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Research and development play a major role in all areas of technology. They are drivers of technological progress and have a significant influence on all phases of the development process - from idea generation and conception to the introduction of new products and processes.

In the Master's program Global Research in Sustainable Engineering, you as a Bachelor or Diploma graduate have the opportunity to work in the field of application-oriented research and development of innovative products and processes in an international environment. It is therefore primarily aimed at prospective students who see their future professional focus in the field of practice-oriented research. It also offers the possibility of a subsequent doctorate and creates the basis for later management responsibility.

The study program is closely linked to a research project and is accompanied by in-depth courses tailored to the respective project. During the entire duration of the program, students are supervised by a professor from OTH Amberg-Weiden and a professor from one of the international partners of this program.

In addition to the technical content, you will also become familiar with organizational procedures, how to act and perform successfully in complex projects, such as larger international research projects.

The Master's program Global Research in Sustainable Engineering is offered in cooperation with international partner universities. You will spend at least 1 semester at OTH Amberg-Weiden and at least 1 semester at one of the partner universities. In addition, joint seminars and conferences are held as part of the program.

At the end you will have the theoretical, methodological and communicative competences necessary for a scientific as well as for a practical activity in research and development in an international environment.


The following partner universities work with the program (more will be added over time):

Career opportunities

Science takes place both in a national and international context. Therefore, globalisationinresearch and development plays an important role in more and more companies and institutions.

The knowledge and professional, methodological, social and personal competences provided by this degree programme will qualify you for demanding activities in research and development. You can work in scientifically oriented innovative development departments of large, internationally active organisations for application-oriented research, such as the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, or in small and medium-sized enterprises.

Further examples of suitable areas of employment are innovation and knowledge managementand strategic consultingof company management.

Thus, the Master's programme Global Research in Sustainable Engineering offers excellent career opportunities in business and science in the global job market. In addition to technical competence, leadership skills are required, especially in the implementation of research and development projects, in order to manage and successfully complete projects which are usually designed for a longer period of time. Due to its extended contents, the degree programme prepares you in the best possible way for these leadership tasks. Thus, the education qualifies you for the management of globally operating development departments or similar areas. You are predestined for key positions where intercultural competence must be paired with professional competence. The international network within which the students conduct their research will additionally facilitate the startof your career in the global job market. The programme’s strong research focus also offers you first-class opportunities for doctoral studies.