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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erik Sax
Program Director
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax

Head of Institute for Information Processing Technology (ITIV), KIT

Prof Nickel
Program Director
Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel

Head of Institute of Operations Research (IOR), KIT

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Gauterin
Head of Specialization ADAS
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Gauterin

Head of Institute of Vehicle System Technology (FAST), KIT

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Doppelbauer
Head of Specialization e-Mobility
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Doppelbauer

Professor of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) at the Electrotechnical Institute (ETI), KIT

Master in Mobility Systems Engineering & Management (MSEM)

NEW 2018! Start in October 2018*

The Master Program MSEM, starting in October 2018, offers a unique combination of courses in emerging technologies & systems engineering. Processes, methods and tools for the challenges of future mobility in e-drive, autonomous driving, communication-over-the-air, and worldwide release & configuration management are introduced on the engineering as well as on the management side.

*subject to the approval procedure of KIT and the Ministry for Science, Research and Art in Baden-Württemberg

Hot Topics in MSEM

Hot Topics in Embedded Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

  • Automotive Systems in times of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0: Integration of Cyber Physical Systems & Big Data Handling
  • Systems Life Cycle Processes (from Waterfall to Scrum)
  • 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)
  • Analytics for Mobility Systems

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

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

Content Summary

Content Mobility Systems Engineering

Electronic systems are omnipresent. Currently they range from portable devices such as smart phones to large stationary installations like the systems controlling of power plants. Communication - stationary or over-the-air – of these particular systems form a network of control, sensing and influencing the environment. A cyber physical system is the result.

These trends fundamentally influence industry (industry 4.0) and mobility, mainly vehicles for automated driving, electrical drive trains and car-2-x communication. As a consequence, sustainable mobility concepts are increasingly using embedded electronic systems to maximize efficiency, enable automation and reduce pollution.

Read more about the resulting challenges and the answers of the new master program by downloading the Program Brochure.


The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:

5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.

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
More information (PDF)
  • Innovation & Projects
  • Finance & Value
  • Marketing & Data
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law & Contracts
     More information (PDF)

Target Group

Target Group

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 industry
  • Software industry


Career Perspectives

Career Perspectives

Graduates of the new master 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. Currently, KIT is ranked #1 in the employability ranking of Times Higher Education in Germany, #20 worldwide. The KIT Master of Science Degree will foster the graduates careers in the above named industries to a large extent.

Alumni Statement

„Studying Green Mobility Engineering at HECTOR School was the next step in a successful professional career for me. 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 GME
Behr GmbH & Co. KG

Alumni Voices on Youtube

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements


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

Detailed description of all admission requirements

Program Structure

The Master Program 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 (MSEM: 9 months) and often used as a innovation project for the company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.


NEW IN 2018! Academic Calendar Intake 2018


Timetable Intake 2018 HECTOR School


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HECTOR School Campus

HECTOR School Campus

The HECTOR School modules take place in Karlsruhe on the campus of the International Department. It contains seminar rooms, accommodation facilities and is situated directly next to the KIT campus and in the center of the city.


KIT Campus & Infrastructure

KIT Campus

As the Technology Business School of the KIT, the HECTOR School benefits from the extensive university infrastructure of the worldwide renowned research and educational institution.

KIT Teaching Quality

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