Smart Products & Solutions PT
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Smart Products & Solutions PT

Master's degree program

Profile of the program

This degree program is taught primarily in German.

The master's program Smart Products & Solutions addresses the basic questions of how a company moves from the old to the new product world: "How can we make our products smart?", "Which business models will be most successful?", "How can the digitization of products and systems best be managed?"


  • Interdisciplinary studies with the aim to develop smart products and manage digital transformation
  • Exposure to the latest trends through participation in trade conferences
  • Frequent practice transfer through projects with clients from the business world & project challenges
  • Freedom practice transfer through projects with clients from the business world and competitions
  • Interdisciplinary studies with the aim to develop smart products and manage digital transformation

Vocational fields

  • Product manager for smart products and solutions
  • Technical project manager and smart products developer
  • Corporate digital transformation manager
  • Innovation and technology manager in the field of digitalization
  • Technical consultant for the networking and control of assets/plants and products (IoT)

Development and management of smart products

Smart products consist of hardware and software. They integrate mechanics with sensor technology, computer science, and actuator technology. To equip students with the skills necessary to develop them, the program covers simulation and modelling methods, design aspects, as well as how to ensure product quality and how to assess risk. In order to be successful with the products in the long term, suitable methods of requirements elicitation as well as the development of a product strategy and a suitable business model are also necessary.

Generating value from product data

The smart products are networked via appropriate connections and transmission protocols. The transmitted data is analyzed and graphically displayed and can provide important information to both the customer and the company. By using machine learning and AI-based algorithms, more and more decisions can be automated. The necessary knowledge for this is part of the course.

Managing the digital transformation

In addition to the products, it is also important to improve systems and processes and to recognize the digitalization potential within the company. The program also teaches how to communicate the benefits and how to successfully manage projects or entire portfolios. Graduates are able to meet possible resistance and can thus successfully manage digital change.

Freedom to focus

Due to the unique integration with other master’s programs,* students learn to work in an interdisciplinary way during their studies and are thus prepared for the challenges of heterogeneous fields of work.

*Cooperation in elective subjects with other master’s programs: Web Engineering & IT Solutions, ERP Systems & Business Process Management and Data Science & Intelligent Analytics.

Application of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently revolutionizing markets, offering companies new opportunities to innovate and enhance efficiency, thereby boosting their competitiveness. Within the Smart Products & Solutions degree program, there is a specific focus on the integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence in product design and tailored market communication strategies. This ensures that students gain valuable insights into cutting-edge technologies and develop the necessary skills to leverage them effectively. Ultimately, this enables them to distinguish themselves in the job market with a professional and up-to-date profile.

Recognition of prior learning

Students have the opportunity to have courses credited to them with previously acquired competencies before the start of the respective semester. The crediting is done by an application directly to the director of studies. 



4 semesters

Qualification rewarded

Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

Language of instruction

77 % German, 23 % English

Semester abroad

Supervised one-week study trip abroad in the 2nd semester**


Euro 363.36* (excl. Student Union-fees) each semester

Organisational form


Places per year


* Information for third country students
** Travel expenses for the semester abroad are to be covered by the students themselves or are supported by a grant.

Admission requirements:

Level of qualification:
second cycle, master