Industrial Engineering

Offered as part of the Bachelor's degree in engineering and management

This Bachelor degree program prepares students within 3.5 years for the area of responsibility found at the interface of the economic and technical functions within an enterprise. It also qualifies, however, for a position in a completely business or technically oriented area. Within this study program you can specialize on ‘Industrial Engineering’ from the second year on.

English courses

During the 5th semester all courses within ‘Industrial Engineering’ are being taught in English language (30 CP/ ECTS). These courses are being offered each winter term from September to December with exams taking place in January. If necessary we can organize that you write your exam under supervision of your home university

Technology of Cyber-Physical-Systems

Competency targets

The participants understand the functionality of cyber-physical systems. They are able to assess the technological advantages and risks of cyber-physical systems in areas of application such as production technology, process technology, energy technology or vehicle construction.

Teaching contents

  1. Foundations of cyber - physical systems: System concept, flow and potential variables , phsical and information technology coupling
  2. Object-oriented modeling of physical systems: Differential equation, transfer functions
  3. Structural and behavioral modeling of information systems: Event-driven systems, state machines, signal processing
  4. Service - oriented architectures: Component-based software, SOA , Service Design
  5. Application Fields: Selected current applications of cyber - physical systems

Production- and Supply-Networks

Competency targets

The participants understand the principles of internal and external production and supply networks and their multi-functional relationships in technical, economic, data processing technical and contractual terms. The basic structures of production and supply networks, as well as related task specific methods of analysis and planning are known by them. The students have the ability to analyze, review, plan and define the organisation and to design structures and processes of global produktion and supply networks.

Teaching contents

  1. Foundations: Network concept, forms of networks, outcomes, design parameters
  2. Network modeling: Graph-theoretical foundations, reference models
  3. Methods and tools of network management: Analysis, evaluation, planning, configuration, implementation, coordination, monitoring
  4. Specifics of managing global production and supply networks
  5. Applications: Selected applications, e.g. in automotive or aircraft manufacturing

Work and Industrial Organization

Competency targets

The participants know and understand the essential design elements of the operational and organizational structure and the working structures of production units. They are capable to analyze the pre-requirements as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of organization and can contribute to their design. They take into account technical and economic requirements and effects alike. They can create working plans and compare manufacturing processes.

Teaching contents

  1. Organizational units in the manufacturing industry (i.a. the division of labor , jobs and job formation, forming of departments)
  2. Organizational structure in the manufacturing industry
  3. Operational structure; Planning, design and control of production processes
  4. Work Planning, structuring and time management
  5. Work review
  6. In-house and cross-company management of production processes
  7. Organization methods and techniques
  8. Organizational Change

Enterprise Logistics

Competency targets

The participants know the operational sequences, strategies, systems, processes and structures in enterprise logistics. They achieve a deeper knowledge of the phases and performance of corporate logistics on the levels of material and information flow.

Teaching contents

  1. Responsibilities of enterprise logistics
  2. Phase -specific subsystems of logistics
  3. Performing specific subsystems of logistics
  4. Information and communication technologies in logistics

Project Management

Competency targets

The students know the fundamentals and the methodology of product management in the English language. They are able to solve a concrete problem in a team while using methods and instruments of project management. The ability to work in a team, presentation competency, conflict and cooperation competencies, entrepreneurial competence and English skills will be improved.

Teaching contents

  1. Methods to control and settle ( international ) projects: project organization, project phases, monitoring, control, planning, success and failure criteria, documentation, teamwork, project financing
  2. Introduction in project management software
  3. Processing a specific project: in a team, a project will be processed from planning to the final presentation and documented using project management software.

Facility Layout Planning

Competency targets

The students are able to formulate requirements of a production site, to display and dimension the layout of significant elements, their functions and interaction. It is possible for them to assess and evaluate alternatives in design, as well as to plan and redesign production sites using a target-oriented and structured approach.

Teaching contents

  1. Process orientation, system life cycle, organizational structure, strategic planning
  2. Process models: bottom-up vs. top-down, planning levels, planning depth, indicators of production facilities, innovation strategy
  3. Position and Potential Analysis: location factors, ecological aspects, sustainability strategy
  4. Structural Planning: Ideal structure, logistical requirements, structures and buildings, ideal and real planning
  5. Layout Planning: Area calculation, configuration optimization, area indicators
  6. System Planning: Manufacturing and assembly systems, storage systems, transportation systems, infrastructure systems
  7. Implementation planning: tendering procedures, project management, detailed engineering, construction supervision
  8. Tools of Factory Planning: Simulation, Facility Management, Virtual Reality, Digital Factory


‘Industrial Engineering’ prepares for modern work and production systems in an international environment. It focusses on subjects like technology and application of cyber-physical systems, smart factory approaches and the necessary basics in information technology and micro electronics.


International students from engineering disciplines in their third year are welcome to apply for these courses. Other recommended fields of studies can be economics or management. It is highly recommended to have English Skills at level B2 (CEFR).


for academic counselling and questions on the study program:
Department of Management, Information, Technology
Program Coordinator Prof. Dr. Uwe Nehls

for general application, insurance, accomodation:
International Office lze Peksa