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Industrial Engineering - Bachelor of Science

Digital Industry 4.0

Study Profile

Facts

  • Academic degree

    Bachelor of Science

  • Section

    Industrial Engineering

  • Type of study

    Part-time
    Full-time

  • Commencement of studies

    Winter semester
    Summer semester

  • Duration

    8 semesters (part-time)
    6 semesters (full-time)

  • ECTS

    180

  • Locations

    Berlin

  • Language

    German

  • Costs

    Full-time studies:
    36 installments of EUR 470,00 (EUR 16.920,00)

    Part-time studies:
    48 installments of EUR 352,50 (EUR 16.920,00)

Bachelor
(Bachelor of Science)

The increasingly fast interlinking of economic zones, enterprises and consumers is a central trend evident in the early part of the 21st century. The effective cooperation between man and machines is playing an ever more important role in this process. Critical aspects here include the increased levels of individualisation, growing product diversity as well as ever more numerous service offers.

Machines and systems are at work in practically every economic area, and their effective deployment is decisive to the success of the enterprise. In view of this, it will become increasingly important to combine a fundamental understanding of economic with basic technical knowledge, in order to shape business models and be able to assess, control and optimise processes.

Business engineers have very good career opportunities in production companies, software and internet firms as well as in the logistics sector. Our study programme combines well-founded knowledge with practical experience leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, qualifying students for a variety of high-grade positions.

The course concept was developed in consultation with the Verband Verkehr und Logistik Berlin und Brandenburg e.V. [regional transport and logistics association], and is evaluated by it.

The Study Programme

Industrial Engineering

Commencement of studies
Full-time course: 1 April and 1 October | Part-time course: 1 March 1 September
Duration of the full-time course
3 years or 6 semesters - 1,800 hours | 6 weeks holiday are scheduled for each year of study.
Duration of the part-time course
4 years or 8 semesters - 1,800 hours
The part-time course takes place in Berlin on two evenings per week from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
and on two Saturdays per month from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Study contents

Admission requirements

Admission eligibility

  • (Technical) university entrance qualification or
  • according to Section 11 Berlin University Act:
  • a vocational qualification eligible for the course of studies, together with at least three years professional experience or
  • a qualification as Meister/in [master technician], state certified technician, certified business administrator
Technical requirements
Access to an internet-ready computer is necessary for academic support via the e-learning platform.

For international applicants
German language proficiency certificate: language level C1 according to Common European Framework of Reference for Language

Prospects following studies

Business engineers are at work whenever technical details need to be clarified in sales operations, or costs have to be capped in development. "There's nothing an engineer can't achieve" - given their interdisciplinary training, this motto fits best with business engineers. With their business science background, they are primarily found working at the interfaces between technology and enterprise. In the development area, they are responsible, for example, for the selection of economically promising projects or for defining the functions and quality standards of new products. In sales and marketing it is they who determine what customer specifications are actually technically viable - and at what price.
Working as part of a team, business engineers plan and optimise operational processes in every functional area of enterprises such as the automotive industry, mechanical engineering sector, electrotechnology, IT, environmental technology, medical technology and construction. Competitiveness and economic viability are therefore at the focus of their work. They think and act from an overarching perspective, taking consideration of aspects concerning logistics, production as well as marketing. They stand out not just because of their technical understanding, but also because of their commercial acumen.
This wide-ranging expertise its why they are often found in the management strata of companies hierarchies. In medium-sized enterprises, they maintain an overview of the entire operational process and are well-fitted to assume business management roles.

Specialisations in specific areas of activity are therefore more frequent in large-sized companies and international concerns. At this level, their activities relate, for example to controlling, purchasing, accounting, maintenance, production planning or even marketing. Other potential activities include logistics, risk management, sales, quality management or management consultancy.

Specialisation - Digitalisation
In essence the Digitalisation specialisation is concerned with Industrialisation 4.0. Here it becomes apparent just how much influence business information systems and informatics are increasingly having on product quality and production processes. Industrial engineering is also the ideal study programme for preparing for the increasing trend towards the digitalisation of products. In the age of hugely diverse smart products and the ever greater influence of the Internet of Things, there is a need to recruit employees with multi-disciplinary skills if businesses are to thrive in this competitive digital environment. At this point, possessing good analytical thinking powers is as important as knowledge of production, business administration and informatics.

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