International Engineering Management

At a glance

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of course8 semesters
Start of courseWinter semester and summer semester
How to applyOnline-Application
Application deadlineFor the winter semester: 15. July
For the summer semester: 15. January
Admission requirementsGeneral or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of, Englischkenntnisse (mind. B1-Niveau) equivalent previous education
Course languageGerman, English
Course credits240 ECTS


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Further Information
International Engineering Management

Communicating across borders as an all-rounder

Are you looking for a degree course that will allow you to take on different tasks in various sectors? Are you interested in both engineering and economic issues? Do you enjoy working with people and can make yourself understood in English?

Then this is precisely the right degree programme for you. With a practical focus and in small groups you learn the basic patterns of thinking, methods and concepts in business administration and engineering.

At the same time, you also expand your intercultural skills and language skills. You thus build up a broad basis for working across borders with customers, suppliers and colleagues.


The advantage of industrial engineers is their broad training. That’s why they are primarily employed in areas where business and engineering knowledge is necessary, and also why industrial engineers have been much sought-after on the labour market for many years. Typical areas of work include:

  • purchasing – identifying and managing suppliers for complex components,
  • logistics – shaping and managing global supply chains between production locations and between manufacturers and customers,
  • financial controlling – for calculating the cost effectiveness of investments in machinery and facilities,
  • sales – marketing high-tech products and services.

Course objectives

This degree programme differs to classical industrial engineering courses due to the:

  • teaching of international management skills,
  • developing and expanding of language skills (course language is English from fifth semester onwards),
  • period abroad (as theoretical or internship semester).

In semesters 1 - 4 you improve your English language skills; while classes are mainly in German.

English is in constant use in semesters 5 to 8 and you also gain basic knowledge or improve an additional foreign language.

In this way, you gradually grow into the challenges of the degree course and gain a broad qualification for working in an international environment.

Course Structure

Foundation Course
Semesters 1+2


Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Business Administration.

Main part of the course
Semesters 3-8

Advanced study in engineering, business administration and IT subjects in addition to language skills and key qualifications.

Semester 6 Internship semester in industry in Germany or abroad.
Semester 8Research Projects
Study projects at university and bachelor's thesis at university or in industry.


Special features
Semesters 5+7

International Management Aspects in the specialist areas of Production and Logistics, Product Development, Project Management and Business Law

Choosing modules at the foreign (partner) university

From Semester 5Period abroad with a theoretical focus or internship (minimum of three months)


The broad training in the bachelor’s degree programme offers you the option of specialising in a focal area if you continue with a master’s degree programme, or applying your engineering or business knowledge in a company. 

International Engineering Management in Mannheim

  • Has featured in top 10 in university rankings and league tables for many years
  • Studying in small groups
  • High level of practical orientation through working on case studies and projects taken from real-life
  • Modern infrastructure and technical equipment on campus
  • Committed professors with many years of professional experience in their field
  • Broad basis for direct entry-level employment following graduation from the bachelor's programme or entry to a master’s degree
  • Attractive industrial and cultural environment in the metropolitan Rhine-Neckar region

Further information on this degree programme

International Engineering Management

Engineering Management Department

Related courses

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