Are you interested in sustainable and modern mobility options?
For you, deciding between car, bus or train is ancient history? Are you interested in sustainable ways of getting around? The Master's study programme New Mobility - Micromobility provides a study programme in a growing and future-oriented subject area.
The Master's programme is aimed at engineers from a wide range of disciplines as well as designers who are enthusiastic about materials, locomotion and lightweight construction. The study programme offers the best professional conditions thanks to the special expertise in lightweight construction and fibre composites, which has been part of PFH in research and teaching for years. In addition, you will apply the knowledge you have acquired during your studies to practical, "real-life" projects.
As a graduate of the New Mobility degree programme, you will be involved in the development of mobility solutions and will be able to use your knowledge to understand mobility concepts and evaluate them.
Master of Science 120 ECTS
Completed university degree in (industrial) engineering, a technical-scientific area or a closely related subject
Length of study
5,400 euro per semester;
1,000 euro admin and enrolment fee (one-time fee)
1,000 euro examination fee (one-time fee)
Stade (near Hamburg)
The Master's programme lasts four semesters, in which you deepen your knowledge in digitalization, innovation and sustainability as well as ethical and legal issues in an international and intercultural context. You will gain practical knowledge through numerous projects and case studies in each semester. In preparation for the job market, you will not only acquire the needed theoretical knowledge in the field of modern drive concepts. You will also acquire essential skills to help you apply this knowledge to practice and learn how to use relevant tools. In addition, you will be able to oversee projects with different frameworks and work with others to develop a successful product. A scientific-theoretical orientation of the master's programme is shown in the examination of current research statuses in the lectures and in the preparation of scientific papers.
Module 1: Advanced Mathematics and Technical Mechanics
Advanced Technical Mechanics
Module 2: In-depth Project Management
Agile Project Management
Digital Factory Planning
Module 3: Big Data
OLAP and Data Mining
Module 4: Innovation and Digital Transformation
Digital Business Models
Innovation and Start-up Management
Module 5: Law and Ethics
Patent Law and Innovation Protection
Module 6: Sustainable Development / Circular Economy
Sustainable Structural Design
Module 7: Sensor Technology and Applications
Measurement and Control Technology
Module 8: Modern Materials and Technologies
Composites and Processes
Module 9: Information Technology and Cyber Security
Hazards and Security Measures
Data, Information and Knowledge Technologies
Module 10: Digital Technologies
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Applied Simulation / Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality
Module 11: Management Accounting
Internal Accounting and Controlling
Finance and Risk Management
Module 12: Change Management and Leadership
Module 13: Quality Assurance and Control
Quality Techniques and Procedures
Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
Module 14: Mobility Concepts and Technologies
Energy Storage Systems
Module 15: Infrastructure in Transports and Mobility
Module 16: Design for Mobility Concepts
Digital Test Models
Lightweight Construction and Construction Methods
Module 17: Project / Internship
Module 18: Master Thesis
Master's Thesis and Disputation
After graduation - your career begins
With the focus on New Mobility, graduates are able to develop leadership skills at a higher management level. They will be involved in the development of mobility solutions as well as planning and strategically oriented decision-making.
As a project manager in the New Mobility and Modern Drive Concepts department, you will be responsible for the technical management of development projects. Your tasks will therefore include independent control within the specified time and budget framework, leadership and coordination of interdisciplinary project teams, participation in project and resource planning, identification of deviations from goals and conflicts as well as the development of appropriate solutions.
With your Master's degree in New Mobility and Modern Drive Concepts, as a test engineer, you will take on the planning, coordination and implementation of automated and manual component tests, the implementation of system tests, error simulations and analysis on test vehicles including approval recommendations, the coordination with the responsible developers and coordination of all entities involved in the test process as well as ensuring the function and maintenance of the test benches. In addition, they document the results, report and evaluate malfunctions and analyse the errors.
Strategic planning responsibilities fundamentally involve shaping the company's basic business strategy, developing strategic plans and evaluating company performance, and conducting research and data analysis to help make business decisions. With a master's degree in digitalization and automation, you can specialise in the areas of manufacturing. You plan machines, materials, personnel and deadlines in such a way that all orders can be processed smoothly.
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Experts at PFH
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Fehren made a significant development contribution to the ATC system for suppressing torsional vibration in convertibles, and was awarded the District of Göttingen's innovation prize in 2007. Since December 2007, he has been Professor of Adaptronics at the PFH Private University of Applied Sciences.
Marc Siebert founded SPIN Siebert & Schörner GbR for the development of ultra-light bicycle frames and components made of fibre-reinforced plastics. He has been a professor at PFH since 2008.
Nikolay Avgustinov, born in 1960, began his scientific career studying mechanical engineering at Sofia Technical University. He graduated as an engineer in 1985 and was subsequently employed as a research assistant at Sofia Technical University.
After completing his doctorate, Richard Degenhardt worked as a structural engineer. In addition to his professorship at PFH, he is currently working at the Institute for Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems at the DLR.
FAQ – the most frequently asked questions
- Application form via our website
- Curriculum vitae
- Higher education entrance qualification
- Copy of passport
- Digital photo
- Letter of motivation
- Employment references
- Letter of recommendation
Yes, you will need proof of advanced English language skills, e.g. Bachelor’s taught in English, TOEFL, IELTS, ESOL CAE or BEC Higher.
If you are a citizen of a country in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you do not require a visa or other documentation to enter Germany and study here. However, once you arrive and find accommodation, you must register with the local residents’ registration office. If you are coming from a country other than the ones named above, you will require a visa. For more information specific to your home country, please visit the Federal Foreign Office website.
At PFH University, we offer international students three types of scholarships:
- DAAD Prize
- Deutschland Stipendium/Germany Scholarship
For more information on each of the scholarships, click here.
During your studies, you are generally allowed to do 120 full days or 240 half-days of paid work and take small student jobs. In exceptional circumstances, your local foreigners office may impose further restrictions.
When you compare Germany to other European countries, you’ll find that it’s not very expensive. The living costs are just slightly higher than the EU average, with rent being the largest expense. On average, students in Germany spend around 850 EUR per month (750 EUR in Göttingen for the management degree).