Risk and Safety M. Sc.

You want to understand risks, learn how to make decisions under uncertainty and work towards safe technologies and environment? This interdisciplinary Master Risk and Safety prepares you for an exciting career as a risk and safety expert in a wide range of application domains.

The master program enables graduates to provide solutions to interdisciplinary challenges by combining strong analytical skills with a dedicated toolset to assess complex systems and a holistic perspective on decision processes in management and society.

The graduates will have acquired competences in the fields of probabilistic modelling and data analysis, reliability and risk assessment, safety management and decision making under uncertainty. They can utilize these competences to address real-life decisions in diverse domains of engineering and science. In their solutions, the graduates also account for organizational challenges and societal context.

What you'll learn for your future?

The management of risks is an essential task in engineering and society. Without demonstrating sufficient safety it is not possible to introduce new technologies, for example autonomous transportation systems or sustainable energy production and storage. Similarly, the assessment and management of risk is essential for the optimal design and operation of engineering systems and processes, ranging from management of the built environment under climate change to the optimization of maintenance processes for a fleet of aircraft.

More broadly, policy making for anthropogenic systems requires experts who understand risk and uncertainty and their impact on the outcomes of decisions, such as when developing, implementing and communicating strategies for dealing with epidemics or natural hazards.

The MSc prepares you for an exciting career as a risk and safety expert, for example in:

  • Manufacturers, e.g., in automotive, aerospace, medical technology
  • Transportation and infrastructure operators
  • Certification and safety assurance
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Government agencies
  • Technology start-ups
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Research and development

Study Information

Type of Study: Full Time
Standard Duration of Studies: 4 Semester
Credits: 120 ECTS
Main Locations: Munich, Garching
Admission Category: Aptitude Assessment for Master
Start of Degree Program: Winter Semester
Application Period: Winter semester: 01.01. – 31.05.
Required Language Proficiency: English
Tuition Fees: for Students from Non-EU Countries

The degree program is divided into 3 compulsory and 3 elective blocks:
- Compulsory blocks: Fundamentals, Risk & Society, Risk in practice
- Elective blocks: Risk methods & analysis, Risk management, Gerneral elective modules

The MSc enables students to specialize in specific application domains by offering a large portfolio of courses from a wide range of domains represented at TUM. The MSc program values project-based learning and encourages interaction with industry, e.g., through a dedicated module “RiskLab”.

This unique MSc program educates future experts to address these challenges. Graduates of this MSc program will be able to understand, assess and communicate risks and develop strategies for efficiently providing safety. To this end, the MSc program - held in english - combines a multidisciplinary set of courses on:

  • domain specific engineering expertise
  • stochastic modeling and computation
  • understanding risk perception and communication
  • methods and tools for managing safety and risks

Stay abroad possible, recommended in the 2nd and/or 3rd semester.

No previous internship is required.

Please apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

The following documents are required for the application:

  • bachelor certificate
  • english language certificate
  • letter of motivation
  • curricular analysis
  • curriculum
  • essay
  • curriculum vitae

Detailed information about the application process can be found on the ED Wiki