DOUBLE MASTER'S PROGRAM IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Are you passionate about engineering or science, but you want to go a step further? How about adding general management know-how, leadership skills, expertise in entrepreneurial management and proficiency in another foreign language to your profile? Our Double Degree Master´s Program in Technology Management meets the industry demand for engineering or science with a management education.

Technology Management at NIT + Engineering or Science at TUHH

With our Double Master Program, you will graduate with two Master's degrees. Here's how it works: at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), you enroll for an engineering or science M. Sc. program of your choice, combining it with an M. A. or an MBA in Technology Management at the NIT.

With this combination of degrees, your skills will be in demand as you will be able to combine technical know-how with a firm grasp of management in an international and agile marketplace.

Sound management studies with practical relevance

At the NIT, students develop skills to master current and future challenges related to digitization. In projects, they learn to design and implement business ideas - whether in established companies or in their own start-ups. In this way, students at the NIT learn to make sustainable, strategic and operative decisions in technology management.

They train their soft skills and learn another language. Many of our students choose the Double Master, which combines management studies at the NIT with engineering studies at the TUHH. Thus, both the lecturers and the students constantly contribute new technical impulses.

Your benefits

  • A world-class education in both engineering or science AND management
  • International and intercultural experience
  • Tight link to industry: internship and thesis work with companies possible
  • International faculty from acclaimed business schools, universities and research facilities
  • Individual support from lecturers, tutors and NIT staff
  • Personalized career development
  • On-campus living: modern student apartments on a green campus
  • Global alumni network and friendships
  • University degree conferred by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

DOUBLE MASTER IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT – OVERVIEW

Duration

The duration of the NIT´s master program can be flexibly adapted through our modular learning concept. A realistic plan for the Double Master (including M.Sc. (TUHH) and MBA/M.A. (NIT) thesis) should allot at least 5 semesters for both degrees.

Recommended course of studies

Master/MBA with 90 ECTS Volume approx. 30 hours/week = 4-5 semesters

Degrees

TUHH: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
NIT: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
(Work experience < 2 years: Master of Arts)

Dates 

Start of study programs (TUHH + NIT)
October

Start of German-language course (if applicable)
Mid-September

Application period
Jan 3 until March 1 (for International M.Sc.)
Jan 3 until July 15 (for German M.Sc.)

Intake

TUHH: Depends on chosen MSc study program NIT: 30 to 40 students

Credit points

TUHH: 120 ECTS
NIT: 90 ECTS

Accreditation

TUHH: ACQUIN
NIT: FIBAA

Tuition fee

Master 90 ECTS: 23.500 EUR


COMBINE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (M. A./MBA) AT THE NIT WITH AN INTERNATIONAL M. SC. AT TUHH ...

The TUHH offers a range of international engineering M. Sc. programs, that are taught completely in English.

Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (M. Sc.)

Environmental Engineering (M. Sc.)

Information and Communication Systems (M. Sc.)

Mechanical Engineering and Management (M. Sc.)

Mechatronics (M. Sc.)

 

Microelectronics and Microsystems (M. Sc.)

TUHH BROCHURE INTERNATIONAL MSC PROGRAMS

... OR CHOOSE ONE OF THE MANY GERMAN M. SC. PROGRAMS AT TUHH

The Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) offers 17 German M. Sc. Programs, which can be combined with NIT's Technology Management Program (M. A./MBA).

Informatik-Ingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)

 

Flugzeug-Systemtechnik (M. Sc.)

Produktentwicklung, Werkstoffe und Produktion (M. Sc.)

Verfahrenstechnik (M. Sc.)

Theoretischer Maschinenbau (M. Sc.) 

Mediziningenieurwesen (M. Sc.)


THE APPLICATION PROCESS: HOW TO APPLY FOR TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (M. A./MBA)

WHO CAN APPLY?

We accept applications from outstanding international and German students, in particular students must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, natural science, information or computer science*
  • Proven record of personal and academic achievement
  • High level of proficiency in English
  • Initial professional experience is a plus but not a requirement for admission

Please note: Good German language proficiency at the TEST DaF or DSH level is required for the TUHH MSc program in German. Alternatively, you can apply to study one of the TUHH’s MSc programs taught entirely in English. 

Find more information in detail on the TUHH's website and in the TUHH application guidelines

* The Precondition for admission to the Double Degree Master’s Program is that you fulfill the requirements for the TUHH’s MSc program of your choice. To find out more, check the admissions conditions for the study program in question on the TUHH website. You can combine the NIT MBA or Master’s Program in Technology Management with any German-language MSc program except Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen.

