Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering at the TU Braunschweig

The bachelor and master degree courses Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering were established in the winter semester 2008/09 in accordance with the Bologna Process. They are intended for prospective students interested in economy and technology. Hence, the students attend lectures in both engineering and economic science from the first semester onwards. The interdisciplinary course of study therefore provides the students with excellent career opportunities.


Restricted admission (B.Sc.)

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Bachel degree course

In order to provide them with a broad range of basic knowledge, the students in Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering learn about the basics of economics (business administration, accounting, law, information management, etc.) and the basics of mechanical engineering (mathematics, mechanics, basics of design, etc.) in the first three semesters.

After the basic courses, the students choose their focus: one for engineering and three for economic science. The methodological skills and interface competence gained hereby can be purposefully complemented through the comprehensive range of optional modules. Students can choose from nine areas of specialisation in economic science and seven in engineering science:

Focuses in economic science

  • Production and logistics
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Decision support
  • Finance
  • Corporate accounting / controlling    
  • Economics
  • Information management
  • Marketing
  • Law

    Focuses in engineering science

    • General mechanical engineering
    • Aerospace engineering
    • Automotive engineering
    • Energy and process engineering / bioprocess engineering
    • Production and systems engineering    
    • Mechatronics
    • Materials science


    As depicted in the bachelor curriculum, the course comprises not only compulsory and specialisation modules, but also lab work, optional and interdisciplinary subjects, in order to provide the students with a broad range of knowledge for their career as an engineer.


    An overview of the different modules is available here.


    Admission and examination regulations

    • Restricted admission in WS 2017/18: Application deadline 15 July 2017
    • An eight-week work placement is required in advance of your studies (pre-study placement), which has to meet the placement regulations that also apply to mechanical engineering. During the ten weeks on engineering placement during the bachelor studies, the students will also perform economic activities.

    The admission regulations (Zulassungsordnung) for the bachelor degree course Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering.  

     Webpage for students (bachelor degree course)

    Master degree course

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a master degree course Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering (curriculum), which is based on the bachelor degree course. During their studies, the students choose one area of specialisation in engineering (ideally in accordance with the BSc area of specialisation) and two in economic science.

    An overview of the required modules is available here.

    Individual specialisation is possible in every area of specialisation. For admission to the master degree courses, which were offered in the winter semester 2010/11 for the first time, a bachelor grade of at least 3.0 is at present required. Lab work, optional and interdisciplinary modules are also part of the curriculum to provide the students with a broad range of knowledge for their career as an engineer.

    The admission regulations (Zulassungsordnung) for the master degree course Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering.

     Webpage for students (master degree course)


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