Contact & Service

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Rainer Scheuring

  • Phone: +49 2261-8196-6491

For international students and applicants

Department of International Affairs

Gummersbach Campus
Steinmüllerallee 1, 51643 Gummersbach
Room 1.104

  • Phone: +49 2261-8196-6519

For prospective students

Central Academic Advising Office

Südstadt Campus
Claudiusstr. 1, 50678 Cologne
Room 13

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-5500

Automation & IT (Master's program)

Professoren und ausländische Studierende mit einem weißen Industrieroboter  (Image: Manfred Stern/FH Köln)

Graduates of the interdisciplinary Master's program in Automation & IT have excellent prospects on the labor market, not least due to the fact that the language of instruction is English. The program combines two fields of knowledge: Information technology and automation. Graduates are qualified to fill executive positions, especially in internationally operating companies.

Eine Gruppe internationaler Studierender sitzt um einen Tisch herum, stehend ein Professor und eine Mitarbeiterin, die unterrichten Trainings-Seminar für interkulturelle Teamkompetenz (Image: (Image: Manfred Stern/FH Köln)

Automation & IT: Interdisciplinary and International

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.

At a Glance

Category Description
Program Automation & IT 
Degree Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) 
Type of program Full-time program 
Beginning of program Winter semester 
Program duration 4 semesters 
Credits 120 ECTS credits 
Language of instruction English 
Campus Gummersbach Campus 
Restricted admission No 
Accreditation internal accreditation based on system accredited standards, until Sep 30, 2026 

The four-semester program includes courses in industrial communications, information security and integration of business information systems. Graduates have excellent career prospects, especially in internationally operating companies.