Simulation and System Design

Master Program

Having graduated with an engineering degree, you are interested in the design and simulation of technical systems and in systems for logistics and procuction? You enjoy working with computers on modern software systems? You would like to aim for the international labour market and would therefore prefer English as your main language of instruction? Then you're in the right place.

Fact Sheet


Program Simulation and System Design
School School of Mechanical Engineering
Starts in summer and winter term (3 semester variant)
  only summer term (4 semester variants)
Admission no admission restrictions (see requirements below)
Length of study 3 or 4 semesters (depending on the first degree)
Credit points 90 (3 semesters) or 120 (4 semesters)
Degree Master of Engineering
Main language of instruction English


Even if you have not received your final degree certificate by the application deadline, you can still apply for a master’s program with your current transcript of records or proof of ECTS points that you have currently already gained, the preliminary final mark and the expected date of completion.

General requirements:

Completed first degree in mechanical engineering and

Proof of knowledge in the following fields (e.g. official course description as provided by the university):
- Higher-level programming language of at least 4 hours per week for one semester or 5 ECTS points and
- Control engineering amounting to at least 4 hours per week for one semester or 5 ECTS points and
- 3D CAD design amounting to at least 4 hours per week for one semester or 5 ECTS points and
- The usual mathematical foundations underlying these fields and

An average mark of your bachelor's degree of at least 2,0 and

Proof of proficiency in English (level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages)

and further requirements depending on the duration of the study:

3-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 210 ECTS-Points)

  • An undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering (210 ECTS-Points)
  • A relevant internship that lasted at least 12 weeks or professional experience (internships during undergraduate degree will be credited)

4-semester master's program (undergraduate degree: 180 ECTS-Points)

  • An undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering (180 ECTS-Points)

An Admission Commission considers the provided expertise and decides on admission.

Information for foreign applicants: Incoming

Application Deadlines

The Enrolment Request (Antrag auf Einschreibung) for the winter semester 2020/21 must have been recieved by post by the 30 September 2020.

In the winter semester, enrolment is only possible for the 3-semester Master's programme for a first degree with at least 210 ECTS points.
The next possible starting date for the 4-semester Master for a first degree with 180 ECTS points is summer semester 2021.

Link to Online Application

Deadlines for foreign applicants*: incoming

Up-to-date information on the summer semester 2021 will be published in November 2020.

Short Description

The master's program, Simulation and System Design, teaches students the theory and methods of the design and simulation of technical systems and of systems for logistics and production. The program focusses on the application of suitable software packages that make the analysis, development and simulation of such systems possible.

In addition to the extension, application and the individual specialisation of technical competence in the area of simulation, students also look at selected topics from business administration, so that they are in a position to assess and explain the business aspects of their decisions.

The program is aimed at students from both Germany and abroad and uses English as the language of instruction.

Program Management

Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Gunther Jäger



+49 3831 45 6706


314, Haus 19

General Student Advice Office

Christina Wanke



+49 3831 45 6513


117, Haus 1


Goals and Career Prospects

Our graduates are equipped with the skills for managerial positions, in particular in research and innovation departments. The program contents are mainly science-based and should, for example, enable graduates to start their doctorates.

Occupational Profiles

System analysis and system integration in the following branches of industry:

  • car industry (Automotive Control Systems, safety systems, ...)
  • shipbuilding industry (Marine Control Systems: Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Thyssen Krupp, Raytheon Anschütz, Siemens, ...)
  • aviation industry (Flight Control Systems, safety systems, ...)
  • defence and arms industry (weapon guidance and control design, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Thyssen Krupp, Thales, ...)
  • medical and emergency response systems (Dräger)
Program Structure

Please note: 3-semester program for applicants who completed an undergraduate program with 210 ECTS, 4-semester program for applicants who completed an undergraduate program with 180 ECTS. The missing 30 ECTS are gained by doing an internship, which can either be completed in the 1st or the 3rd semester.


ECTS: European Credit Transfer System

SWS: Teaching hours per week

What Kind of Study Type Are You?

Apart from having the opportunity to study the master's program Simulation and System Design as a full-time degree, the program can also be completed as part of a dual program (duales Studium) with extended practice or part-time. This way studying can be tailored flexibly to meet your personal demands for your family or job.

Dual Programs with In-Depth Practice

Learn more about the opportunities.

Program Organisation

Program Organisation

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Curriculum (3 Semesters)

• Curriculum (4 Semesters - early internship)

• Curriculum (4 Semesters - late internship)

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Subject Examination Regulations

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+49 3831 45 7078


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