Master of Science

Precision Manufacturing and Management

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Leading minds in future technologies

In a manufacturing world in which technology and digitalisation are becoming increasingly complex, the need for experts who work at the interface between intelligent machines/systems and efficient manufacturing technologies is growing. In this degree programme, we teach this sought-after mix of technical and management skills.

  • ECTS: 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 3 semesters
  • Campus: Schwenningen
  • Faculty: Mechanical and Medical Engineering
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, particularly mechanical engineering and mechatronics. German (min. CEF B2) and English (min.CEF B2) proficiency
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Unique: Top study+career This degree programme is designed to be taken part-time. The individual selection of research topics and project work means that the content can be perfectly tailored to your own career goals. Lectures take place on Fridays and possibly on 2-4 Saturdays per semester.
  • Content of the degree programme - Four pillars Our highly topical core topics: precision and additive manufacturing, machine learning, modelling and simulation, digitalised manufacturing and Industry 4.0 as well as manufacturing and innovation management. Ready for the working world of tomorrow.
  • Broad expertise - application oriented Industry experts provide in-depth expertise in the above-mentioned areas. The industry-relevant topics are constantly updated. This prepares students for independent activities in a wide range of professional fields and the management of innovative teams.
  • "KSF" The Institute for Precision Machining (KSF) is one of the best-known research institutes in Germany in the field of precision machining. The KSF has state-of-the-art CNC machines and precision measurement technology. Laboratory courses are held at the KSF in Tuttlingen during the programme.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

Particularly job-compatible

Lectures take place on a maximum of one working day per week and sometimes on Saturdays, so that the course can be ideally combined with professional activities. The practical content is taught in the KSF laboratory at the IFC Innovation and Research Center in Tuttlingen. The IFC was opened in 2018 with a focus on research and offers space for research and development not only to Furtwangen University, but also to technology-oriented companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Programme structure

  • 43% Lectures
  • 27% Group projects
  • 30% Individual thesis

PMM specifics

Extensive specialist knowledge

The following topics are taught in the PMM master's programme:

  • Precision machining and measurement
  • Simulation and modeling
  • FEM
  • Machine learning
  • Precision metrology
  • Advanced manufacturing processes
  • Future-oriented manufacturing processes
  • Additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 (digitalised manufacturing).

The management modules include:

  • Project management
  • Lean management
  • Resource, quality and innovation management

The curriculum also includes research and compulsory elective modules. The master's thesis is completed in the third semester.

What's included

Special features

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for PMM amount to €2600 per semester plus semester fees of €155.

Your career prospects

Thanks to our excellent industry contacts, we can help you find employers. After graduation, there is also the opportunity to do a doctorate.

PMM graduates work in future-oriented high-tech industries that secure jobs and prosperity and contribute to increasing efficiency in precision manufacturing. 

Possible fields of work include research and development, design, production, quality assurance, project management, technical sales or technical management.

Career opportunities are offered in particular by innovative sectors such as mechanical and plant engineering, automotive and vehicle construction, medical technology, the aerospace industry and research institutions.

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Participate – shape – develop: This is our "MME" faculty! With us, students have many opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. You get the chance to take part in as many projects as you like!

In addition, you can design your degree programme individually according to your own interests. Lecturers will support you in any way we can. We see ourselves as a team, because innovative technical solutions can only be developed together.

Find out more about the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering


As one of the strongest research universities in the country, HFU is also very active in the field of medical technology and micromedical technology.

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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bahman Azarhoushang
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bahman Azarhoushang Dean of Studies Precison Manufacturing and Management (MSc) - part-time
    Head of KSF - Institute for Advanced Manufacturing
  •  Maria Kohmann
    Maria Kohmann Institute for Precision Machining (KSF) - Projects