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Suitable for those who want to gain comprehensive knowledge, but do not want to change their lives for several months. Short certificate courses are not enough? In a two weeks timeframe, you will get the latest knowledge on topics that exactly match your interests by taking individual modules from our Master's degree programs. This way you compile the knowledge you really need.

More than 30 topics are available!




Five Management Topics

Learn how to improve business success with information.

  • Designing and Selling Solutions (incl. Negotiation Training)
  • Information Systems Management
  • Big Data Methods
  • Legal Aspects of Information

Build a thoughtful business opportunity delivery system that coordinates activities by providing clear metrics for value creation. 

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Case Studies

Learn about various facets of quantitative decision making, such as general model building, risk assessment, random effects, and multiple agents. 

  • Decision Modeling (+Computer Tutorials)
  • Risk Aware Decisions (+Case Studies+Finance)
  • Interactive Decisions
  • Robust and Stochastic Optimization

Gain a deep understanding of technology venturing and the specific management approaches that address the characteristics of technology-driven innovation.

  • Technology Driven Innovation
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Project Management
  • Multi-Project Management in an International Setting

Learn more about the overall process of strategic management such as strategy formulation, analysis, and evaluation in light of the connection of business strategy and corporate law with current challenges of managing organizations, human resource strategy, and leadership concepts.

  • Strategic Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Business Organization and Corporate Law 
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Conflict Management
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4 Topics from Production and Operations Management

Understand the necessary concepts and underlying methods of industrial management in the area of tension between development, optimization, installation and the management of holistic systems (consisting of people, materials and infrastructure).

  • Industrial Services 
  • Data Structure and Algorithms for Intelligent Engineering
  • Operations Research: Decision Making with Linear Models and Networks
  • Processes, Resources, and Systems in Industrial Engineering

Understand and implement digitization as an essential component in modern production systems.

  • IoT Solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Stochastic Models of Manufacturing Systems 
  • Simulation of Production Systems and Digital Twin

The increasing integration and globalization of production structures leads to an increasing importance of operations management for cost and performance development in operating networks. Expand your knowledge to understand production and supply chain management in consideration of human resources.

  • Modern Operations Management for Supply Chain Networks
  • Production Engineering
  • Strategic Supply Network Management
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Technologies of Distribution Networks 

Get first-hand insights into production and supply chains in China. The module takes place at the KIT branch in Suzhou and at the AMTC and Tongji University in Shanghai. It consists of compact knowledge transfer in lectures, case studies as well as excursions and company visits.

  • Quality Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Smart Manufacturing and Automation with Industry 4.0

6 Topics From Information Systems Engineering

Understand and develop digital platforms for organizations and markets to drive internal and external digitization in your company or client organizations.

  • Enterprise Systems
  • IoT Technologies & Platforms
  • Platform and Market Engineering

Gain a holistic perspective on all phases of software system development. This is followed by a focus on the development of large-scale web applications and the use of cloud computing concepts and technologies for the development and deployment of modern software.

  • Software & Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Web Applications
  • Cloud Computing

Learn more about digital process mapping and knowledge management, where Big Data is an important topic: managing and analyzing large amounts of data to create added value.

  • Business Process Engineering
  • Process Mining
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering
  • Big Data Management

Experience various aspects of security technology and data protection. These include a general introduction to information security and data protection laws to applied cryptography and network security. Understand how new technologies are used, for example, to ensure an appropriate level of security, privacy and protection in critical (information) infrastructures.

  • Information Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Data Protection Regulations
  • Emerging Technologies & Critical Information Infrastructures

Gain fundamental understanding of driving innovation in digital services and adapting service strategies, service design and service management. It focuses in particular on the user-centered design of new services and on the use of data and AI.

  • Service Innovation
  • Service Design Thinking
  • Digital Service Business Models and Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence in Service Systems

Get an introduction to methodologies, algorithms and technologies of mobile robots. In addition to theoretical foundations, emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of the basic concepts of autonomous robotics in experimental laboratory work.

  • Autonomous Robotics Lab

5 Topics From Financial Engineering

Gain a deep understanding of financial markets and the resulting business opportunities through topics including digitization, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and an introduction to Python programming.

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Block Chain Technology
  • Digital Currencies and Business Models
  • Python

Get to know the fundamentals and advances of modern finance, from corporate finance and strategic finance to ethics in finance and value theory. Learn how to view data science through the lens of data and algorithms.

  • Financial Economics
  • Fundamentals of Financial Data Science

Experience how machine learning can be used to result in better decision making and to untap hidden value in data.

  • Machine Learning for Decision Makers
  • Fundamentals of Financial Machine Learning
  • Kernel and Bayesian Methods in Machine Learning

Understand the transformation of finance to financial engineering. Learn about no-arbitrage restrictions in futures and derivatives markets and how to exploit them using modern machine and data science approaches.

