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

Winter Semester
15th Apr (Non-EU), 15th Jul (EU Applicants)
Summer Semester
15th Oct (Non-EU), 15th Jan (EU Applicants)

Study time

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

Study title

Master of Engineering

Study Programme

Summer Semester (30 CP)

Module 1: Technical Knowledge


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


  • 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


Module 4: Project Management

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



Winter Semester (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 Workshops

  • International Project Organization Models
  • International Law
  • Presentation Skills
  • Case Study

Thesis Semester (30 CP)

Module: Master Thesis in Engineering

  • Academic Writing
  • MT Research
  • MT in Engineering





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The Case Study week is a fundamental part of the International Project Management (IPM) programme

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This year's international Case Study Week took place in Liverpool, UK.

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IPM Calendar

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 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday.

The Summer Term starts from mid-March.

The Winter Term starts from 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 Friday, Saturday and Monday during the first two semesters and Thursday, Friday and Saturday on during the third and fourth semesters.

Quality Education


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.


Every student chooses one of the two specialisations: IBPM or IITM. 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.

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, every year starting in January. They will be studying alongside MBA students from the UK, all of whom will be experienced leaders and managers.

Außenbereich der Liverpool Business School
Executive Leadership MBA



Admission Process & Tuition fees

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

 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  6.000 €1st semester  3.000 €
2nd Semester  6.000 €2nd Semester  3.000 €
3rd Semester  3.000 €3rd Semester  3.000 €
  4th Semester  3.000 €
  5th Semester  3.000 €
Total15.000 € 15.000 €
Each additional Semester will cost 1.500
Optional MBA: £ 6.500 (Status SS 2018, LJMU is responsible for pricing)
Additional costs (costs which will occur during the programme for full-time and part-time students)
Case Study 1.500 € approx


Online Application

Please merge all files together in one single PDF and rename it: Firstname_Lastname_application.pdf then send it to the following email: ipm @

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 or German.)

4. The Transcript of Records

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

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

7. Curriculum Vitae (with picture!)

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

Step by Step Tutorial

Industry, Advisory Board & Scholarship

Attractive Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to all students of HFT Stuttgart. Students qualify with an outstanding academic performance, demostrated social commitment and special personal circumstances. Students can apply after enrolling in the curriculum.

Scholarship types: 

  • Germany Scholarship / Deutschlandstipendium
    • 3,600 € per year paid in monthly instalments of 300 € over a period of 12 months.
  • University foundation / Studienstiftung der HFT Stuttgart
    • 1,500 € per year paid in two instalments of 750 over a period of 2 semesters.

In addition to the HFT Stuttgart scholarships other organisations e.g. DAAD offer attractive scholarships for which you can apply prior to arriving in Germany.

Advisory Board Awards


Starting from the summer semester of 2023, the tuition fee for the entire program is 15,000 € for full-time students and 15,000 € for part-time students. Tuition fees should be paid in different instalments.
In addition, there are "other fees" to be paid every semester (which vary each semester slightly):

Student Services   216.70 €

Student ID Card             11 €

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.

Verification of proficiency in 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), or an academic IELTS test with a min score of 6.5 or equivalent proof.

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

Yes. As our programme is non-consecutive, you must provide proof of at least one year of professional experience gained after finishing your previous degree. The proof could be in the form of an employment certificate or letter from your employer or employers if your experiences were acquired at different jobs.

No, there is no age limit for the study programme as our programme is non-consecutive and requires work experience. We have students over a broad age range.
Please note that getting a place at the student's dormitory will be difficult if you are over 30 years old. Please contact the International Student Office (ISO) for further information ( @

Application must be filled online and submitted by email. Please follow the step-by-step tutorial.

You may provide certified copies of your documents once you arrive in Stuttgart after being admitted.


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.

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.

Starting from the summer semester of 2023, full-time students will have lectures on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays. Part-time students will have lectures on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays in their 1st and 2nd semester and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in their 3rd and 4th semester. This structure allows our students to work alongside their studies.

Yes. We encourage our students to work during their studies. However, you need to reserve at least one day per week for completing homework in addition to the teaching days.

If you are an EU citizen: You may continue your employment at a reduced number of workdays.

If you are a non-EU citizen: Students from non-EU countries are only permitted to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year (voluntary internships included). Those who wish to work longer require the Federal Employment Agency and the Alien Registration Office permission. Obtaining permission depends on the labour market in one's place of residence.

The employment regulations for international students apply. Please check the DAAD-Homepage.


Students may be granted leave of absence for a good cause upon application. As a rule, a leave of absence can be granted for up to two semesters in total. The semester of leave of absence must be applied for before the start of lectures of the respective semester. Administrative fees of 216.70 € should be paid for the Break semester.

Please check Leave of absence on HFT website for detailed information.


There are several possibilities. Our advisory board members are always anxious to offer internships and job offers after you have completed your studies. Furthermore, you can have a look at our success stories.

The programme opens the possibility of doctoral programmes in Germany and abroad. The M.Eng. you will earn is worth 90 credit points (ECTS). The optional M.Eng.+MBA is worth 120 credit points (ECTS). Please compare with the admission requirements of the PhD programme you are interested in enrolling in.

The successful ASIIN Accreditation guarantees the high quality of the education you will receive. We were re-accredited in September 2017.

Beginning in 2023, the German embassy estimated the living costs to be about €930 a month. It includes about €350 rent for a room in a student residence. The remainder covers mandatory health insurance, a student ticket for public transport and other daily expenses like food etc. For further information, please get in touch with the International Student Office (ISO).

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

If you are an EU citizen:

Students from EU countries usually get an International Health Insurance Card (EHIC - European Health Insurance Card) in their home country, which is also recognized in Germany (also by doctors). With this certificate, please register with another public health insurance company.

If you are a Non-EU citizen: Students from non-EU countries need to apply for insurance once in Germany. TK and AOK are two examples of public insurance. On their websites, you will find an indication of the monthly fee.

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

Public transportation 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 until 6 am and for the whole weekend.

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