The Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) master's programme is a research-oriented master's programme. It is linked to a research project at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences (funding or industrial projects) which is carried out over 3 semesters.
The master's programme is offered in collaboration with the universities of Amberg/Weiden, Ansbach, Augsburg, Deggendorf, Ingolstadt, Munich, Nuremberg and Regensburg.
The Master's programme Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) was launched in the winter semester 2017/2018 and replaces the Master's programme Applied Research and Development (AFE). It is possible to start the programme in any semester.
The master’s programme in Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (APR) leads to a Master of Science degree and is completed in three semesters of standard study. The programme can begin in either the winter or the summer semester. The head of the programme is Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter.
Students must fulfil the following two criteria for admission to the programme:
1.Minimum good grade average (i.e. min. grade 2.5 or above) 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).
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!
Details of the mandatory admission requirements can be found in the study and examination regulations of the programme.
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.
Amongst other things, the master’s programme offers students the following advantages:
The Master Research Program is a multidisciplinary master's programme which generally does not require a specialist subject. The MRP is therefore particularly suitable for Bachelor graduates of the Faculty of Engineering at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.
For further details on the APR study structure, please visit:
The following illustration shows the structure of the full-time study programme:
Applications can only be submitted online via the website of Ansbach University of Applied Sciences. Further information on the general application criteria and procedure can be found here:
The following projects are currently being offered by professors at Ansbach University (sample selection):
Theme of the project
Type of project
The Master's programme, Applied Research in Engineering Sciences, offers excellent opportunities for cooperation between companies and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences.
These are some of the specific advantages for companies:
Have you recognized the advantages of the Applied Research in Engineering Sciences Master's programme for your company and would you like to propose a joint research project? Or would you like to find out more and clarify specific questions without obligation?
We would be pleased to hear from you. Simply contact us – a trusted professor at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences or the course director will be happy to help you and support you in formulising a collaborative research project.
The head of the master's programme will be happy to answer any further questions you may have: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlüter.
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 faced with the problem that aFuE is usually time-consuming, knowledge-intensive and costly. For SMEs, the often vital innovations are therefore difficult to implement long term.
The primary aim of the Applied Research in Engineering Master's programme is to provide companies with employees who are able to play a decisive role within aFuE projects in a very short period of time and thus to strengthen their innovative ability in a sustainable manner.
Consequently, companies have the opportunity, throughout the entire duration of a cooperative aFuE project, to inspire future graduates with challenging tasks in the field of research and development. In return, the students receive an intensive insight into the participating companies right from the start and gain immediate practical and relevant experience.
The Master's programme opens the door to a cooperative doctorate for highly qualified graduates who would like to qualify further in the field of aFuE.
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The central topic of the Master's programme is practice-oriented applied research and development in the areas of
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.
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