PFH German University

Shape the digital and robotized world.

Do you like to break new ground and use digital and automated approaches? Would you like to study the latest developments in science and technology?

The Digitization and Automation course is aimed at graduates in 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 forward-looking topics. The special features of the newly created curriculum are the advanced study content and the varied courses, 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 digitization and automation and your studies will prepare you as well as possible for applying your knowledge in these areas.

– Program language: English –

Your Benefits

  • Interdisciplinary study programme that includes engineering, data processing and management
  • Putting theory into practice through numerous projects and case studies
  • Completely in English and according to the latest industry requirements
  • Up-to-date content provided by professors with practical experience
  • Selected management content in the study programme
  • Individual support in small learning groups

All Facts about the Course


▶ Master of Science 120 ECTS ▶ Scholarships Available

Entry requirement

▶ University degree in engineering, or scientific or a comparable subject.

Length of study

▶ 4 semesters

Tuition fee

5,400 euro per semester; 1,000 euro admin and enrolment fee (one-time fee) 1,000 euro examination fee (one-time fee)

Place of study

▶ Stade (Hamburg)

Start of studies

▶ October every year

study content
Whether practical projects, varied focal points or exciting modules – during your studies you will be comprehensively trained for your career. See what content is waiting for you here. You can find the course content in detail in our information material.

Advanced mathematics and technical mechanics

higher mathematics

Higher Technical Mechanics


In-depth project management

Agile project management

Digital factory planning


big data

machine learning

OLAP and data mining


Innovation and digital transformation

Digital business models

Innovation and start-up management


law and ethics

ethics in engineering

Patent law and innovation protection


Sustainable Development / Circular Economy

Sustainable structural design

circular economy

Sensor technology and applications

Measurement and Control Technology

sensor technology



programmable logic controllers

Actuators and sensors in automation and robotics


Information technology and cyber security

hazards and security measures

Data, information and knowledge technologies


digital technologies

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Applied Simulation / Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality


Management Accounting

Internal accounting and controlling

finance and risk management


Change management and leadership

change management


Quality Assurance and Control

Quality Techniques and Procedures

Non-destructive testing (NDT)



Applied Robotics

Applied control of dynamic systems


Digital image processing

digital signal processing

Digital image transformation


laboratory automation

laboratory automation


Project / practice module

research methods


Practice project

Master’s thesis
Master’s thesis and disputation

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