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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Industrial engineering

An exciting combination: the Industrial engineering program combines engineering and economics content. Take on roles at the interface between technology, organization, and business management, in particular in the production industry and adjacent areas. As an in-demand specialist and manager, you will work primarily in industrial companies. 

Your heart beats for...

... Analysis, Planning, Design, Organization, Management, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

Our degree program is accredited as a full-time degree program. However, course schedules are designed so that students can keep one lecture-free day per week to gain practical experience at a company.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

One six-week internship in “Economics” and one in “Technology,” which you can complete by the end of the 3rd semester. Detailed information about the entrance requirements can be found here.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Technical mathematics 1
  • Physics
  • Material engineering 1
  • Technical mechanics 1
  • IT programming
  • Industrial management

2. Semester

  • Technical mathematics 2
  • Technical mechanics 2
  • Construction 1
  • Plastic processing
  • Material engineering 2
  • IT software engineering

3. Semester

  • Statistics
  • Modern production technologies 1
  • Material flow technology
  • Industrial engineering seminar
  • 2 modules from selected focus area: Maintenance management 1 / Factory planning / Product management & sales

4. Semester

  • Project management / student project
  • Industrial science and business organization
  • Cost and performance accounting
  • Modern production technologies 2
  • 2 modules from selected focus area: Maintenance management 2 / Logistical systems / Systems engineering

5. Semester

  • Handhabungssysteme
  • Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsrecht
  • Business English
  • Investition und Finanzierung
  • 2 Module aus gewählten Vertiefungsrichtungen: Service Engineering / Produktionssysteme / Product Lifecycle Management

6. Semester

  • Handling systems
  • Six Sigma business game
  • Production planning / management
  • Bachelor’s thesis in industrial engineering
  • Colloquium for the bachelor’s thesis

Focus area

  • Maintenance management / Service engineering
  • Production management / Industrial engineering  
  • Product management / Systems engineering
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Digital, innovative, sustainable: the mission behind our degree program is focused on these three terms. In this degree program, you will learn how to implement methods and tools that can be used to design and optimize production systems in consideration of technical, organizational, staffing, and business aspects a high practical focus via laboratory internships, business games, consistent case studies and professional presentations insight into new technological developments and social challenges in individual seminars.

Job Profiles

As a graduate, you will have outstanding career prospects, particularly in the manufacturing industry. Thanks to your interdisciplinary degree, you will have a broad basis of qualifications. You will take on responsibility in the following areas:

  • Production
  • Logistics
  • Project management
  • Work preparations
  • Quality management
  • Purchasing
  • Product management
  • Technical sales

As an industrial engineer, you will be able to consider technical, organizational, logistics and business aspects at the same time. This ideally equips you to take on management tasks in companies.

Cooperation With Companies

We maintain a variety of different cooperations with companies in research and teaching. Excursions are carried out in this context, for instance, and specialist presentations are offered by speakers from industry. 

Research in the Department

In individual laboratories within our department, we are engaged in ongoing research projects on current topics. In addition, we conduct research on two key areas: 

In the ProErgo “Ergonomics and industrial engineering” research area, we work with industrial companies on social-technical systems called work systems. The goal is to design these systems in consideration of ergonomic and economic criteria and of new technological developments. 

The overarching goal of the DiMan – “Direct digital manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0” – research focus is to ensure digital consistency throughout the entire product creation process, from defining requirements to prototyping and manufacturing. We consider both different innovative production technologies and new concepts of machine-human interaction.
Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to quality education
  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to responsible consumption and production

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Industrial engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Study model:
Cooperative, Full-time
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Physics
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible