The master’s program lasts four semesters, including the final examination. During that time you are required to earn a total of 120 credits (Leistungspunkte), apportioned to eight modules.
Various examinations are required for the individual modules. You must pass these examinations while you are enrolled in the program. The types of examination vary and may include oral examinations, written term papers, and presentations regarding the practical projects that are integrated into your studies. The final requirement for the program is a master’s thesis (Masterarbeit). Evaluations are performed according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
One particular feature, and a specialty, of this application-oriented master’s program is the practical projects that are integrated into students’ studies, under the leadership of the Institute. In these projects, students collaborate as members of a team to put the theoretical knowledge they have acquired into practice. Most of these projects extend over more than one semester. The final project is a presentation, which varies by project. Participation counts toward program requirements and the presentations are evaluated as required examinations.