Each module contains 3 ECTS. You choose a total of 10 modules/30 ECTS in the following module categories:
- 12-15 ECTS in technical scientific modules (TSM)
TSM modules teach profile-specific specialist skills and supplement the decentralised specialisation modules.
- 9-12 ECTS in fundamental theoretical principles modules (FTP)
FTP modules deal with theoretical fundamentals such as higher mathematics, physics, information theory, chemistry, etc. They will teach more detailed, abstract scientific knowledge and help you to bridge the gap between abstraction and application that is so important for innovation.
- 6-9 ECTS in context modules (CM)
CM modules will impart additional skills in areas such as technology management, business administration, communication, project management, patent law, contract law, etc.
In the module description (download pdf) you find the entire language information per module divided into the following categories:
Theory of complex systems and dynamics to understand challenges of markets and chances for new technologies, to identify niches for innovation in aviation and to handle complexity.
Risk management and decision making under uncertainty: Dealing with dilemmata
Methods for simplifying and communicating complexity.
Enhancement of collaboration to unfold interdisciplinary potentials: Develop a culture of learning and growth.
Enabling participation: Integrate multiple interest groups throughout the conception and design process.
Management of an innovation process: Learn from success and failure. Develop a business model for a new product/service. Predict near- and longterm development with modelling and scenario techniques to address uncertainty and risk.
Understand challenges for transformation (market pressures, legal aspects, certification requirements, public acceptance, organisational aspects, resistance to change). Manage change process.
Pitch: Elaboration and presentation of an innovative idea to a group of investors.
Understand and enhance performance in complex systems. Cope with interdependence and insecurity. Develop new solutions in a complex market.
Assess potential for innovation: Take advantage of chances, avoid unnecessary risks.
Balance multiple requirements: technical, economic, human, environmental aspects and social acceptance.
Contents of Module
Complex systems and system dynamics
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Risk management and decision making under uncertainty
Teaching and Learning Methods
Visualization and communication
Leadership and Self-Management