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Graduates of the interdisciplinary Master's program in Automation and IT at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) have excellent prospects on the labor market, not least due to the fact that the language of instruction is English. 


The Automation & IT (Master's program) at TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) combines two fields of knowledge: Information technology and automation. Graduates are qualified to fill executive positions, especially in internationally operating companies.

Since information technology and automation are gradually becoming one single field of knowledge, the Master's program in Automation & IT was launched at Cologne University of Applied Sciences. It is an interdisciplinary program tailored to students with prior knowledge in the field. The language of instruction is English, fostering the students' individual competency development just as much as the intercultural exchange with students from Asia or the Americas.


internal accreditation based on system accredited standards, until Sep 30, 2026 

Programme Structure

  • Industrial Communications
  • Information and Network Security in Industrial Automation
  • Integration of Technical and Business Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Technical Processes
  • Advanced Process Control and Optimization
  • Technical Project Planning and Software Engineering
  • Case studies
  • Master's thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree (Diplom or Bachelor's degree) in a suitable field (engineering or computer science) with a final grade of 2.5/"good" (German grading system) or equivalent.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Applicants are required to detail their motivation for pursuing the Master's program in a 2-page cover letter, written in English.
  • This cover letter may be used to determine an applicant's aptitude for the program. Applications without cover letter will not be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • Semester fee for the summer semester 2023: € 319.20

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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