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Anna Frewer
Campus Mülheim

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Mechanical Engineering and Management

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
7 Semester
Study start
Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 3
Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Study location
Mülheim an der Ruhr

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This unique career path as an industrial engineer in mechanical engineering positions you as a dynamic professional, seamlessly blending technical prowess with business acumen. You transcend the traditional roles of a mere economist or technician, evolving into a sought-after interdisciplinary expert. Your skill set becomes a powerful fusion, catering to the demands of the contemporary job market.

What you can expect

What can you expect from an industrial engineering degree programme?

  • Practical training to deepen your English skills.
  • Development of presentation and negotiation skills through company visits and project work.

Industrial engineers are able to solve technical problems with commercial expertise. They have the ability to work across departmental boundaries and coordinate the interests of different areas.

With a Bachelor of Science degree, you can make a qualified career start and you have the opportunity to specialise further with an optional Master's degree (e.g. in Technical Production Management).

Programme content

  • Engineering mathematics, mechanics, construction,
  • Marketing, Controlling, Human Resource Management 
  • Examination regulations, module handbook and
  • Programme plan

Students on this degree programme acquire a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge. This includes engineering mathematics, mechanics, design and specialised areas such as marketing, controlling and human resource management. This versatile education forms a solid and interdisciplinary basis for future industrial engineers and mechanical engineers.

As part of the industrial engineering and mechanical engineering degree programme, experienced lecturers not only share their extensive practical knowledge in the fields of mechanical engineering, product and production management as well as logistics and packaging technology. They also teach important interdisciplinary skills, including technical English and effective presentation techniques.

Your course of studies

Basics of Business Administration

6 Credits


Basics of Economics

6 Credits

The course focuses on the fundamentals of micro and macroeconomics with reference to mechanical engineering. The effects of technological change on economic variables such as economic growth are also examined.

Mathematics for Engineers I

6 Credits

Attaining a solid grasp of fundamental mathematical concepts is indispensable for advancing in academic pursuits. This includes proficiency in essential areas such as functions, vector calculus, sequences and series, differential calculus, integral calculus, matrix calculus, and complex numbers. Mastery of these principles serves as a pivotal foundation for continued learning and exploration in more advanced studies.

Technical Mechanics 1

6 Credits

Gaining proficiency in the fundamentals of statics is essential for computing reaction forces and internal forces within technical systems. These skills serve as prerequisites for delving into strength theory and design theory, laying the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding of structural analysis and engineering design principles.

Introduction to scientific working methods

6 Credits

Mastering fundamental scientific knowledge and essential working techniques is crucial for success in both academic pursuits and professional endeavors. These foundational skills not only serve as a cornerstone for university studies but also lay a robust framework for a thriving career.

Mathematics for Engineers II

6 Credits

Differential equations, special coordinate systems, multidimensional integral calculus, transformations, approximation methods, extreme value calculus

Natural sciences

6 Credits

Acquiring a foundational understanding of scientific principles, primarily derived from physics and supplemented by elements of chemistry, is crucial for subsequent engineering modules. These scientific fundamentals serve as a cornerstone, providing the necessary knowledge base for advanced engineering studies and applications.

Production Methods

6 Credits

Basic procedures and objectives in the field of production technology: production methods, production processes, production quality, economic efficiency

Project Work I

6 Credits

Engaging in project-based scientific endeavors focused on inquiries within the realm of industrial engineering fundamentals in mechanical engineering is a collaborative effort undertaken by teams of two students. This hands-on approach fosters practical exploration and application of theoretical concepts in real-world scenarios.

Technical Mechanics 2

6 Credits

Exploring the principles of stress and deformation, this study delves into various load scenarios and their corresponding calculation methods, emphasizing their impact on strength and stiffness. Building upon this foundation, the analysis extends to the computation of composite and dynamic loads, with a dedicated examination of the buckling load case.

Elements of Mechanical Design I

6 Credits

Delving into general design principles, this course encompasses standards for representation, considerations of tolerances and fits, the essentials of descriptive geometry, an introduction to Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and the fundamental aspects of calculating and designing construction elements within the realm of mechanical engineering.

Statistics and Operations Research

6 Credits

Statistics and probability theory, linear and non-linear optimisation and their applications

Technical English (English)

6 Credits

Spoken and written English Key competencies relevant for the continuing study Programme and future employability

Materials Technology

6 Credits

Introduction to materials science, methods of extraction and testing of materials, assessment of material damage.

Finance (Investment and Financing)

6 Credits

Investment procedures, forms of financing and financial management

Electrical Engineering

6 Credits

Direct current and alternating current theory, electric and magnetic fields, transformers and multiphase systems.

Production and Logistics

6 Credits

Fundamentals of operational production and logistics processes

Computer Science

6 Credits

Exploring the foundations of programming, this module encompasses a spectrum of topics including data types, operators, and expressions. It extends to the understanding and implementation of control structures, functions, arrays, and objects, supplemented by the utilization of library functions to enhance programming proficiency.

Elements of Mechanical Design II

6 Credits

General design fundamentals, design standards, tolerances and fits, fundamentals of descriptive geometry, introduction to CAD, fundamentals of calculation and design of construction elements in mechanical engineering

Elective module 1

6 Credits

Business Law

6 Credits

Introduction to civil law and commercial law; conclusion of contracts, contractual obligations, defaults

Management Accounting

6 Credits

Examining the dynamics of corporate management control, this module elucidates the pivotal role of cost accounting within the context of controlling. It delves into the diverse realms and systems of cost accounting, while also spotlighting specific instruments employed in operational controlling for a comprehensive understanding of strategic financial management.

Project Work II

6 Credits

Project-oriented scientific exploration of a complex, contemporary issue within the field of mechanical engineering and management.

Project Management and Negotiation Techniques

6 Credits

Elective module 2

6 Credits

Business-­to-­Business Marketing

6 Credits

Terminology and conceptual basics of B2B marketing, strategic B2B management, instruments of B2B marketing, marketing controlling in B2B marketing B2B marketing, marketing controlling in B2B marketing

Business Simulation

6 Credits

Assessment and implementation of corporate strategy, market conditions, competitive situations and market conquest strategies, interaction of selected corporate divisions

Elective module 3

6 Credits

Internship semester part 1

12 Credits

Bachelor thesis (colloquium)

2 Credits

approx. 30-minute presentation and discussion of the Bachelor thesis

Internship semester part 2 (incl. practical seminar)

16 Credits

Bachelor thesis

12 Credits

12 weeks of independent work on a practical, scientific assignment

What you need to bring along

  • General or subject-restricted higher education entrance qualification
  • Alternatively: entrance qualification for universities of appliedsciences or a qualification recognised as equivalent in the course of 
  • professional qualification
    Free of admission
  • C1 language level in German or an equivalent is required.

* This programme is fully taught in German.

Application process

The application phase for the approval-free Bachelor’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 15. September 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.

What the alumnis say


From 2014 to 2018, Mustafa Kirdök studied the Bachelor's degree programme in Industrial Engineering - Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (HRW). He found the right employer straight away during his practical semester. After writing his bachelor's thesis at the Beumer Group, he was taken on after graduation. Today, he works as a Project Manager at the internationally active family business for intralogistics systems.



From company scholarship to manager: In his second semester, Pascal Hauck got to know his employer, Gutehoffnungshütte Radsatz GmbH in Oberhausen, through a company scholarship. After graduating, he was responsible for the procurement of large systems and lathes as an investment manager. Professionally, everything revolved around process optimisation, industrial engineering, specifications, acceptance and project management. This included communication and collaboration with various departments and suppliers.