Your dual study programme in industrial engineering at the PHWT
If you have always been interested in the interrelationships between technical and business processes in a company and want to learn everything about internal company structures, then the dual study programme in industrial engineering is just right for you.
Become a first-class interface between engineers and business economists
The scientific methods learned during your studies to solve typical engineering problems are implemented directly in the company during the practical phases and thus understood in depth. In addition, you can already earn your own money during your studies.
The content of the dual degree programme in industrial engineering is based on modern research results and enables very realistic teaching. In combination with the state-of-the-art laboratories at the PHWT, dual graduates can take on responsible tasks in companies directly after graduation and add significant value to their success.
The dual industrial engineering degree programme is exactly the right path for you if…
… you are interested in the interface between technology and business administration.
… your strengths lie in the logical and analytical area and you have a good understanding of numbers and values.
… you want to gain further academic and professional qualifications and shape your future in a promising way.
… you have good time management skills and are highly motivated in dealing with extensive tasks.
… you are curious about how internal company structures are set up, how they are created and what costs arise in a company.
… you are highly motivated to take on tasks independently and to tackle the demanding studies with full energy.
This is what awaits you in your dual study programme in industrial engineering
Your dual study programme in industrial engineering is completed after only 7 semesters plus the bachelor’s thesis (46 months). The dual study programme in industrial engineering, like the other dual study programmes, combines these components by alternating between practical and theoretical phases throughout the entire study period. This link is additionally supported by the preparation of practical transfer reports.
Individual compulsory electives give you the opportunity to focus on specific areas and acquire all the most important skills.
After completing the dual study programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, you will have well-founded knowledge in the areas of technical competence, methodological competence and social competence, which you can then apply in practice in your company.
The dual study programme in Industrial Engineering and Management ideally combines university studies with active company practice. Each of your practical phases will be optimally prepared so that you can shine with your knowledge and take on responsible tasks.
During your studies, exciting project work is part of the programme to build up interdisciplinary and transferable knowledge.
In addition to your professors, experienced practitioners from business and technology will impart knowledge to you in a structured manner, offering you an intensive and very well-supported study programme. Small groups allow for an optimal supervision ratio between you and the lecturers, so that you are sure to succeed!
Your dual study programme in industrial engineering usually begins with a practical phase on 1 August each year. The diagram below shows how your phases are coordinated.
This is what awaits you in your classical studies
Instead of the dual study programme in industrial engineering, you can also study the classical way. If you study classically, you will have completed your studies after 7 semesters plus a Bachelor’s thesis (46 months).
By studying individually selected core subjects, you acquire the skills that are most important to you. After graduation, you will have a sound knowledge of technical, methodological and social skills through your choice of individual subjects, which you can apply practically in your company.
Through project work during your studies, you will build up valuable knowledge that will be useful in various areas. We guarantee you intensive and well-supervised studies with experienced practitioners from business and technology alongside your professors. Our groups are small so that you receive the best possible support and can be successful.
Planning your studies at the PHWT is easy: they usually begin in October and you always have the phases of the study plan in view (see download area).
Cooperative industrial engineering dual study
The informal atmosphere at the PHWT ensures a sociable and collegial atmosphere throughout the campus. Due to the manageable size of the university, the lecturers are almost always available, whether in person, by email, by phone or via Microsoft Teams.
If you need help, we are there for you. We’ll look for a solution together and take care of you so you don’t have to stand alone. Take a look at all the degree programmes we offer at the PHWT.
These contents await you in the dual industrial engineering degree programme
The dual study programme in industrial engineering is divided into two areas: the mathematical, natural and engineering sciences area and the economic, legal and social sciences area. The core and specialisation areas will cover the already taught content in more detail, and in the 3 elective modules, focal points will be chosen to develop in an individual direction and further expand interests. Project work underpins this knowledge with your own experience and practical implementation.
All contents of the dual study programme in industrial engineering are interdisciplinary technical and economic – this means that you learn the basics of construction and at the same time deal with accounting and controlling topics. This will make you a sought-after all-rounder on the job market who will be familiar with many areas in the company.
From the very beginning, a lot of emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary application of knowledge, on networked, solution-oriented and socially competent thinking and acting. In this way, technical, methodological and social competences for a professional activity as an industrial engineer are specifically developed and strengthened at an early stage. Typical fields of application for an industrial engineer can be found in the following business sectors:
- Sales and marketing
- Logistics and materials management
- Production and manufacturing
- Quality management and
- Finance and accounting
Requirements for the dual study programme in Industrial Engineering and Management
For the dual Bachelor’s degree programme in Industrial Engineering and Management, you need the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences or the Abitur. Good grades in mathematics, English and computer science are particularly beneficial. The maths part in particular is relatively demanding and should not be underestimated.
What personal skills you should bring with you for a dual study programme in industrial engineering?
Due to the combination of technical and economic fields, you should enjoy numbers, formulas and statistics. Analytical thinking skills and an affinity for technology are also required here.
In the dual study programme in industrial engineering, you are exposed to various stressful situations both during your studies and in the company, and you should have skills such as the ability to work in a team, work independently, be highly motivated and have strong communication skills.
Since traditional engineering degree programmes already have a high dropout rate, you should be particularly stress-resistant, disciplined and persevering for the dual industrial engineering degree programme!
In return, however, the degree programme rewards you with particularly extensive knowledge and trains you to be an excellent all-rounder!
Does that sound interesting? Then this dual industrial engineering degree programme is just right for you! We would be delighted if you sent us your application.
Here’s to your place in industrial engineering.
(Note for dual degree programmes: Company positions are limited!)