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Prof. Dr. Uwe Kay Rakowsky
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Functional Safety

Academic Degree
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Study start
Sommer- & Wintersemester
Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 4
Institute of Natural Sciences
Study location
Mülheim an der Ruhr

Functional Safety For Safe Technology

The comprehensive digitalisation of technologies and the use of autonomous and intelligent systems require increasingly sophisticated safety verifications and advanced safety management. The Master's degree programme in Functional Safety prepares you for these tasks. After successfully completing the programme, you will be qualified to work on challenging projects or to pursue a doctorate.

What you can expect

  • Challenging topics and projects in functional safety
  • Competences of a very high level after graduation
  • A modern campus with well-equipped lecture theatres and laboratories

We offer you a degree programme that will qualify you for advanced engineering tasks and challenging functional safety projects upon successful completion. In our Bachelor's programme, we teach you what is needed in professional life. Here on the Master's programme, we offer you what would be possible in functional safety. This includes advanced approaches, ways of thinking, methods and processes.





Your course of studies

FS Management

6 Credits

FS methodology

6 Credits

FS Mathematics

6 Credits

Project work A

6 Credits

Elective module 1

6 Credits

Ethics and career

6 Credits


6 Credits


6 Credits

Liability & warranty

6 Credits

Elective module 2

6 Credits

Master thesis and colloquium

30 Credits

Final thesis with subsequent colloquium

What you need to bring along

  •  Your motivation to design current and future technologies with safety in mind
  • Competences from the HRW Bachelor's degree programme in Safety Engineering
  • If you lack these skills, we recommend that you acquire them independently through our e-learning programmes or take part in the corresponding modules of the Bachelor's degree programme.
  • Proof of proficiency in the German language equivalent to reference level C1 or higher as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). All degree programmes are  taught in German. 

Application process

The application phase for the admission restricted Master’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 01. August 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.