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.