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Industrial Engineering and Management

Study concept

All-rounder - that's the right description for industrial engineers, as their wide-ranging scientific, engineering and business training means they can be deployed in almost all areas. They are expected to work at the interfaces, understand specialists in the various disciplines and build bridges between the individual areas. This means that they are not only required to have engineering expertise, but also economic understanding and the ability to quickly familiarise themselves with new areas.

The interdisciplinary diploma degree programme teaches knowledge and subject-specific methods for dealing with and solving scientific, technical and economic problems, enabling students to make the transition into the professional world. The degree programme comprises four semesters of foundation studies and six semesters of advanced studies. In the foundation course, students from all degree programmes learn the basics of mathematics, natural sciences, engineering and economics. In the 3rd semester, students decide on one of the six specialisations. In the main study programme, specific knowledge of the specialisations is taught alongside the economics modules. The acquired knowledge is applied in the 7th semester in the specialised internship. This involves working on a typical professional task, which is completed scientifically with the production of a large document. The degree programme ends with the completion of the diploma thesis in the 10th semester.


Freiberg for five reasons

Innovative teaching methods: Our programmes not only teach the necessary skills to meet current and future job market needs, but also use innovative teaching methods – from simulation games over flipped classroom concepts to gaming apps.

Interdisciplinary approach: Our programmes recognise that many real-world problems are multifaceted. The programmes take this into account by combining courses from different disciplines within the faculty and beyond.

Excellent learning environment: Studying in Freiberg takes place under the best conditions. Many, excellently equipped lecture theatres, a modern university library and innovative teaching and research facilities, including mixed reality facilities and a behavioural research lab, provide an excellent starting point for studying in Freiberg.

Cutting-edge topics: Our courses are research-based and address topical issues such as digital transformation and the circular economy. This enables students to broaden and strengthen their skills and enhance their employability.

Students take centre stage: Small groups, close contact with professors and their teams, and individual support are the hallmarks of the study programmes at the Faculty of Business Administration. Through direct exchange and dialogue, we help to develop forward-looking and creative personalities.

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 or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent

Language requirement

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 employment opportunities in large companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in the following sectors, among others: Automotive industry & supply industry, basic materials industry & chemical industry, mechanical and plant engineering, energy suppliers, construction and environmental protection.

Graduates of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree programme have a wide range of professional fields. Typical applications for technical problem solving based on business requirements include: project management, production / manufacturing, transport / traffic / logistics, marketing / sales, consulting and controlling.