International Project Management

HFT Stuttgart’s MEng in International Project Management (IPM) is designed for professionals in the fields of construction, infrastructure or engineering; equipping them to take leading roles in complex international projects.

Attracting  experienced postgraduates from around the world, our Master’s programme offers two specialisations, IBPM and IITM. The specialisations IBPM - International Building Project Management provides you with the knowledge and tools to structure and manage complex superstructure projects: either self-employed, as a lead consultant for an international company or as a leading architect or engineer. The specialization IITM - International Infrastructure Technology & Management will equip you with the technical and managerial skills to successfully develop and implement strategies for large-scale infrastructure projects.

Every student must choose one of the two specialisations. Although most of the IPM classes are general project management classes and therefore held jointly, a small portion of the IPM curriculum is dedicated to the specializations to ensure that each field is thoroughly covered.

Students acquire the soft skills and the in-depth knowledge of the latest tools, processes and organisational methods that are essential to deliver successful international projects.

Our flexible, modular structure allows students to study full time or to combine their studies with part-time work to gain both academic learning and practical experience.

Students may also gain an MBA from Liverpool John Moores University by adding an additional semester of study in the United Kingdom.

Application deadline

15. April
15. July (EU Applicants)
15. October
15. January (EU Applicants)

Study time

3 semester (full-time), 5 semester (part-time)

Study title

Master of Engineering

Study Programme

Summer Term (30 CP)

Module 1: Technical Knowledge

IBPM

  • Integrated Requirements Management
  • Sustainable Urban Building Design       
  • Construction Technology/ Construction Industry        
  • Public Building Law

IITM

  • Smart Energy Generation
  • Smart Mobility Strategies and Management
  • Smart Water and Waste Management
  • Smart Grid Solutions

Module 2: Management Basics

  • Business Planning
  • Management Principles
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Agile Project Mangement

Module 3: Effective People Management

  • Leadership and Communication
  • Intercultural Understanding
  • Change Management

Modue 4: Project Management

  • Schedule Management
  • Project Organization Methods
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Management
  • Construction Cost Management (IBPM)
  • Construction Cost Management (IITM)

 

Modules
1-4

Winter Term (30 CP)

Module 5: Managing Real Estate/ Infrastructure

  • Project Development
  • Digitization in Real Estate and Infrastructure
  • Real Estate Management (IBPM)
  • Operations and Maintenance (IITM)

Module 6: Managing Business & Finance

  • Finance & Accounting
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Contractor's Business Strategies (Elective)
  • Consultant's Business Strategies (Elective)                      

Module 7: Managing Information

  • BIM Management
  • BIM Practical Examples
  • BIM Application

Module 8: International Wokrshops

  • International Project Organization Models
  • International Law
  • Presentation Skills
  • Case Study
Modules
5-8

Thesis Semester (30 CP)

Module: Master Thesis in Engineering

  • Academic Writing
  • MT Research
  • MT in Engineering

 

Module
9

Methodologies, Technologies and tools are only useful and powerfuly when the project managers know why, how, what, and when to apply them

Rakan Alassaf, Graduate of IPM class 2020

Flexible Options

Full time study

The programme takes two semesters plus a further semester to prepare and present a Master’s thesis. Students attend classes on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Summer Term starts mid-March.

The Winter Term starts in mid-September.

Part time study

The programme takes four semesters plus a further semester to prepare and present a Master’s thesis. Students attend classes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the first two semesters and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the third and fourth semesters.

Quality Education

Accreditation

The quality of the HFT Stuttgart IPM Master’s Programme is assured through external accreditation.

It was first accredited by ASIIN, a renowned external academic accreditation body, in 2004. It was re-accredited by them in 2009 and again, most recently, in 2017.

Specialisations

Every student chooses one of the two specialisations; IBPM or IITM and the majority of the programme is common to both. Students following IBPM gain deeper insights to project management whereas those following the IITM option become well equipped to develop and implement local and international infrastructure strategies.

Liverpool John Moores University

Accreditation Certificate

Dual Degree MBA

About the Programme

On the basis of a collaboration that started in 2004, HFT Stuttgart and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have created a Dual Degree Programme.

After completion of the taught modules in Stuttgart, students have the opportunity to continue their studies at LJMU. While the Programme in Stuttgart focuses on Project Management in the construction industry, the Programme in Liverpool focuses on executive leadership topics. Students that embark on the Dual Degree Programme graduate as Master of Engineering (M. Eng) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).  

