Study overview

The Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) master's program is a research-oriented master's program. It is linked to a research project at the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (funding or industrial project), which is carried out over three semesters.

The Master's programme is offered in co-operation with the universities of Amberg/Weiden, Ansbach, Augsburg, Deggendorf, Ingolstadt, Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg.

The Master's programme Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) began in the winter semester 2017/2018 and is replacing the Master's programme Applied Research and Development (AFE). The programme can start any semester.

 

About the Program

Students of the Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) Master's programme complete the standard period of study after three semesters with a Master of Science degree. The programme can begin in the winter semester or the summer semester. The head of the programme is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter.

Admission requirements

Students must fulfill the following two criteria for admission to the program:

  1. Minimum good grade average (i.e. grade 2.5 or better) in the diploma of a qualifying higher education programme (usually a bachelor's or diploma programme).
  2. Proof of suitability for the specific study programme (selection interview with two professors).

Important:​​​​​​​

Students are also expected to contact the head of the Master's programme, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter, in advance. An application without prior contact is not recommended!

Binding details on the admission requirements can be found in the study and examination regulations of the programme!

Study structure

The Master's programme Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) is a research-oriented Master's programme for highly qualified Bachelor graduates and young professionals.

 

Among other things, the Master's programme offers students the following advantages:

 

  • Preparation for management and specialist positions in the field of applied research and development.
  • The demonstration of in-depth technical knowledge and at the same time the competence to implement this knowledge in a realistic practical project.
  • Direct preparation for typical tasks in the research and development departments of business and industry.
  • In the case of cooperative research projects, intensive contacts can be established with potential future employers.
  • Highly qualified graduates are directly prepared for (cooperative) doctoral studies by the scientific orientation and the required scientific publication.

The Master Research Program is a multidisciplinary Master's program that generally does not require a special subject. The MRP is therefore particularly suitable for Bachelor graduates of the Faculty of Engineering at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

Comments:

  • You must earn 30 ECTS per semester.
  • Depending on the research project and in consultation with the supervising professor, the compulsory elective modules must be selected at the beginning of the course from the catalogue of approved compulsory elective modules.
  • In order to enter the course, a qualified university degree of mid. 210 ECTS is required. Missing ECTS can be made up. For details, see the study and examination regulations.

Further details on the APR study organisation:
https://www.th-nuernberg.de/studiengang/applied-research-in-engineering-sciences-msc-1/

The following graphic shows the structure of full-time studies:

 

 

Application for studies

The application is only possible online via the website of the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. Further information on the general application modalities can be found here:

 

Deadlines:

  • Summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01. (deadline)
  • Winter semester: 02.05. - 15.07. (deadline)

Please note​​​​​​​:

  • Before you apply, please make sure you contact the supervising professor and the head of the degree programme in good time!
  • The application is made for the degree programme, not for a specific project, i.e. it is checked whether the applicants fulfil the requirements of the degree programme (not the project!).
  • The formal admission criteria for the study programme are defined in the Study and Examination Regulations for the study programme (cf. §8-§10).
  • Applications for admission to the programme are generally possible in the summer semester as well as in the winter semester.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the head of the study programme.

The project pool of the Master's programme

The following projects are currently being offered by professors at Ansbach University (exemplary selection):

 

Theme of the project

 Type of project 

Description

Status

2017-05
Simulation and modelling of thermal processes and losses in an aluminium smelting and die-casting plant and implementation into a comprehensive material flow simulation
Prof. Dr. Schlüter

cooperation

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2017-05
Development of a digital twin of an aluminium smelting and die casting plant with the Virtuos software for virtual commissioning
Prof. Dr. Schlüter

cooperation

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2017-05
Optimization of instruments and implant materials for minimally invasive treatment of traumatic vertebral body fractures.
Prof. Dr. Boger

University

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Notes
  • This list is only a small selection of potential research projects. If you are interested, please contact a professor at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences or the course director.
  • If you are interested, please contact the supervising professor in good time.
  • Of course, projects can also be proposed. However, only professors of Ansbach University are entitled to propose projects for the pool. Project proposals must therefore always be made in close consultation with a professor. In this case, it is therefore essential that you consult the professor concerned at an early stage!

