Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become indispensable in the industry - whether in training cooperative robots, optimizing processes or in quality assurance. The master's program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications gives you deep insights into how artificial intelligence and machine learning work. It addresses current topics such as natural language processing, computer vision, data analytics, autonomous robots or speech dialog systems. Solid theoretical principles and the current state of research are taught. The program enables a practical and application-oriented education, in which you will design and prototype AI systems in practical projects in small groups. You will be taught by professors with a strong research backgrounds and lecturers from the AI field. They provide you with the necessary knowledge to be able to work in the digital working world as a Master of Science.

Career opportunities

With the Master of Science for Industrial Applications degree, you have the opportunity to work in the development of innovative solutions for many industrial applications. Typical fields of work are driverless transport vehicles, AI-supported image analysis in quality assurance, development of autonomous cooperative robots or voice dialog systems. Graduates opens up a wide range of opportunities and excellent prospects on the job market. You can work in various fields, including industry, the commercial sector, universities or research institutes. In addition, the course also offers the opportunity to advance an academic career, e.g. a doctorate.

Study models

The Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications master's program is offered as a full-time program and as a part-time program. In the module catalogue you will find variants and typical time frame for the study programme.

Application

Start of studies

It is possible to start the Master's programme in Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications in either the winter or summer semester.

Application dates

You can apply for a place from May 01 to June 15 (for the winter semester intake) and November 15 to January 15 (for the summer semester intake) each year via an online application on the PRIMUSS application portal. In exceptional cases, the application deadlines of individual study programmes may be extended. You can find out whether you can still apply for this degree programme on the application portal.

More detailed information on application and registration.

Admission requirements

The consecutive Master's programme is aimed at graduates with a relevant first cycle degree in engineering or natural sciences. Amongst others, the following courses of study are considered relevant:

  • computer science, computer engineering
  • electrical and communication engineering
  • data science, data analytics
  • mechatronics, mechanical engineering and digital automation
  • technical oriented mathematics

If your study programme is not listed, you may just apply. The study programme tries to be open to many applicants with interest in AI and good knowledge in mathematics and programming. Your competences will be tested in the aptitude test.

The aptitude test will take place online, which tests candidates´ technical aptitude in the fields of computer science and mathematics competence. Further information is available on our learning platform (Link). You can already login as guest to see this information, but the test can only be done when you have submitted your application for the study programme. You will get a user account as part of the application process. Further information will be provided after admission to the test. The test will take place online during the following periods:

  • Test dates for applicants for the winter semester: June 01 - June 14 / July 01 - July 14
  • Test dates for applicants for the summer semester: December 21 - January 04 / January 17 - February 05

Qualification requirements for the study programme are:

  1. A completed university degree with 210 ECTS, but at least 180 ECTS.
  2. Suitability, which takes into account the result of the aptitude test, your first university degree and your mathematics and computer science skills, based on your application documents (CV, transcript of records) (see §6 in the study regulations).
  3. Your final university degree must be equivalent to “good” or better in the German system (equal to a grade of 2.5 or better in the German system) (see §5 (3) in the study regulations).
  4. English language skills to level B2 or better (see §5 (5) in the study regulations).

Or at least 180 ECTS. If you have 180 ECTS you have to take basic modules in the first semester or apply for the recognition of practical (work) experience. (§5 (1) + (2) in the study regulations).

FAQs

Here you can find frequently asked questions concerning our study program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications. In addition, there is a welcome guide for international students.

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Questions concerning my application

The application has to be done online by following the instructions in application system Primuss.

​​​​​​​You can check the status of your application in your personal account after you have registered. Please make sure you remember your login dates.

The application has to be done online by following the instructions in application system Primuss.

All international applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Europa must have their credentials reviewed and approved by uni-assist. Please note that it can take up to 8 weeks until you receive your VPD (Vorprüfungsdokumentation = necessary document for your application). After having received or while waiting for your VPD you can apply at OTH Amberg-Weiden and upload your documents in Primuss.

Even if you already have a VPD from another university, you still have to apply for a VPD specifically for OTH Amberg-Weiden.

If you are from a non-EU-member-state, you need to apply for a visa at the German embassy in your home country. Please note that it can take several months until you receive your visa. Make sure that you apply for a visa appointment as soon as possible.

