Nowadays, many technical and engineering products are equipped with electrotechnical and automation components. Subsequently, the significance of control software is increasing to such an extent that interdisciplinary cooperation between the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science has become indispensable; today's technical systems must be conceived from the outset as integrated systems (software/hardware co-design). Thus, there is not only increasingly a need for graduates of individual disciplines to obtain supplementary qualifications in order to make the cooperation feasible, but also a demand for a separate generalised qualification in interdisciplinary systems development.
The master´s programme Systems Engineering is carried out by the 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, this master´s programme offers qualifications in the three main disciplines: electrical engineering, computer science and production technology, allowing students to study interdisciplinary and providing them a wide overview of technical systems. Due to the fact that this programme defines four specializations, students are given the opportunity to gain a very specific knowledge in one or more areas:
- automation and robotics,
- embedded systems and system software,
- mechatronics, and
- production engineering.
For students who aim for a career in research and science, the master´s programme Systems Engineering may be carried out in a field of study with a greater focus on scientific work and research, proving students with the opportunity to gain basic knowledge in scientific work.