Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.Eng.)

The Master's program Business Intelligence and Data Analytics is the study and application of large data analysis, mining and programming to reveal insights that can be used to communicate, capture and maintain intelligence for businesses and organizations.
The primary purpose of data science is to create and leverage various forms of data in order to better understand trends and phenomena.

The Master's program complements this with highly essential professionalization skills.
In the first two semesters, you will implement functions in the field of data science and business analytics and learn to creatively apply and develop problem-solving strategies. The courses are very practice-oriented. The third semester is reserved for your master thesis and your colloquium.

The programme also offers elective modules that can be chosen as optional courses according to your interest.
German language courses are offered as well as scientific engineering project work.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Full time / part time

Period of study
3 semesters / 5 semesters

Semester start
Summer semester and winter semester

Study location


Admission requirements
You need a bachelor´s degree in a technical field such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, natural sciences, information science, etc. with at least 210 ECTS/CP (3.5 years full-time studies) or an equivalent diploma. If you have completed a three-year 180-CP program, apply anyway: We will support you in making up for the missing skills.

Admission restrictions

You should have professional experience in a relevant field of at least one year full-time or correspondingly two years part-time. Your strong English language skills must be certified (see information material "Regulations for Access and Admission").

Credit points

Accredited by ZEvA (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency Hannover)

Faculty of Technology

The master's study program consists of 90 credit points and is arranged full-time, in 3 semesters, as well as part-time, in 5 semesters.

The Master's programme pursues several objectives to enhance the professional expertise of students.

The Winter Semester runs from September to January and the Summer Semester runs from March to July.  

The programme has a modular structure, comprising mandatory and elective modules. In general, optional modules are offered in relation to the core competencies. These optional modules vary each semester.

Compulsory modules in the winter semester are:

  • Computer Sciences
  • Machine Learning
  • Controlling
  • Project T

Compulsory modules in the summer semester are:

  • Data Management
  • Communication & Culture
  • Introduction to Data Sciences
  • Business Analytics
  • Project B

Another compulsory module is "Introduction to Scientific Working" with 2 ECTS. It serves as preparation for scientific working during the Master's thesis.

The third / fifth semester is reserved for themaster's thesis and the colloquium. You can freely choose to prepare the master 's thesis at the university or in the industry with a combined supervison of a professor and an industrial supervisor. The university recommends the latter in most cases.

A German Language course is offered exclusively for students of this master´s study program. In small groups, the language level is determined and courses are designed to enhance knowledge accordingly. The participation is optional, but we highly recommend to gain an adequate language level to increase future career perspectives.

In addition, factory visits and excursions are scheduled to amass knowledge on different aspects of work settings as well as intercultural features. The factory visit includes a presentation of the company's Human Ressource representatives the company itself and a Q&A session.

There are two ways to apply for the course:

For your application you need to upload and send the following documents:

  • Diploma (certified)
  • Work certificates (either in form of a reference letter from your supervisor)
  • English language test results (certified if necessary)
  • German language test results (certified if necessary)
  • CV

Applications will be forwarded to the Coordination Office. As soon as we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt via e-mail.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt or if you have questions about your application, please send an e-mail to the Coordination Office.

Applications for the winter semester 2021/2022 are possible from February 2021.


Deadlines for application

Winter semester
Non EU01.02. - 30.04.
EU01.05. - 15.07.
Summer semester
Non EU01.06. - 30.09.


Information applications for the winter semester 2021/ 22:

Applicants with an international (non-EU) degree need to upload the application documents to UniAssist until April 30th, 2021.

01.12. - 15.01.
  • for orientation and study decision

Student Counselling Service

  • regarding finance

Studentenwerk Oldenburg

  • regarding the study program

Coordination Office

Below you will find an overview of the most important aspects for pursuing the master's study program Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.:

  • A degree in Master of Engineering (MEng) qualifies for a PhD position
  • Small study groups promote practical learning, individual approach and personal support for the students
  • Intensive care for applicants, students and alumni. The Coordination Office assists and guides you from your application, through your studies and after graduation in personal and study related issues. 
  • The course starts in the winter and in the summer semester.
  • The duration of the course is only full-time, in 3 semesters, as well as part-time, in 5 semesters
  • The course is purely English-speaking, but students can also take German-language courses as an option, thus intensifying the German language
  • Focused on intensive teamwork, direct discussion with lecturers and students and individual approach to the needs and requirements of the students.

What requirements must be fulfilled to be admitted for the master's program Business Intelligence and Data Analytics?

  • gained a bachelor´s degreein a technical field such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, natural sciences, information science.

Note: If you graduated in a three years program with 180 ECTS/CP, you would need to compensate missing ECTS with additional courses during your study.

  • 1 year full time work experience in an industry (internships do not count). Incomplete applications or applications which were not submitted in the correct form or on time, cannot be considered.
  • Proof of English language skills (certified)

Will my application be accepted if it reaches the university after deadline?

No, the deadline will be the latest date for incoming applications. No exceptions will be made.

Should I enclose recommendation letters from my current university?

No, this is not necessary. Only letters showing work experience after graduation are necessary.

What is the latest Date to transfer my tuition fee?

If you start in March, the tuition fee should be transfered before end of February. If you start in September, the tuition fee should be transfered before end of August.

Does an internship count as work experience?

An internship does not count as work experience. You need at least one year of professional work experience in an industry. Incomplete applications or applications which were not submitted in the correct form or on time, cannot be considered.

Can you keep me updated on my Visa procedure? 

Unfortunately, we cannot keep you updated on your visa procedure, as the university itself has no influence on the administration of visa applications. You can get information via the embassy or the German foreign registration office.

Do I have to obtain German skills previous to my arrival in Germany?

You do not have to obtain German language skills previous to your arrival in Germany. Language courses are offered on campus.

Do I have to apply for a health insurance?

International students studying in Germany are required to show proof of a proper health insurance. If you do not have international health insurance that is valid in Germany, it is indispensable to become informed about options for applying for governmental health insurance. Please note that governmental health insurance is valid only for those under 30 years old. Students who are over 30 are required to have private health insurance.

How can I find an accommodation?

The Studentenwerk Oldenburg provides accommodation in Emden. It is necessary to apply for it. Process time depends and takes around 4-10 months. The Coordination Office will do their best, to help you find a suitable accommodation.

You can find all the information you need to start your studies here.

The goal of the Master's program for graduates is to provide them with professional and interdisciplinary qualifications.

Students learn statistical and computational methods for collecting, managing, and analyzing large and complex data sets, as well as extracting knowledge and information from these data sets. The degree also includes courses on data security, data confidentiality, and data ethics. Taking into account the requirements and changes in the professional world, the program is designed to provide students with the necessary subject-specific knowledge and methods in such a way that it enables them to reflect scientifically, to apply scientific knowledge and methods, and to act responsibly in the corresponding professional fields.

Graduates of the Master's program have excellent career opportunities in industry and business as well as in science and research.