International Engineering and Management (BEng)
Flyer for the International Engineering and Management programme
More and more companies are active abroad. They export, maintain sales structures in other countries, procure upstream products internationally, operate production networks with sites in several countries, manage the corresponding cross-border logistics and set up centres for applications engineering, research and development that are close to the customer. More and more, these companies are maintaining international value creation structures, or they are at least a part of them. In future, alongside the economically developed countries of the EU, North America and South East Asia, Germany's partner countries will increasingly be the emerging economies of China, India, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
Accordingly, the demand for industrial engineers with training with a specific international orientation is growing. They will contribute towards maintaining, developing and extending the international value creation structures. In the process, real value creation takes centre stage, i.e. the combining of technical possibilities with the needs of the market participants under economically acceptable conditions.
Special features of this programme are:
- A broad treatment of international subjects in industrial engineering, especially in the fields of procurement, production and logistics
- One to three semesters abroad, optionally as a practical study semester or as a theoretical semester at one of our partner universities
- At least one English-language module per semester during the entire course
- A high degree of intercultural competence, mobility and flexibility
- Intensive consideration of aspects of electrical engineering
- Thorough linking of technical, economic and international knowledge, skills and know-how.
Profile of Requirements
Applicants for the programme in International Industrial Engineering should have an interest in the natural sciences, business administration, languages and cultural diversity. As a future link between engineering and business administration in the international environment, they should also enjoy working in a team.
The formal entry requirement for all applicants is a university of applied sciences entrance qualification or a subject-specific or general university entrance qualification. Applicants who hold vocational qualifications (e.g. master craftsmen/women) may also apply for a place under certain circumstances.
Course and Examination Schedule with Module Handbook
Example programme schedule
The Bachelor's degree programme includes six theoretical and one practical semester, of which at least one semester is abroad. A total of 210 ECTS points are acquired. The programme has a modular structure.
The modules in the 1st to 4th semesters convey the basics of engineering and business administration plus their interrelationships and international application. Every semester includes at least one subject-specific module in English.
The 4th semester is followed by the practical study semester plus two theoretical semesters of specialisation, including the Bachelor's thesis in English. At least one of these three semesters is completed in a foreign-language environment abroad. In the two theoretical semesters, mandatory electives enable students to individually tailor their study profile. Students select modules offering 10 ECTS points each from the "Engineering", "Business Administration" and "Integration" module groups, plus 5 ECTS points from the "Internationalisation" module group.
A total of 14 ECTS points must be obtained through English and a second foreign language (e.g. French, Spanish); Chinese as a second foreign language is particularly encouraged. The language training takes the existing knowledge of the students into account.
In order to allow foreign placements to be planned as flexibly as possible, the sequence of the three final semesters is not stipulated. Equally, the timing of the modules in English and the second foreign language can be tailored to the destination country of the semester abroad.
Modules in the 1st to 4th semesters (examples):
- German language: Engineering Mathematics; Electrical Engineering; Engineering Mechanics; Computer Science; Electronics and Instrumentation; Production Engineering; Construction and Development; Accounting; Financial and Investment Economics; Management Accounting; Software Tools.
- English language: Principles of Business Administration and Economics; Applied Physics; Procurement, Manufacturing and Logistics; Marketing and Sales; Project Management; International Business and Cross-Cultural Communication; English.
Practical study semester:
- Practical business placement, practical seminar
Specialisation in the 5th to 7th semesters (examples):
- "Engineering" module group: Sensor Technology; Internet Technologies; Automation Engineering.
- "Business Administration" module group: ERP Systems; Controlling; Private Business Law.
- "Integration" module group: Logistics and Factory Planning; Quality Management; Database Systems and Applications.
- "Internationalisation" module group: International Procurement; International Production Networks and Logistics
- Second Foreign Language
The first semester generally begins at Landshut University of Applied Sciences in the winter semester (start 01.10.).
Applications for admission must be submitted between 22 April and 15 July of the relevant year. It is not possible to apply outside of this period. In the case of programmes where no numerus clausus applies, in individual cases it may be possible to apply at a later date.
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Markus Schmitt
Member of Faculty Council
Programme Director and Student Advisor for Industrial Engineering,
International Industrial Engineering and
Automotive Industrial Engineering
Business Administration and Economics
Technology and Innovation Management
Coporate and Business Strategy
ROOM: C2 10
PHONE: +49 (0)871 506 - 207