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Master Full-time / German
Faculty of Technology and Management

Technology Management and Optimization

At a glance
Regular period
3 or 4 semesters
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Apply till 07/15
Apply till 01/15
Fields of study
Business Optimization
(3 semesters)
Development and technological innovation
(3 semesters)
International & Entrepreneurship
(4 semesters incl. stay abroad)
Student in der Vorlesung.

Is Technology Management and Optimization the right master's program for me?

  • Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your bachelor's knowledge with modern content such as machine learning, data science or the development of digital business models?
  • Are you interested in new technologies and want to know how to use them to design and optimize innovative products, business models or processes?
  • You would like to experience and shape the digital production of tomorrow in practical projects with our partner companies?
  • You would like to qualify for exciting specialist or management tasks in companies, also in an international context?

Then our master's program "Technology Management and Optimization", or TMO for short, is just right for you. It combines technology, business and management - with an emphasis on content that you can shape according to your personal inclinations and that fits your plans for the future.

Studierende mit Roboter.

Study and study objectives

The master's program focuses on the topics of technology management, product / business model development and production optimization. You will learn to understand future developments, assess their potential and optimally align companies and their products and services with them.

As a full-time course of study, the program has a standard duration of three or four semesters and 90 ECTS with the option of selecting from three profile directions. Depending on the chosen profile, the focus is then more on engineering, natural sciences or business administration modules. You should therefore have a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a related technical or scientific course of study.

Quelle: RWU

Special features of the TMO study program

  • Practice-oriented: Your lecturers have many years of practical experience and are closely linked to the regional economy. Many students get to know their future employer during their studies. As a highlight, you spend a week working with our corporate partner ifm on digital solutions for the factory of tomorrow.
  • Future-oriented: The Master TMO combines state-of-the-art technical, scientific and business content with insights into technological trend research at a top international level through our cooperation partner, the Fraunhofer Institute for Scientific and Technical Trend Analysis INT.
  • Modern teaching and learning formats: You benefit from small learning groups and a personal atmosphere as well as exciting case studies with our partners from regional business and applied research.
  • Diverse choices and the possibility of a double degree: You can choose between three profile directions and have the opportunity to earn a double degree at one of our partner universities (e.g. Troyes, France).
  • Attractive campus life: Weingarten and Ravensburg have the urban flair of a student town and inspire with a high recreational value - at any time of the year.

Career prospects and fields of activity

Our graduates have the very best career opportunities in almost all major industries, regionally, nationally and internationally. With their unique mix of technical, scientific and business problem-solving skills, they quickly grow into leadership roles.

Typical fields of activity for our graduates are:

  • Product development & project management
  • Production optimization & supply chain management
  • Management consulting & business development
  • Key account management & technical sales


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Further information

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Study and profile directions

The Engineering Management and Optimization program offers the following profile directions:

  • Business Optimization
  • Development and Technological Innovation
  • International & Entrepreneurship

Depending on the chosen profile direction, the focus is then more on engineering, natural sciences or business administration content.

Profile directions

  • For the profile direction Business Optim ization, you should already have completed a degree in industrial engineering with a technical orientation. The main focus here is on understanding future developments, assessing their potential and optimally aligning companies with their products, business models and processes. The goal: to help shape the digital transformation of companies.
  • In the Development and Technological Innovation profile, the focus is very strongly on technical and scientific content. Compared to the profile direction Enterprise Optimization, the business management modules are replaced by engineering content. So if you are interested in the development of new products, here you can intensively deal with new technologies and development methods around modern, cyber-physical systems. In the process, you will work on specific projects and also implement them.
  • If you are interested in a double degree and would like to spend one or more semesters abroad, then the International & Entrepreneurship profile is right for you. Benefit from our cooperation with the South Champagne Business School in Troyes, France, and hone your skills in innovation and start-up management there. This profile direction focuses on your own business ideas and their realization.






Application deadline for the winter semester: 15.07.
Application deadline for the summer semester: 15.01.

These are cut-off deadlines, i. e. your application must be received electronically by this date in order to be considered for the allocation of study places.

Please note: You will be informed about the status of your application electronically in the application portal. There will be no postal delivery.

Prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or another at least equivalent university degree in technical or scientific fields with an overall grade of at least 3.0.

Admission with a 180-credit bachelor's degree is possible. In this case, additional achievements amounting to 30 credits must be completed during the Master's program.

