For those interested in starting their graduate studies in Germany and who have University of Stuttgart on their list of possible schools, here’s a list of master’s programme offered by the higher education institution in English language. From city planning, computer science to physics, the university has a broad range of subjects for international students to choose from.
Air Quality Control, Solid Waste and Waste Water Process Engineering (WASTE)
If the wasteful use of the planet’s limited resources bothers you and you aspire to address this demand-supply conundrum by managing waste, then this master’s programme will definitely interest you.
Aimed at addressing environmental challenges by shifting from linear use to circular economy, the programme brings together multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists for training in environmental integrity, resilience and sustainability.
More details here: http://www.waste.uni-stuttgart.de/
For those equally fascinated by the vast universe of languages as well as the intricate system of computers, this master’s programme combines the best of both world.
Offered at the Institute for Natural Language Processing, the degree focuses on expanding knowledge, skills and competence in Computational Linguistics and Speech and Natural Language Processing. The goal is to look at natural languages such as German and English and see how these can be represented and processed on the computer.
Computational Mechanics of Materials and Structures (COMMAS)
From vehicle crash simulation to petroleum reservoir modeling, computational mechanics has revolutionised how complex systems are studied and designed. COMMAS provides you with the skills and knowledge to do so for a variety of industries.
A symbiosis of material and structural mechanics, the programme studies the behaviour of engineering structures at computer-level. It is concerned with the simulation of advanced engineering problems using modelling techniques, computer implementation and experimental verification, providing the basis of high tech engineering design for a broad spectrum of application.
More details here: https://www.commas.uni-stuttgart.de/
As vast as the term itself, the computer science programme offers something for everyone: from robotics, machine learning to artificial intelligence, the degree equips students with relevant skills and knowledge.
With three specialistion units “Autonomous Systems in Computer Science”, “Service Technology and Engineering” and “Visual Computing”, students acquire specialist knowledge in their chosen field with the help of core modules. The specialisation can also be tailored according to personal preferences by taking up additional courses.
Geomatics Engineering (GEOENGINE)
From traffic control, urban planning to environmental studies, collecting and analysing geo-data is at the forefront of all the development work that is underway currently. In this regard, GEOENGINE programme assists students with learning about the acquisition, analysis, processing and presentation of spatial information.
A clever mix of mathematics, physics and computer science, GEOENGINE brings together applied subjects such as representation of geo-data and navigation and geo-telematics with theoretical foundations of geodesy and data acquisition.
Information Technology (INFOTECH)
In today’s time, when data is power, the task of information management comes with great responsibility. From storing demographic statistics to protecting classified data, information technology is the backbone of many crucial systems we reply on. Hence, the need to keep improving in the field is greater than ever. The University of Stuttgart’s INFOTECH programme aims at addressing this very need of the market.
With its four specialisations areas ‘Communication Engineering and Media Technology’, ‘Embedded Systems’, ‘Micro- and Optoelectronics’ and ‘Computer Hardware/ Software Engineering’, the programme brilliantly blends the fields of Computer Science with Information Engineering and prepares students to develop solutions for the Information Age.
Infrastructure Planning (MIP)
As many growing Asian and African countries are experiencing economic boom and are undertaking big development programmes, the question of infrastructure planning is at the heart of these decisions. From transport system, water supply to power generation, infrastructure is critical for any development plan to succeed and hence, there’ a consistent demand for experts in this field.
One of the first postgraduate degree courses in Germany to be taught in English, the MIP programme focuses on the crucial role infrastructure plays in development of any country and trains students in skills required for conception, planning and construction of such systems and structures. With its integrated and interdisciplinary approach, the programme seeks to address the need of modernity and international cooperation in the field.
Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD)
With more than half of the world population living in cities, making urban centres livable for its residents is one of the most pressing challenges of today’s world. From water supply, education to healthcare, the provision of basic urban services has become a matter of life and death in many cities of the ‘Global South’.
The IUSD programme, with its interdisciplinary students and courses, aims to address this very need of the increasingly globalised world by training experts who look at cities beyond its built structures. Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/TFeWrGWVujY
Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research (ITECH)
If pushing boundaries is your second nature and you have a knack for technology and design, then ITECH is the programme which will challenge you to think out of the box.
As a multidisciplinary and research-oriented course, ITECH prepares students for the continuing advancement of technological and computational processes in architecture. Merging the fields of design, engineering and natural sciences, the programme seeks to reexamine theories and practises in these fields.
For every device, product or structure you make, the right material is the main building block over which the entire creation rests. The expertise of knowing which material to use is critical for fields as wide as healthcare, communication, transport and others.
With the master’s programme, students are equipped with this crucial knowledge spanned over a range of specialisation including ‘inorganic materials chemistry’, ‘materials theory and simulation’ and ‘plastics engineering’.
If you grew up loving Newton’s apple tree incident and aspired to develop something as groundbreaking as his law of universal gravitation, then a master’s in general physics will definitely be a step in the right direction.
From quantum theory, condensed matter to experimental physics, the master’s programme is a competitive study course with strong emphasis on research. Conducted in collaboration with University of Stuttgart’s Department of Physics and the Max Planck Institutes for Solid State Research and Intelligent Systems, the programme provides excellent education in general physics.
More details here: https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/study/study-programs/program/PHYSICS-M.Sc./
Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM)
There is hardly any other natural resource with serious geo-political implication than water which, many believe, will be at the centre of all future conflicts. Hence, it is critical that we train a new breed of experts who are aware of this importance and are well-equipped with the skills to deal with his management.
The WAREM programme aims to do just that. With its three focus areas ‘Groundwater Management and Geohydrology’, ‘Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Management’ and ‘Sanitary Engineering and Water Quality Management’, the degree programme seeks to understand and address the challenges of meeting water needs of a growing world population within given environmental and social constraints.