Structure of the dual study programme

The aim of the degree course in Industrial Engineering and Business Management is to enable the students to systematically make management decisions in all functional areas of a company on the basis of scientific methods and implement those methods successfully. In the functional areas the main focus is on the links between business and technical tasks. 

The dual degree system ensures that the contents of the study programme are closely linked with the requirements of the partner company.

A degree in Industrial Engineering initially provides a broad basic knowledge in all functional areas of a company.
In the fifth to seventh semester core components are looked at in more depth. These include mechanical engineering, production and quality management, logistics and process management, industrial marketing and controlling/investment and financing.
In addition to the core components of not only engineering and economics but also of technology management, integration areas are taken into account in the curriculum. Here the necessary knowledge for their use in information technology are studied. Furthermore, knowledge needed for the legal aspects of business is also acquired.
The programme offers students opportunities to choose an individual focus and specialize in a particular subject area.
Also the range of seminars as part of the Studium Generale can be used flexibly in order to offer new specialist subjects at short notice.

Good language skills for use in the international arena can be achieved by means of studying two compulsory foreign languages, English and either French or Spanish.

In the fifth semester students can choose to spend a semester abroad at a partner university and, as well as using their language skills, become familiar with the culture of the host country. The International Office is available to support and advise students. A semester abroad is an integral part of the study programme for the in-depth course in International Management.

Many international companies also offer their students the opportunity to do an internship abroad.

Graduates with this degree are experts in many fields.

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Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers about dual study courses.