WHICH DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

Here's a list of all the documents you will need for your application. 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Study certificates and transcripts (for applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam plus APS upon enrollment)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of work experience (if applicable)


Curriculum Vitae

A one to two page summary of your academic and professional career is required. A standardized format is not needed but you should make sure that your CV includes your qualifications, special achievements as well as your foreign language and programming skills.


Bachelor's degree certificate

Bachelor's degree certificate or equivalent, including your aggregate mark or grade point average. If your final degree certificate is not yet available, you need to submit an official provisional degree certificate or an official letter of your registrar, dean or academic supervisor, listing the remaining subjects and, if possible, the prospective grades as well as the prospective final grade average.


Transcript of record

Complete university transcript of record (semester mark sheets), listing your subjects and grades, as well as an official explanation of your university grading system issued by your registrar, dean, or academic supervisor, indicating at least the maximum passing grade, the minimum passing grade and the minimum passing grade for graduation. If the complete grading system is explained on your transcript of record a separate explanation is not required.


Proof of English language proficiency

The international Master's degree courses are conducted in English language. All applicants must submit a valid proof of proficiency in English, even though English might be an official language in their home country and even though their previous education might have been conducted in English language. Valid means that any certificate may not be older than two years. Only native English speakers from Australia, the UK, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, or Canada (except Quebec) are exempted from this requirement. In this case please submit a copy of your passport.

Candidates must prove their proficiency in English by one of the following tests:

  • a TOEFL score report. The minimum TOEFL score for a successful application is 90 (internetbased) and 577 paper-based. The TUHH institution code is 8165, a department code is not required. TUHH does only accept the internet-based and paper-based tests! TOEFL ITP will not be accepted!
  • an IELTS-Academic score report. The minimum overall IELTS score for admission to TUHH is 6.5.
  • a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • a "telc English C1"-result


Statement of purpose

The statement of purpose (max. two pages) should include your reasons for undertaking graduate work in the chosen field of engineering at TUHH, your motivation to pursue the additional technology management program at the NIT and your future career plans. If you want to apply for one of the industrial scholarships, please specify in your statement of purpose which scholarship you want to be considered for and give reasons why you are interested in the specific sponsoring company. Please only choose one company (if your academic profile matches more than one scholarship program, the NIT Admissions Team may ask you to submit an additional Statement of Purpose at a later time).


2 Letters of recommendation

The letters of recommendation should be issued by faculty members acquainted with the applicant's work in the major area of undergraduate study. If that work occurred some time ago, recommendations from those supervisors familiar with the applicant's professional performance are acceptable as well. Please upload the letters of recommendation in one pdf. Referees may also send the letters of recommendation directly to the NIT (admissions@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de). In that case, please instruct the referees to indicate your name and your TUHH application number in the subject heading of the email. Please leave the upload field empty, if you do not have your letters of recommendation yet or if your referee wants to submit the document directly to the NIT.

Download NIT's standardized letters of recommendation (PDF)


If applicable: Proof of work experience

If you have already obtained 24 months of professional experience in the field of your undergraduate studies or the field of Technology Management, you will graduate with an MBA (Master of Business Administration). If this is not the case you will graduate with a Master of Arts in Technology Management.

Please provide a letter from your employer(s) confirming the entry date, leaving date, the weekly


For non-German native speakers
applying for the Double Degree program with a German MSc program at TUHH:

Proof of German language proficiency (at TEST DaF or DSH level)

HOW DOES THE ADMISSION PROCESS WORK?

  • Admission to one of the MSc study programs at the TUHH is a precondition for being considered by the NIT.
  • Admission at the NIT is based on a rolling admission system. To improve your chances of admission, we recommend you to apply as early as possible. 
  • The admission process at the NIT is conducted by an admission committee based on the documents supplied with your application and by a personal interview.
  • Applying for the MBA/Master’s program at the NIT does not bias your chances of admission to one of the MSc programs at the TUHH.

Depending on whether you choose to apply for a German or an International MSc at TUHH, there will be some differences in the application process. In particular, the application deadlines are different. Read the following instructions carefully. 

The following cases might apply:

I. You are already enrolled/accepted at the TUHH

II. You want to combine an international MSc at TUHH with an MA/MBA in Technology Management at the NIT

III. You want to combine a German MSc at TUHH with an MA/MBA in Technology Management at the NIT

ALREADY ENROLLED/ACCEPTED AT TUHH

If you are already enrolled in one of the international MSc programs at TUHH or are studying in a consecutive BSc program at TUHH please submit the documents specified above (CV, Statement of Purpose, Transcripts and Certificates from your Bachelor’s degree, proof of English proficiency, Letters of recommendation) along with your confirmation of matriculation and a current transcript of record from TUHH via email to admissions@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de

INTERNATIONAL MSc AT TUHH + MA/MBA AT NIT

APPLY FOR AN MSC PROGRAM AT TUHH AND CHOOSE DOUBLE DEGREE OPTION

The application process for the Double Degree Master option is integrated into the application process of TUHH. If you want to apply for the NIT/TUHH Double Master Program, please choose "Master of Science (NIT)" in the TUHH application portal and continue with the process.

