Engineering PF

Embedded Systems – part-time (M.Sc.)

The Pforzheim University, together with the Technical Academy Esslingen, offer a part time master's degree program that is to be completed within two and a half years. The structure of the study allows you ideally combine your studies with your work, since many classes take place on Fridays and Saturdays. There are approximately twelve attendance days per semester, either at the Pforzheim University or at the Technical Academy Esslingen. The hours are from 09:00 to 17:00.

Study Program Overview

This degree will enable you design complex embedded computer systems. The technical key aspects are the development of automation, information and communication systems. On the part of cross-specialism qualification, the focus is on project management and legal aspects. You will consolidate your theoretical and practical basic knowledge and deal with challenging projects.

Quick Facts

Winter semester (September)

Admission in summer semester possible only after consultation

This part-time study program was first offered in collaboration with the Technical Academy Esslingen in winter semester 2014/15.

Regular study duration
Four semesters for theory, two semester for final thesis

Tuition fees per semester
3490 € (during theory semesters). Teaching materials such as books and scripts are provided.

Professional Opportunities

After graduating, you, as a specialists or a manager, will develop innovative solutions in the communications, information and automation technology. For instance, you can manage development projects or take over technical responsibility in small companies. Thanks to your profound technical training, you can work in the sales or product management of complex technical products.

Your profile - Prerequisites

A degree in a technically-oriented bachelor or German Diplom degree in electrical engineering, information technology, computer engineering or related college degrees in areas such as telecommunications, microsystem technology, automation technology, mechatronics, medical engineering or computer science, with focus on embedded systems.

If you want to expand your knowledge and interest in embedded systems and explore scientific work on this subject, then this master’s program is the right one for you.


  • A university degree (bachelor or German diploma) in a relevant course with a minimum final grade of 2.5
  • The first university degree must have at least 180 ECTS points
  • Admission is also possible if you can show several years of work experience
  • A good command of German and English
  • Letter of recommendation

Further information / send application to:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Kesel
Studiengangleiter Embedded Systems (M.Sc.) - berufsbegleitend
Telefon: +49 7231 28-6567
E-Mail: frank.kesel(at)hs-pforzheim(dot)de


Technische Akademie Esslingen
Dipl.-Ing. Benjamin Lehmann
Berufsbegleitende Studiengänge
Telefon +49 711 3 40 08-47
Telefax +49 711 3 40 08-94
E-Mail: benjamin.lehmann(at)tae(dot)de