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applied research in engineering sciences, m.sc.

faculty of electrical engineering & media technology




of all DIT graduates

will find a job

within 2 months






close integration of research & industry

In the Master's programme "Applied Research in Engineering Sciences", young engineers are comprehensively trained for an activity in applied research and development. The course is closely linked to actual aF&E projects and is accompanied by in-depth teaching modules tailored to the selected project. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Media Technology thus offers a bridge between applied research and development and industrial practice.

The subject-specific orientation depends on the selected project topic or the selected courses. The project topic is offered by the supervising university lecturer from his R&D activities. The courses are individually arranged with the supervisor in connection with the task.

In the course of our studies, we strive for further scientific qualification of the student(s), within the framework of which a publication is also produced. Each student will be supervised by a professor in a research project throughout his/her studies.

The Master's programme is offered jointly by the universities of Amberg/Weiden, Augsburg, Deggendorf, Ingolstadt, Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg. Thus, a wide range of research topics and courses is available and every student can establish valuable contacts with research institutes and companies for his or her later professional activities during his or her studies.

Study objective
On the one hand, the training objective is to deepen the specialist knowledge in the application-oriented research and development task carried out. On the other hand, skills in scientific work in the areas of project management, research, acquisition of funding, preparation of research proposals, presentation of results and in the preparation of a scientific publication suitable for publication are to be acquired. In this way, students acquire the competence to work on technical-scientific projects.


Learn more: Presentation video of the study program from the Master Info Evening


"The Master of Applied Research offers students an excellent opportunity to devote themselves in depth to an innovative field of activity and at the same time to put into practice what they have learned in theory at an industrial company. As a highly innovative automotive supplier and major employer in the region, we are happy to support you in this process. Within the framework of employer branding, the Research Master has developed into an important building block for retaining junior staff.

The program represents the close cooperation between research and industry as well as between Deggendorf Institute of Technology and Continental Regensburg".

(Michael Staab, Human Resources Manager Continental Regensburg)

fact sheet applied research in engineering sciences

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters (18 months)

Start: October & March (winter & summer semester)

Location: Deggendorf (individual inter-university modules also at the other cooperating universities)

Taught in: German (see language requirements)

Application period:

  • Winter semester (entry in October): 15 April - 31 May
  • Summer semester (entry in March): 15 November - 15 December

Cooperation:  University of Applied Sciences Amberg/Weiden, Ansbach, Augsburg, Deggendorf, Ingolstadt, Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg

Admission requirements:

  • Degree in electrical engineering, information technology, mechatronics or a related field of study with an overall rating of "good" and aptitude assessment procedure


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Contact: welcome@th-deg.de prospective student advisors

career prospects

Graduates of this Master's program are ideal candidates for development departments or in innovation management, both in large as well as in small and medium-sized companies.

The skills are utilised in the following areas:

  •     Industrial and scientific research
  •     Development
  •     Project engineering
  •     Monitoring and assessment
  •     Management tasks in private companies and public institutions
  •     Education and training

In the course of 18-month scientific work, the Master graduates have acquired the following competences:

  • Scholarly processing of technical projects and tasks
  • Project management with application for permit, implementation and documentation
  • Acquisition of subsidies, grants and funding at national and international level
  • Presentation of results in journals and at conferences

Promotion opportunity
With the academic degree "Master of Science" an important prerequisite for a possible doctorate is fulfilled.

subject overview

Overview of the courses, SWS (semester hours per week) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) of the Master's degree Applied Research in Engineering Sciences.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Subject Specific Compulsory Elective I 4 5
Subject Specific Compulsory Elective II 4 5
Subject Specific Compulsory Elective IV 6 6
Project 1 10 12
Research Master Conferences & Seminars 2 2
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Subject Specific Compulsory Elective III 4 5
Interdisciplinary Compulsory Elective I 4  5
Research methods and strategies 6 6
Project II 10 12
Research Master Conferences & Seminars 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Master Thesis  - 28
Research Master Conferences & Seminars
2 2


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