Functional Safety Engineering (Master)

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The safety of computer based systems is becoming increasingly important. For this reason, the University of Kassel offers holders of a bachelor in mathematics, electrical engineering, mechatronics or computer science the three-semester master course study Functional Safety Engineering (FUSE).

The study language of the master courses is English. The students will learn how to use and implement the various safety standards such as IEC/EN 61508, IEC/EN 61511, IEC 61131, and ISO 26262 in industry and science. The necessary methodological equipment for this is acquired from various study modules, e.g. Mathematical Models for Safety Systems, Theory of Safety-related Computer Architectures and Safety Standards and Norms of Electronic Systems. This offers excellent job prospects for the graduates in industry and science.

General program information

Final degree: Master of Science

Beginning of study: Winter semester

Period of study: 3 semesters

Language of instruction: English

Admission restrictions: No

Requirement for admission

  • Evidence of a bachelor's degree or "Diplom-I" examination in computer science, electrical engineering, mechatronics or mathematics
  • a normal university course lasting at least 7 semesters
  • minimum cumulative grade of "good" or "upper second-class honours
  • English on the level B2 according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CEF)

Application procedure for the winter semester

Application with a degree earned in Germany

Application period

annual 01.06. - 01.09.

Please apply for this course via the online application portal for master's degree courses at the University of Kassel.

How to apply

Application with a degree earned outside Germany

Application period

annual 01.12. - 15.07.

If you pursued your Bachelor degree at a university outside Germany, you need to apply via uni-assist. uni-assist will pre-evaluate your application on behalf of the University of Kassel and inform you if further documents are required. 

How to apply

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