Master of Science in Management of Product Development
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Hector School of Engineering and Management
Schloßplatz 19
76131 Karlsruhe


Master of Science in Management of Product Development

Agile Engineering of Mechatronic Systems


Hector School of Engineering and Management des KIT Karlsruhe




Führung und Management


76131 Karlsruhe


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. Albert Albers, Institute of Product Engineering, KIT

Prof. Dr. Martin Klarmann, Institute of Information Systems & Marketing, KIT





Preis in €:

36.000 EUR

Ermäßigter Preis in €:

15.000 EUR


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The Master Program in Management of Product  Development enables participants to analyse, design, operate, and  implement product development processes in their companies in an  optimized way. Based on a highly integrative and creative approach, they  can successfully translate innovative ideas into competitive products.

Focus Points of Product Development

  • Integrated product development: process planning with e.g. portfolio analysis, value analysis, DSM Blockchain Technology
  • Simulation methods (e.g. finite element method, boundary element method)
  • Product Lifecycle Management, Product Data Management, Enterprise  Resource Planning, Customer-Relationship-Management & Supply Chain  Management systems
  • Industry 4.0: Strategic product portfolio & services

"Product development is the driver of innovation. In the program  MPD you learn to manage product development in an efficient,  methodical, creative and success-oriented way. With the scientifically  sound and practice-oriented training program for professionals you get  qualified to become the driving force for successful product innovation  in your company."

Program Director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers

The  Master's program Management in Product Development is splitted in 5  Engineering and 5 Management Modules of 2 weeks, each over a period of  15 months. The modules are followed by a Master Thesis written in the  company (9 months) and often used as a innovation project for the  company. The overall duration is approx. 20 months.

Engineering Modules 

  • Integrated Product Development by ASD - Agile Systems Design
  • Design & Validation Process and Information Systems for Product Development (PD)
  • Simulation and Target Values in PD
  • Validation and Verification in PD
  • Tools and Methods of Product Engineering

Management Modules

  • Marketing & Information
  • Finance & Value
  • Decisions & Risk
  • Innovation & Projects
  • Strategy & People