Technology and Innovation Management
(M. Eng.) - English track


15.04.2024 Applications for the winter semester 24/25 are now open. The application process runs via uni-assist.

As we have a high volume of inquiries, please read this website carefully first. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions, for example about the admission requirements (grade, English language skills, etc.).

Technology and Innovation Management

Innovation and technology are key drivers of competitive advantage in today's knowledge economy. Digital technologies and the Internet of Things have launched a new industrial revolution – the digitalization of processes along the value chains of the manufacturing and service industry.

The study programme qualifies professional experts who analyse current innovation trends and future business opportunities. Building on their qualifications, they suggest decisions on innovations for the management. Graduates of this study programme provide support for the systematic implementation of innovation processes by considering managerial and technical aspects. They link solutions for automation and digitalization with the underlying business processes.

The study programme combines engineering, IT and business competences in a methodically sound manner. Core aspect is an applied science approach to recent and emerging trends in digitalization that affect technological, manufacturing, and organisational patterns. Students will be empowered to plan, implement, and advocate their projects and solutions, as well as to take management responsibilities.

The Master degree opens a doctoral and academic career path.

There is an option to do an internship or an exchange semester abroad (both not being a mandatory part of the course). If a student decides to exercise this option, it is highly recommendable to do it only in the fourth study semester. 

The option of online study is only available to the first semester students.

Language of instruction



Tuition fees per semester in EUR: n/a

Semester contribution: 118 EUR (including free regional public transportation and student body contribution)


Application deadlines

Application deadlines for applicants with a foreign academic university degree via

Winter semester: June 15th 

Summer semester: December 15th 

Application deadlines for applicants with a German academic university degree via

Winter semester: July 15th

Summer semester: January 15th



Admission requirements

List of required documents:

In the "Documents specific to the course of study" you are asked to send your proof of a minimum of 10 weeks of professional experience.

Prerequisite for admission is a first university degree with a "Good" overall performance. The GPA of your bachelor course must be 2.5 or higher according to the German scale. A degree of minimum 180 ECTS credit points (or equivalent) is required for admission to the Regular Track. A 210 ECTS credit points degree is eligible for the Fast Track admission. The previous degree should relate to industrial engineering, business informatics, technical management, or other engineering subject. A minimum of 10 weeks of professional experience related to the first degree’s subject area is requested.

The admission board decides on candidates' admission on the basis of academic performance, language proficiency and professional experience. This course has restricted admissions.

Language requirements: English B2 - upper score (please find the precise requirements in the appendix of "Regulations of Admission", Documents for download), German recommended

If it is clear from the documents of the previous course of study that it was conducted in English, this diploma is also considered proof of ability to study in English.

Course organisation

Depending on previous academic records, candidates may opt for the regular track course (4 semesters) or the fast track course (3 semesters). For details, please look up the admission requirements.

Curriculum for adjustment - Regular Track only (one semester, 30 ECTS):

  • Electives in Business
  • Introduction to Industry 4.0 and Research Fields in Computer Science
  • Engineering Project based on laboratory assignments
  • German as a Foreign Language (several levels)

Core curriculum Regular and Fast Track (two semesters, 30 ECTS each):

  • Strategic Innovation Management
  • Operations Research and IT Security Risk Assessment
  • Agile Requirements Engineering and Digital Transformation
  • Information Retrieval Technology
  • Digital Business Models and Idea Engineering
  • Functional Safety
  • Technology Assessment and Sustainability
  • Big Data and Geoinformation
  • Elective in current technologies, e.g. Mixed Reality, Smart Buildings
  • Research and Development Project integrating Research Methods and Academic Writing

Master Thesis and Colloqium (one semester, 30 ECTS)

Types of Assessment:
Project work reports and presentations, written and oral examination, term papers, software drafts, Master thesis and colloquium



Documents for download

Study Regulations for the study course "Technology and Innovation Management"/English track valid from summer semester 2024 (in German)

Study Regulations for the study course "Technology and Innovation Management"/English track

Regulations on Admission for the study course "Technology and Innovation Management"/English track

Examination Regulations for the study course "Technology and Innovation Management"/English track

Course Compendium for the Master’s Degree Course "Technology and Innovation Management" (B. Eng.), State 2021

List of acknowledged language certificates


Course design Technology and Innovation Management

Contact us

with queries related to "Technology and Innovation Management / English track"

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Our graduates

Alumna Technology and Innvoation Management

Priscilla, Brasil:

"Studying Technology and Innovation Management has empowered me to become an effective leader in today's business world. I developed an in-depth understanding of the latest trends and techniques in the field and acquired strategic and tactical skills to identify opportunities, create value and transform ideas into successful outcomes. Through creative solutions, I have learned how to create sustainable competitive advantages. I am currently employed at luxury e-commerce in Munich as an Adtech Analyst in the Marketing Intelligence Team."

Graduate Technology and Innovation Management

Yousef, Iran:

"I would like to express my deep gratitude to Hochschule Harz for giving me such an excellent opportunity to study as a master's student in the field of Technology and Innovation Management. In the era of digitization and AI-driven technologies, this versatile study program equipped me with expertise and knowledge with which to shape my future career in the various areas in demand by the job market. Now, after graduation, I am looking forward to continuing my education at the PhD level in sustainability-related fields and fulfilling my academic aspirations."