Business Administration & Engineering (Industrial & Business Systems) (B.Eng.)


The profile of the industrial engineer (m/f) is as varied as its area of application. In addition to the possibility to specialize, industrial engineers (m/f), serve mainly as the interfaces between business and technology. This includes cross-divisional positions and tasks in companies in which the integrative competence stands in the foreground. Prospective positions exist in the areas of logistics, marketing, sales, accounting and controlling, as well as production and manufacturing, company management but also in research and development. The required interdisciplinary skills and globalization shape the professional profile and allow it to be professionally sustainable. In addition, technical progress and social development demand continuous further development of the industrial engineer (m/f).

The international bachelor degree course in Business Administration and Engineering (Industrial and Business Systems/IBS) is an internationally oriented course. The focal points are technology (40%), industry (40%), languages and soft skills (20%). The graduates will be awarded the university degree "Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)”. The acquired qualification is therefore also recognised in English-speaking countries and opens far-reaching opportunities (master degree, doctorate in Germany and abroad). At the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer the consecutive master degree course in "Technical Management" is being expanded.

In the IBS course, technical focal points have been set. Besides the economic, technical and scientific knowledge is also a wide range of the specialist sections involved in the production of technical know-how in the foreground, especially process engineering. This shall take account of the fact that in mass production, a large part of the production facilities take place in so-called ancillary systems. The investment scope is often 40-80% of the total investment volume of a production plant. These ancillary systems generally involve processes that need to be controlled and must be installed and operated at optimal cost. Technical and business know-how is absolutely necessary in order to achieve this goal.

In the economic section of the course, operating economic principles and management-oriented specialist lectures are offered. Special projects from the English-speaking lecture pool of the department opens up exciting opportunities for specialization (e.g. "International Management").

The technically-oriented course also offers the opportunity to work and specialize in the areas of "Production System" or "Energy & Environment".

Students should be fluent in at least two foreign languages, when their training at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is completed. The first foreign language is English and the second foreign language can be selected from the range of languages on offer at the university (e.g. French, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, etc.). All lectures of the 6th and 7th semester will be read in English and will be held together with foreign students. In addition, social science subjects are taught to the students in order to strengthen social skills and ensure future management tasks are easier to manage.

The course includes a semester abroad (travel semester) and a practical semester. In addition, practical knowledge is conveyed in well-equipped laboratories. The framework of a project (7th semester) allows students to participate in current research projects and incorporate ideas of their own. This is particularly of interest for the students, who aspire to a scientific career and gives the first insights into this activity and also to those who later perhaps also want to continue on to do a doctorate. The course concludes with the completed bachelor thesis, mainly set in industry. At the same time, this is for many the entry into a company. In the annual homecoming-days, graduates report about their practical experience.

Course Progression

Compact course in 3.5 years, including a practical semester abroad or in industry.

Travel Semester

German students study together in the 5th, 6th and 7th semesters with foreign students in Emden and at the foreign partner universities. Solid partnerships exist with the universities in Groningen (the Netherlands), Oulu (Finland) and in Wroclaw (Poland). The final thesis in the 7th semester can be carried out abroad.

1. - 3. Semester 

German and first English language courses in Emden

4. Semester 

practical semester in the industry (internally or abroad)

5. Semester 

semester abroad or travel semester

6. Semester 

English-language specialist lectures (specialization) in Emden

7. Semester 

English lectures, project management & bachelor thesis

Course Schedule (pdf - in German):

Professional Profile

Industrial engineers (m/f) work in all sectors of the economy and industry. Typical fields of work are
• Production planning and organisation, engineering, process optimisation, logistics, quality control, technical purchasing, sales

  • production planning and organization,
  • engineering,
  • process optimisation,
  • logistics,
  • quality control,
  • technical purchasing,
  • sales

For more information

  • Abschluss: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

  • Nähere Informationen: Der Studiengang IBS (Industrial and Business Systems, Internationales Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) ist ein international ausgerichtetes Studienangebot. Die Schwerpunkte sind Technik (40%), Wirtschaft (40%) und Soft Skills (20%).
  • Typ: Vollzeitstudium (Standard, grundständig oder konsekutiv): Grundsätzliche Arbeitsbelastung ca. 1800 Stunden pro Jahr. Dabei ist zu berücksichtigen, dass eine Vollzeittätigkeit und ein Vollzeitstudium parallel nicht leistbar sind.

  • Regelstudienzeit: 7 Semester

  • Fachbereich: Technik und Wirtschaft

  • Studienort: Emden

  • Studienbeginn: Wintersemester

  • Bewerbungsschluss: 30. September

  • Zulassungsbeschränkung: nein

  • Frühere NC-Werte: WS 11/12: alle zugelassen; WS 10/11: alle zugelassen

  • Vorpraktikum: 8 Wochen - nähere Informationen, Praktikumsordnung

  • Zugangsvoraussetzungen: Fachhochschulreife oder allgemeine Hochschulreife oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife oder eine dem gewählten Studiengang entsprechende praktische Ausbildung mit besonderer Qualifikation.

  • Ordnungen (Prüfungs-, Studienordnungen, usw.)

  • Flyer

  • Modulhandbuch

  • Studienverlaufsplan

  • Vorbereitungskurs Mathematik

  • Anmerkungen: Der Studiengang ist akkreditiert.