  • Fundamentals of Financial Engineering
  • Derivatives and Value of Optionality

Learn how to work with alternative data and new advances in predictive data analytics and machine learning to contribute to future business and finance innovations.

  • Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
  • Advances in Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition  

3 Topics From Mobility Systems Engineering

Get a comprehensive understanding of embedded systems and cyber-physical systems for mobility and industry 4.0 from requirements to practical implementation in hardware and in software.

  • Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Process Models and Associated Assessments
  • Big Data Management
  • Case Study in Embedded Systems Development (incl. Rapid Prototyping)
  • Introduction Concept Study

Learn various data communication topologies and technologies for implementing an embedded system.

  • Control Systems Development
  • Embedded Systems Computer Architecture
  • Electronic Systems Synthesis (Hardware and Software) incl. Case Study
  • Future Vehicle Concept Study

Experience various testing techniques – as well as self-learning functionalities - including validation in the real environment and the need for ongoing updates after the start of production with globally distributed release and configuration management.

  • Quality Assurance and Cost of QA of Electronic Systems
  • Testing Automotive Systems (XiL, virtual testing,…)
  • Case Study in Testing Automotive Systems
  • Release-, Configuration- and Update-Management of Self-Learning Functionality

2 Topics From Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Learn and understand the basis for compelling future driver assistance systems and automated vehicles. This ranges from traffic flow to autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle systems to car-to-X communication systems.

  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Auto Control Systems
  • Driveability
  • Traffic Engineering and Control
  • Car-to-X-Communication

Intelligence in vehicles is based on sensors that collect a wide range of information and IT security systems that process it. Get to know various actuators and sensors in networked applications.

  • Automotive EMC Technology
  • Automotive Lighting
  • Mobile Perception Systems
  • IT Safety and Security
  • Hands-on training: Platooning

2 Topics From E-Mobility

Get an overview of the framework for electric and hybrid electric vehicles, including transportation market policy, well-to-wheel climate impact analysis, energy management and distribution.

  • Introduction into Requirements, Solutions and Challenges of E-Mobility 
  • Case Study
  • CO2-balances: Well to wheel
  • Transportation Markets & Policy
  • Energy Distribution
  • Energy Management
  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness for E-Mobility

Build up detailed knowledge of technical components of electric and hybrid drives, namely the electric machine, power electronics (hardware and control software), transmissions, driving resistances and energy consumption, and energy storage systems (batteries and fuel cells).

  • Electric Drive Trains
  • Power Electronics
  • Energy Conversion
  • Energy Output
  • Energy Storage: Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Energy Storage: H2-Storage

5 Topics From Energy Engineering

Receive an overview of the challenges of global energy supply, from primary energy sources, through the various stages of energy conversion, transport and distribution, to its ultimate use. Technical, ecological and socio-economic aspects are highlighted and enable you to make sustainble decicions.

  • Scope Energy Systems
  • Wind Power 
  • Water Power
  • Solar and Geothermal Power

Experience the whole spectrum of fuel energy conversion by thermal processes for power and heat supply from fossil and biogenic fuels. Learn how to make sound assessments of technical, economic and ecological aspects.

  • Technical Combustion/ Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Thermal Power Plants inc. Coal and Gas Power Plants 
  • Turbo Machinery
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Energy from Biomass

Gain insights into the operating principles and mechanisms of synchronous generators and the public as well as the scientific discussion and identifies boundary conditions with regard to energy storage requirements. Furthermore, available, state-of-the-art fuel cell technologies and their efficiencies as well as the involved opportunities and limitations are discussed.

  • Power Generators
  • Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen Technology
  • Thermal Storage
  • Photovoltaics
  • Power Electronics

Get an overview of the major components, structure and operating behavior of power systems. This includes the basic knowledge of high voltage engineering, its function, state of the art and its behavior as well as aspects of transmission, distribution and network calculation and control.

  • Introduction to Power Systems/High Voltage Engineering
  • Components of Power Systems
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Smart Grids & Emerging Technologies

Analyze different peculiarities of the energy market from a technical-economic perspective and get the relevant knowledge to identify optimal strategies within this complex sector.

  • Energy Markets
  • European Network Regulations
  • Energy Systems Analysis
  • Energy Efficiency (Supply and Demand Side)
  • Integration of Energy Systems and E-Mobility
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Companies are enabled to accelerate the change process with a customized further education approach.

The targeted continuing education e.g. in digital transformation or alternative powertrains guarantees a high degree of reliability and a direct transfer into the company.

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Select courses that meet your professional development needs, in best complement your current skill set.

Choose from various courses such as driver assistance systems, e-mobility, digital services, autonomous robotics.

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