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Engineering

Bachelor

Leave your mark on the world around you – earn a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and launch your career in industrial engineering. 

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Engineering

Engineering studies open up a world of never-ending possibilities. Combining scientific knowledge, mathematical proficiency and advanced technological expertise, skilled engineers are involved in a wide range of industries, and have a far reaching influence on our everyday lives. 

Engineers are required all over the world in order for humanity to successfully face many different challenges: they can assist the global transition to clean energy by developing stronger batteries for electrical vehicles or they can build cost efficient and durable housing by developing innovative ways to recycle cement. 

Earn a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering for IU International University of Applied Sciences, and develop a strong foundation of technical know-how and theoretical expertise that will serve you well throughout your professional career path. 

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start your studies later
Tuition fees
Starting from € 199 (US$ 209)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1133822
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Online studies:
Available from 15.08.2023 (English, 180 ECTS)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

The online Bachelor’s programme in Engineering offers you an interdisciplinary approach to engineering studies. You’ll learn all about the required scientific, mathematical and technological principles necessary for a career in engineering. 

In addition, you’ll explore topics such as academic research, how products are developed, and how to combine traditional engineering skills and knowledge (such as physics and product development) with new technological aspects (like cybersecurity and the Internet of Things). 

During your studies, you’ll build a strong foundation of electrotechnical knowledge, so you could tackle complex engineering and electrotechnical projects in the future. You’ll graduate with a familiarity with simulation technology, design thinking and data driven engineering – a truly modern and up-to-date engineer. 

And to round off your studies and prepare you for your chosen professional path, more career-oriented elective modules are available in the last two semesters of the study programme. That’s when you’ll be able to develop specialist knowledge that expands on your theoretical and practical education, tying up the concepts you’ve explored throughout your Bachelor studies. 

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Engineering: Branches, Methods, Applications, Trends

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Mathematics: Linear Algebra

5

Fundamentals of Physics

5

Introduction to the Internet of Things

5

Introduction to Computer Science

5

Semester 2
ModuleECTS

Fundamentals of Chemistry

5

Production Engineering

5

Mechanics - Statics

5

Automation Technology

5

Mathematics: Analysis

5

Signals and Systems

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Control Systems Engineering

5

Materials Science for Engineers

5

Sensor Technology

5

Electrical Engineering

5

Mechanics - Kinematics and Dynamics

5

Technical Mechanics: Elastostatics

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Introduction to Electromagnetics

5

Fundamentals of Systems Simulation

5

Introduction to Data Protection and Cyber Security

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Introduction to Programming with Python

5

Project: Simulation of Systems

5

Semester 5
ModuleECTS

Fundamentals of Data-Driven Engineering

5

Seminar: The Big Data Society

5

Electrical Machines and Energy Technology

5

Project: Control Unit Design for a Mechanical System

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis and Colloquium

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Introduction to Electronics and Electronic Circuits

10

Mechatronic Systems and Design

10

Robot Kinematics and Dynamics

10

Supply Chain Management and Innovation

10

Operating Systems, Networks and Network Forensics

10

Functional Programming with Python and Inferential Statistics

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Electro Mobility

10

Digital and Information Technology and Programming with C/C++

10

Energy Technology

10

Electrical Drive Technology and Fluid Mechanics

10

Simulation and Control of Robots

10

Mechatronic Systems and Programming with C/C++

10

Agile Project Management and Smart Products

10

Pentesting and DevSecOps

10

Machine Learning - Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS

Autonomous Driving

10

Embedded Systems, Microcontrollers and Logical Circuits

10

Embedded Systems and Programming with C/C++

10

Smart Services

10

Renewable Energies

10

Cryptography and IT-Law

10

Databases and Explorative Data Analysis and Visualization

10

Module guide
Course schedule
Admission

Entry Requirements

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to 50% of your courses. You will be registered as a student only after they've been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree. 

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here. 

General academic requirements
  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Earn a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your Engineering career outlook

The importance that professionally trained engineers have for companies across the world and across industry sectors, is expressed by the fact that engineers are in constantly high-demand, and by the fact that engineering positions offer lucrative salaries and benefits.  

Depending on your interests and the skills you develop during your Bachelor studies, here are some of the roles you’ll be able to pursue after graduating: 

Product Development Engineer

Product Development Engineer are responsible for developing new products, adding new features to existing products and reviewing and analysing how they perform once out in the market. This role is vital regardless of any industry sector, from chemistry to renewable energy, as the principles of optimised product development are universal. It will be up to you to match them with your expertise in your desired field of work. 

Simulation Engineer

As a Simulation Engineer, you’ll be expected to develop simulation models to aid in the assessment and development of mechanical or electrical systems: smart home appliances, robots or autonomous vehicles. Build sophisticated simulation models that predict a wide range of possible tests and situations, and help companies ensure that their products are safe, functional and durable. 

Cyber Security Engineer

Take your engineering skills to the tech world and help companies protect sensitive data. Design potential hacking simulations and the infrastructure required to defend IT systems from any potential threat, identify security gaps and work on the overall maintenance and optimisation of a well-defended business IT infrastructure. 

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • I chose IU because it is the most flexible of all the online universities I looked at.

    Marie Arnold

    Online student

  • I decided to study online because I wanted to develop professionally and at the same time have enough time for family and job.

    Veronika

    Online student

  • I find data science is an interesting area of science where lots of things have not yet been discovered and development moves fast. That's also why I chose to join the M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence programme which I am currently studying at IU. The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Bachelor degree in Engineering

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 385
US$ 345 /mth* Apply now
* € 329 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 229
US$ 209 /mth* Apply now
* € 199 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.