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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Virtual Product Development

Do you dream in digital? Learn how to design, construct and analyze mechanical components using 3D computer models: our bachelor’s degree program in Virtual Product Development provides you the technical expertise you need to do so. Work with us to solve problems creatively from an engineering standpoint, efficiently gain knowledge on new areas and create pioneering solutions in interdisciplinary teams.

Your heart beats for...

... Creativity, Analyze, Construct, STEM, Teamwork, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future


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)

An internship is only required if you do not have relevant vocational training. It must be completed by the end of the 4th semester.

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • STEM fundamentals
  • Engineering fundamentals

2. Semester

  • STEM fundamentals
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Non-technical subjects

3. Semester

  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering applications
  • Non-technical subjects

4. Semester

  • Engineering applications
  • Laboratory internship

5. Semester

  • Engineering applications
  • Laboratory internship

6. Semester

  • Project work
  • Thesis
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

As a graduate, you will apply your knowledge on multiple levels:

  • You will understand the materials and methods needed for development and design
  • You will be able to model the behavior of mechanical components and systems made from them, as well as predict and determine them through calculations
  • You will analyze technical problems and solve them as part of a team


Job Profiles

With your bachelor’s degree in Virtual Product Development, you can launch a career in drafting, developing and designing mechanical components and systems in many different contexts. You will be qualified for a wide range of interesting professions. For example, you can work at start-ups, in mid-sized companies or industrial companies in the development and design of innovative products, or work as a consulting engineer in an engineering firm.

Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate through dual degree programs, joint projects, student papers and research and development work with a wide range of companies from different industries. These include, for example

  • Energy: Lemgo public utilities, Westfalen Weser
  • Agricultural technology: Claas
  • Connection technology: Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller
  • Automotive supplier: ISRI
  • Fittings: ARI, HORA
  • Compressors, pums, fans: Boge, Aerzener, Reitz, Jung
  • many regional mid-sized machine and system engineering companies


Research in the Department

We conduct research in the areas

  • Power-to-x, sector coupling, hydrogen technology, renewable energies
  • Flow simulations (CFD) and machine learning/digital twins
  • Fans, ventilation technology, drying
  • Measurement of mechanical variables, testing vibrations and acoustics, dynamic systems
  • Electromechanical components and systems
  • Connection technology
  • Material testing (including non-destructive), damage analysis
  • Dynamometer/Chassis dynamometer
  • In the applications
  • Simulation and virtual methods (FEM and multi-body simulation)
  • Mobility of the future, sustainable products and production processes, renewable energies

Our fields of research


As Graduate You Contribute to...

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

  • directly to affordable and clean energy
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to climate action

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:
Virtual Product Development
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Dual, 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.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.