- Flexible distance learning without compulsory attendance at Germany's largest university
- Start of study possible at any time, no semester operation
- no numerus clausus, no admission restriction
- Interesting specialisations, for example in Smart Devices or in Smart Mobility
These are the prerequisites for the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Management
You can be admitted to the part-time distance learning programme , Industrial Engineering and Management at the IU International University of Applied Sciences if you have either a Abitur (the general university entrance qualification), a Fachabitur or the Fachgebundene Hochschulreife.
In addition, you can also study , Industrial Engineering and Management without an Abitur. In order to be admitted to the IU distance learning programme without an Abitur, you must present a completed advanced training course, for example as a state-certified business economist, or a master craftsman's certificate. You can also be admitted if you have completed vocational training and worked full-time for at least 3 years following this training.
This is what you will study in the online degree programme , Industrial Engineering and Management
This Bachelor's degree at IU comprises about 31 modules, which you take and complete in the course of 6 semesters of standard study time. Each module has a scope of 5-10 credit points (ECTS) and concludes with an examination such as a term paper or an exam. In total, you will earn 180 credit points from module to module and from semester to semester.
The typical study plan for the full-time study programme in Industrial Engineering and Management looks as follows:
- Semester 1: Business 10, Introduction to Academic Work, Collaborative Work, Introduction to the Internet of Things, Scientific and Technical Fundamentals, Mathematics II
- Semester 2: Introduction to Robotics, International Marketing, Managerial Economics, Electrical Engineering, Production Engineering, Sensor Technology
- Semester 3: Management Accounting, Automation Technology, Technical Drawing, Corporate Finance and Investment, Supply Chain Management I, Mechatronic Systems
- Semester 4: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Project: Design Thinking, Data Analytics and Big Data, Seminar: Human-Robot Interaction, Agile Project Management, Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
- Semester 5: Product Development in Industry 4.0, Project: Smart Product Solutions, Elective A, Elective B
- Semester 6: Compulsory Elective C, Digital Business Models, Principles of Management, Bachelor Thesis
The special thing about the Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Engineering and Management Industry 4.0 at the IU is the many opportunities to delve into topics according to one's own interests and professional fields in the compulsory elective area.
As first specialisation you can choose from these exciting modules: Applied Robotics, Applied Sales, Autonomous Driving, Cognitive Robotics, Control Engineering, Microcontroller, Object-oriented Programing, Service Robotics, Smart Devices, Smart Factory, Smart Mobility, Smart Services.
As a second specialisation, choose one of these study modules: Practice Project: Industrial Engineering 4.0, Practice Project: Hackathon.
As the th specialisation, you will take one of these modules: Applied Robotics, Applied Sales, Autonomous Driving, Cognitive Robotics, Control Engineering, Microcontroller, Object-oriented Programing, Service Robotics, Smart Devices, Smart Factory, Smart Mobility, Smart Services, Studium Generale.
This is how flexible the standard period of study is in the distance learning programme in industrial engineering
At IU International University you can choose one of 3 study models for your part-time distance learning programme:
- In the full-time study, the standard period of study is 6 semesters or 36 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. The full-time study programme in Industrial Engineering and Management Industry 4.0 is particularly suitable for those who do not work or only work a few hours a week.
- In the Part-time study I, the standard period of study is 8 semesters or 48 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study I is suitable, for example, if you work part-time alongside your studies.
- In Part-time study II the standard period of study is 12 semesters or 72 months. You can extend the standard period of study by up to 2 semesters or 12 months at no additional cost. Part-time study II is particularly suitable if you are heavily involved in your career in addition to your distance learning.
By the way, you can also take a vacation semester during the course of your studies, at no additional cost.
How does online study at IU work?
In the Industrial Engineering and Management distance learning programme at IU International University, there is no compulsory attendance - you learn continuously from home, in the library of your choice or wherever you can learn best.
You take your modules and courses when you want. This means that you can usually arrange your study plan and semester schedule flexibly yourself.
Central to the IU distance learning programme are your interactive learning scripts. You receive the scripts in printed form as well as digitally as a PDF and for your tablet. The smart app IU Learn gives you access to the scripts for your Industrial Engineering and Management Industry 4.0 degree programme as well as scripts from all other distance learning programmes at IU.
You can also access additional materials, such as videos, via myCampus, IU's online campus. You can exchange information with your lecturers and fellow students in virtual live formats, for example, about the interactive courses.
And exams? If you wish, you can write them as online exams. You can take an online exam around the clock as soon as you feel sufficiently prepared for the course material. Alternatively, you can take the exam at one of the IU's numerous exam centres throughout Germany.