Information about companies

The Master's programme Applied Research in Engineering Sciences offers excellent opportunities for cooperation between companies and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.

 

Specifically, there are the following advantages for companies:

  • Enlargement of the own research and development department: A research project within the scope of the Master Research Program offers an ideal opportunity to temporarily increase the own R&D capacities. Highly innovative and therefore often risky tasks are particularly suitable for cooperative research projects.
  • Comprehensive research projects over a longer period of time: In Bachelor theses and internships, deeper questions and tasks can often only be dealt with unsatisfactorily due to time restrictions. The Master Research Program goes beyond these narrow limits and with its construction offers the necessary time and intensity to solve comprehensive problems.
  • Knowledge and experience transfer with Ansbach University: Benefit from the advantages of cooperation with Ansbach University, such as years of experience with research projects, access to the latest research in the field, constructive solutions without blinders, access to funding for cooperative research projects, etc.
  • Get to know new employees under realistic conditions: After one and a half or three years of working together on the research project, you get to know the student and the student of your company exactly - if everything fits, you can immediately put your new employee(s) to productive use!
  • High Potentials to the company in the long term: Offer your qualified and motivated employees the opportunity to develop into a Master of Science (MSc) in a corporate context. Research projects with a direct relation to research and development tasks in your company offer the opportunity to always stay in direct contact with your employees and at the same time to support them in a targeted way.

Have you recognized the advantages of the Applied Research in Engineering Sciences Master's program and would like to offer a joint research project? Or would you like to find out more and clarify specific questions without obligation?

Gladly. Simply contact us - the professor you trust at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences or the course director will be happy to help you and support you in defining a cooperative research project.

The head of the Master's program will be happy to answer any further questions you may have:  Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter

Further information

Excellent career opportunities

Applied-research and development (aFuE) is an important basis for innovation, which in turn is a decisive factor for the competitiveness of the German economy.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular are confronted with the problem that aFuE is usually time-consuming, knowledge-intensive and costly. For SMEs, the often vital innovations are therefore difficult to realise in the long term.

The primary aim of the Applied Research in Engineering Master's programme is to provide companies with employees who are in a position to play a decisive role in the environment of aFuE projects within a very short period of time and thus to strengthen their innovative ability in a sustainable manner.

    Companies thus have the opportunity during the entire duration of a cooperative aFuE project to inspire future graduates with challenging tasks in the field of research and development. Conversely, the students receive an intensive insight into cooperating companies right from the start with a direct practical relevance.

     

    The Master's programme opens the door to a cooperative doctorate for highly qualified graduates who would like to further qualify in the field of aFuE.

    More information about...

    • Opportunities and potentials for prospective students can be obtained from the study consultant Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter.
    • Cooperation opportunities for companies can be obtained from the course director Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter.
    At the Ansbach University of Applied Sciences

    The central topic of the Master's programme is practice-oriented applied research and development in the areas of

    • Energy systems and energy economy
    • Plastics technology
    • Sustainable building technology
    • Production and automation technology
    • Physical technology
    • Biomedical technology
    • Industrial Biotechnology
    • and related fields.

    In the Master's programme, this orientation manifests itself in a central research project that the students intensively pursue over a period of three semesters.

    At the start of their studies, students select one of the research projects offered from the project pool of the Master's programme. Research projects either arise within the framework of ongoing research work at the university or on the basis of enquiries from industry and business ("extended research laboratory"). As soon as the central research questions and the objectives of the project have been defined, a professor from the university places the project in the project pool.

