This degree programme is innovative for a number of reasons. Its structure and content have been developed in close collaboration with Bavarian facility technology companies. 

The master’s degree programme gives students the ability to perform demanding and complex project management and leadership tasks within facility technology companies. The master’s degree programme builds upon the knowledge gained during an initial university degree in the field (professional qualification) and, as an advanced degree programme, includes a high proportion of business administration and law, content on the subject of energy-efficient construction, building and system simulations, building automation, as well as practice-oriented projects.

The projects within the master’s degree programme teach social skills, willingness to cooperate, and communication skills. Students learn how to work successfully in groups and how to lead teams in a creative and motivational manner. As a result, students should be able to qualify for such leadership and management tasks much more quickly than the up to ten years of work experience that is usually required. The relevant branches of industry are seeking graduates who, in addition to a technical degree, also have the type of training offered by this master’s degree programme.

Degree
Master of Engineering
Program duration
3 Semester
Admission restrictions
restriction-specific

Special features
  • Partnership with Bavaria’s “facility technology” universities of applied sciences, Munich and Nuremberg
  • At present, the standard three-semester course is only offered in Munich
  • Company requirement and support for the degree programme: Friends of the university to safeguard the economic basis
Interesting numbers and statistics

The majority of students accepted into the Facility Technology master’s degree programme are successful in completing the course; the drop-out rate is especially low, averaging around 0.1 student per cohort.

Campus/Location
Munich
Admission semester
Winter semester or Summer semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 15.06.2022
For the summer semester: 15.11.2022 to 15.01.2023

Applications can be submitted exclusively via Munich University of Applied Sciences
Faculty
Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Accreditation

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Information on admission

For information on admission requirements, please see the attached excerpts from the Study and Examination Regulations (in German) (excerpts are translated to facilitate comprehension; the German version of the SPO is binding):

  § [3] “Qualifikation für das Studium” (Admission requirements)

  § [4] “Aufnahme- und Eignungsverfahren” (Admission and aptitude procedure)

There is currently no numerus clausus (NC). 

Admission requirements

SPO § 3 of the Study and Examination Regulations: “Qualifikation für das Studium”

(1) Admission requirements for admission to the master’s degree programme in Facility Technology are a) certificate of a completed degree in Supply and Facility Technology, Mechanical Engineering or related courses of study at a German university, comprising at least 180 ECTS credits and at least six theoretical semesters of study, with an overall examination result of “good” or better, or a comparable degree. 

b) documentation of the ability to solve complex interdisciplinary, in particular technical problems, which is demonstrated by passing an aptitude test in accordance with § 4 para. 2 of these Regulations. Documentation shall also be deemed to have been provided if - in accordance with letter a), the degree programme was completed with a very good overall result or - the ability to solve complex interdisciplinary, and in particular technical, problems is particularly evident from the application documents submitted, for example by means of a final thesis which was assessed as “very good” and in which different, and in particular technical, subject areas were particularly successfully worked on in an interdisciplinary manner. 

c) Documentation of relevant practical work over at least 20 weeks. Only practical periods completed outside a university and that correspond to the level of the internship guidelines applicable for the semester placement at Munich University of Applied Sciences and Nuremberg Tech can be recognized. In the absence of documentation of this professional practice, a relevant internship of at least 20 weeks must be completed before the start of the course, as determined in more detail by the examination board.

(2) The chairing member of the examination board, together with another member appointed by the examination board (§ 9), shall decide, in compliance with Art. 63 para. 1 Bavarian University Law [BayHSchG], whether the qualification requirements according to para. 1 are fulfilled, and in particular also on the equivalence of university degrees and other degrees according to para. 1 letter a), as well as on whether documentation according to para. 1 letter b) is deemed to have been provided without an aptitude test. Insofar as equivalence is not fully given, the examination board may stipulate as a condition that additional examinations must be taken in accordance with § 6 para. 3 line 1 of these Regulations.

Admission and aptitude procedure

§ 4 of the Study and Examination Regulations: Admission and aptitude procedure (extracts)

(1) Admission to the master’s degree programme in the first semester is possible both in the winter and summer semester of an academic year. The application is to be submitted in writing, from 2 May to 15 June of a year to begin in the winter semester and from 15 November to 15 January of a year to begin in the summer semester, together with the required documents, to the Consultation and Enrolment Office of Munich University of Applied Sciences. 

(2) The aptitude test according to § 3 para. 1 letter (b) is carried out on the basis of correct and on-time application, the application documents submitted and a 20-30 minute admission interview, the content of which is determined by the examination board. The subject of the aptitude test is documentation of the methods of fluid mechanics (laminar and turbulent flow, pressure distribution and pressure losses), thermodynamics (application of the main laws of thermodynamics, energy and entropy, mass and energy balances), heat transfer (heat conduction, heat transfer, heat balances, energy-saving construction) and facility technology (heating, air conditioning, sanitary and control technology) as well as mathematics, which are required for the master’s programme. Another option is to provide evidence of above-average achievements in science or professional practice in the field of facility technology, e.g. through specialist publications, special technological results or industrial property rights. 

(3) The aptitude test is organized annually, once in the winter semester and once in the summer semester, jointly by the Building Services Engineering programme at Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Building Services Engineering programme at Nuremberg Tech. The exact dates for admission to the procedure and for implementing the procedure are jointly determined by the Faculty of Supply and Facility Technology, Process Engineering for Paper and Packaging, Printing and Media Technology at Munich University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering at Nuremberg Tech (= participating Faculties).

Required language certificates:

Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

  • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

  • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)

  • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

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FAQ

How do I apply for the regular three semesters of the master’s programme in Munich?

You create the application online, print it out, and submit it to Munich University of Applied Sciences by post (receipt by 15 January or 15 June respectively) together with the final official transcript of your first professionally qualifying course of study (bachelor’s degree certificate, Diplom certificate) as well as all other required documents (see admission requirements). If your final official transcript is not yet available at the time of application, a grade confirmation of the most recent date for all academic achievements must be submitted instead. In the case of admission, the final official transcript must be submitted, at the latest, by enrolment.  

I have completed a bachelor’s degree at Nuremberg Tech. How should I apply?

Students/graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme in Building Services Engineering or other degree programmes at Nuremberg Tech are requested to inform the Faculty Advisor in Nuremberg in addition to registration/application in Munich.  

How do I apply for an alignment/bridge semester in Nuremberg? 

 “Students with a six-semester bachelor’s degree or career changers who want to study an alignment semester in Nuremberg should please apply directly to Nuremberg Tech. 

You select the application form for the master’s degree programme in Facility Technology (alignment/bridge semester) in Nuremberg and submit it, as for all other master’s degree programmes, with the final official transcript of your first professionally qualifying degree (bachelor’s degree certificate, Diplom certificate) as well as all other required documents (see admission requirements) by post (receipt by 15 January or 15 June respectively) to Nuremberg Tech.”

I do not have a final official transcript yet. What do I have to do?

If your final official transcript is not yet available at the time of application, a grade confirmation of the most recent date for all academic achievements must be submitted instead. In this case, admission can only be granted subject to the achievement of the required grade point average (grade of “good”). In the case of admission, the final official transcript must be submitted, at the latest, by enrolment.  

My undergraduate degree with a grade of 2.6 was awarded 10 years ago. Is it possible to be admitted via a waiting period?

No, a degree with a grade of “good” is a compulsory admission requirement for the master’s degree programme in Facility Technology.