Study Industrial Engineering in Germany: Top universities + all study programmes dual, full-time, online & part-time

  • 42Academic Programs
  • 12On-Site
  • 8Part-time
  • 17Online
  • 5Dual
  • 31Bachelor
  • 11Master
 · Last updated 11.09.2023

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In Germany, there are a particularly large number of private universities offering degree programmes in industrial engineering, both campus-based programmes in cities such as Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich, as well as dual degree programmes, part-time degree programmes and even online degree programmes.

I present all Bachelor's and Master's degrees in industrial engineering at private universities here. I also show you popular study cities and briefly introduce the most important private universities for industrial engineering.

Overview of all Courses

We have a total of 42 courses in the field of Industrial Engineering. The first 20 top courses are displayed. Use the filter function or our search to discover more courses in the field.

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Dual studies
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Virtueller Campus
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Cologne, Berlin
  •  English
  •  Quality Management, Renewable Energy, Generation and Storage, International Economics and International Management, Leadership and Strategy, Financial Management, Research Methods, Analysis of Enterpr…

In the Master Industrial Engineering and International Management at the long-established Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, you will deal with topics such as artificial intelligence, data science and the Internet of Things - the degree programme thus systematically introduces you to the topic of Industry 4.0. In this degree programme, you combine technical know-how with a wide range of management skills.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German or English
  •  Business 10, Introduction to Academic Work, Collaborative Work, Introduction to the Internet of Things, Scientific and Technical Fundamentals, Mathematics II, Introduction to Robotics, International M…

The Bachelor's degree programme in IIndustrial Engineering and Management provides students with the knowledge and skills to combine business and engineering aspects to drive the digital transformation in industry. Students learn how to optimise production processes and make them more efficient by using state-of-the-art technologies such as automation and robotics. The degree programme thus offers a wide range of career opportunities in various industries and companies, as the need for professionals with interdisciplinary skills in industry is increasing. Graduates can work in production planning, quality management or management consulting, for example.

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Pfungstadt
  •  German

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Pfungstadt
  •  German

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Pfungstadt
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Wilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

RFH – University of Applied Science

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Cologne
  •  German

SRH University Heidelberg

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Heidelberg
  •  German

Wedel University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Wedel
  •  German

Private University of Applied Sciences

  • Dual studies
  •  Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Diepholz
  •  German

Wedel University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  Wedel
  •  German

Which university is the best for studying Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineering is a very popular degree programme, which is why there are also many private universities that offer this degree programme. But which university is the best? There is no simple answer to this question. You should find out which university suits you best based on a variety of factors:

  • Location of the university: Of course, it is important to first determine where you would like to study. If you don't feel comfortable in your study city, the best private university won't be of much use. Keep in mind that many private universities, such as the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, offer their degree programmes at various locations in Germany.
  • Size of the university: When choosing your university, pay attention to the size. It is important to note that you should not only orientate yourself on the total number of students, but rather on the size of the respective departments. The smaller the department, the higher the probability of very personal support.
  • Costs: Of course, tuition fees should also play an important role in choosing the optimal university for industrial engineering. By the way, particularly expensive is not always particularly good. In addition, also calculate the costs that rent, etc. will cause you at your place of study.

Here is a brief portrait of the most important private universities of applied sciences with degree programmes in Industrial Engineering:

Logo HS FreseniusFresenius University of Applied Sciences: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 14910 students were enrolled at the university. The Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is located in Idstein, Hesse, and also has campuses in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York. The university mainly offers degree programmes in the fields of economics and natural sciences. Special feature: Many degree courses are not only offered as attendance courses, but also optionally as distance learning or evening study courses.

Logo IUIU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students (winter semester 2022/2023), IU is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany and the largest private distance learning university in Germany. The university is based in Erfurt, but IU also offers its campus study programmes in several locations throughout Germany. In addition to the campus programmes in business administration and management, among others, the university offers over 80 distance learning programmes as well as a variety of part-time and dual programmes.

logo wbhWilhelm Büchner University of Applied Sciences: The WBH is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Darmstadt/Hesse. The university was founded as a distance learning university in 1997. In winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 5,429 students were enrolled at WBH. The university focuses on distance learning courses in the fields of technology, industrial engineering and computer science.

logo akadAKAD University of Applied Sciences: The AKAD University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Stuttgart. The university was founded in 1959 and focuses on distance learning and certificate courses in the fields of technology, computer science and business administration. In the winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 5,532 students were enrolled at the university. AKAD University offers an online degree programme in Industrial Engineering and a dual distance learning programme in Industrial Engineering.

