- Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Building on the bachelor’s program, the master’s program imparts the in-depth knowledge in the field of sales engineering that is crucial for a professional career.
The Master of Science degree is qualitatively comparable to the Diplom-Ingenieur degree, which is still recognized and highly respected worldwide today. The Master’s program thus leads to a professional qualification that is necessary for a position with management responsibility and in sales, product and service management.
Die Regelstudienzeit bis zum Master beträgt an unserer Fakultät fünf Jahre (7 Semester Bachelor, 3 Semester Master).
1. Qualified degree
Applicants can be admitted to the master’s program if they have a qualified degree in a bachelor’s program in Sales Engineering and Product Management or in a comparable program at a scientific university after at least six semesters of study (three years of study, 180 ECTS), which includes a significant portion of mechanical engineering coursework.
A degree is considered qualified if the applicant belongs to the top 35% of a graduation period of at least one year or has completed the bachelor’s program with an overall grade of good or very good.
2. Method and research oriented contents
A further admission requirement is proof of method- and research-oriented content amounting to at least 70 LP from the areas of “Mathematical/Scientific Fundamentals” and “Engineering Fundamentals” named in the current study plan and/or at least 60 LP from the area of “Industrial Sales, Product and Service Management”.
3. Standard period of study
Graduates of six-semester courses must in any case complete supplementary course and examination work amounting to at least 30 credit points.
Students who have passed a Master’s degree program in SEPM or a related program at a scientific university or who have definitively failed a Bachelor’s, Master’s, preliminary diploma or diploma examination in SEPM or a related field at a university or who have had their admission withdrawn in accordance with Paragraph 2 cannot be admitted to the Master’s program.
Admission is possible and permissible only for one of the faculty’s master’s degree programs.
An application to the Master’s program can be made with a completed course of study, i.e. proof (certificate or transcript of records with overall grade and, if available, ECTS classification) is available with a six-semester standard period of study of 180 credit points and with a seven-semester standard period of study of 210 credit points achieved.
The application is made via the
Deadlines for application are:
A) You have a Bachelor’s degree from a German university, a university from an EU country or other EU-related requirements (e.g. spouse comes from Germany):
- 20.11. for the winter semester
- 20.05. for the summer semester
B) You have a Bachelor’s degree from a university from a non-EU country:
- 15.07. for the winter semester
- 15.01. for the summer semester
Please remember that these deadlines are absolute cut-off periods, i.e. you should allow for a buffer in your planning for unforeseen events if possible in order to avoid waiting times due to missing a deadline.
Approval and obligations
You will receive the admission or, if applicable, rejection electronically via the application portal of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. You will be informed of any obligations with the admission.
Mandatory counseling interview
Due to the Corona Pandemic, the “Mandatory Counseling Interview” required for enrollment will be sent to you via email as a presentation approximately one to two weeks after admission and will be confirmed as “attended” in the application portal at the same time. If you have further counseling needs beyond the presentation, please contact the student advisor of SEPM
You will receive all information regarding enrollment with your admission letter. Foreign applicants must provide proof of German language skills in any case. Please also inform yourself on the pages of the International Office of the RUB.
For more information, please see our Guide for External Master’s Applicants: