Engineering offers excellent preparation for doctoral studies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The master´s programme Systems Engineering comprises a total of 90 CP distributed over 3 semesters.

The programme defines four different specialization areas:

  • Automation and Robotics,
  • Embedded Systems and System Software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production Engineering;

of which every may be studied in a field of study with a greater focus on scientific work ("Research Deepening").

The program is structured as follows:

3 Integration Modules in which students gain basic knowledge to continue their studies in the chosen specialization area:

  • Integration Module Electrical Engineering (8 CP),
  • Integration Module Computer Science (6 CP), and
  • Integration Module Production Engineering (6 CP).

The area of competence, in which students gain knowledge relevant and characteristic for the chosen specialization:

  • Module Specialization Area (12 CP),
  • Module Area of Competence (12 CP) or Module Research Project (12 CP).

The area of complementary knowledge and skills defines these modules:

  • Module Complementary knowledge and skills I (12 CP),
  • Module Complementary knowledge and skills II (6 CP) or Module Research Foundations (6 CP).

The module Masterthesis:

  • Module Masterthesis incl. Colloquium and a non-graded assignment in the form of a presentation or report (28 CP), and
  • Module Masterthesis incl. Colloquium and a written (non-graded) assignment in the form of a publication (28 CP).

Course schedule

The module schedule and sequence is a recommendation only; modules can be attended in a different order.

Specialization AreaArea of complementary knowledge and skills

Masterthesis
Integration Modules, 20 CP
Area of Competence, 24 CP
8 CP6 CP6 CP12 CP12 CP12 CP6 CP28 CP
I sem.  Electrical
 Engineering 
 Computer
 Science
 Production
 Engineering
 Specialization
 Area
 Area of
 Competence    

 or

 Research
 Project

 Complementary
 knowledge and
 skills I
 Complementary
 knowledge and
 skills II

 or

 Research
 Foundations



II sem.
III sem.






 Masterthesis
 incl.
 Colloquium
 and a non-
 graded
 assignment

CP = Credit Points, sem. = semester.

Compulsory, elective and optional

The programme defines compulsory and elective modules:

  • The Integration Modules, the module "Specialization Area" and the module "Complementary knowledge and skills I" are compulsory modules.
  • The modules "Area of Competence" and "Research Project", and the modules "Complementary knowledge and skills II" and "Research Foundations" are elective modules. The two modules defining the masterthesis are elective modules, too.

Within the modules, the courses and lectures are defined as compulsory and elective.

Typical course types

In addition to the classical course forms (e.g. lectures, exercises, laboratories), the student´s scientific work and team-oriented working methods are emphasised.

Major fields

The programme defines four different specializations:

  • Automation and Robotics,
  • Embedded Systems and System Software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production Engineering;

of which every can be studied in the optional "Research deepening" field of study with a greater focus on scientific work.

Practical

Although students are encouraged to do one, a practicum is not an obligatory part of the master´s programme Systems Engineering.

Study abroad

A full semester abroad is not compulsory but possible and welcome.

Exams forms

Examinations are carried out in forms according to the official exam regulation of the University of Bremen (the AT MPO) and the subject-specific examination regulations (the MPO).

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

This programme is aiming for students with outstanding skills, preference and fondness for natural and technical sciences.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

The admission to this programme is open very semester: in the winter- and summer semester respectively. The admission requirements are defined in the “Aufnahmeordnung” – the admission regulations.

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

3 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
90CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

3 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The master´s programme Systems Engineering offers excellent opportunities for students to be involved in the (interdisciplinary) research at the University as it is a joint programme supported by three faculties:

  • Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science, and
  • Faculty 04: Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty).

Teachers

Members of the three faculties (Faculty 01, 03 and 04) of the University of Bremen carry out the Systems Engineering master´s programme.

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Systems Engineering
E-Mail: stugase(at)uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ing. Bernd Kuhfuß
Building: FZB
E-Mail: bkuhfuss(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-64800

Studies centre

Thomas Bruns
Building: FZB
E-Mail: thbruns(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64997
Dr. sc. Iva Bačić
Building: FZB, Office: 0140
E-Mail: bacic(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64819 64819

by arrangement

Faculty secretariat

Maike Göbel
Building: FZB, Office: 2210
E-Mail: magoebel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64992

Department secretariat

Bettina Arena
Building: FZB
E-Mail: arena(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64999

Examination’s Board secretariat

Maike Göbel
Building: FZB, Office: 2210
E-Mail: magoebel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64992

Status

04.12.2018
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

 Nowadays many technical products are highly equipped with embedded and control components. The awareness and importance of the software and hardware co-design is increasing and technical products have to be planned as one integrated system from the very beginning. Therefore, a discipline combining the knowledge of electrical engineering, computer science and mechanical engineering is becoming essential in engineering and the need for qualifications in the three mention fields arises following the goal of interdisciplinary system development thus forming successful individuals.

The Systems Engineering master´s programme at the University of Bremen is supported by three faculties:

  • Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science, and
  • Faculty 04: Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty).

Thus, the interdisciplinary study programme offers qualifications in the three basic disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science and production/mechanical engineering. Right from the beginning of their study students learn to observe a technical system holistically as one unit, they learn interdisciplinary ways of observing systems. They study in an interdisciplinary working environment from the very start.

This master´s programme offers four specializations, giving the students an opportunity to apply and expand their theoretical knowledge of the three basic disciplines with specific knowledge and skills in one or more areas:

  • Automation and robotics,
  • Embedded systems and system software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production engineering.

