The 3-semester Master's programme in Sensor and Automation Technology is designed as an application-oriented postgraduate consecutive programme. In terms of content, it builds on both electrotechnical and interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree courses that are close to electrical engineering and information technology. The Master’s programme is offered as a full-time programme (2 theory semesters and 1 semester of Master’s thesis).
In the first two theory semesters, students will learn about advanced engineering fundamentals in mathematics and natural sciences as well as subject-specific fundamentals in four modules: “Higher Mathematics” (ESA-301), “Field Theory and Simulation” (ESA-303), “Systems Theory and Optimal Control” (ESA-304). These modules also form the basis for the further Master’s programme “Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility”. In addition, students have the option to individually focus on the areas of "Sensor Technology" and "Automation Technology" by choosing the desired topics in the compulsory technical elective modules from the catalogues 1 and 2. In addition, students are required in the compulsory elective module ESA to obtain a technical supra-disciplinary qualification by choosing to specialise in the energy-efficient design of production systems or subjects from the neighbouring Master's degree programme EEE or subjects from the neighbouring Faculty II according to the respective recommendations. As a supra-disciplinary qualification, the previous compulsory subject "Operations Research" (ESA-312-01) was expanded to include language, project and presentation skills in accordance with the realisation in the neighbouring Master EEE.