Smart Building Engineering and Management (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
DepartmentFaculty of Energy · Building Services · Environmental Engineering , Institute of Business Administration & Engineering
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study7 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementProof of a subject-related practical activity (pre-study internship) of at least eight weeks duration.
The pre-study internship is intended to familiarize students with relevant work techniques and with issues of company organization and workflow.
Relevant training and professional activities related to the course of study will be credited towards the pre-study internship.
The pre-study internship must be completed prior to enrolling in the program and proof of completion must be submitted at the time of enrollment. Any missing periods of the pre-study internship must be made up for at the earliest possible time. As a rule, the corresponding proof must be submitted by the beginning of the lecture period of the third semester.
Additional entrance requirements

Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Entrepreneurial success requires integrated management. Especially in technically oriented companies, managers should not only act economically, they must also have an understanding of the core business. Our industrial engineering degree program with a specialization in building services engineering will provide you with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge.


As an industrial engineer in building services engineering, you will know how to solve a technical problem and also score points with knowledge from business administration. You will later work in a more communicative way: for example in marketing, controlling or management. You will be the interface between engineers and business economists, translating each other’s technical language, for example. In this way, you optimize and design efficient processes, change the big picture and pave the way for a more sustainable future.

Occupational fields

The demand for industrial engineers in building services engineering is growing steadily: job prospects and pay are above average. There is a demand for specialists and managers who are technically fit and can also assess issues in a broader context. After graduation, your technical and scientific knowledge and business education make you ideally suited for this position. Employers can be planning and engineering offices, operators of hospitals, airports or large manufacturing industrial companies. With your bachelor’s degree, you fit this profile exactly.

Content and course of study

Your studies are a symbiosis of business and technology. The economic building blocks are provided by the Institute of Technical Business Administration (ITB) and our EGU department is responsible for the engineering building blocks. From the very beginning, both lines are closely interlinked.


The degree program is divided into three sections.


Basic studies:

In the first two semesters, you will acquire the necessary fundamentals of natural sciences and engineering together with students from the Energy Engineering and Environmental Engineering programs. And together with other industrial engineering students, you will acquire basic knowledge of economics.


Advanced studies:

Starting in the third semester, you will deepen your knowledge in the field of building services engineering and economic topics. You will get to know the individual technical trades, analyze, calculate and evaluate them. In doing so, you will follow the approach of a comprehensive, integral planning methodology.

This includes technical modules such as heating, ventilation, cooling and sanitary engineering, building automation, control engineering, gas engineering, or smart building engineering.

You will learn how to plan and design building services systems in the modules Integrated Planning, Building Automation Planning, Building Energy Technology, or Energy Building Assessment.

But also, economic modules such as marketing, business management, financing & controlling or special economic in-depth modules are on the program.

Why choose us

Small working groups: Industrial engineers are team players. Your studies will also prepare you for this. Working in small groups helps you to learn and also to keep pushing your own limits. Teamwork also promotes your creativity and communication skills - also important qualifications for your later work at the interface of two disciplines.

Practical relevance: Our faculty is excellently networked with the industry. In internships, excursions and project work, you can apply and deepen your knowledge and participate in challenging research projects. At the same time, this gives you the opportunity to establish contacts in the professional world at an early stage.

Support: As a student at our department, you are part of a lively community on the Steinfurt campus. We attach great importance to providing you with the best possible support during your studies. Our proven tutoring program supports you in your learning processes. In addition, our network of former students ensures that you are well informed about current trends.

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