Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
(Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen — technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau, B.Sc.)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German, individual courses in English|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); |
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
All Business Engineering degree programmes at the TU Darmstadt are defined by their distinct interdisciplinary nature. They contain parts of both Business Studies (Business Administration and Economics) and Law on the one hand, and Engineering on the other to nearly the same extent.
The Bachelor of Science programme Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Mechanical Engineering (WI-MB) is located at the interface of Business Studies and Mechanical Engineering. Courses from these two areas make up the largest part of the studies. Furthermore, the programme includes modules from the areas of Mathematics and Legal Studies.
The module handbook will help you gather detailed information on the content of the programme.
Further information on the department may be found at www.wi.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, the Fachschaft (Departmental Students` Representative Committee) organises a Mathematik-Vorkurs (supporting mathematics course for beginners).
Alternatively/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
Studying Business Engineering is suitable for everyone who is interested in a business-oriented as well as an engineering-oriented education. The interdisciplinary skills and knowledge taught within this framework aim at enabling the students to communicate with experts of Business Studies as well as Engineering on problems and their solutions.
A solid scientific-mathematical basis is absolutely essential for a successful course of study. Mathematics, in particular, play a vital role in the general context of the programme.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
The Online Bridging Course Maschinenbau helps to get a clearer understanding of these requirements and of the contents of the programme.
Apart from technical qualifications, the everyday professional life of business engineers also requires Soft Skills such as communication skills and the ability to work in a team, or creativity.
Related Degree Programmes
|Business Information Systems (WINF) (B.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc.)|
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Civil Engineering (WI-BI) (B.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Bauingenieurwesen, B.Sc.)|
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (WI-ETiT) (B.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsinenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, B.Sc.)|
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. Regarding further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Business Engineering – Technical Field of Studies Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.) (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau, M.Sc.)|
Business Engineering graduates work at the interface of technological and business needs. Development, marketing, and product life cycles, for example, are much shorter today than only a few years ago. Therefore, business or construction and marketing procedures must be concluded simultaneously more often than before. For this interface requirement, business engineers are equipped with the necessary skills in both fields. Graduates of the Business Engineering – Technical Field of Study Mechanical Engineering program may find employment in management positions or in research and development. Their employers include mechanical, automotive, and aircraft engineering businesses as well as logistics, consulting, and service businesses. They take on, for instance, operative tasks in the fields of production control, quality assurance, process monitoring as well as in controlling and marketing.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.(VDMA) (German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association)
Berufsverband der deutschen Wirtschaftsingenieure (VWI) (Association of German Industrial Engineers)