Electrical and Microsystems Engineering (Master)

Do you aspire to a position of leadership in industry or in the public sector? Does your present position call for interdisciplinary skills and are you looking to broaden your knowledge horizon with a part-time course of study? Would you like to work scientifically towards the award of a PhD? Are you an above-average performer seeking to gain a degree which will reflect this fact? If so, then you’ll be keen to know more about our MEng in Electrical and Microsystems Engineering.

OTH Regensburg is offering this MEng degree programme as a post-graduate course run jointly by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of General Studies and Microsystems Engineering. This cross-faculty partnership combined with the modular structure of the course provides wealth of options to choose from.

As well as in-depth knowledge in your chosen technical field, you will acquire a basis on which to build the method and social skills which are an integral part of the working environment of today’s managers. This MEng course will lay a solid foundation for your future career!

Degree programme information

Commencement:Winter semester, summer semester
Duration:3 semesters full time, 6 semesters part-time, 4 semesters in the dual degree programme, 90 ECTS Credits
Profile:Syllabus
Study options:
Degree title:Master of Engineering
Accreditation:ACQUIN  Accreditation Agency [only available in German]
Programme language:German or English

Electrical Engineering and Microsystems Engineering are the core constituents of this Master of Engineering course. In the Foundation course catalogue you will start by building a basis for an interdisciplinary understanding of the parallel subject. From the Consolidation and Interdisciplinary course catalogues you can then make a largely personal choice of subject which will enable you to deepen and broaden your subject knowledge while promoting personality development and the acquisition of management knowledge and skills. One key area in the choice of subjects is that of ‘Sensors’ as it plays such a prominent part in our region. Regensburg has become a leading centre for sensor technology in Bavaria, with a wide variety of jobs available for highly qualified specialists.

This MEng course is offered as a full-time/part-time or dual study programme with a standard length of three/six and four semesters respectively. It provides two (full-time) and five (part-time) theory semesters which include a project carried out in one of the research facilities of OTH Regensburg, plus one semester for the Master thesis which is usually prepared with the support of a local enterprise active in the chosen field. Opportunities to write the Master thesis or spend parts of the course abroad are offered and assisted.

And with its ‘hochschule dual’ initiative (the ‘family’ brand for dual study courses at universities of applied sciences in Bavaria), the Faculty of General Studies and Microsystems Engineering offers a dual version of the MEng Electrical and Microsystems Engineering in partnership with a large number of businesses. With excellent job and career prospects, financial security through pay and the regular application of the acquired knowledge in a business context, it offers an ideal link between theory and practice and so is aimed in particular at prospective students who are highly goal-oriented and motivated to achieve.

Detailed description of the course concept
The MEng course is designed to prepare students to meet the demands for specialist skills in electrical engineering, mechatronics and microsystems engineering at international level. As well as a knowledge of purely technical aspects, it provides an introduction to the kind of method and social skills which are such a vital part of the working environment of today’s business leaders.

The course content is taught so students learn to work scientifically with the focus on problem solving and to act responsibly and effectively. Besides imparting a knowledge of the subject matter, the course encourages personality development and the acquisition of leadership knowledge and expertise. Course graduates will be able to assume management responsibilities as well as performing purely technical tasks.

We address the increasing internationalisation of the world of work by encouraging students to gain experience of working abroad and with courses that are held in English. This prepares graduates to meet the challenges of a professional landscape in which the market globalisation and international division of labour and cooperation play an increasingly important role.

Students will study for their Master degree in either a full-time or part-time course with a standard course length of three and six semesters respectively. These courses comprise two (five) theory semesters including at least one project assignment, plus one semester to prepare the student’s Master thesis.

In the dual version of the course the first two semesters are taken part-time, then in the third semester the student is released by the host company and studies at OTH Regensburg full-time. The Master thesis semester is prepared at the host company in the fourth semester. Students can also opt to spend an integrated semester abroad or write their Master thesis in a engineering business abroad.

Career opportunities
The specialisms of micromechanics, microelectronics and micro-optics which the course teaches – and their monolithic or hybrid integration – occupy a priority position among modern engineering developments. The disciplines of Design and Technology which overlap particularly with complex systems call for consummate skills in both electrical engineering and physical technology.

This is an innovative sector in which huge numbers of developments are currently taking place, from medical engineering through communications to automotive engineering. The trend is towards complex microsystems or compact controllers which are installed directly on the process with their sensors and actuators. Germany as an industrial base possesses a high level of development and manufacturing potential in these very fields which have an urgent need for highly qualified university graduates.

Graduates in the engineering disciplines with a solid grounding in planning and presentational techniques and a good understanding of business administration are also in great demand. Graduates of the MEng course will bring these general skills and abilities with them to the workplace.

Industry’s interest in specialists in the interfaces between electrical engineering, mechatronics and microsystems engineering is clearly reflected in the large numbers of positions advertised in the national press or in the many enquiries which our departments receive directly from industry and scientific establishments.

Qualification Profile
The course is configured to allow students to mix and match their own study profile in line with the needs of the employment market. The profile can be spread broadly or deepened with special subjects. Students can select their subjects from three different catalogues, “Foundation”, “Consolidation” and “Interdisciplinary”, titles which indicate the orientation of the subjects they contain. The MEng study programme also includes a special project and a Master thesis. Students completing the course will have sound technical expertise, a solid grounding in business administration, a command of presentational and planning skills and an adequate knowledge base on which to perform management tasks.

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