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Industrial Engineering and Management

Study concept

Allrounder - that's the right description for industrial engineers, as their broad scientific, engineering, and business education makes them versatile in almost all areas. They are expected to understand specialists from various disciplines, and bridge the gaps between different areas. They are not only required to have engineering expertise but also economic understanding and the ability to quickly adapt to new fields.

The interdisciplinary diploma programme provides knowledge and specialized methods for addressing and solving scientific, technical, and economic problems, enabling a smooth transition into the professional world. The program consists of four semesters of basic studies and six semesters of advanced studies. In the basic studies, students from all study fields learn fundamental basics in mathematics, natural science, engineering and economics. In the third semester, students decide on one of the six study fields. In the advanced studies, in addition to the business modules, specific knowledge in the chosen field of specialization is taught. The acquired knowledge is applied in the seventh semester during a practical internship, where a professional task is completed and documented in a comprehensive scientific report. The completion of the program is marked by the submission of a diploma thesis in the tenth semester.

Please note that the language of instruction is German. At TUBAF we offer various Master's degree programmes taught in English.


Study fields

This is a natural science study program with two specializations: Process Chemistry and Biotechnology. Advancing new chemical and biotechnological processes, enabling sustainable resource utilization and applying an understanding of natural science phenomena are exciting and challenging goals for students in this field. The economic potential of microbial processes for raw material processing or the remediation of contaminated soils is enormous and rapidly developing. The chemical industry, as an energy-intensive sector, requires new approaches to meet our climate goals. Only through the combination of economic and scientific understanding can such socially significant issues be resolved. The diploma degree qualifies individuals for interdisciplinary research activities in scientific-technical or environmental and biotechnological fields.

This is a geotechnical study program with specializations in open-pit mining and underground engineering, as well as deep drilling technology, petroleum and natural gas. In the field of open-pit mining and underground engineering, immense quantities of energy resources (such as coal), hard stones (including granite), ores, salts, etc. are extracted. In addition to the exploration, development, and extraction of these resources, the reclamation of former industrial sites is also gaining increasing importance. The specialization in deep drilling technology, petroleum and natural gas focuses on the extraction of oil and gas. The continuously growing demand for these resources is intended to be met through modern and environmentally friendly extraction methods. Another objective is the economic breakthrough of geothermal energy for the generation of electricity and hot water.

This is an engineering field of study with specializations in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology. In addition to the dimensioning and design of machines and systems in various sectors of the economy, process engineering skills such as in the field of processing technology can be acquired. Energy technology focuses on technologies that are necessary to environmentally friendly, efficient and economically provide and utilize electrical energy, heat or other forms of energy.

This is a process-oriented study program with specializations in Process Engineering, Ceramics, Glass, Building Materials and Environmental Engineering. The Process Engineering specialization focuses on physical, chemical and biological conversion of substances. The education is broad and covers topics such as heat generation and utilization (e.g. in power plants) as well as the production of various materials and chemicals (e.g. plastics). This knowledge can be applied for the development of environmentally friendly and cost-effective processes. In the field of Environmental Engineering, students can acquire in-depth knowledge in areas such as renewable energy sources, bio processes in environmental engineering, material recycling, and waste management.



This is a metallurgical study program with specializations in foundry and forming technology, materials technology, steel and non-ferrous metallurgy. High-performance steels in automobiles can save lives in emergencies, lightweight materials save millions of tons of petroleum, and modern communication systems would not be possible without high-performance materials. To produce these products, it is necessary to tailor the properties of the materials used to their respective applications. Therefore, it is important to understand what influences material properties and how materials with the desired properties are manufactured.

This is an engineering-focused study program with specializations in Infrastructure and Technology Management. The Infrastructure Management specialization focuses on the constructive construction of transportation infrastructure, particularly roads and tunnels. In addition to the dimensioning and construction of roads, bridges and tunnels, in-depth knowledge of construction-related aspects can be acquired. The goal of Technology Management is to develop and introduce new production processes to the market. The study program emphasizes subjects in mechanical engineering and process engineering, incorporating the latest research areas such as electromobility.

Faculty of Business Administration (Faculty 6)
Diploma (Dipl.-Wi.-Ing.)
Standard period of study
10 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Abitur (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization

Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Alexander Leischnig
Schlossplatz 1, Room 1.105
Alexander.Leischnig [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 6
Schlossplatz 1, ground floor 202
fsr6 [at]
Job opportunities

Universal job possibilities in large corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises include the following industries: automotive industry & automotive supply industry, basic materials industry & chemical industry, mechanical and plant engineering, energy providers, construction, and environmental protection.

Graduates of the Industrial Engineering programme have versatile career fields. They are typically employed to solve technical problems based on business requirements in areas such as project management, production/manufacturing, transportation/traffic/logistics, marketing/sales, consulting and controlling.

Presentation of the Study program (german)

Presentation of the study program Industrial Engineering and Management at TUBAF (Bachelor/Master/Diploma)

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