For international applicants: Proof of the required German language skills by

  • DSH test: at least DSH 2
  • TestDaF: average of at least TDN 4, no single mark below 3.


In Baden-Württemberg, since the winter semester 2017/2018, there is a tuition fee for international students (non-EU citizens) and a second-study fee. Thus, in some cases, a tuition fee must be paid in addition to the semester fee.

Prior to enrollment, applicants from non-EU countries or applicants for a second degree will receive a form to assess whether a tuition fee obligation actually exists.

The amounts and detailed information can be found under Finances.

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Faculty of Technology and Management

Outstanding achievements honored

78 graduates successfully completed their studies at RWU last winter semester. These achievements have now been honored and celebrated at the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Technology and Management.

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"Go out and change this world!"

The Faculty of Technology and Management honored and bid farewell to its graduates in a festive setting.

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Wer keine Delle hauen will

In conversation with the Schwäbische Zeitung

"If you don't want to make a dent, you won't".

About digitization in Germany, generation Z and the role of vacuum cleaners

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Handtmann Exkursion


A visit to Albert Handtmann Metallgusswerk GmbH & Co. KG, Biberach

This semester again, students of business administration (Bachelor) and industrial engineering (Master) visited a manufacturing company from the region.

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University didactics

LEGO Scrum Event

As part of a training course on the agile method SCRUM, students of the master's program TMO found themselves in the LearningLab. The goal: to build a Lego city together.

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Success Stories

Sonja Reiner

Sonja Reiner studied Technology Management & Optimization at RWU. Today she works as a project manager at ifm efector gmbh in Tettnang.

"I was particularly attracted to the TMO degree program by the range of different profiles on offer. Here, everyone has the opportunity to find their suitable specialization and the small group size creates a familiar atmosphere.

The great practical relevance during the course was particularly varied and exciting for me. In intensive group work, projects are developed in laboratories at RWU and in cooperation with companies from the region."


Yann Breitenbücher

Yann Breitenbücher studied Technology Management & Optimization at RWU. Today, he works as a Project Management Officer at Airbus Defence and Space in Immenstaad on Lake Constance.

"The practice-oriented master's program in Technology Management & Optimization (TMO) offered me a great opportunity to apply, deepen and expand the technical as well as business skills I had acquired in my bachelor's degree using real-world examples, case studies, simulations and products. In addition, I learned how to analyze processes, products, business models, and services in depth and ultimately optimize them based on my understanding of technical and business interrelationships.

In addition to the strong practical relevance, the offered specialization "International & Entrepreneurship" was particularly decisive for me, which enabled me to complete part of my master's studies at the partner university in France (SCBS) and to graduate with an additional Master of Science. After completing my TMO studies, I was then even able to choose from several job offers."


Julia Bux

Julia Bux studied Technology Management & Optimization at RWU. Today, she works as a management consultant at Voith in Heidenheim.

"What appealed to me most about the Technology Management & Optimization program was the wide range of subjects and the diversity of the university. The contact with international fellow students, the lectures in English and the many projects in different teams made it easier for me to start my career in an international company.

Thanks to the sound education at RWU, the intensive support of the professors and the opportunity to write my master's thesis in cooperation with a company, today, six years after graduating, I can look back on a stellar career at Voith."


Marcus Kronmaier

Marcus Kronmaier studied Technology Management & Optimization at RWU. Today, he works as an Industrial Engineer at Lindauer Dornier GmbH in Lindau.

"The master's degree in Technology Management & Optimization (TMO) that I have completed is an extremely important building block for me to be able to master the major challenges in an increasingly complex professional world. Exciting projects with technology-oriented companies and research institutes from applied research were my personal highlights during the three semesters at RWU.

In addition, the specialization in topics such as production and management systems in particular provides a basis for setting the course at the central control points of manufacturing companies directly after graduation.

Right at the start of my career, I was given the opportunity to manage a plant restructuring project. Thus, the TMO master's program can be described analogously to the very appropriate RWU slogan: 'Realizing potential. Shaping the future'"


Jasmin Schmid

Jasmin Schmid studied industrial engineering and technology management & optimization at RWU. Today, she works as Head of Quality, Environment & Safety at AVL SET in Wangen im Allgäu.

"During my training as an administrative assistant, I quickly started to question processes. And I came to the conclusion that I would prefer to design and optimize processes in the future, with the goal of making real progress. I then decided to study industrial engineering because I've always been fascinated by technical solutions, but I'm also interested in the business side.

