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Production Engineering, M.Sc.

Program overview

In the Production Engineering master’s program you will gain an all-round technical-engineering knowledge while specializing in production engineering. The research and teaching program centers on the technology and management of factory operations. The areas you will be examining include the development of process technologies and production plants and their organization in terms of information technology as well as all aspects of factory planning.

One of the aims of the program is to present and link product development, production planning, and production in terms of information technology so as to permit the continuous simulation, verification and optimization of the entire product life cycle.

The scope of research topics is very broad: This covers fields such as sustainable corporate development, tribology, and joining technology, as well as machine tools and manufacturing engineering, installation engineering and handling technique, industrial automation engineering, industrial information technology, quality science, coating technology, and micro and precision instruments. You can choose to focus on one of the following three areas of specialization: production technology, automation engineering and information technology, or production management.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants to the master’s program in Production Engineering must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. Detailed information will be available in the application and admission regulations.

Please note: until legal validity of the application and admission regulations (estimated to start for the admission of winter semester 2019/20) the following rules apply.

The Production Engineering master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. Knowledge of English is useful, as some courses/modules may be offered in English and much of the technical literature is published in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Both technical knowledge and interdisciplinary skills are important on this program. You should, therefore, ideally possess an interest in and an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

Content and modules

The master’s degree program in Production Engineering consists of modules which group curriculum content on a specific topic and often include a variety of different study and teaching formats. A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and examination regulations. The most current version of these regulations applies to applicants.

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A six-week internship related to production engineering is a mandatory component of the program. The internship should focus on overseeing an entire project or offer the opportunity to participate in a project. All further details relating to internships can be found in the internship regulations.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of semesters abroad or internships. General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the International Office (studying abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

As a graduate of this program, you possess a thorough understanding of the latest knowledge and methods of engineering as well as how to apply these to solve problems in production engineering. You are familiar with and are able to apply special aspects and interactions of technical systems to the field of production engineering. The thorough technical and engineering training you receive in an area of specialization within production engineering enables you to adopt a systematic approach to scientific and interdisciplinary work. In addition to teaching technical knowledge, the program also focuses on the development of personal, methodological and social skills to enable you develop targeted solutions to problems, taking particular account of issues of gender and diversity.

After your studies

A Master of Science in Production Engineering prepares you for the responsibilities of management positions in a wide range of professional areas in industry and research and development, reflecting your area of specialization. As a graduate you will be able to pursue a career in different fields of industry, in areas such as research and development, construction, production planning, marketing, management, and consultancy as well as a career in academic research.

Successful completion of the master’s program also qualifies you to pursue a doctorate.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Recognition of previous internships or vocational trainings: Internship Officers

Questions relating to funding and grants: BaföG Officer