Master Digital Transformation

Welcome to the Homepage of the Master Programme Digital Transformation. On this homepage we would like to provide you with some first information regarding our study programme, information regarding the application process and contact information.

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For whom is the master programme designed?

Applicants for the master programme are welcome, if they have
  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering (three or four years),
  • Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur in the field of Information Technology,
  • Business Computing,
  • Software Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent with a final grade or mark of at least "good" (2.5)

It must be evident that previous studies included a Thesis. The previous studies have to include sufficient knowledge in the relevant fields of software engineering and digital systems.

Course programmes at foreign universities must include a final thesis comparable to the course programmes at German universities with regard to the minimum quality requirements.


The study programme Master Digital Transformation – MDT – will lead to a university degree which is highly qualified academically and professionally. The programme qualifies for being a leading expert in digital transformation projects. The focus is the technical viewpoint – especially the process, methods and tools of software engineering and the development and application of digital systems. For the digital transformation the ability to work in cross-domain projects, to apply a systems engineering approach, to involve users and stakeholders in the projects and to integrate results from different domains is required.

How are the curriculum and the organization of the programme designed?

The Masters Programme will be completed in 4 semesters within the standard course duration. A teaching programme with compulsory courses in the first an second semester provides basic competences and enables the studentes to develop their distinctive profile within the scope of their main focus areas. This is combined with a 2 semester research phase with electives and thesis projects. Through the subject range offered by the Ruhr Master School (RMS), the compulsory elective studies are integrated in a cross-university network. This offer is completed by international, project-oriented components and summer schools as well as symposia. The workload for the course of studies amounts to a total of 3,600 hours (900 hours per semester), including time for the master's thesis. To successfully complete the course of studies, a total of 120 credit points according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) must be obtained.