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Master program Operational Safety Management

Since the summer semester of 2006 the TH offers the unique master degree operational safety management. This degree contains two semesters and it is cooperating with the federal institute of health and safety protection at the workplace, the German judicial accident insurance and the society for data protection and data backup.

This study course is especially being offered for those who are in employment and extra-occupational, because the courses are generally taking place on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings as well as in forms of block-seminars.

The students finish their master degree with a six monthly master-thesis and with the title Master of Science. Generally the master-thesis is being written about an own operational project, so that the students are able to integrate their master-thesis in their everyday work.

For this master course the TH is charging 10.000 Euros tuition fees.



Operational Safety management


Study counselling Dirk S. Sohn Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Dirk S. Sohn

Contact details
Consultant Operational Safety Management
Technische Hochschule
Georg Agricola
Herner Straße 45

Phone: (0234) 968 3274
Fax: (0234) 968 3359
E-mail: Dirk.Sohn(at) thga.de
Building 8, Room 211
More (german)

Final degree

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Study duration

  • 2 semesters + Master thesis
  • Part-time study


  • Application deadline: 15th February
  • start of study only in summer semester


  • degree in university studies (Engineering or nature sciences)
  • one year work experiance at least

International applicants must present transcript and other documents that prove that they are entitled to attend a university in their home country, and that this entitlement is equivalent to the German Fachhochschulreife. Alternatively, they can preent (a) documents that show that they have passed the tests granting them the Fachhochschulreife, or (b) foreign documents recognized by the Ministry of Education that show they have obtained the Fachhochschulreife or the allgemeine Hochschulreife.

Chinese applicants are also required to present the certificate granted by the Academic Testing Center (Akademische Prüfstelle - APS) of the German Embassy in Beijing.

Moroccan applicants must attend a one-year college preparatory program (Studienkolleg). Alternatively, they can present a general or technical baccalaurèat along with documents showing that they successfully completed one year of studies in Morocco in a degree program similar of the one they are applying for.

International students must also present proof that their German language skills are adequate (DSH test, TestDaF).