Master in Information Engineering

  • Four-semester program
  • Full-time study
  • Language: 100% English
  • Admission period:
    • Winter semester: April 1 - May 31
    • Summer semester: November 1 - November 30
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The M.Sc. Information Engineering Program

The end-to-end design of a cyber-physical business system to solve complex sociotechnical problems requires expertise from the fields of sensor technology, information systems and business models, which originate from different disciplines. Collaboration at the relevant interfaces is often difficult, as the disciplines have established their own specialist cultures and terminology. They also use different (software) tools and models to solve problems. The role of the information engineer addresses this problem.


The aim of the Master's degree program in Information Engineering is to prepare students for the role of the innovation-driven, research-enabled information engineer who can design cyber-physical business systems from sensors to IT systems and business models. The Master's degree builds on and deepens the skills acquired in the Bachelor's degree course in Information Engineering.

Key Facts

Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Study duration
4 semesters, full-time


100 % English


Start of program
Summer semester & winter semester each year


Application period
Summer semester: September 1 - November 30
Winter semester: April 1 - May 31


Admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in Information Engineering or an equivalent field
For all requirements, please check the admission requirements below

Your Benefits at TUM Campus Heilbronn


Excellence in Research and Teaching

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In the Heilbronn-Franconia region, TUM sees itself as a civic university in a campus ecosystem that empowers students, researchers, companies, and local stakeholders to positively shape the digital transformation.

The Campus for the Digital Age

The TUM Campus Heilbronn focusses its research on digital transformation, information engineering, and family enterprises under the motto "For the Digital Age". The perfect surroundings to get inspiration for your studies.

Your possibilities to spend a semester abroad

During your studies, you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in the third semester. We offer several options to gain valuable experience abroad, from Erasmus+ to TUMexchange and scholarships. Find out more!

Admission Requirements


    The Master's degree in Information Engineering is primarily aimed at graduates of the Bachelor's degree course in Information Engineering as well as graduates of other Bachelor's degree courses with a focus on computer science (e.g. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics). It is aimed at national and international prospective students with a high level of interest in interdisciplinary aspects of digital transformation, automated data processing and utilization, as well as a high affinity for technology.


    To be accepted onto the Master's degree program in Information Engineering, applicants require the following skills:


    • They can solve simple algorithmic problems and implement basic algorithms and data structures using an imperative, object-oriented and functional language (e.g. Java).
    • They are familiar with concepts and methods as well as the management of the various phases within a software project and can present their results appropriately.
    • They understand the basic technical structure of a computing system at different levels and can implement basic algorithms or circuits at these levels.
    • They understand fundamental problems in the context of operating systems, concurrency and system-oriented programming and can implement corresponding solution approaches in a system-oriented programming language.
    • They can select, develop and analyse efficient algorithms and data structures.
    • They are skilled in the current fundamentals of databases and information systems.
    • They can understand and apply technologies, methods and protocols of computer networks and distributed systems on all layers of the ISO/OSI reference model in order to achieve the networking of several computer systems.
    • They can explain the basic concepts of IT security and understand and apply various security mechanisms and methods.
    • They understand business information systems, their cross-company integration, the underlying processes and are able to analyse and design business processes as well as enterprise architectures in practice and formulate them in enterprise architecture models. Furthermore, they understand the general contribution of business process management to digital transformation and the basics of process mining.
    • They have basic knowledge of sampling, reconstructing, analysing and processing signals. They can design and analyse simple filters according to the requirements. Furthermore, they understand the basic and conceptual principles of controllers, sensors, control systems and actuators, which are required for the formal analysis and design of cyber-physical systems.
    • They have the mathematical knowledge of discrete structures, discrete probability theory, linear algebra and analysis required to solve IT problems.
    • They have basic knowledge of theoretical informatics.
    • They can communicate very well in written and spoken English and can reproduce problems and solutions from the Bachelor's program using the correct English technical terms.


    With all its requirements, the profile of the degree program presupposes the motivation to acquire knowledge in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering as well as economics and, if necessary (should one or more of the above-mentioned skills be missing), to catch up.


