Engineering and Management (BEng)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Engineering and Management (BEng)
- Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
- Automation and Robotics, Computer Engineering, E-Mobility, Renewable Energy
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
- Type of programme
- Dual study programme , Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 7 semesters
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- The programme has unrestricted admission.
- Admission Requirements
- University entrance qualification/subject-restricted university entrance qualification or master craftsperson examination. Also required: proof of practical experience. This can be an eight-week practical placement or relevant professional experience.
- Language of instructions
- Language Requirements
- For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications up to 30 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
- Specific Features
- The programme is also available in a dual study version, i.e. in cooperation with a company. As an alternative to the regular course of studies, a “paced” version of the programme (SaG) is also available. The content of the basic part of the programme is extended over two additional semesters with individual supervision.
What Is This Programme About?
Products today have to satisfy growing demands among customers for energy-saving, environment-friendly and user-friendly devices plus an increasingly complex set of requirements in terms of production process efficiency, short logistics chains, and careful use of resources. As a result, products are having to become increasingly safe and reliable, consume only a minimum amount of energy and be recyclable.
As a business engineer, you combine engineering expertise with knowledge of markets and business management concepts. This places you at the intersection between business and technology. You implement projects in all departments, from optimisation of operational processes to modern logistics applications and sales solutions to quality management.
Why Choose This Programme?
You should be inquisitive and keen to understand the intricacies of how things work. You should also have the determination to find answers to the trickiest questions. At school you will have been interested in politics and economics, but also in the natural sciences. You tend to think in the wider context.
As an Engineering and Management graduate, you see solutions not simply as a technical challenge but as complex tasks. You are sensitive to the customer’s perspective as well as to the technical, logistics and social requirements, and you seek to develop optimal concepts to satisfy both.
How is the programme structured?
The standard duration of studies for the Bachelor’s programme in Engineering and Management is seven semesters. It is divided into four semesters of basic courses and a subsequent three semesters of more advanced study in the following areas of specialisation:
- Automation and Robotics – This includes, among other things, automation and control of robots or production systems.
- Computer Engineering – This specialisation deals with control instruments and embedded systems like those used in smartphones or coffee machines.
- Electro Mobility – Here the focus is on electric drives and modern energy management and energy efficiency concepts.
- Renewable Energy – This specialisation considers issues relating to renewable energy generation, e.g. generation, storage and transport of wind and solar power.
The majority of the modules offered in the first four semesters are compulsory modules; in the fifth and sixth semesters you set your own individual focus by choosing compulsory elective modules and working on individual projects. In the concluding seventh semester you acquire additional practical skills in professional practice during the 15-week practical phase of the programme and demonstrate in the Bachelor’s thesis your capacity for independent problem-solving.
As an alternative to the regular course of studies, a “paced” version of the study programme (SaG) is also available. This nine-semester version is designed primarily for students who are interested in especially intensive and practice-related delivery of the content. The content of the basic part of the programme is extended over two additional semesters with individual supervision.
It is also possible to take a dual version of the study programme, i.e. in combination with extended practical periods. This means that, at the end of the programme, you not only have the theoretical knowledge from the lectures and seminars at university but are also familiar with working life in a profession or a specific sector.
Where does it lead?
You can follow the Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s programme or by going straight into professional life.
Possible professional fields include:
- Automotive and aerospace industry
- Utilities companies
- Information and communications technology
- Medical technology
- Research and Development
- Mechanical engineering
Business engineers are currently among the most sought-after professionals in the job market. As a mediator between engineering and business management, you can work in almost all sectors, whether on a nationwide or regional level. The career prospects are especially good in areas such as project planning, technical purchasing, production control, quality management, controlling, sales and marketing, where there is a need for technical and business knowledge and interdisciplinary professional skills.