This opportunity strenghtens the aspect of internationality by studying in Germany and the UK.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University was founded in 1992 is one of the leading research universities in the U.K. The Faculty of Business and Law encourages practical application of theory and knowledge to produce graduates with the skills to succeed in the business and law sectors. The programme recognises the impact that good leaders can have on productivity and performance.

By choosing the MBA Executive Leadership Dual Award the students will attend classes at Liverpool Business School over a period of approximately 4 months, studying alongside MBA students from the UK, all of whom will be experienced leaders and managers.

Liverpool Business School offers an MBA that recognises the benefits of peer-to-peer learning, networking and relationship building. With Masterclasses and regular talks from business leaders, as well as our experienced teaching team, the course will transform your professional practice and enhance career progression prospects.

The course is dedicated to supporting mature, professional students who may be having their first experience of higher education. The programme prepares them for work in this challenging and rewarding arena through work-based case studies.

The students will have plenty of support throughout their stay with and will have contact with the MBA Programme Manager, Module Leaders, Administration Support Team and your Consultancy Project Supervisor.

Curriculum

CORE modules on the LJMU MBA Executive Leadership Programme

Leadership, Engagement & People Performance

This module aims to:

>  help you identify your own personal and professional
    leadership development goals
>  reflect on leadership in relation to personal identity, others
    and the social context of leading
>  assess the impact of business or organisational context
    on leadership practice
>  enable you to engage and manage performance in your
    own business environment

Module 1
Leadership and Strategic Performance

This module enables you to develop leadership
and strategic performance by:

>  providing an understanding of the external business
    environment, taking into account global perspectives,
    governance and accountability as well as social,
    technological and policy implications.
>  focusing on leadership and communication and bringing
    opportunities and strengths together
>  enabling you to build strategies which lead to
    high performance in the working environment

Module 2
Marketing Context & Relationship Management

This module aims to provide an understanding
of marketing context and the importance of           
relationship management by:

>  providing you with an understanding
    of marketing orientation, its antecedents,
    and subsequent uses both externally and internally
>  developing your appreciation of the nature
    of organisational relationships and
    the importance of managing these effectively

Module 3
Business Process Excellence

This module aims to:

>  enable you to understand the management
    of the supply network
>  critically evaluate and apply current operational
    theory and techniques to optimise process excellence

Module 4
Research Strategies for Practitioners

This module enables you to:

>  develop a conceptual framework from which
    research philosophies, strategies and methods
    associated with leadership business and
    management can be critically reviewed
>  apply research methods in the strategic
    leadership/business consultancy project
    to develop yourself as a reflective,
    scholarly practitioner

Module 5
Strategic International Project Management Consultancy Project

This module aims to:

>  enable you to produce a Masters-level dissertation
    investigating a complex business issue
>  produce work using a body of contemporary knowledge
>  generate and analyse data
>  derive supportable conclusions
>  make practical and actionable recommendations
    for the enhancement of current business practice

Module 6

Application Procedure

Online Application

Please merge all files together in one single PDF and rename it: your_lastname_application.pdf then send it to the following email: ipm @ hft-stuttgart.de

1. Download and fill out the Application form.

2. Please fill in all mandatory fields. Do not modify, alter, edit or change any section of the Application Form. (No Scans! No original signature required!)

3. Certificate of graduation of first studies / bachelor degree, master degree or equivalent (certified by the German embassy in your country, or once you get to Germany at a notary or at the majors office. Certification can be done after admission and arrival in Germany. Also foreign language documents have to be translated to English.)

4. Letter of motivation including personal thoughts and expectations concerning the programme (max. 1 page)

5. Proof of at least one year of professional experience after graduation in the following fields: construction, real estate or infrastructure business (letter of reference)

6. Curriculum Vitae (with picture!)

7. Proof of English language qualification (TOEFL/IELTS). Proof of English is not required for native speakers.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Degree, Work Experience

1. A first degree (Bachelor, Magister, Diploma or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. architecture, civil engineering, construction or design) awarded after at least three years of full time study with above average examination results.

  • The first degree must carry a minimum of 210 Credit Points (CP) which requires a full time programme of seven standard semesters.
  • In the event that the first degree carries only 180CP, or six standard semesters, the student must carry out or submit a study task with a scope of 30CP during the Master’s programme. The Programme Dean will offer a choice from a selection of study modules, subject to confirmation from the examinations office.