Logo RFHRFH – University of Applied Science: The Rheinische Fachhochschule is a private, state-approved university of applied sciences located in Cologne. Founded in 1985, the university had a total of 6,203 students enrolled in the 2019/2020 winter semester. The RFH offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Management.

logo fhwedelWedel University of Applied Sciences: FH Wedel is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences located in Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein. The university was founded in 1948, and in the winter semester 2020/2021 a total of 1,339 students were enrolled at the university. The university mainly offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the field of information sciences. In addition, Wedel UAS offers both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering.

logo fhmFHM University of Applied Sciences: FHM is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Bielefeld/North Rhine-Westphalia with further campuses in Bamberg, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, Pulheim, Rostock and Schwerin. In the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 4,721 students were enrolled at FHM. FHM offers a degree programme in Industrial Engineering both as a distance learning programme and as a campus study programme and as a part-time study programme.

logo constructor universityConstructor University: Constructor University is a private, state-recognised university based in Bremen. The university was founded in 1999 under the name International University Bremen. It was later renamed Jacobs University and is now called Constructor University. In the winter semester of 2022/2023, a total of 1,531 students were enrolled at Constructor University. In addition to the natural sciences, the university also offers programmes in the humanities and social sciences. The language of instruction in all degree programmes is English.

logo bbwbbw University of Applied Sciences: The bbw University of Applied Sciences is a state-recognised, private university of applied sciences located in Berlin. The university was founded in 2007 and a total of 1,091 students were enrolled at the university in WS 2019/2020. The university offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Business Management and Engineering.

Logo HDWBHochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft: The HDBW University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Munich with a study centre in Bamberg. The HDBW was founded in 2012 and has since offered Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in business administration, industrial engineering, business informatics, mechanical engineering and digitalisation. In the winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 535 students were enrolled at the university. In the Department of Industrial Engineering, the HDBW offers a range of Bachelor's degree programmes.

Logo DIPLOMADIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences: DIPLOMA University of Applied Sciences North Hesse is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Bad Sooden-Allendorf near Göttingen with a study centre in Leipzig. The university was founded in 1997 and in the winter semester 2020/2021 a total of 8,925 students were enrolled at the university. The university focuses on part-time distance learning courses, but DIPLOMA also offers a campus course in Industrial Engineering.

Logo HSWHochschule Weserbergland: Weserbergland University of Applied Sciences is a private, state-recognised university of applied sciences based in Hamelin/Lower Saxony. The HSW was founded in 2010. In the winter semester 2020/2021, a total of 482 students were enrolled at the university. Among other things, HSW offers dual Bachelor's degree programmes in Business Administration, Business Informatics and Industrial Engineering.

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You can study Industrial Engineering privately in these cities

Choosing the right city is important for academic success. Since there are many private universities offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Industrial Engineering, the choice of possible cities is also quite high. When choosing your city, you can also be guided by key figures such as cost of living, population size and population density.

Here is an overview of the interesting cities with study programmes in industrial engineering:

Sort order: cost of living descending. Cost of living is an index of cost of living + rent. A cost of living index of 120 means that living in this city is 20% more expensive than living in New York City. Quality of life is the quality of life index, a combination of different indices. Details on the indices can be found at https://de.numbeo.com. Population density in inhabitants per km2
City Living­costs Living­quality Population­density Universities
Munich 66.53 176.16 4,736 Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft, FOM University of Applied Sciences
Frankfurt/Main 59.05 172.67 3,067 FOM University of Applied Sciences
Hamburg 56.32 162.48 2,447 NORDAKADEMIE, FOM University of Applied Sciences
Stuttgart 55.23 165.16 3,067 Steinbeis University, VWA University for Part-time Studies Stuttgart
Berlin 54.18 160.49 4,115 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Steinbeis University, bbw University of Applied Sciences
Cologne 52.94 158.48 2,686 IU International University of Applied Sciences, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, RFH - University of Applied Sciences Cologne, FOM University of Applied Sciences
Dusseldorf 52.61 175.02 2,860 FOM University of Applied Sciences

In addition, there are many other cities in Germany where you can study Industrial Engineering, such as Heidelberg, Wedel (Schleswig-Holstein), Diepholz (Lower Saxony), Elmshorn (Schleswig-Holstein), Dresden, Bremen, Bad Sooden-Allendorf (Hesse), Frechen (North Rhine-Westphalia) or Hamelin (Lower Saxony).

