Shape The Digital and Robotised World

Do you like to break new ground and use digital and automated approaches to do so? Would you like to study the latest developments in science and technology? The Digitalization and Automation study program is aimed at graduates of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering. In the field of robotics, programming and technology, you will be introduced to new developments and future-oriented topics.

The special features of the newly created curriculum are the advanced study contents and varied teaching activities, such as interactive lectures and practical experiments. The future of Master’s graduates is the digital, computerized and robotized world. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of digitalization and automation and your studies will prepare you in the best possible way to apply your knowledge in those fields. 

Degree

Master of Science 120 ECTS

Entry Requirement

Completed university degree in (industrial) engineering, a technical-scientific area or a closely related subject

Length of Study

4 semesters

Tuition Fee

5,400 euro per semester;

1,000 euro enrolment fee

1,000 euro examination fee

Study Location

Stade (near Hamburg)

Start Date

April 1st

October 1st

Study Content

The Master’s program lasts four semesters, in which you acquire the skills to work in companies in the area of engineering and data processing, but to also be a production manager, factory planner and strategic planner. You will gain practical knowledge through numerous projects and case studies in each semester. In preparation for the job market, you will not only acquire the needed theoretical knowledge but relevant knowledge for modern tools to optimize the effectiveness of the processes. A scientific-theoretical orientation of the master’s program is shown in the examination of current research statuses in the lectures, as well as in the preparation of scientific papers.

Module 1: Advanced Mathematics and Technical Mechanics
Advanced Mathematics
Advanced Technical Mechanics 

Module 2: In-depth Project Management
Agile Project Management
Digital Factory Planning 

Module 3: Big Data
Machine Learning
OLAP and Data Mining 

Module 4: Innovation and Digital Transformation
Digital Business Models
Innovation and Start-up Management 

Module 5: Law and Ethics
Engineering Ethics
Patent Law and Innovation Protection 

Module 6: Sustainable Development / Circular Economy
Sustainable Structural Design
Circular Economy 

Module 7: Sensor Technology and Applications
Measurement and Control Technology
Sensor Technology 

Module 8: Automation
Programmable Logic Controllers
Actuators and Sensors in Automation and Robotics 

Module 9: Information Technology and Cyber Security
Hazards and Security Measures
Data, Information and Knowledge Technologies 

Module 10: Digital Technologies
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Applied Simulation / Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality 

Module 11: Management Accounting
Internal Accounting and Controlling
Finance and Risk Management 

Module 12: Change Management and Leadership
Change Management
Leadership

Module 13: Quality Assurance and Control
Quality Techniques and Procedures
Non-destructive Testing (NDT) 

Module 14: Robotics
Applied Robotics
Applied Control of Dynamic Systems 

Module 15: Digital Image Processing
Digital Signal Processing’
Digital Image Transformation 

Module 16: Laboratory Automation
Laboratory Automation 

Module 17: Project / Internship
Research Methods
Internship 

Project Work 

Module 18: Master Thesis
Master’s Thesis and Disputation

Start 2024 with a Scholarship!

PFH has launched a scholarship scheme in Master’s programme for Indian students. 

Apply now for a limited scholarship covering a minimum 20% of your fees!

Who can study at PFH?

Things you need

You are passionate about…

Digitalization, automation and strategic planning in a manufacturing setting.

You bring these qualifications with you…

Completed university degree in (industrial) engineering, a technical-scientific area or a closely related subject.

Things you do not need

Grades are not a hurdle

We do not focus on grades, but on individuals: We take the time for aptitude tests and interviews.

Graduated from PFH

Did you complete your bachelor’s degree at another university? No problem – our lecturers build on your previous knowledge.

After graduation - your career begins

With the Master of Science in Digitalization and Automation, you will qualify to work in companies, organisations and start-ups as a production manager, factory planner and strategic planner. You will be able to better understand, shape and lead the increasingly digitalized industry of the future.

Our Industry Partners

PFH University Board of Trustees (13 world famous companies) and its more than 500 partner companies, the University has excellent links to business throughout Germany and, particularly in the regions of Göttingen and Stade, is embedded in a largely SME-oriented company environment.

Limited Seats Available

By enrolling now you will be able to apply for limited scholarships

University Partners

Collaborative partnerships with other universities enable joint research projects, support the permeability of available courses for students of the respective other university and pave the way for PFH graduates to undertake doctoral projects at the respective partner university.

Through international university partnerships, PFH creates the structures for student exchanges and academic qualifications in the respective countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

At PFH University, you can apply at any time.

  1. Application form via our website
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Higher education entrance qualification
  4. Copy of passport
  5. Digital photo
  6. Letter of motivation
  7. Employment references
  8. Letter of recommendation 

Yes, you will need proof of advanced English language skills, e.g. Bachelor’s taught in English, TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL CAE or BEC Higher.

If you are a citizen of a country in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you do not require a visa or other documentation to enter Germany and study here. However, once you arrive and find accommodation, you must register with the local residents’ registration office.
If you are coming from a country other than the ones named above, you will require a visa. For more information specific to your home country, please visit the Federal Foreign Office website.

At PFH University, we offer international students three types of scholarships:

  1. STIBET-Programmes
  2. DAAD Prize
  3. Deutschland Stipendium/Germany Scholarship

For more information on each of the scholarships, click here.

During your studies, you are generally allowed to do 120 full days or 240 half-days of paid work and take small student jobs. In exceptional circumstances, your local foreigners office may impose further restrictions.

International students coming to Germany have two options when it comes to accommodation: student halls of residence and private accommodation. For more information, you can visit the Accommodation Finder from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or contact our international office.

When you compare Germany to other European countries, you’ll find that it’s not very expensive. The living costs are just slightly higher than the EU average, with rent being the largest expense. On average, students in Germany spend around 850 EUR per month (750 EUR in Göttingen for the management degree).

Questions - always welcome

Do you still have questions about your studies? We are by your side! Our consulting team can be reached under the following contact options.

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