Industrial Management in Microelectronics (M. Sc.)

Gain solid and fundamental knowledge.

The production of micro and nano-electronic circuits and devices is a rapidly developing area with a high gradient of innovation. Dresdens modern industry is worldwide reknown as Silicon Saxony. There is a high density of globally acting companies which are now looking for well educated employees with an advanced technical knowledge and profound management competencies. The challenge is to be familiar with the lastest developments in semiconductor technology and to be able to organize the logistics of a rapidly changing production of cicuits and devices with respect to both, an efficient and low-cost production, as well as to guarantee highest yields and quality.

Target group

  • This course is designed for graduates who have work experience in the field of engineering and want to gain solid and fundamental knowledge in modern aspects of processor technology, packaging, microsystem and sensor technology as well as fundamental information on operations and logistics management and project management in semiconductor industry and related branches. Therefore, combining the competencies of engineers with those of managers in this field.
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Overview of the study contents

First semester modules

  • Circuits and Devices
    Basic principles and practical applications of analog and digital circuits
  • Semiconductor Technology I
    Basic principles of fabrication and miniaturization of semiconductor devices and circuits
  • Microsystems and Sensor Technology
    Analytical view as well as practical hands-on perspective on MEMS fabrication processes and overview on microsensors
  • Packaging in Microelectronics I
    Basic principles of electronic device assembly as well as circuit board and interposer fabrication
  • Operations and Logistics Management I
    Basic understanding of the different logistic subsystems, historical development, characteristics, aims and objectives as well as future logistic trends
  • Investment and Financing
    Basic principles of investment planning and investment decisions as well as basic understanding of uncertainty, risk, corporate financing, cash and credit management

Second semester modules

  • Semiconductor Technology II
    In-depth understanding thermal processes , lithography and the interaction between physical fundamentals and function principles
  • Packaging in Microelectronics II
    Applying the knowledge of basic principles to microelectronic devices, printed circuit boards and electronic systems
  • Project Management
    Analytical view as well as strategic and practical hands-on perspective on operations and business processes
  • Operations and Logistics Management II
    In-depth understanding of different concepts to optimize logistic processes and models to calculate production and order lot sizes.

Master's Thesis

After finishing these modules the students will complete their master's thesis.

Scientific Director

Prof. Dr. Rainer Lasch

Chair of Business Management, esp. Logistics, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Prof. Dr. Gerald Gerlach

Institute of Solid-State Electronics, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Lasch
    Chair of Business Management, esp. Logistics, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

  • Prof. Dr. Gerald Gerlach
    Institute of Solid-State Electronics, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Mikolajick
    Chair of Nanoelectronic Materials, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

  • Prof. Dr. Johann W. Bartha
    Former Chair Holder of the Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

  • Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Bock
    Chair of Electronic Packaging Technology, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schmidt
    Chair of Material Handling, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Stopka
    Chair of Information and Communication Business Management  Economics, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years degree) in Electrical Engineering, Automation, Solid-State Physics, IT - 240 Credit Points
  • Average Grades Exceeding 70 %
  • Knowledge in English: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT 79
  • Motivation for International and Intercultural Experience
  • Minimum: 1 year of work experience


Master of Science in Industrial Management in Microelectronics (M.Sc. IMM)
Place of study: 
Start of study:
01. October 2024
3 semesters, 18 month incl. Master Thesis
Credit points:
60 points
program type:
full time
Tuition fee:
895 € per month
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The lectures take place for the most part in presence and online. Study materials are made available to students to enable asynchronous self-organized learning.

Lecture-free period phases during the summer and Christmas periods.

The team of lecturers in the program includes both top-class scientists and experienced practitioners. In this way, well-founded information from science and research is combined with a high degree of practical relevance.

Participants in this course come from a wide variety of fields and can greatly benefit from diverse learning groups, to expand their horizon. We offer interdisciplinary exchange in a relaxed atmosphere.