Technische Universität Berlin
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Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, M. Sc.

Program overview

In the Industrial Engineering and Management master’s degree program, you further advance the knowledge and skills you acquired in the bachelor’s program of the same name. You will expand your technical skills in designing, planning, and operating socio-technical systems, critically reflect on content and methods in industrial engineering and management, and pursue research-oriented work. The master’s program offers specializations in logistics and health technology in addition to those offered in the Industrial Engineering and Management bachelor’s program - civil engineering, chemistry and process engineering, electrical engineering, energy and resources, information and communication systems, mechanical engineering, and transportation engineering.

You have a large degree of freedom when selecting electives, allowing you to develop your own individual profile. TU Berlin's close contact with industry and leading research institutions, such as the German Institute for Economic Research, ensures that the curriculum remains relevant to current topics. Through university support, such as from the TU Berlin Centre for Entrepreneurship, students are also sensitized to the topic of self-employment.

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German / English

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work (e.g. bachelor’s degree or Diplom). This degree must be in Industrial Engineering and Management or a similar degree program in engineering or natural science.

Additionally, you must be able to submit proof of the following:

  • At least 35 credit points in economics
  • At least 35 credit points in the basic principles of engineering
  • At least 35 credit points in mathematics and quantitative methods (including at least ten credit points in engineering mathematics, five credit points in statistics, five credit points in operations research, and five credit points in programming).

Details are laid out in the degree program’s regulations for application and admission.

The Industrial Engineering and Management master’s program is taught in German and English. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. Furthermore, applicants must prove they possess English skills at the B2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

As this study program is significantly made up of content from the natural sciences, math, and economics, you should have a basic knowledge of and interest in these areas.

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 industrial internship and a free elective. The study program is concluded with a master's thesis.

There is a proposed course schedule for the Industrial Engineering and Management master’s degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four 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 master’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 regulation.

To module database

Internships

While completing this study program, students are required to complete a non-university technical internship lasting at least twelve weeks. Proof of completion of all twelve weeks must be submitted before completion of the study 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.

In addition, five dual master’s programs are offered, in which students can earn two master's degrees. These programs are offered at

  • CentraleSupélec Paris
  • the Toulouse Business School
  • the Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim
  • Tongji University Shanghai
  • the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Furthermore, the study program is part of the Alliance4Tech European Campus, whose members include Politechnico di Milano, CentraleSupélec Paris, and University College London.

General 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.

Building on the fundamentals studied in the bachelor’s degree program, master's students in this program learn to independently investigate research questions and present and defend their results in an appropriate format. You will learn to conduct scientific work independently and will also acquire important qualities such as creativity, the faculty of abstraction and the ability to order your thinking.

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 as 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 industrial sectors and operating divisions. Graduates of this program 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 of our graduates also go on to become entrepreneurs. Aside from a career in industry, graduates can also pursue an academic career by continuing with doctoral studies. The experiences and impressions gained in the master’s program often play a role in how a student chooses to proceed.

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 – Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Industrial Engineering and Management Service Center

Industrial Engineering and Management prospectus