Industrial Technologies (InT)
Graduates specialising in Industrial Technologies (InT) understand technical products and systems as a whole and are able to analyse and define the interplay between various technologies at the system level. In particular, they are able to interpret the requirements of the product or system, to prepare and provide the corresponding specifications together with the customer, and to determine the suitable technologies and processes needed to meet the requirements.
The core competences to be gained include the design, development and production of components and systems as well as the necessary means of production. The primary focus is on electrical, electronic, mechanical and mechatronic systems including control and regulation. This is supplemented by in-depth mathematical competence for computation, simulation, analysis and verification.
Methodological and management competences
Methodological competences account for a large part of the Master's degree course. After completing the course, graduates are able to solve complex problems using adequate methods. They can quickly identify the international state of knowledge, evaluate existing scientific approaches and select and apply the one best suited to the situation for solving their own problems. They are able to understand and optimally fulfil the requirements of all stakeholders under the given circumstances.
The InT specialist field is organised into the following competence fields:
- Product development and production technology: Integral development of components, modules or complete systems from the idea to implementation, as well as the development and implementation of efficient production technologies using reliable processes
- Materials technology: Development of materials and material surfaces along with their production methods and selection of the materials suitable for a product as well as their integration in product manufacturing
- Mechatronics and Automation: Modelling, analysis, design and implementation of mechatronic components and systems and of automated devices and systems
- Embedded Systems and Microelectronics: Analysis, architecture, design and implementation of software and hard-ware for embedded, microelectronic components and systems
The InT specialist field features a high degree of interdisciplinarity with the ICT specialist field, while on the other hand joint areas of application exist between the InT and EE specialist fields.