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Industrial Engineering, B.Eng.

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences & Industrial Engineering

Extensive Career Opportunities

If you are interested in combining knowledge of business administration with technical aspects, the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management course at DIT is just the thing for you. Here, special emphasis is placed on acquiring sound knowledge in both the technical and business areas in courses such as Technical Mechanics, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Financing, Private Business Law or Data Science. After completing their studies, industrial engineers work in a wide range of fields, such as technical planning, controlling, purchasing and sales. With the facultative focus on Business Analytics, graduates are ideally equipped for the challenges of the digital age.

Fact Sheet Industrial Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: German

Admission requirements:

  • General university entrance qualification
  • Six week internship (economics or engineering)
  • Language requirements

Post-graduate oportunities:

Fees No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester



Career Prospects

The occupational profile of the industrial engineer is determined by the networking of technical, economic and social tasks. This requires a broad technical understanding, to understand structures and processes in their entirety and to coordinate the specialised operational forces and to align them under consideration of economic questions. The development of business ideas and customer requirements into economically usable and realisable businesses and products (opportunities) belongs to the requirement profile of the industrial engineer just as much as the techniques of corporate management and key qualifications for the responsible management of business areas and dealing with shareholders. In the age of digitalisation it is also of fundamental importance to be experienced in the analysis of extensive, heterogeneous amounts of data and to be confident in the application of computer-aided optimisation algorithms in order to gain economically valuable information and to be able to design company structures and processes in the best possible way.

The career opportunities of industrial engineers and their spectrum of fields of application are extremely extensive. These generalists can be used in a variety of ways within a company: in more technically oriented areas, in more business-oriented areas and in classic interface-oriented areas as well as in corporate management. The industrial engineer understands both languages and ways of thinking, both those of the business economists and those of the engineers and is ideally suited as a translator, integrator and moderator. Thus he is already able to exercise classic management functions from his university education. The tasks in companies range from business and product planning through customer-oriented development and production to technical sales and project work. The core competence of an industrial engineer lies in the integrated view of problems and the ability to solve problems in an integrated way, especially with the help of quantitative mathematical-statistical methods. Classical fields of activity of the industrial engineer lie in work at the interfaces between technical and business questions. The job description of an industrial engineer can include the following activities, for example:

  • Business area and product planning, business development
  • Project planning of plants
  • Project management and controlling
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Technical Planning and Controlling
  • Organization and logistics
  • Industrial goods marketing
  • Sales engineering
  • Quantitative Planning and Business Analytics
  • Controlling for technical departments
  • Management assistant
  • Profit-Center responsibility
  • Business division management and management
  • Company foundation and company succession


This quickly leads the generalist industrial engineer ("the entrepreneur in the company") to assume responsibility for employees, budget and overall corporate responsibility. This makes it possible to take steps towards founding your own company or taking over a business succession. These core competences of the industrial engineer are therefore very much sought after by companies.

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Industrial Engineering.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematical Basics of Engineering Studies 4 5
Informatics I 2 3
Informatics Internship 2 2
Technical Mechanics I (Statics) 4 5
Marketing 4 5
Basics BWL/VWL 4 4
Hedge Accounting 4 4
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Basics of Engineering Mathematics 4 5
Informatics 4 5
Technical Mechanics II (Strength of Materials) 4 5
Private Business Law 4 5
Taxes 4 5
Physics I 4 5
Business English 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Physics II 3 3
Internship Physics 1 1
Technical English 2 2
Construction 4 4
Basics of Electrical Engineering 4 5
Fluid and Energy Technology 4 5
Financing 4 5
Capital Budgeting and Technical Controlling 4 5
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Materials Engineering 4 5
Measurement and Control Technology 4 5
Regenerative Energies und Materials Engineering 4 4
Course-specific Compulsory Elective 4 4
Innovation Management 4 5
Quality Management 2 2
Statistics 4 5
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Scientific Compulsory Elective 2 2
Corporate Succession and Business Simulation 4 5
Operations Research 4 5
Plastics Technology 4 5
Production Engineering 4 5
Corporate Information Systems 2 3
Human Resources Management and Business Law 4 5
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Presentation and Negotiation Techniques 2 2
Project Management 2 2
Practical Seminar 2 2
Industrial Internship - 24
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Focus on Business Organisationn    
Business Management    
Management and Decision Techniques 4 4
Founding Management and Business Planning 2 2
Production und Logistics 4 5
Operational Organisation, Purchasing and Sales 4 5


Focus on Business Analytics

Optimisation and Simulation    
Model-based Applied Optimisation 4 4
Simulation of Production and Logistics Systems 2 2
Production and Logistics 4 5
Data Science 4 5
Bachelor Seminar 1 2
Bachelor Thesis - 12
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