General information about studying

The Association of German Industrial Engineers wrote on its website that 'the aim of the Industrial Engineering degree is to enable graduates to meet the interdisciplinary requirements of companies.

At UAS Aalen, future graduates will receive interdisciplinary education. The education unites technological and economic subjects, complemented with sound knowledge about information and communication systems.

A broad range of skills in engineering, business management and information technology makes the graduates extremely flexible, providing good opportunities for a successful career.

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In the Industrial Engineering Bachelor programme, students will obtain a sound education for their first job-qualifying degree (Bachelor of Engineering).

Industrial Engineering is supported by three viable pillars:

  • engineering subjects (such as technical mechanics, electrical engineering, designing and production engineering),
  • economic subjects (such as economics and business management, marketing, cost accounting and controlling) and
  • integrative subjects (such as IT, statistics, operational information systems and operations research).

The basic studies, mostly covering mathematical, natural scientific and technological essentials, set the framework for understanding the advanced lectures of the main studies.

Three specialisations in the main study help develop an individual profile in the areas of 'production and development' (technology), 'marketing and controlling' (business management) or 'business management and information systems' (business management).

In addition, the studies open up the opportunity to attain a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) or a Master of Science (M. Sc.) after completion.

The qualification of graduates is based on the requirements which are set by company departments in which technological requirements meet business management. The following qualifications or skills are fostered:

Knowledge and understanding:

Till the end of studying, graduates are enabled to understand the methods, concepts and models of engineering as well as the scientific and economic basics of their branch and to recognise connections.


Graduates are enabled to analyse specific tasks and problems in their department systematically, to develop suitable strategies and to use, finally, adequate solving methods and to contest their solutions.

They are enabled to apply theoretical contents in the context of occupational and social connections to make sound and comprehensible decisions in their later professional life.

They have a sound idea of business procedures and are enabled to apply acquired working methods to present and to assess these.

The graduates are enabled to apply special computer-assisted statistics tools.

They are enabled to plan, structure and carry out projects responsibly and in time and to present and assess their results.

Graduates are enabled to use the English language to correspond on a high level in an economic and technological environment.

Depending on their individual specialisation (one out of three), students have further corresponding skills.

Interdisciplinary capacity

Social skills:

Graduates can properly contribute to working teams, assuming different roles (leadership, teamwork, professional expert). They are able to include the interests of the various stakeholders and to assess the social and cultural framework to act competently even in difficult situations.

Graduates are enabled to deal with employees and supervisors appropriately and to correspond with them. They can recognise and solve conflicts.


Students are able to detect and analyse problems on their own and know how to initiate solutions. They have a realistic view of their skills in leadership and teamwork and use them to obtain results.

Basic studies: Mainly mathematical, natural scientific, technological and business management essentials required for understanding the further lectures of the main studies.

Main studies: An opportunity to specialize in 'Production and Development' (technology), 'Marketing and Controlling' (business management) or 'Business Management and IT' (business management).

Practice-oriented teaching: connecting of technical and economic essential subjects. Facilitating interdisciplinary education by interfacing capacities and conveying a comprehensive perception of operational and technological correlations.

On-site lectures boasting high-quality teaching and learning complemented by associated activities like seminars (especially in mathematical, natural scientific or technological essentials).

Personal contact with the lecturers is enabled by moderate-sized student groups, especially in the specialising subjects of the main studies.

Modular programmes apply different teaching and examination methods like lectures, projects, seminars, simulation labs, case studies and company planning games to promote specialised and interdisciplinary capacities.

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