Study Industrial Engineering in Cologne: Many private universities in particular offer Bachelor's degree programmes in the metropolis.

What does an Industrial Engineering degree cost?

The price range of tuition fees for a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering at a private university is enormous: those who study dually sometimes get their tuition fees reimbursed by their practice partner and may even receive a salary during their studies. But the tuition fees at the RFH - University of Applied Science Cologne are also as low as at state universities.

The online programmes are particularly affordable, for example at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences or the IU International University of Applied Sciences. Depending on the university, a distance learning programme in industrial engineering costs between €12,000 and €16,000 in total tuition fees.

Campus courses are considerably more expensive and cost around €20,000 to €30,000 in total tuition fees. Particularly expensive: the study at the Constructor University Bremen, which costs a total of about 80,000,- €.

Here is an overview of the costs for Bachelor's degree programmes in Industrial Engineering:

CourseUniversityStudy siteDurationFees

On-campus program
Berlin7 Semesterfrom 24780 € total
from 590 € monthly
from 3540 € Semester fee

On-campus program
Heidelberg7 Semesterfrom 28050 € total
from 650 € monthly

On-campus program
Cologne7 Semester

On-campus program
Wedel7 Semesterfrom 10290 € total
from 1470 € Semester fee

Part-time program
Stuttgart8 Semesterfrom 13900 € total
from 275 € monthly

On-campus program
Munich7 Semesterfrom 22680 € total
from 540 € monthly

Dual studies
Diepholz7 Semester

On-campus program
Cologne, Berlin4 Semesterfrom 21120 € total
from 880 € monthly

Distance learning program
online6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Dual studies
Berlin, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Virtueller …7 Semester

These dual degree programmes are available in the Department of Industrial Engineering

Dual degree programmes have many advantages over regular campus programmes: You often do not pay tuition fees, and in some cases you even receive a monthly salary; in addition, you gain practical experience immediately and thus find your entry into professional life earlier than most other students.

That is why there are now a number of private universities that organise dual study programmes in the field of industrial engineering. Some of these universities have a larger network of practice partners and can help you find the right company for your practical phases.

Here is an overview of the dual study programmes in Industrial Engineering:

These online degree programmes are available in the field of industrial engineering

In the field of industrial engineering, there are particularly many distance learning courses at private universities, both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

Of particular interest: the B.Eng. Industrial Engineering at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, which was created in cooperation with the Hasso Plattner Institute Potsdam, W.S. Werkstoff Service GmbH and 3WIN Maschinenbau GmbH. The full-time study programme is structured as follows:

  • Semester 1: Introduction to business administration, mathematics, descriptive and inductive statistics, law for industrial engineers and computer scientists, practical project on foundation, introductory project on self-organised learning, scientific
    working
  • Semester 2: Introduction to Economics, Internal and External Accounting, Mathematics/Science for Industrial Engineers, Electrical Engineering for Industrial Engineers, Business Language Issues, Communication and
    Presentation
  • Semester 3: Digital Technology for Industrial Engineers, Fundamentals and Applications of Automation, Technical English, Human Resource Management, Organisation and Operational
    Planning, Fundamentals of Computer Science and Programming, Operating Systems and
    Computer Architectures
  • Semester 4: Control and regulation in automation, project and quality management, financial management, accounting and controlling, object-oriented programming, digital transformation and business models, distributed information processing
  • Semester 5: Automation and digitalisation in industry, production and logistics with virtual laboratory, elective focus 1, elective focus 2, elective focus 3, elective focus 4
  • Semester 6: Technical sales, Individual learning exploration | studymission, Business Intelligence and Data Science Management, Bachelor thesis

Here is an overview of all distance learning courses in the field of industrial engineering:

CourseUniversityDurationFees

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 199 € monthly

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 11880 € total
from 295 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 10989 € total
from 247 € monthly

Distance learning program
3 Semesterfrom 14143 € total
from 329 € monthly

Distance learning program
8 Semesterfrom 12010 € total
from 490 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 14739 € total
from 239 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 12420 € total
from 215 € monthly

Distance learning program
7 Semesterfrom 14681 € total
from 333 € monthly

Distance learning program
6 Semesterfrom 13284 € total
from 219 € monthly

Distance learning program
4 Semesterfrom 11976 € total
from 299 € monthly

You can find more information on online studies in industrial engineering here: Distance learning in industrial engineering: 20 courses + universities compared

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