Course content – Management & Engineering

On this page you can inform yourself about the curriculum of the Masters programme Management & Engineering. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the contact points listed under "Contact and Counselling" and make use of the counselling services offered by the Graduate School.

Course structure


Since the Masters programme presented on this page is a German-language programme (with the exception of some seminars taught in English), the module overview is also presented in German.

Overview of Modules of the Masters programme Management & Engineering ©Leuphana
Overview of Modules Master Management & Engineering (M. Sc.)

Profile and elective modules

1st Semester

Profile Production Engineering

  • Measurement and sensor systems
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Robotics & Handling Technology

Profile Production Systems

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Technical Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Technology

2nd Semester

Profile Production Engineering

  • Numerical Methods

Profile Production Systems

  • Electrical and automation engineering

3rd Semester

Elective Modules

  • Information technology aspects in the field of engineering
  • Recent Developments in Manufacturing Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
  • Production Networks

Alternatively, a maximum of one of the total of two elective modules can be replaced by electives of other masters of the master program Management, if the programme director of the Masters programme Management & Engineering agrees to the respective selection.

Subject-specific area

Core modules

In the core area (30 CP), in addition to the fundamental aspects of engineering sciences, such as the relation between materials and production processes as well as the associated production logistics, digitalisation is a central component. Among other things, you will deal with questions of information technology, learn the basics of programming and understand the concepts behind the terms Industry 4.0 or smart factory.

Profile modules

In the profile area (20 CP), two profiles are offered that address the student´s specific prior knowledge from their completed Bachelors degree. Overall the program is addressing the current requirements of industrial companies in the age of Industry 4.0. The profile “production systems” is aimed at students with a non-technical - generally business-oriented - first degree and offers a comprehensive introduction to the basics of engineering. In contrast, the profile “production engineering” is designed for students with a technical first degree - generally engineering or industrial engineering.

Both profiles offer targeted and contemporary education in relation to the challenges in the areas of production, development and research, always including the connection to the management.

Master Thesis/Masters Forum

The preparation of the masters thesis and the obligatory master forum take place in the final semester. The thesis is ideally written at the Institute for Product and Process Innovation (PPI) or at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon. In agreement, it is also possible to write the thesis in cooperation with an industrial company following coordination with the supervising professor. The aim is to work on topics relevant to research or practice on the basis of scientific methods.

Management Studies

As a unifying element of the Masters programme in Management, Management Studies (15 CP) must be completed by all students of the Masters programme. The Management Studies lay the foundations for understanding and shaping management and entrepreneurship in a complex, dynamic and ambivalent environment.

In Management Studies, you will deepen your professional competences in the field of management in the following three modules:

The first semester uses a range of tools including case studies to illustrate "Organization, Strategy & Innovation", while the second semester explores "Digitalisation" and the issues surrounding it from the perspective of all six disciplines at the Faculty of Management and Technology (business administration, economics, law, psychology, IT and engineering). In the third semester, you develop specific business ideas for companies and partners in an "Entrepreneurial Project".

Complementary studies

The Complementary Studies are an essential part of the special teaching model of Leuphana. It supplements and expands students' subject-specific learning with the following three modules (5 CP each) with critical academic and practical perspectives from all faculties:

  1. Engaging with Knowledge and Sciences (in the 1st Semester)
  2. Reflecting on Research Methods (in the 2nd Semester)
  3. Connecting Science, Responsibility and Society (in the 3rd Semester)

Masters thesis

Generally, the master's thesis is written at the end of the degree programme. All the information about the master's thesis and how to organise your master's thesis in five steps has been compiled for you on the website Master's thesis.

In addition, helpful courses for writing the master's thesis are regularly offered as part of the GradSkills.

Study regulations/subject-specific schedule

The following link provides access to documents which set out the general conditions for examinations, an overview of the curriculum, as well as detailed and legally binding regulations.

General Assessment Regulations and the Subject-Specific Schedules

Course catalogue

In the course catalogue you can get an overview of the courses currently offered and their specific contents.

Contact and Counselling

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