What I particularly liked about RWU was working with fellow students from different degree programs. As a result, I learned how to deal with different types of people (technicians, business administration graduates, etc.) during my studies, which really benefited me in the working world.

Afterwards, I did a Master's degree in Technology Management & Optimization at RWU to broaden my knowledge, especially with regard to topics like digital production, technological trends and innovative business models.

So now, as Head of Quality, Environment & Safety, I can work on topics that I can actively help shape and that I enjoy. In addition, as a female manager, I can work to motivate more women to take on responsible tasks."


Sven Zinnäcker

Sven Zinnäcker studied Engineering Management & Optimization at RWU. Today, he works as a development engineer for "Mechanic Design and Concepting" of driver assistance systems at the ZF Group in Friedrichshafen.

"Above all, the combination of technology and business administration was important to me when I decided on the broad-based master's program "Technology Management & Optimization" (TMO). In addition to the latest technologies, such as autonomous systems and 3D printing, the program also teaches business thinking and action.

The intensive group projects, some of which have to be worked on with companies and real tasks are particularly effective.

Above all, the interactions within the group are, in addition to the course content, probably the most important point in later working life.

After completing the "Master of Engineering", I was offered a job directly with a large automotive supplier. As a development engineer, I am jointly responsible for the "mechanical design and concepting" of driver assistance systems, which I really enjoy and which offers great development prospects.

Contact & People

General contact details

Opening hours by arrangement
Room B 220
On campus
Building B
Leibnizstr. 12
88250 Weingarten
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Technology Management and Optimization
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten

Secretary's Office

Nicole Gebhard

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Bachelorstudiengang „Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen“ (TW); Masterstudiengang „Technik-Management & Optimierung“ (TMO)
Nicole Gebhard

Student counselling & head of study program

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pufall

Produktionstechnik und -optimierung, Technologiemanagement
Studiendekan im Dekanat Technologie und Management; Studiendekan Technik-Management und Optimierung (Master)
Dr. Andreas Pufall

Academic assistant

Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Yvonne Sommer

Akademische Mitarbeiterin
Mitglied des Fakultätsrats


Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Maschinelles Sehen, Optik und 3D Technologien
Studiendekan Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (Technik-Management) (Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Jörg Eberhardt

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Ermark

Innovations- und Produktmanagement; Digitalisierung; Business Development; Grundlagen Physik, Mathematik
Studiendekan Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Unternehmerisches Handeln
Frank Ermark

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Mathematik und Statistik
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Harth

Prof. Dr. Steffen Jäckle

Marketing und Vertriebsmanagement, Digitale Transformation, Marktpsychologie, Business Development, Marktforschung
Gründer und Direktor des Insight Excellence Lab (IXL)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Jäckle

Prof. Dr. Daniel Kolacyak

Fertigungstechnik, Materialien, Chemie
Bibliotheksbeauftragter der Fakultät

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Philippi-Beck

Internationale Betriebswirtschaft, Entrepreneurship, Mergers & Acquisitions

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pufall

Produktionstechnik und -optimierung, Technologiemanagement
Studiendekan im Dekanat Technologie und Management; Studiendekan Technik-Management und Optimierung (Master)
Dr. Andreas Pufall

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Andreas Schmidthöfer

Wirtschaftsmathematik, Wirtschaftsinformatik, Statistik, Supply Chain Planning
Andreas Schmidthöfer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets

Betriebsorganisation, Mechatronik, Prozessoptimierung, Produktionstechnik
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiner Smets

Examination Office

Jana Dittmann

Examination Office Faculty of Technology and Management, Student Service
Degree programs BM, TE/PE, TM/TW, BWU, IBS, TMO

Coordinator for international affairs

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Barbara Niersbach

B2B Marketing, Vertrieb, Key Account Management, Industrial Marketing, Strategic Marketing Management, Organzational Behavior
Studiendekanin International Business Management & Sustainability (Master), Auslandsbeauftragte
Barbara Niersbach

Dean's office

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Materialwirtschaft und Logistik, Globale Distributionsnetzwerke, Internationale Beschaffung
Dekan der Fakultät Technologie und Management
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Nils Hagen

Gudrun Stärk

Sekretariat Fakultät Technologie und Management
Dekanatssekretariat, Bachelorstudiengänge „Physikalische Technik" und „Mechatronics"