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Bachelor
Industrial Engineering and Management

IT is innovating manufacture and supply chains across the world. With the IU International University of Applied Sciences online Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor’s degree, you’ll be well-positioned to be a part of the revolution.

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Bachelor
Industrial Engineering and Management

IT is innovating manufacture and supply chains across the world. With the IU International University of Applied Sciences Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor’s degree, you’ll be well-positioned to be a part of the revolution.

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And get a discount of up to 1444 € if you apply by June 20th!*

Studies designed to fit your schedule and match your ambitions: cutting-edge and 100% online! Study anytime, from anywhere, and earn your degree on your own terms.

*You can start anytime. 

Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Industrial Engineering and Management

Industrial engineering has entered a revolutionary new phase, with smart technologies increasingly being put to use in manufacturing plants and supply chains across the globe. There is a huge demand for qualified engineers who are specialised in ‘Industry 4.0’ and related fields.

The IU Industrial Engineering and Management online Bachelor’s prepares you for the future of industry with a combination of relevant business studies, expert knowledge of industrial engineering and IT expertise that will allow you to understand and optimise processes for industrial companies everywhere.

Start your Bachelor‘s in Industrial Engineering & Management on-campus programme

Industrial engineering has entered a revolutionary new phase, with smart technologies increasingly being put to use in manufacturing plants and supply chains across the globe.  

There is a huge demand for qualified engineers who are specialised in ‘Industry 4.0’ and related fields. 

IU‘sIndustrial Engineering & Management Bachelor’s degree prepares you for the future of industry with a combination of relevant business studies, expert knowledge of industrial engineering, and IT expertise that will allow you to understand and optimise processes for industrial companies everywhere. 

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 170117
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 170117
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 378 (US$ 405)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
October, January, April, July

Duration
36 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online course overview

The Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor programme will familiarise you with features and applications for smart devices, smart technologies and smart mobility – and you will learn how to use them to create, innovate and disrupt certain industries. You’ll become experienced with digital twins and similar technologies, and will be able to apply theoretical knowledge with the help of experimental kits and digital modelling in our virtual environment.

After graduating with an Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor’s degree, you’ll be qualified to enter positions at the heart of digitalisation and at the interface of many different industries.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Course overview

The Industrial Engineering & Management Bachelor’s programme will get you familiarised with features and applications for smart devices, smart technologies, and smart mobility – and you will learn how to use them to create, innovate and disrupt certain industries.  

You’ll become experienced with digital twins and similar technologies, and will be able to apply theoretical knowledge with the help of experimental kits and digital modeling in our virtual environment. 

After graduating with an Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor’s degree, you’ll be qualified to enter positions at the heart of digitalisation and at the interface of many different industries. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Business 101

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Collaborative Work

5

Introduction to the Internet of Things

5

Fundamentals of Physics

5

Mathematics II

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Introduction to Robotics

5

International Marketing

5

Managerial Economics

5

Electrical Engineering

5

Production Engineering Industry 4.0

5

Sensor Technology

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Management Accounting

5

Automation Technology

5

Technical Drawing

5

Corporate Finance and Investment

5

Supply Chain Management I

5

Mechatronic Systems

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

5

Project: Design Thinking

5

Data Analytics and Big Data

5

Seminar: Human-Robot Interaction

5

Agile Project Management

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Product Development in Industry 4.0

5

Project: Smart Product Solutions

5

Elective A

10

Elective B

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective C

10

Digital Business Models

5

Principles of Management

5

Bachelor Thesis

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 credits

Smart Devices

10

Smart Factory

10

Smart Mobility

10

Smart Services

10

Service Robotics

10

Cognitive Robotics

10

Autonomous Driving

10

Applied Sales

10

Applied Robotics

10

Control Engineering

10

Microcontroller

10

Object-oriented Programming

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 credits

Practice Project: Industrial Engineering 4.0

10

Project: Hackathon

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 credits

Smart Devices

10

Smart Factory

10

Smart Mobility

10

Smart Services

10

Service Robotics

10

Cognitive Robotics

10

Autonomous Driving

10

Applied Sales

10

Applied Robotics

10

Control Engineering

10

Microcontroller

10

Object-oriented Programming

10

Internship

10

Studium Generale

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Interested individuals captivated by the subject matter found here are often drawn to other educational opportunities like our cutting-edge online degrees: BS.c in Computer Science or Bachelor of Engineering.

Admission

Entry requirements

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 situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

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

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

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

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 proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your 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 A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

On campus

Start your career in Bad Honnef

Our campus in Bad Honnef is the perfect place for starting your life in Germany. Study and graduate in a region that's home to some of Europe's largest companies.

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Just a 2-hour train ride away you’ll find yourself in Frankfurt, the country’s leading financial centre and home to the European Central Bank. The IU campus is also a short distance from Cologne, where a booming automotive industry lies, and Bonn, which offers a modern research-oriented scientific environment with an average salary of €65,000 a year.

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering & Management career outlook

After completing their Industrial Engineering and Management online Bachelor degree (BEng.), our graduates often work in manufacturing companies at the interface between business management and technical functions. Be it in management, engineering or consultancy roles – there are plenty of opportunities for talented professionals in this field.

Your Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering & Management career outlook

After completing their Industrial Engineering and Management Bachelor's degree (B.Eng.), our graduates often work in manufacturing companies at the interface between business management and technical functions. Be it in management, engineering, or consultancy roles – there are plenty of opportunities for talented professionals in this field. 

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Solutions Architect

IT systems are becoming increasingly complex and much more powerful. At the same time, optimised efficiency, reliability and safety remain a top priority. As an IT solutions architect, you will be responsible for an entire system’s design in order to manage the increasing number of machines and products that are connected in real-time in the digital age.

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Software Engineer in Industry 4.0

As a software engineer, you will plan, create, manage and distribute software systems. You are responsible for the operation and maintenance of products, as well as for quality assurance. You will regularly carry out system tests, evaluate the results and document them, using your knowledge to improve existing systems or create entirely new ones.

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Data Scientist

Data scientists are the creative minds behind algorithms. You will structure large amounts of data and compile usable information for your supervisor with the goal of identifying relationships between data sets. You will also carry out analyses to identify new opportunities for productivity and efficiency.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “I wanted to make a career change but to still be able to apply the knowledge I've gained to my work.”

    Anne-Kathrin Gansebohm

    Online student

  • “I chose IU International University of Applied Sciences because it is the most flexible of all the online universities I looked at.”

    Marie Arnold

    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.”

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering & Management

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering & Management

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, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

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

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 36 Months
US$ 426
US$ 405 /mth* Apply now
* € 378 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 a 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. 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, live teaching sessions, 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.