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Industrial Science, part-time

Industrial Science, part-time
(Master of Arts)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master, part-time)
Standard Course Duration
7 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Language certificate English (B2)

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Study Fees

Short Description

Industrial Science involves the interdisciplinary analysis of labour, including the associated social and organisational framework conditions.

Emphasis is placed on the development of scientifically based concepts for designing work with people in mind. A distinguishing feature of this degree programme is that students gain a broad understanding of industrial science, taking special account of approaches in human resources management, leadership and organisational research. Students learn how to initiate and advise on change processes involving the design of work with people and their health in mind.

The part-time Master’s degree programme in Industrial Science is designed for people who wish to expand on the knowledge gained at the Bachelor’s level. Students have already completed a degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. Business Administration, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering Science, Psychology, Education or Law) and are usually in employment.

They strive for a position in areas such as work organisation, human resources management or health management, or would like to gain the qualifications required to take on a managerial function. Employment can be found in private companies, non-profit organisations or consultancy firms.

Further information for students on the website of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Ergonomics (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Human resources management
  • Management and leadership
  • Occupational health management and work design
  • Organisational change and change management
Course Content

At the beginning of the Master’s degree programme, students acquire general knowledge of key concepts and approaches related to industrial science. In this connection, they also address the special features, schools of thought and terminology of disciplines related to industrial science. Students are also taught various approaches for explaining the relationship between work and social framework conditions, as well as related normative issues. Students then choose two compulsory elective modules in which they gain a broad, contemporary, detailed and critical understanding of special areas related to industrial science. This content is flanked by the development of scientific methodological skills and consultation skills in industrial science. Students then complete an industrial science research project, applying the knowledge gained and demonstrating their ability to develop and resolve issues related to industrial science. The Master’s thesis involves independently tackling an academic issue.

 

Modules

ECTS

Semester (regular studies)

Concepts and Approaches related to Industrial Science

15

1

Social Organisation of Work

9

2

Methods of Industrial Science

6

2

Consultation Skills in Industrial Science

6

1, 2, 3 or 4

Specialisations (compulsory electives: 2 out of a choice of 4)

12 each

3 or 4

Industrial Science Research Project

30

5 and 6

Master’s thesis

30

6 and 7

Recommended Abilities

Students must have already completed a degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. Business Administration, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering Science, Psychology, Education or Law).

Career Opportunities

Primarily in work organisation, human resources management, occupational health management or managerial responsibilities in private companies, non-profit organisations or consultancy firms.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme part-time Master’s programme in Industrial Science

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • 01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester

Students resuming their Studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • 01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester
  • 01.12.-15.01. of the year for the summer semester

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