Industrial Engineering, subject area Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Business Administration & Engineering
SiteSteinfurt
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Semester fee€ 276,21 / semester
Characteristicsintegrated practice phase

Requirements and application

Admissions restrictions Local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
ApplicationThe next application phase
commences in Mai 2018.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Managing junctures between different fields plays an increasingly important role in modern business processes. Product knowledge, knowledge of production and project control as well as of business activities are the basis for corporate success. Our degree programme in Business Management in Technology focusing on Mechanical Engineering will equip you with these interdisciplinary competencies. Business administration combined with engineering leads to a holistic perspective and thinking, making you a competent project manager in a modern company.

Objectives

The aim of our degree programme is to qualify industrial engineers to have management and development skills. Management means that you will be able to carry out economic analyses, derive the relevant conclusions from them and implement them in teams. Development means that you will be able to assess technical possibilities, opportunities and limits, and create and design products independently.

Occupational fields

After obtaining your degree, you will be able to work in the following fields:

  • Project management
  • Production planning and control
  • Management, business management
  • Purchasing, procurement
  • Warehouse management, materials management
  • Product management
  • Distribution, sales, marketing, advertising
  • Controlling
  • After-sales, customer service
  • Logistics
  • Quality management, quality assurance
  • Construction
  • Training and further training

In addition, you will be able to choose from a wide range of Master’s programmes at our department and at the Institute of Business Administration and Engineering (ITB):

  • Master’s programme in Business Management in Technology (M.Sc.), subject area Mechanical Engineering
  • Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.) with the following specialisations: Product Development, Computational Engineering, Agricultural Engineering (offered as full-time and part-time programmes)
  • Part-time Master’s programme in Business Management in Technology (MBA)

Working in teams

Our degree programme consists of different modules. You can choose between two different lines with regard to content: the business elements are provided by the Institute of Business Administration and Engineering (ITB); at the Department of Mechanical Engineering you will learn about engineering.

In the first few semesters, you will acquire a basic knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. At the same time, you will learn the fundamentals of business administration.

In the fourth and fifth semesters, you will choose from various optional modules:

Advanced engineering modules at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, for example:

  • Basics of FEM (Finite Element Method)
  • Process Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Measurement Engineering

Advanced business modules at ITB, for example:

  • Business Simulation via TOPSIM
  • Operations Management
  • International Management
  • Market Research

In the sixth semester, you will apply your knowledge during a work placement and write your Bachelor thesis.

Why choose us

  • Preparatory courses in mathematics for first-year students
  • Numerous opportunities to cooperate with international universities
  • Modern teaching concepts, e.g. business simulations
  • Strong research activities with a high proportion of external funding
  • Numerous industry contacts
  • Outstanding lab equipment including ultra-modern test benches
  • Teaching using up-to-date IT suites and state-of-the-art software
  • Easy-going relations between students and teaching staff
  • Ideal learning climate
  • Top ratings in national rankings