Business Engineer, Bachelor of Engineering

Faculty Industrial Engineering
Course of studies Economics for Engineers
Degree Bachelor
Academic degree Bachelor of Engineering
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 6 Semesters
Further qualification Business Administration (M.A.)
Industrial Management (M.Sc.)
Category Engineering Sciences
computer science
Study fields Management & Distribution
Resources & Production
Data Science
Type of study full-time studies
Course language german
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 180
Accredited No
Application portal Online application


With your degree program, you combine engineering knowledge with technology

The business and technical skills taught are highly relevant to real professional practice. This means that you will be able to take on challenging jobs in all areas of the economy immediately after graduation. Your decisive advantage on the job market are the possible specializations Data Science, Management & Sales or Resources & Production, which offer very good prospects for your future. 

Career prospects

As an industrial engineer, you shape the interfaces between technology and business in the company.

You coordinate cross-departmental interests and thus support the management both operationally in day-to-day business and in strategic matters in order to set the right course for the future. Typical entry-level positions after your studies are:

  • Assistant activities for management / department management,
  • Customer support, e.g. in key account management,
  • Control and coordination as a project engineer or project manager,
  • Control and optimization of processes in the company
  • Supporting the management of entrepreneurial departments such as IT, production or quality assurance.


As a foundation for your future, the first two semesters will provide you with comprehensive basic knowledge in business administration, engineering technology, mathematics and natural sciences as well as computer science. You combine this with the improvement of your foreign language skills and the expansion of your soft skills, so that you can work successfully both nationally and internationally.

Building on this basic knowledge, you will specialize from the third semester onwards. By choosing your specialization modules, you set your own focus within your studies - depending on your individual interests and abilities. You can choose from three options, all of which are geared towards the demand on the labor market:

  • Industrial Engineer:in for Data Science,
  • Industrial Engineer:in for Management & sales,
  • Industrial Engineer:in for Resources & Production.

The eight-week internship offers you the opportunity to put your acquired knowledge and skills into practice - and perhaps already convince your future employer. In a subsequent 12-week bachelor's phase, you will complete the following

Study contents

The interdisciplinary core curriculum is composed of the following subject areas:

  • Basic mathematics, science, and engineering skills
  • Basic skills in economics with a focus on interface topics in business management
  • Basic skills in applied computer science
  • Advanced foreign language skills, specifically in the use of the English language
  • Supporting knowledge of central management soft skills

Based on individual career goals, the bachelor's degree program offers three job market-oriented specialization options in the context of the digital economy:

Industrial Engineer for Data Science

Industrial engineers for data science are anchored at the interfaces between the digital and analog corporate worlds. They support the specialist departments in analyzing and processing large volumes of data in real time, advise on IT security issues and optimize processes and workflows, e.g. in production. Analytical thinking, a high level of problem-solving competence and enthusiasm for complex topics characterize industrial engineers for data science. Industrial engineers for data science are employed in companies in almost all sectors of the economy and in public administration, in software companies and IT service companies that process large volumes of data (big data), and in consulting agencies on topics related to the digital economy in the context of Industry 4.0.

Industrial Engineer for Distribution

Industrial engineers for management & sales support and coordinate the marketing of cutting-edge technologies. Positioned in the industrial goods market, students in this specialization are required to have economic, legal and psychological skills in addition to technical ones. They are the link between industrial customers and their own company. Willingness to travel, foreign language skills, interest in other cultures and communication skills are prerequisites that an industrial engineer for sales should have.

The field of application of industrial engineers for sales covers all technology-oriented industries (e.g. mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, medical technology, telecommunications and software) with products and services requiring explanation. For the targeted marketing of complex products, they combine technical knowledge with knowledge of market and communication psychology.

Industrial Engineer for Resources & Production

As an industrial engineer for resources and production, you design, control and optimize processes and procedures in the company. Based on technical and business management knowledge, you are able to record processes in the company and analyze them with regard to possible optimization of processes, costs or resources, develop measures for improvement and prepare and support their implementation. You are the link between technology and business administration, can support the selection of suitable methods and processes and carry out important considerations regarding cost and resource savings.

Application and admission

You are interested?

The Bachelor's programme starts in the winter semester (from October). To have a chance of getting a place, you must apply in good time. You can find all information about the application deadlines here. The programme is admission-restricted because we have more applicants than places. Therefore, a selection process takes place to find the most suitable applicants.

Register at As soon as you have submitted all forms and supporting documents, you will take part in the selection process for the degree programme. If you get a place, you can enrol online.

You can begin your studies in Mittweida if you have

  • the general higher education entrance qualification or
  • a subject-related higher education entrance qualification (for the relevant subject area) or
  • the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences.

All information about application deadlines and the required documents can be found here.

If you do not have any of the mentioned degrees, look here for more information.

There is a separate application deadline for international students. Please click here for more information.