Industrial Engineering & Management FT
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Industrial Engineering & Management FT

Bachelor's degree program

Profile of the Program

This degree program is taught primarily in German.

The foundation of the Industrial Engineering and Management degree program is the sound engineering and economics training. Previous engineering knowledge is not a prerequisite for the program. The program examines the development process of technical products, including market opportunity identification, idea generation, product development, and production, from various business perspectives. From the second year on, students specialize in either product development or production.


  • offers a solid technical education coupled with economic know-how
  • experienced lecturers and practitioners support students in developing systemic and economic thinking
  • students without previous technical training are offered a sound education in machine construction, electrotechnology, construction technology, etc.

Vocational fields

  • Product management and development
  • Production planning, controlling & logistics
  • Information management & IT support
  • Product marketing
  • Environmental and energy technology
  • Materials management & purchasing
  • Technical building services
  • Business consulting

Program focuses

  • 44% engineering sciences
  • 16% international competencies
  • 13% compulsory electives
  • 11% economics & management
  • 10% social competencies
  • 6% knowledge application


In the program, the students gain deep practical insight through two practical projects, a one-semester internship, excursions, guest lectures, and lecturers from the field. Using the Industrial Engineering and Management labs – the LEAN labs and the FabLabs of the workshop Wattens –  the students can gain practical experience in a secure environment. The semester abroad at the beginning of the third year is a core element of the degree program and enriches the education with an international orientation. The basis of this international orientation comprises courses taught in English as well as the learning and deepening of a foreign language at the university's Competence Center for Languages.

Click here for the practical projects of the Industrial Engineering and Management program.

Job and career

With this internationally accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, the graduates of this program find themselves perfectly equipped for further training in a matching Master's program or a successful entry into the world of work. Due to the acquired interdisciplinary qualification, industrial engineers can work in many different branches and fields according to their personal interests and abilities.

Acknowledgment of school subjects

Students who can provide sufficient qualification from a polytechnic high school (HTL) are able to receive credits for certain courses within the first semester. Depending on the chosen specialization, the following subjects might be able to be skipped in the first-semester:

  • statics and strength theory
  • materials engineering
  • manufacturing engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • technical drawing/CAx
  • mathematics I
  • machine elements I

To have any school subjects acknowledged as replacements for university courses, an application needs to be completed immediately after commencing a degree program.



6 semesters

Qualification rewarded

Bachelor of Sciences (BSc)

Language of instruction

80 % German, 20 % English

Semester abroad

Organized stay abroad, 5th semester, internship in the 6th semester (also possible abroad)**


Euro 363.36* (excl. Student Union-fees) each semester

Organisational form


Places per year


* Information for third country students 
** Travel expenses for the semester abroad are to be covered by the students themselves or are supported by a grant.

Admission requirements:

Level of qualification:
first cycle, bachelor

Important notice:

Special grant for applicants to the bachelor degree program Energy & Sustainability Management:
Equality grants for citizens from third countries (non-EU, non-EEA, non-CH)