The goal of the Master's in Security & Safety Engineering programme is to provide advanced expertise in the general field of security and safety engineering, although specialization in particular areas is also possible. This master's degree programme prepares graduates to deal with complex and multidisciplinary security tasks. The programme is also designed to help students develop outstanding decision-making abilities and leadership qualities.

A consecutive Master's degree in Security & Safety Engineering was offered for the first time in summer semester 2013. The master's programme is open to graduates of the BA Security & Safety Engineering programme and to those with similar qualifications and a background in engineering or natural sciences. This is a three-semester programme, the first two of which are divided into 5 modules. In the first semester students take courses in natural sciences, higher mathematics, security & safety engineering, law and management and safety psychology. The second semester offers courses in quantitative risk analysis, system integration, two compulsory electives and a scientific project. The thesis is written in the third semester.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Master of Science (MSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree postgraduate
Duration of programme 3 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Furtwangen
Programme begin summer semester (March)
Application deadline(s) 15 January
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German
Academic entry requirements bachelor's degree in Security & Safety Engineering or in a related field
Language requirements fluent German
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited

Further Information in German

As the Security & Safety Engineering Master's degree programme is taught in German, please click here for information in German regarding the programme.

Contact information

For further information, please contact:

Furtwangen University
Faculty of Health, Safety, Society
Security and Safety Engineering Master's Programme
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen

Email: SDek-SSM(at)