HECTOR School of Engineering and Management

Master of Science in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management

Specialize in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or E-Mobility

Automotive companies worldwide are striving to develop adaptable new technologies and components to further our mobility. Environmentally-friendly mobile technologies, like those integrating electric and hybrid vehicles, are increasingly relying on embedded electronic systems to maximize their utility while reducing their carbon footprint. The customer demand for safer and economical products is pushing the industry to innovate new solutions and rethink approaches to design and development.

These new future-forward technologies, such as advanced driver assistance, rely heavily on implementing always-on, real-time, wireless device communications. Technological components, such as microcontrollers, sensors, and communication busses, are widely available at a low cost and, once customized to meet the vehicle’s specifications, will allow for new possibilities in utility and performance by making use of all the (big) data captured in the vehicle. New topological concepts, like client-server communication, rely on these new model-based and process-oriented system design methods.

New players on the market are responding to this customer demand, while conservative companies serving the old economies are struggling to face these challenges.
The Master´s Program in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management offers a unique selection of courses in emerging technologies, systems engineering expertise, and methods as well as management tools to assist new players as well as traditional key players with a system-oriented approach to jumpstart in an emerging mobility future.

Focus Points of Mobility Systems Engineering and Management

  • Automotive Systems in times of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0: Integration of Cyber Physical Systems & Big Data Handling
  • Automotive Standards & Applications (autonomous driving, alternative drivetrains and more)
  • Data Communication Topologies and Technologies (e.g. CAN, Flexray or wireless/car2x, Ethernet)
  • Worldwide Release & Configuration Management
  • Testing 2.0 (beyond classical HiL)
  • Security & Safety (according to ISO26262, ASIL)
  • Process Maturity Level Assessments (CMMI, SPICE)


Be the Prime Mover with a Master in Mobility Systems Engineering

The Master's program Mobility Systems Engineering and Management is splitted in 5 Engineering and 5 Management Modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of 15 months. The modules are followed by a Master Thesis written in the company (9 months) and often used as a innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.

Engineering Modules Management Modules
  • Processes, Methods & Tools of Systems Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Systems Integration & Validation

Specialization Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):

  • Functions of ADAS
  • Components & Technologies of ADAS

Specialization e-Mobility:

  • E-Mobility: Political & Technical Framework
  • E-Mobility: Components & Technology

Crash Course*: Selected Topics of Electronic Engineering (preparatory module)

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk
  • Corporate Innovation & Intrapreneurship (at ESADE, Barcelona)
  • Strategy & People
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This are the tools of Mobility Systems Engineering and Management that will guide your career

Industry (industry 4.0) and mobility, mainly vehicles for automated driving, electrical drive trains and car-2-x communication are strongly influenced by todays developments. As a consequence, sustainable mobility concepts are increasingly using embedded electronic systems to maximize efficiency, enable automation and reduce pollution.

Specialization Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Driver assistance systems for autonomous driving (incl. sensors & systems, security aspects)
  • Environment perception (optical sensors & systems, impact security, comfort & efficiency)
  • Vehicle traffic interaction, e.g. automotive radar technology and car-to-X communication
Read more about the content of the Master´s program Mobility Systems Engineering and Management and download the program catalogue.


Specialization e-Mobility

  • Electric Power Train: Concepts, architectures, technologies (e.g. signal processing, real time systems) & design of electrical drive systems & complex electronic systems
  • Energy supply, storage & conversion (e.g. batteries, fuel cells, H² storage, powertrain systems)
  • Charging Management





Academic Calendar Intake 2021 MSEM
Academic Calendar Intake 2021

Program Structure

The concurrently taught Executive Master Program is designed for working professionals. Block lectures scheduled at intervals allow participants to continue with demanding careers while acquiring new skills.

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how, including two modules conveying the universal topic of digitisation and the associated disruptive innovations. The 5 Engineering Modules provide deeper knowledge in technological topics.

Download:  Academic Calendar Intake 2021 (PDF)



Order now our so called "Content Overview and Learning Targets" (COLT) to get a better understanding into the content of your favoured Master Program. You will get an overview over

  • Study objectives (e.g. professional qualification for certain activities, scientific work, knowledge of methods)
  • Structure of the study programme
  • Content and definition of courses (sub-areas, focal points)
  • Study plan

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Participants of Mobility Systems Engineering and Management

Professionals working in the development, production or integration of embedded systems within the following industries:

  • Automotive industry with suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers
  • Railway industry
  • Other vehicle industries (e.g. bike industry, ground support equipment, farm machines, automated guided vehicles)
  • Electronic and software industry

Career Perspectives after Graduation

The challenges of todays mobile world require globally thinking visionaries, engineers and managers who are able to combine competences in mechanical and electrical engineering with excellent know-how in economics, business management and law.

Graduates of the Master´s program Mobility Systems Engineering & Management receive a unique interdisciplinary education in systems engineering and state-of-the-art technologies in autonomous driver assistance systems or e-mobility at one of the best technical universities worldwide. The KIT Master of Science Degree will foster the graduates careers in the above named industries to a large extent.

Alumnus voice

"The five Engineering Modules give a deep insight into the new challenges of the automotive industry. Highly experienced lecturers show the state-of-the-art research in the topics of electro engines, batteries, but also cognitive systems or embedded systems. This broad variety of subjects combined with the five Management Modules with a lot of case studies are the perfect fundament for a further personnel development. On top, you are still able to continue your current job and to introduce the new methods to your daily business life.”
Alexander Spies, HECTOR School Graduate, Behr GmbH & Co. KG

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Academic Requirements

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Professional experience (at least 1-2 years) & current employment
  • English proficiency

Detailed description of all admission requirements

Admission Statutes

Download here the statutes for admission (German PDF) to the Master's program in Mobility Systems Engineering and Management.


Program Directors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax
Head of Institute for Informatin Processing Technology (ITIV), KIT 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel
Head of the Institute of Operations Research (IOR), KIT

Head of Specialization ADAS

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Gauterin
Head of Institute of Vehicle System Technology (FAST), KIT

Head of Specialization e-Mobility

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Doppelbauer
Professor of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) at the Electrotechnical Institute (ETI), KIT


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The HECTOR School offers in cooperation with the VDI a partial scholarship for two of the master´s programs.

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Crash Course*: We offer a free Crash Course “Selected Topics of Electronic Engineering” (taking place from November 8 to November 12, 2021) and highly recommend to participate in the course to update the technical knowledge, as it might be the crucial factor for a successful degree at HECTOR School.