Course Industrial Engineering


Applicants need a German high school diploma (“Abitur”) or an international equivalent.


The bachelor's programme Industrial Engineering only starts at the beginning of the winter semester of each year. The deadline is August 31st. If the number of applicants is higher than the places being offered, the places will be allocated on basis of application material.
Most of time, places are allocated before the deadline is expired so that sometimes there are no more left when the deadline is expired.

Start of the programme

The bachelor programme's Industrial Engineering starts in the winter semester and runs from the beginning of October until the end of January.


Each lecture of one academic hour (75 min) is held twelve times in the course of one semester. Lectures of two academic hours contain 24 units per semester. Many lectures are accompanied by tutorials. Students apply their theoretical knowledge during practical classes. Apart from that, they do their own individual case studies and projects in the fifth and sixth semesters.

Final examination at the end of the first semester

At the end of the first semester, there is a written exam in the core subjects Analysis and General Business Management. This so-called “Übergangsprüfung” forces beginners to question themselves if they have chosen the most suitable programme. They are allowed to repeat both exams three times. At the end of the second semester, they must have passed them.

Other exams

Most exams are written ones which are taken at the end of each semester. Each of them can be repeated twice.

Internship and Bachelor's Dissertation

In the sixth semester, students do an internship of ten weeks and complete their bachelor's dissertation. Usually, they develop a topic together with a company in which they write the thesis. This work is supervised by a university lecturer.


After passing the bachelor thesis and a colloquium, you graduate as Bachelor of Science having the chance to start a career after only six semesters. In addition to the B.Sc., you can continue your studies leading to the Master of Science. As an M.Sc. you are permitted to do a Ph.D.