Business engineers work at the crossroads of technology and business. They provide sound knowledge in engineering and competencies in business management. Furthermore, they are capable to look on internal processes in general and develop technical solutions according to common purposes.
Engineering and Business (B. Eng.)
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Summer & Winter
Yes Dual Offers
The degree programme “Engineering and Business” provides academic knowledge in the fields of Engineering and Business Administration. Students enhance sound knowledge in design and construction, computer science, electronic and electrical engineering, material technology, process and climate engineering, cost and investment management, marketing, law, taxes and HR management. Engineering theory will be applied in the modern, well equipped laboratories of our university. Social skills will be trained in small teams. Foreign language courses and other elective subjects prepare students for professional activities on the global market.
The regular period of study consists of seven semesters. The program requires good knowledge of Mathematics and Physics. It is divided into two modules. The introductory module covers two theoretical semesters. The second module includes four theoretical semesters and a practical semester. At the beginning of the sixth semester students will have to choose one field of study from the following list: Production & Logistics; Business & Management; Business Intelligence & Analytics; Automotive Engineering & Mobility.
Major Fields of Study in the 6th and 7th Semester
- Factory and structure planning
- Production system planning
- Production planning and logistics
- Quality assurance
- AI in production and logistics
- Digital factory
- Corporate management and strategic controlling
- Technical procurement and E-Procurement
- Product and innovation management
- Technical sales and distribution
- Employee management and organizational development
- International Management
- Database Systems
- Predictive Modelling
- Machine Learning and AI
- Process Management
- Industrial Internet of Things
Digital Value Creation Networks and Business Models
- Basics of Automotive Engineering
- Car body technology and lightweight construction
- Processes and procedures of vehicle manufacturing
- Vehicle Engines
- Mobility Future Programmes
Industrial or economics engineers are characterised by their high levels in analysis and communication hohe analytische und kommunikative Fähigkeiten aus (copy 1)
Industrial engineers participate in technical project work in a complex and networked environment
Working at the interface between technology and business increasingly demands digital skills
Engineering Mathematics 1
Principles of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Construction and Product Development
Business Administration and Economics
Engineering Mathematics 2
Engineering IT and Digitalisation
Engineering Mechanics 1
Project and Quality Management
Statistics and Data Science
Technical Mechanics 2
Cost Management and Controlling
General Scientific Module
Business Information Systems
Investment and Finance
Profile Modules of the chosen Field of Study
Profile Modules of the chosen Field of Study
Seminar Bachelor's Thesis
Application period for the winter semester is May 2. - July 31., for the summer semester November 15. - January 15. Please consider that the online application is only possible in this space of time. Applications that reach the university later than that cannot be taken into consideration.
Please find further information on application for bachelor study courses.
The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!).
Our graduates are working in professional areas like project management, product management, controlling, production, logistics and technical marketing.
The study programme requires a preparatory internship of at least 6 weeks, which has to be completed before the start of the 4th semester (during semester breaks). The preparatory internship is not part of our admission requirements.
- No general tuition fees - Student’s union contribution per semester only.
General information on scholarship:
Financing your study programme might be a big challenge for you. On our homepage you find different opportunities of financing your academic studies at our university. Link:
Please note that financial aid programmes are mostly not open to foreign students. For scholarships for students from abroad you may have a look here:
Public funding (BAföG) is only available to Germans and to EU citizens if they have spent a considerable part of their education in Germany. The university awards a scholarship called Deutschlandstipendium once a year which cannot fully cover living expenses. Additionally we have limited funds and support some international students for a maximum of one semester. Please do not actively approach the International Office on scholarships, once a year a call for application automatically reaches all international students.
Third party scholarship:
- If you are an applicant from abroad, you may qualify for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): www.daad.de
- If you are a German students we recommend to research for suitable scholarships on www.mystipendium.de
- Please note that we cannot offer any guidance or support concerning scholarship applications.
We recommend that single students budget at least 700-900 EUR per month to meet personal expenses (accommodation, health insurance, stay, books, semester contribution)
To prepare for your semester abroad or to learn another foreign language alongside your studies, you can take language courses at THI's own Language Center (Sprachenzentrum). The language courses are taught only by native speakers and offered at different levels. All courses are free of charge for our students. For more information please see https://www.thi.de/studium/sprachenzentrum.
THI does not run any student housing – neither on-campus nor off-campus – and therefore cannot provide you with accommodation. Here you can find more information on finding accommodation: Accomodation in Ingolstadt.
Our International Office is established especially for the international academic programs. The International Office provides an all-round service to help you with all necessary prearrangements for the organization of your study and everyday life in Ingolstadt.
Our cooperation in the CDHAW-program enables us to offer a double degree with the Tongji-University in Shanghai. Please find relevant information here.
Practical courses in laboratories of material technology, physics, data processing, production technology or working with engine test rigs are important components of the programme. The applied approach is supported by project studies that enable students to work under guidance of professors and together with companies on current operational problems. Students learn in this way to apply their theoretical knowledge to a complex professional environment while meeting at the same time possible future employers.
The module handbook contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature, references of the offered modules and lectures.
Information on the practical semester (in German):
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. Please turn to the pages of the legal department for Statutes of this course.
For any questions on requirements, exams regulations and more, please turn to the Service Center Study Affairs.