Technische Universität Berlin
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Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, B. Sc.

Program overview

The increasing complexity of the corporate world requires decision makers and managers to possess the ability to look at an entire operation and not just a single unit. It is often not sufficient to only possess an understanding of either the technical or the business processes within an organization. The Industrial Engineering and Management degree program addresses these demands by offering an integrated education in technical, economic, mathematic, scientific, and legal disciplines. You not only learn how something works in economics and technology but also why it works a certain way. This allows you to acquire skills in designing, planning, and operating socio-technical systems.

The economics and social science components of the degree program are nearly identical to other economics study programs offered at universities. In the engineering component, students learn methods and ways of thinking and working in this discipline, though in a slightly lesser scope than in a purely engineering degree program. You can specialize in one of the following: civil engineering, chemistry and process engineering, electrical engineering, energy and resources, information and communication systems, mechanical engineering, or transportation engineering.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply for the Industrial Engineering and Management program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level.

As some courses/modules are offered in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission.

As this study program is significantly composed of content from the natural sciences, math, engineering, and management, you should have a basic knowledge of and interest in these areas. If you have taken these subjects as part of your Abitur, you will have an easier transition to this degree program, but they are not a formal requirement for admission.

As this study program is significantly composed of content from the natural sciences, math, engineering, and management, you should have a basic knowledge of and interest in these areas. If you have taken these subjects as part of your Abitur, you will have an easier transition to this degree program, but they are not a formal requirement for admission.

Program structure

The Industrial Engineering and Management study program is divided into three areas: The first encompasses the integration component, in which students learn methodological skills in the fields of mathematics, statistics, operations research, and programming. In the second, you acquire skills in economics and law. These are completed by the third area, technical engineering skills. Here, students are to choose one of the engineering majors offered. Additionally, students complete a technical pre-internship and a free elective. The study program is concluded with a bachelor’s thesis.

There is a proposed course schedule for the Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Industrial Engineering and Management consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic and includes various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list that offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In this module database you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more.

The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

To module database

Internships

The Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s program requires students to complete a pre-study engineering internship lasting at least nine weeks. We strongly recommend completing this pre-study internship before beginning your studies.

Proof of completion of all nine weeks must be submitted before a student registers for the final assessment in the degree program. Internship details and requirements are laid out in the internship regulations (Appendix 3 of the Study and Examination Regulations).

Stays abroad

Some parts of the curriculum can be completed through semesters and/or internships abroad. The TU Berlin Industrial Engineering and Management degree program offers more than 250 exchange programs with foreign universities.

Information about study options abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office and the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

At TU Berlin you receive an education that is both exceptionally broad while also detailed at an advanced level. This education is based on TU Berlin’s excellent offerings in engineering, information technology, and economics. All of our faculties contribute to the degree program, resulting in highly interdisciplinary training.

A crucial element of the concept for this degree program is that the curriculum content for the economics, social science, and engineering disciplines is primarily taken from the offerings for students in those respective degree programs, thus requiring Industrial Engineering and Management students to satisfy the same requirements and demands. This allows graduates of this degree program to hold their own with both engineers and economists.

The Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s program offers a well-founded basic education in engineering and economics as well as in the methodology of current research. Graduates are able to understand complex tasks in both a technical and economic context and to solve them using an interdisciplinary and holistic approach.

After your studies

The ability to develop transdisciplinary solutions makes graduates of the Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s program ideal leaders in integrated management. The degree program teaches you methodological tools as well has how to integrate and apply what you have learned across disciplines. This broad education and the ability to quickly grasp complex issues enable graduates to work in almost all operating divisions. Our graduates are particularly suited to work at the cross-section of management and technical departments, such as in project management, production, logistics, marketing, controlling, innovation management, and consulting. Many graduates also go on to become entrepreneurs.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Industrial Engineering and Management prospectus

Industrial Engineering and Management Service Center