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Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

To occupy interfaces and build bridges – this is the task of industrial engineers. As processes and flows are becoming more and more complex in companies, industry and service need skilled workers, who have technical expertise and at the same time can think from a business administration point of view. Due to its interdisciplinary orientation our studies in Industrial Engineering precisely cover these requirements.

Together with the University of Neu-Ulm we train you into holistically thinking all-rounders in seven semesters, who in the field of tension between business and technology form the link between the technical and commercial tasks of a company - two disciplines, which it is increasingly harder to clearly separate in the company and are to be allocated to different areas. The focus of the studies is placed on organisation and management processes in the field of production. The basic principles in engineering sciences are combined in a useful manner with business administration, legal and linguistic teaching contents. 

You can also take this degree programme with the Ulm Model dual study programme or with in-depth practical experience.​



You can study Industrial Engineering if you have acquired the advanced technical college certificate, the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or the general higher education entrance qualification or a comparable qualification. A 6-week, technical pre-study internship in an industrial or logistics company is to be carried out for applicants, who cannot prove any corresponding prior professional training.

The willingness to acquire sound knowledge and know-how in the fields of natural sciences, engineering science as well as in economic and social sciences is moreover an important pre-requisite for the studies and the subsequent profession. The requirement mix in the fields of technology and business administration additionally requires you to be open-minded, flexible and creative in order to be able to take new paths.

Course schedule

In a total of seven semesters you will receive interdisciplinary training in this course of studies by the ideal combination of technology and economics. In the basic studies that comprise the first two semesters, you will be taught basic principles of business administration flows and connections as well as technical know-how. By attending various compulsory elective subjects you can set individual emphases in the last two semesters depending on your abilities and interests. In addition to subject-related compulsory elective subjects you moreover have the possibility to attend events relating to the topics of development of team skills and presentation techniques. After the successful completion of the studies you will acquire the academic title of Bachelor of Engineering.​

As the course of studies is offered in cooperation with the University of Neu-Ulm, this covers the economic, legal and linguistic range of subjects whereas you will be taught the subjects of natural sciences-technology and engineering sciences at the University of Ulm.

Module list

Modu​le list "The Ulm Model"​

Career prospects

This course of studies enables you to have attractive possibilities for assignment in various fields from industry to trade to service. As a graduate you can therefore work both in companies with industrial production as well as in the electrical industry, in logistics and software companies as well as in management consultancies. Your fields of assignment lie in particular at the interface between technology and business administration. The focus is placed on the planning and control in areas such as material management and production as well as in quality control, sales, safety and the environment.

This interdisciplinary status the natural and engineering sciences on the one hand and economics and law on the other hand is one of the excellent distinguishing features of the industrial engineering studies and gives you extraordinarily good professional prospects. According to the Association of German Industrial Engineers (VDW) a large share of the companies questioned in the professional profile examination of 2007 prefer to hire industrial engineers - also during times of crisis. Owing to the qualification and personality profile of the students the professional prospects are assessed very positive by the questioned personnel managers.

You would like to achieve further qualifications? Then the commencement of Master’s course is an attractive alternative for the entry into the profession. You can find the current offer of the University of Ulm under

Certified quality

By deciding to undertake a quality-assured degree programme at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences you are well prepared for the future. All the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences are accredited. As part of the accreditation, the feasibility of the degree programme, the contents of the course of study and the suitability of the course's graduates for the requirements of their future careers are assessed. This means that you will receive a degree qualification which is recognised and quality-certified, which will help you with the recognition of your degree programme – both nationally and internationally. The accreditation of the degree programmes at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences​ offers students and employers a reliable guide regarding the quality of the degree programmes.​​​


Course and examination regulations

Overview of all course and examination regulations
​The course and examination regulations define the conditions and legal requirements for a proper degree course. If you are taking this course "with in-depth practical experience", the same course and examination regulations apply.

Please note: if you are already a registered student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, it might be that a different version of the course and examination regulations apply for you. The course and examination regulations which were in effect when you started your course are the ones which apply. If in doubt, please contact your.
Module handbook
​The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the degree course, their content, the intended learning outcomes, and the form of academic assessment.
​The flyer contains information about course prerequisites, applications, the structure and content of the course and professional profile.

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