The master´s programme Systems Engineering can be carried out in a field of study with a greater focus on scientific work and research ("Research Deepening"), giving students, who aim a scientific career the opportunity to gain first experience in research and scientific work.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Master graduates in the subject of Systems Engineering are able to consider the system as one whole unit. Their knowledge and skills in the three disciplines (electrical engineering, computer science and production/mechanical engineering) is deepened and applied in one specialization area. Thus, graduates in the Systems Engineering master´s programme have a very broad field of work e.g. development, programming and maintenance of complex facilities and systems in industry. Furthermore, they can apply their knowledge and skills in companies and organizations by managing scheduling or working in the technical EDP area.

They can work in a research oriented and scientific environment. This applies especially students studying the option "Research deepening".

The master's programme Systems Engineering offers excellent preparation for doctoral studies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The master´s programme Systems Engineering comprises a total of 90 CP distributed over 3 semesters.

The programme defines four different specialization areas:

  • Automation and Robotics,
  • Embedded Systems and System Software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production Engineering;

of which every may be studied in a field of study with a greater focus on scientific work ("Research Deepening").

The program is structured as follows:

3 Integration Modules in which students gain basic knowledge to continue their studies in the chosen specialization area:

  • Integration Module Electrical Engineering (8 CP),
  • Integration Module Computer Science (6 CP), and
  • Integration Module Production Engineering (6 CP).

The area of competence, in which students gain knowledge relevant and characteristic for the chosen specialization:

  • Module Specialization Area (12 CP),
  • Module Area of Competence (12 CP) or Module Research Project (12 CP).

The area of complementary knowledge and skills defines these modules:

  • Module Complementary knowledge and skills I (12 CP),
  • Module Complementary knowledge and skills II (6 CP) or Module Research Foundations (6 CP).

The module Masterthesis:

  • Module Masterthesis incl. Colloquium and a non-graded assignment in the form of a presentation or report (28 CP), and
  • Module Masterthesis incl. Colloquium and a written (non-graded) assignment in the form of a publication (28 CP).

Course schedule

The module schedule and sequence is a recommendation only; modules can be attended in a different order.

Specialization AreaArea of complementary knowledge and skills

Masterthesis
Integration Modules, 20 CP
Area of Competence, 24 CP
8 CP6 CP6 CP12 CP12 CP12 CP6 CP28 CP
I sem.  Electrical
 Engineering 
 Computer
 Science
 Production
 Engineering
 Specialization
 Area
 Area of
 Competence    

 or

 Research
 Project

 Complementary
 knowledge and
 skills I
 Complementary
 knowledge and
 skills II

 or

 Research
 Foundations



II sem.
III sem.






 Masterthesis
 incl.
 Colloquium
 and a non-
 graded
 assignment

CP = Credit Points, sem. = semester.

Compulsory, elective and optional

The programme defines compulsory and elective modules:

  • The Integration Modules, the module "Specialization Area" and the module "Complementary knowledge and skills I" are compulsory modules.
  • The modules "Area of Competence" and "Research Project", and the modules "Complementary knowledge and skills II" and "Research Foundations" are elective modules. The two modules defining the masterthesis are elective modules, too.

Within the modules, the courses and lectures are defined as compulsory and elective.

Typical course types

In addition to the classical course forms (e.g. lectures, exercises, laboratories), the student´s scientific work and team-oriented working methods are emphasised.

Major fields

The programme defines four different specializations:

  • Automation and Robotics,
  • Embedded Systems and System Software,
  • Mechatronics, and
  • Production Engineering;

of which every can be studied in the optional "Research deepening" field of study with a greater focus on scientific work.

Practical

Although students are encouraged to do one, a practicum is not an obligatory part of the master´s programme Systems Engineering.

Study abroad

A full semester abroad is not compulsory but possible and welcome.

Exams forms

Examinations are carried out in forms according to the official exam regulation of the University of Bremen (the AT MPO) and the subject-specific examination regulations (the MPO).

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

This programme is aiming for students with outstanding skills, preference and fondness for natural and technical sciences.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

Particularities admission

The admission to this programme is open very semester: in the winter- and summer semester respectively. The admission requirements are defined in the “Aufnahmeordnung” – the admission regulations.

Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

3 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
90CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

3 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 349,12 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The master´s programme Systems Engineering offers excellent opportunities for students to be involved in the (interdisciplinary) research at the University as it is a joint programme supported by three faculties:

  • Faculty 01: Physics / Electrical Engineering,
  • Faculty 03: Mathematics / Computer Science, and
  • Faculty 04: Production Engineering – Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering (leading faculty).

Teachers

Members of the three faculties (Faculty 01, 03 and 04) of the University of Bremen carry out the Systems Engineering master´s programme.

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Systems Engineering
E-Mail: stugase(at)uni-bremen.de

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ing. Bernd Kuhfuß
Building: FZB
E-Mail: bkuhfuss(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-64800

Studies centre

Thomas Bruns
Building: FZB
E-Mail: thbruns(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64997
Dr. sc. Iva Bačić
Building: FZB, Office: 0140
E-Mail: bacic(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64819 64819

by arrangement

Faculty secretariat

Maike Göbel
Building: FZB, Office: 2210
E-Mail: magoebel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64992

Department secretariat

Bettina Arena
Building: FZB
E-Mail: arena(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 64999

Examination’s Board secretariat

Maike Göbel
Building: FZB, Office: 2210
E-Mail: magoebel(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64992

Status

04.12.2018