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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Innovative Production Systems

How does successful production work today? Certainly digitally, with innovation and sustainability. In this broad and varied field, you will learn about and understand technical, organizational and management tasks for production companies in a wide range of industries. This includes manufacturing processes like 3D printing (metal and plastics), laser technology and plastic molding.

Your heart beats for...

...Technology, Production processes, Sustainable producion processes, Management, Human resources management; Practical part; Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

Our study program is designed in such a way that you can use a weekly lecture-free day to gain practical experience in a company at the same time as your studies or to complete vocational training in parallel.


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)

Twelve-week specialist internship that can be completed by the end of the 3rd semester. At the beginning of your studies, you do not have to prove that you have completed an internship. Relevant training and work already done can be credited. Detailed information on the entry requirements can be found here.

German language level: C1

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

  • Factory planning
  • Statistics
  • Modern production technologies 1
  • Business English
  • Electrical engineering
  • Construction 2

4. Semester

  • Project management / student project
  • Systems theory and process analysis
  • Modern production technologies 2
  • Quality assurance
  • Two modules in focal area 1
  • Two modules in focal area 2

5. Semester

  • Handling systems
  • Product life cycle management
  • Project management and automation systems
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Two modules in focal area 1
  • Two modules in focal area 2

6. Semester

  • Industrial science and business organization
  • Systems engineering
  • Elective module from FB7 and non-selected focal area
  • Bachelor’s thesis in Innovative Production Systems
  • Colloquium in Innovative Production Systems

Focus area

Plastics engineering

  • Plastics and their applications (4. Sem.)
  • Designing with plastic / tool construction (4. sem.)
  • Plastic product development (5. Sem.)
  • Plastics testing (5. Sem.)

Innovative production methods

  • Coating technology (4. Sem.)
  •  Joining technology (4. Sem.)
  • Tooling machines and CNC technology (5. Sem.)
  • Laser technology (5. Sem.)

Elective module from FB7 and non-selected focal area:

  • Commercial and labor law
  • Production systems
  • Machine and equipment construction
  • Product design
  • Operating and environmental technology
  • Maintenance management 1
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Germany as a production location is undergoing a transformation: Industrial manufacturing of goods requires not only technical and economic abilities, but also redesigning production systems in consideration of sustainability perspectives. 
We will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to take part in this transformation in this degree program. 

Job Profiles

Graduates will be qualified for careers as specialists and managers in the following areas:

  • Manufacturing and assembly
  • Production planning
  • Work preparation
  • Quality management and assurance
  • Technical advising, sales, purchasing
  • Business organization, company management, plant management
  • General management (with professional experience)
Cooperation With Companies

As a graduate, you will be qualified for a career as a specialist or manager in the following areas:

  • Production and assembly
  • Production planning
  • Work preparations
  • Quality management and assurance
  • Technical advising, sales, purchasing
  • Operational organization, company management, plant management
  • General management (with professional experience)
Research in the Department
  • Direct digital production ( DiMan)
  • Proergo
  • Smart Wood
  • Fablab

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

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

  • 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:
Innovative Production Systems
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:
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.