     

     

    The Staff

    Ralph-Peter Kappestein

    Ralph-Peter Kappestein – Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

    Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)

    Funktionen:

    • Leiter Studierendenservice der School of Business and Technology (SBT)
    • Mitglied Senat und Hochschulrat

    Betreute Studiengänge:

    • Interkulturelles Management in Voll- und Teilzeit (B.A.)
    • Angewandte Kunststofftechnik (B.Eng., berufsbegleitend)
    • Strategisches Management (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
    • Wertschöpfungsmanagement (B.A., berufsbegleitend)
    • Kreatives Management (MBA, berufsbegleitend)
    • Angewandte Forschung und Entwicklung (M.Sc.)
    • Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M.Sc.)
    • Energiemanagement und Energietechnik (M.Eng.)
    • Internationales Produkt- und Servicemanagement (M.A.)
    • Leadership (M.A.)
    • Medizintechnik (M.Eng.)
    • Multimediale Information und Kommunikation (M.A.)
    • Multimediales Didaktisches Design (M.A.)
    • Public Relations und Unternehmenskommunikation (M.A.)
    • Zertifikatslehrgang Leadership im Gesundheitswesen
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter – Profesor Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter

    Profesor Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    +49 (0)981 4877-317 92.2.50 Montag 10.30-11.30 Uhr vCard

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter

    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter – Profesor Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Profesor Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Funktionen:

    • Professor Angewandte Ingenieurwissenschaften (AIW)
    • Profesor Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
    • Projektleiter Technologie-Transferzentrum für den Mittelstand (TZM)

    Lehrgebiete:

    • Strömungssimulation
    • Prozesssimulation
    • Informatik
    • Mathematik
    • Computational Engineering

    Angewandte Forschung und Entwicklung:

    • Numerische Strömungssimulation (CFD)
    • Simulation energietechnischer Prozesse
    • Strömungsmesstechnik

    Forschungsprojekte:

    • KSTS - Kompetenzzentrum Strömungssimulation
    • CIPP - Centrum für innovative Produktentwicklung und Produktoptimierung, Teilprojekt Strömungssimulation
    • Forschungsverbund FORETA (Teilprojekt C Großwärmespeicher)
    • Forschungsverbund EnAqua, Institut für schwimmende Bauten, Hochschule Lausitz
    • Technologieverbund Green Factory Bavaria (Teilprojekt Smart Melting) 

    Dienstleistungen für die Industrie:

    • KSTS - Kompetenzzentrum Strömungssimulation
    • KIEff - Kompetenzzentrum Industrielle Energieeffizienz
    Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl – Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) / Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) /Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl

    Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) / Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) /Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    +49 (0)981 4877-251 51.2.3 nach Vereinbarung vCard

    Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl

    Prof. Dr. Christian Uhl – Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) / Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) /Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) / Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) /Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)

    Funktionen:

    • Studiengangsleiter Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
    • Professor Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
    • Professor Medizintechnik (MED)
    • Studienfachberatung Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
    • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR)
    • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Biomedizinische Technik (BMT)
    • Vorsitzender Prüfungskommission Medizintechnik (MED)
    • Gesamtleiter Technologie-Transferzentrum für den Mittelstand (TZM)
    • Leiter Kompetenzzentrum Center for Signal Analysis of Complex Systems (CCS)

    Lehrgebiete:

    • Angewandte Mathematik
    • Signal- und Datenverarbeitung
    • Eco-Material & Innovation Lab

    Vita:

    • Studium: Physik-Studium an der Universität Stuttgart und der University of Oregon
    • Promotion: Institut für Theoretische Physik und Synergetik der Universität Stuttgart im Bereich der raum-zeitlichen Signalverarbeitung
    • Industrie- und Forschungstätigkeiten: Medizinische Bild- und Signalverarbeitung am Max-Planck-Institut für Neuropsychologische Forschung in Leipzig, Automatische Spracherkennung in den Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorien in Aachen
    • seit 2001: Professor an der Hochschule Ansbach
    • WS 2008/09 & WS 2011/12: Gastaufenthalte am Department of Biomedical Engineering der University of California Irvine

    Publikationen:

    • C. Uhl, Analyse raumzeitlicher Daten strukturbildender Systeme, Shaker Verlag, 1995
    • C. Uhl (Ed.), Analysis of Neurophysiological Brain Functioning, Springer Verlag, 1999
    • J. Hoyer, C. Uhl, C. Beyer, Virtual & Rapid Prototyping: Bestandsaufnahme aktueller Produkte und deren Einsatz, VDI-Verlag, 2006

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