  • The qualification for the Master's degree program in Information Engineering at the TUM Campus Heilbronn of the Technical University of Munich is proven by:


    • A qualified Bachelor's degree of at least six semesters obtained at a German or foreign university or at least an equivalent degree in Information Engineering or comparable degree programs,
    • An adequate knowledge of the English language; students whose educational language is not English must provide proof of this through a recognized language test.
    • Proof of specialized knowledge in the form of a "Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test" or a "Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering" (GATE) is mandatory for applicants who have obtained their first degree in the following countries: China, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan.
    • Passing the entrance examination.
  • Since the Master in Management & Digital Technology is taught completely in English, you have to submit proof of proficiency like a language certificate for English. The following language certificates are accepted:


    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
      • Minimum score: 88
      • Internet based Test (iBT) or iBT Home Edition tests are accepted
      • Only Test Date Score is valid (not MyBest Score)


    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
      • Minimum overall band score: 6.5
      • IELTS Academic and IELTS indicator are accepted



    • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
      • Minimum score: 600
      • The GMAT Focus Edition with a minimum score of 585 points is also accepted
      • Scores of 650 points and higher will be awarded extra points at the first stage of the assessment process
      • Mandatory for applicants from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, and Pakistan with a minimum score of 640


    • Courses taught and assessed entirely in English during your undergraduate program
      • Minimum 12 ECTS must have been taught and assessed completely in English
      • Your transcript of records must show clearly that the courses and credits achieved were taught and examined in English language
      • Alternatively you can include an official confirmation by your university or faculty that some courses were passed in English



    Please note: You do not need to prove any proficiency in the German language at the time of your application. But you need to hand in proof of basic German language proficiency (comparable to A1) by the end of the second semester if you are a foreign student.

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Your Future Opportunities

Upon successful completion of your master's degree in Information Engineering, you will:


  • use modern and innovative methods of artificial intelligence, such as machine learning, to analyse data, recognize patterns and use the results in cyber-physical business systems.
  • know different perspectives on strategic decision-making processes and have a basic understanding of research methods in strategic management.
  • be able to link knowledge from the fields of informatics, information technology as well as economics and apply it in complex contexts of information engineering.
  • make scientifically founded decisions and be able to critically reflect your decisions, taking ethical aspects into account.
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Graduates in the field of Information Engineering are qualified for an academic position (e.g. doctorate) at a university or research institution as well as for a position in research and development in industry. Furthermore, they can also take on management activities in the digital economy.


If you want to start your career with a strong network in promising companies, a degree from TUM Heilbronn Campus is the right choice for you.

Sounds Great to You?

Apply now and start your studies at TUM Campus Heilbronn for the winter semester of 2024!

Program Structure

  • The Master's program in Information Engineering consists of compulsory and elective modules. The following is an exemplary study plan for the M.Sc. in Information Engineering.


    An overview of all elective modules can be found here.

  • Machine Learning (Compulsory)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Advanced Topics of Software Engineering (Compulsory)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Process Mining (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Process Mining Project (Elective)

    • 3 ECTS
    • Project work


    CEO Leadership Series (Elective)

    • 6 ECTS
    • Scientific elaboration


    Ethics for Nerds (Elective)

    • 3 ECTS
    • Scientific elaboration


    Deutschkurs B1.1 (Elective)

    • 3 ECTS
    • Exam


    Total credits: 30

  • Advanced Practical Course Information Engineering (Compulsory)

    • 10 ECTS
    • Project work


    Master Seminar Information Engineering (Compulsory)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Scientific elaboration


    Knowledge Graphs (Elective)

    • 6 ECTS
    • Exam


    Economics and Management of Platforms (Elective)

    • 6 ECTS
    • Scientific elaboration


    Intercultural Jumstart Seminar (Elective)

    • 3 ECTS
    • Exam


    Total credits: 30

  • Foundations and Application of Generative AI (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Project work


    Advanced Algorithms (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Numerical Linear Algebra for Computational Science and Information Engineering (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Data Visualization (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Parallel Computing (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Project work


    Research Software Engineering (Elective)

    • 5 ECTS
    • Exam


    Mobility window:

    In the third semester, you have the opportunity to do a semester abroad. If you are interested in this, please check the possibilities of going abroad.


    Total credits: 30

  • Master's thesis

    • 30 ECTS


    Total credits: 30

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The Master in Information Engineering starts twice a year. Starting with the winter semester 24/25, you can apply for the winter semester and the summer semester.

  • Depending on when you would like to start your Master in Information Engineering the application periods are as follows:


    • Summer semester: November 1st - November 30th
    • Winter semester: April 1st - May 31st
  • Yes. If you are interested in several programs, you can hand in a separate application for every program you are interested in. Applications are processed separately which means that you have to do the application process completely for each program, including all documents required and certified copies.

  • Yes. Since the Master in Information Engineering is taught and assessed in English completely, you need proof of English proficiency when applying for the program. The following certificates are accepted:


    • TOEFL (minimum score: 88)
    • IELTS (minimum score: 6.5)
    • Cambridge Main Suite of English (Grades A, B, C)
    • Pearson English Language Test (minimum score: 65)
    • A Bachelor's thesis in English


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