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Industrial Engineering, B.Eng.

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences & Industrial Engineering

Generalist for Industrial Companies

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When studying to become an industrial engineer, you initially receive the same technical and scientific training as an engineer. Where other engineering degree programmes go into more depth in the technical subjects, as an industrial engineer you take business administration subjects. General business administration, marketing, taxes, financing and staff management, for example. In your job this means that you work on business topics and interfaces between different departments. Whereas engineers mainly plan, develop, design and supervise implementation. As an industrial engineer, you know what is technically feasible and economical at the same time. You have the necessary knowledge to look at processes in companies from both perspectives. Your role is important to make your company as technically and economically efficient as possible.

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 German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Six week internship (economics or engineering)
  • Language requirements

Pre-requisite knowledge: Knowledge in scientific basics are preferred

Post-graduate opportunities:

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



Career Prospects

Industrial Engineers have the best qualifications to take on business management tasks in the manufacturing industry. Your technical knowledge helps to design efficient, cost-effective and high-quality operating processes. This can be in marketing/sales, as a project manager or, for example, as a controller. The core competence of an industrial engineer lies in the integrated view of problems and their solutions. This means that you have to reach agreements with colleagues and convince them. Often you will also find yourself in the role of a mediator. The whole thing can also happen on an international level, so you have to linguistically and interculturally competent. The digitalisation of processes is a matter of course for you. In the course of your career, you can also take on a higher position in management. Here you coordinate the cooperation of departments and control the operational processes. Very often, industrial engineers also work in management consulting. Thanks to your interdisciplinary qualifications, you can work in a wide range of jobs, often in the automotive or renewable energy sectors:

  • Product and market development: green solutions for tomorrow and beyond
  • Project planning for plants
  • Project management and cost centre responsibility
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Organisation and logistics
  • Industrial goods marketing and technical sales
  • Quantitative planning and business analytics
  • Digitalisation of processes
  • Controlling for technical departments
  • Assistant to the management
  • Profit centre responsibility
  • Business unit management and executive management
  • Company foundation and company succession

Other sectors are also open to you:

  • Banking, trade, service, insurance companies
  • Public service
  • Research & development
  • Information technology

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
Business English 2 2
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
Technical English 2 2
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Physics II 3 3
Internship Physics 1 1
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 Management    
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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