Applying for the Double Master Program does not prejudice your chances of admission to one of the M.Sc. programs at the TUHH. You will be able to withdraw your application for the Double Master Program at any point in the application process, in which case only your M.Sc. application will be processed further.

The TUHH Application portal will open in January 3rd 2019. You find the link and further information about the process here.

GERMAN MSc AT TUHH + MA/MBA AT NIT

STEP 1: APPLY FOR THE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AT NIT

STEP 2: APPLY FOR AN MSC PROGRAM AT TUHH

Any question about admission at TUHH? Contact TUHH's student's service STUDIS or use the chat (open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. Please use the room "Bewerbungschat")

 WHAT'S NEXT?

  • Applications will be evaluated by the NIT Admissions Team. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a personal interview (at the NIT or via Skype).

INDUSTRIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE DOUBLE MASTER'S DEGREE

For outstanding students, the NIT offers a limited number of industrial scholarships granted by partner companies. Apply as early as possible to improve your chances of receiving an industrial scholarship.

For the Class 20 we are very happy about the support of the following companies:

NIT's industrial scholarships cover the tuition fee for the Technology Management program. TUHH enrolment fees (approx. 300 EURO per semester) and NIT administrative fees (300 EURO per semester) are not covered by the scholarship and will have to be covered by the student. 

More Information on applying for a scholarship:

The application process for these industrial scholarships is handled by the NIT. When applying for the Double Degree Program, please indicate in your Statement of Purpose for which industrial scholarship you would like to be considered and why you would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship. Please only choose one company (if your academic profile matches more than one scholarship program, the NIT Admissions Team may ask you to submit an additional Statement of Purpose at a later time). We expect you to visit the company's website before writing your Statement of Purpose to inform yourself about the company, its sites, its markets, its products and its philosophy. For further information about scholarships, please only contact the NIT, not the companies.

Fields of Study

  • Computer Science
  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Mechatronics/ MEM
  • Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
  • Energietechnik
  • Machinenbau /PWP

Interests In

  • Industry 4.0/ Digitalization
  • Process Automation

Good German Skills required

Fields of Study

  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Microelectronics and Microsystems

Interests In

  • Internet of Things
  • Industry 4.0 / Digitalization
  • Big Data
  • All subjects
  • entrepreneurial mindset
  • for students interested in founding their own company
  • Very good grades are expected

Fields of Study

  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Microelectronics & Microsystems
  • Computer Sciences
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Informatik
  • Further Skills: very good programming skills (C/C++ etc.)

Interests In

  • IT Security
  • Secure communication networks for Industry 4.0
  • New security architectures for mobile platforms
  • Smart City
  • Vehicle communication

Fields of Study

  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Management
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Microelectronics & Microsystems

Interests In

  • Production Automation and Optimization
  • Measurement and Control Engineering
  • Digitalization / Industry 4.0

Fields of Study

  • Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Process Engineering
  • Information & Communication Systems
  • Product Development, Materials and Production

Interests In

  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Management

FINANCING OPTIONS

Be aware that the industrial scholarships are limited and will be awarded to only a few selected students. Please have a look at other financing options to make sure the tuition fee as well as your living expenses will be covered.

STUDENT APARTMENTS ON CAMPUS

Are you looking for a place to stay? NIT students have the possibility to rent an apartment within the NIT building on the TUHH campus. The apartments are fully furnished.


MEET NIT'S ADMISSIONS TEAM

25 Nov - 25 Jan
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Workshop: SHAPING THE DIGITAL WORLD

The course provides a tool set to make use of “Digital” as a means for success for every business. Kick-off-Workshop: November 25, 2018.

10 Dec
PROSPECTIVES INTERNATIONAL

DAAD Indonesia Webinar 2018: NIT Master's Program

Become both: engineer/scientist and technology manager! Find out more about our unique Technology Management program at the DAAD Indonesia webinar.

12 Dec
PROSPECTIVES HAMBURG

Study @ NIT: Info Evening December 2018

Get to know the NIT and its study program "Technology Management". You can go for the double degree program at NIT and TUHH or study as a Master/MBA.

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Do you have any questions? Please feel free to contact us!

DR.-ING. STEPHAN SCHEUNER

Admissions & Recruiting Manager
stephan.scheuner@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de
+49 40 42878 3789

BRUNA CARVALHO

Admissions and Student Affairs
bruna.carvalho@bitte nicht bespammennithh.de
+49 40 42878 3072