Today Information Technology is essential  in nearly all sectors of economy, industry, administration and medicine. New marketplaces and customers are acquired  via  the internet. Apart from  numerous applications in the field of entertainment you can join  design, construction, production, assembly, sales, distribution and service to a worldwide virtual production association.

The Master of Applied Information Technology makes allowance for changing utilization, production and marketing conditions in our information-controlled world. Defining the focus with 75 % electrical engineering and 25 % economic sciences this program differs from conventional strictly technical Master Degree Programs like Automation and Mechatronics as well as from Master Programs in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Qualified Bachelor graduates of Electrical Engineering programs, like ESA  and EKS make use of their knowledge about electronic components to acquire skills in the conception, design, composition and configuration of complex distributed systems.

  • Target audience

    This study program should appeal to interested students of both genders,

    • who gained their first experience in electrical engineering and information technology,
    • who want to engineer something new instead of being a user only,
    • who think pragmatically and find a solution even in challenging situations,
    • who like to work on demanding tasks in a team or on their own,
    • who prefer communicating and presenting interdisciplinary ideas and therefore are interested in both engineering and economic aspects of engineering,
    • who want to advance their career by taking over executive functions,
    • who are interested in working in the area of research and education, 
    • who seek for a career in the upper grade of the civil service,
    • who want to prepare for a conferral of a doctorate.
  • Content of teaching

    The instructions in the framework of the Master of Applied Information Technology should encourage  interdisciplinary thinking and cooperation in the fields of Electrical Engineering and industry. To accomplish this educational objective in addition to Applied Mathematics, which contributes a variety of methods for design and optimization, a number of technical courses are offered, which can be categorized as follows: 

    • Information retrieval, transmission and distribution
      • Distributed Systems in Automation
      • Wireless Networks in Automation
      • Digital Processing of Stochastic Signals
    • Information processing, simulation and modelling
      • Identification and digital Control Systems
      • Digital Processing of Stochastic Signals
      • Digital Image Processing
      • Real-Time Systems
    • Information management
      • Database and Information Management
      • Human-Computer Interfaces

    The non-technical courses representing operational information retrieval and processing are perfectly executed to contribute vitally to the profile of this Master Program: 

    • Accounting and Controlling
    • Integrated Information Systems
    • Business Process Management
    • Supply Chain Management

    The contribution of economics courses to the teaching accounts for  23 % to 31 % depending on the choice of elective modules. This emphasizes the importance of economics in the education of  technically trained students.

    Based on practical training during laboratory hours and their assignments the students are incited  and instructed to work scientifically independent. The Master’s thesis gives an opportunity to unfold their acquired skills and to gain first work experience, if not achieved in the past.