Information about requirements for our study program Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications can be found under the topic "Admission requirements" of the program.

The examination board will decide whether your language skills as well as other qualifications are adequate, or if you need to submit further certificates. Language certificates and other necessary documents have to be uploaded in the application system Primuss. Proof of German A2 can be submitted after your first year at the latest.

One of the following English language tests with minimum scores as indicated will be sufficient:

  • IELTS Cambridge - 6
  • TOEIC – 780

Proof is not required if the previous degree was taught and examined in English.

Please always use the application system PRIMUSS and do not send your certificates via e-mail in advance.

OTH Amberg-Weiden is introducing study service fees of EUR 500 per semester (plus semester contribution of EUR 72) from winter semester 24/25. This applies to persons with a nationality outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) who start their studies from the winter semester 2024/25.

For more information, please visit: https://www.oth-aw.de/en/international/paths-to-oth-amberg-weiden/study-service-fees-for-international-students.

Questions concerning the study program:

General information concerning your studies at OTH Amberg-Weiden and Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Applications can be found on the program website under Contents.

You can find information about the study program and the relevant courses on our homepage, in the documents section.

​​​​​​​We use the learning management system Moodle. After the login with your login dates, which you will receive after enrolment, you can get access to your courses and the respective lecture material. Please sign up for all courses on Moodle within the first week of term. You will be given a password for this during the Welcome Session on the first day.

No. The proof of A2 German, which needs to be delivered by the end of the second semester at the very latest, has to be acquired externally.

The study programme requires 210 ECTS (see study regulation §5). If you have less than 210 ECTS then you have the following options (also see study regulation §5 paragraph (2)).

  1. Take a "Basic" module from the study programme and apply for recognition as "Bachelor Module". The Basic Modules can be found in the course catalogue.
  2. Take a module from any Bachelor degree programme at the OTH and apply for recognition at the study office.
  3. If you worked before application for the study programme, then you can apply for recognition of your practical experience. For example, if you have worked for 6 months full time this may be recognized with 30 ECTS.

Please note that you have only one year to prove that you have achieved enought credit points for the study programme.

Online aptitude test

Yes, the completion of the online test is required. An exception according to the study regulations only applies if you are among the best in the year and can prove this.
 

​​​​​​​If you have submitted your application documents, you will automatically be invited shortly before the next period of the online test.

In the test, your knowledge of mathematics and computer science will be tested. In mathematics, calculus, linear algebra, discrete mathematics and statistics are particularly relevant. In computer science, the focus is on imperative and object-oriented programming in Python. In addition, there are a few questions on automata, algorithms, and databases. More details can be found in the Moodle course, which you will get access to after your application.

Before you have access to the test, it is useful to look at the material (literature/lecture slides) one more time. furthermore, we recommend taking a Python course online. There are numerous ones on the internet for this purpose.

You will receive a message shortly before the test opens. Then you can read through all the information online and prepare. Take the test at the end of time, then you should have more than 7 days to prepare.

Questions concerning life in Germany:

Yes, we do provide a semester ticket for public transport for 90 € – which is included in the enrolment fee. Additionally you get a discount in some (public) institutions like e.g. swimming pool.

Yes. Please contact our Health Insurance Officer, Mr. Schaller, from Techniker Krankenkasse (cc). He will assist you in taking out health insurance. You may as well apply online. If you want to take out a full package with TK's partner Expatrio, follow this link https://www.expatrio.com/.

You are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week.

Some accommodation is available only 5 minutes walking distance from the university. Please note that in Germany, accommodation in student halls of residence is not automatically granted upon admission to a degree program. Please make your own arrangements for accommodation and, above all, make sure you make them in good time. For further information see the International Office pages.

The estimated living expenses are:

  • Enrolment Fee: 162 EUR/semester (including semester ticket for public transport)
  • Accommodation: 323 EUR
  • Food: 168 EUR
  • Travels: 94 EUR
  • Course Materials: 20 EUR
  • Communication: 31 EUR
  • Radio & TV Licence Fee: 17.50 EUR (obligatory)
  • Leisure Activities: 61 EUR
  • Health Insurance: 105 EUR

Total 871.50 EUR / month on average