Course Insight: MSc Systems Engineering & Engineering Management at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

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This blog on the course Systems Engineering and Engineering Management is written by Mr. Shem George Varghese  who is a student at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences and is likely to be graduated in 2019. We would like to thank him for the time spend in writing this blog and sharing information to prospective students.

About the Program

The program MSc Systems Engineering and Engineering Management offered by South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences is a blend of engineering and management topics. There are three pathways or specialization for the program, namely, Mechanical, Electrical and Mechatronics. The management modules such as business engineering, integrated management systems, International project management remains same for students from all pathways. The modules from mechanical pathway are briefly described below,

Business Engineering: Major focus is on strategic management and technical sales

Integrated Management Systems: Major focus is on Innovation management, quality management and environmental management

International Project Management: Focuses on every aspect of Project Management and MS Project

Advanced Production Engineering: Major focus is on lean production management

Technical Publications and Presentations: Major focus on developing skills required for preparing technical publication and preparations

Systems Engineering:  Major focus on Machine Learning algorithms (neural networks, clustering, decision trees, regression, classification etc.)

Advanced Control Technology: Major focus on controlling techniques for linear and nonlinear systems and fuzzy systems

Monitoring of Mechanical Systems: Major focus is on (FEM) Finite Element Analysis

The course is highly international and students can choose the area of their specialization to do their master thesis.  After two semesters of structured course modules, students take up internships at companies or spend time learning German or start their master thesis.

Admission Requirements

The admission to this particular course is done via Uni-assist and the basic requirements include good grades (2.5 and above) and preferably some working experience. The evaluation process takes place after your application and it is possible to get the acceptance before the course deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to apply for the program at the earliest and increase your chances of admit.

Student Life

Soest is a small town in the middle of nowhere and therefore does not provide many opportunities as compared to bigger cities in Germany. However, with the free student ticket, one can travel to cities such as Dortmund, Cologne, and Dusseldorf in NRW. There are also numerous sports clubs in Soest that students can enroll at a reduced fee.

After Admit Process

Once you get an acceptance letter, you can join the after admit group maintained by fs2ym to get information on blocked account process, visa application, accommodation etc. Support is also provided to incoming students by the students tutor and he/she will help you in finding accommodation. Even though students’ dorms are provided in hamburgerstrasse 25/27 by the university, they are mostly full and occupied. Few other options include third party service providers such as Soester Altstadt, JPS Hausverwaltung. Sometimes, it also makes sense to stay nearby towns such as Hamm and Lippstadt.


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