2. At least one year of relevant professional experience after award of the first degree

 

Proficiency in the English language

All applicants who are not native English speakers must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language as follows:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • 550 points in the paper-based test or,
  • 213 points in the computer-based test or,
  • 80 points in the internet-based test.

Alternatively the applicant can demonstrate a score of 6.5 or higher in an Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

The official TOEFL report can be sent directly through the Educational Testing Service (institution code: 8514).

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees

The Master's programme International Project Management is a so-called continuing education programme. A continuing education programme is a fee-based course of study for which tuition fees are incurred. The following table provides information on tuition fees:

  Full-time   Part-time
1st Semester 4.000 € 1st Semester 2.000 €
2nd Semester 4.000 € 2nd Semester 2.000 €
3rd Semester 2.000 € 3rd Semester 2.000 €
    4th Semester 2.000 €
    5th Semester 2.000 €
Total

10.000 €

 

10.000 €

Optional MBA £ 6.500 (Status SS 2018, LJMU is responsible for pricing)
Each additional Semester will cost 1.000€
Additional costs (costs which will occur during the programme for full-time and part-time students)
Case Study 1.000 € approx.
Kloster Schöntal 120 € approx.

FAQ

A verification of proficiency of English is required for those whose native language is not English. You can provide a TOEFL test (550 points), a computer based TOEFL test (213 points), an internet based TOEFL test (80 points), an IELTS test (academic or general) with a min score of 6.5 or an equivalent proof.

There is no exception to the rule: even if your language of instruction in High school or University was English, you will still have to provide one of the above mentioned test scores.

The tuition fee for the entire program is €10,000 for full-time students and €10,000 for part-time students. Tuition fees will be paid in different instalments
In addition there are “other fees” to be paid every semester (which vary slightly each semester):

Student Services                 €200.40

Student ID Card                   €10

The finance department will send you payment requests with the exact amounts required. Part-time students receive one payment request each semester, full- time students receive two payment requests each semester.

No, since the Master's Programme “International Project Management” is a non-consecutive programme requiring one year of work experience and may require tuition fees, we are exempt from this regulation. You only have to pay the fees mentioned under tuiton fees.

Full time students have lectures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Part time students will have lectures on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in their 1st and 2nd semester and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in their 3rd and 4th semester. This structure allows our students to work alongside their studies.

No, there is no age limit for the study programme as our programme is a non-consecutive one and requires work experience. We have students over a broad age range.
Please note, that it will be difficult to get a place at the student’s dormitory if you are over 30 years old. Please get in contact with the ISO for further information (iso.aaa @ hft-stuttgart.de).

Yes, we require at least one year of professional experience. As our programme is non-consecutive, you need to show proof of at least one-year professional experience gained after you finished your previous degree.

The employment regulations for international students are rather strict. Please be sure to check with the authorities regarding the extent that they will permit you to work and the type of visa you will require.

You will find more information about this topic on the DAAD-Homepage

There are several possibilities. The members of our advisory board are always anxious to offer internships and job offers after you have completed your studies.

The programme opens up the possibility of further doctoral programmes in Germany and abroad.

The high quality of the education  you will receive is guaranteed by the successful ASIIN Accreditation. We have been reaccredited in September 2017. Furthermore, you can have a look at our success stories.

The German embassy estimates the living costs to about €720 a month. This includes about €350 rent for a room in a student residence. The remainder covers the mandatory health insurance, a student ticket for public transport and other daily expenses like food and so on. For further information please contact the International Student Office (ISO).

Health insurance is mandatory in Germany and it is not possible to enrol for the study without a proof of German health insurance. You can get public health insurance up until that age of 30.The International Student Office (ISO) will help you to to find a private health insurance if you are older than 30 years.

There is no students’ accommodation on the University, but these can be found at different locations around the city of Stuttgart. Please get in contact with the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart. for more information.

Using public transport it usually takes up to 15 minutes to reach the University. The city of Stuttgart offers a student’s ticket valid for 6 months which can be used on all buses and subways across the whole region of Stuttgart and costs about €210. In addition, with the student’s ID card you will get from the university, public transportation is free of charge each day from 6 pm till 6 am and for the whole weekend.

Online application is possible and encouraged. Please follow the step-by-step tutorial.

No, since we are a non-consecutive programme tuition fees apply to Erasmus students as well.

Also no, since this is a non-consecutive Master programme no reduction of fees for refugees can be applied.

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