Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau, M.Sc.


All Business Engineering degree programmes at the TU Darmstadt are defined by their distinct interdisciplinary nature. They contain parts of both the Business Studies (Business Administration and Economics) and Law on the one hand and Engineering on the other to nearly the same extent.

The Master's degree programmes in Business Engineering focuses on a smaller scale on the engineering area of specialisation than the non-business Engineering programmes. With respect tot their technical field of studies, the students of Business Engineering otherwise attend the same courses as the students enrolled in the corresponding purely technical Master’s programmes.

The programme deepens and expands the skills and knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme for planning, management, and production of machines and technical systems. Located at the interface of Business Studies and Mechanical Engineering, the programme is particularly characterised by its research orientation. The Master’s degree includes various other forms of learning to work scientifically (seminar papers, research papers, Master’s Thesis) in order to gain initial experience in basic and applied research. The programme caters to personal preferences by offering numerous electives and areas of specialisation. Therefore, we recommend that you attend the introductory lecture “Introduction to the Master’s Degree Programme” offered by the department at the beginning of your Master’s programme.

An additional commercial internship serves the qualification of students. A completed commercial training or a completed vocational training in the field of mechanical engineering may be taken into account completely or partially. If possible, the 12-week internship should be completed before the start of the programme; it must, however, be completed no later than by the day of registering for the last subject exam. During the programme, it is possible to do the internship abroad as well as spend entire semesters in a foreign country.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Law and Economics

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German
Internship A Business Engineering Internship of twelve weeks or more should be completed before the start of the programme. In justified exceptional cases, it is possible to make up the internship until the day of registration for the last subject exam. This requires the approval of the board of examiners; request for deadline extension at the Studienbüro.
  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) comprise a “Bachelor of Science” degree from the same programme or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor's office. Information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
  • A Business Engineering internship of twelve weeks or more should be completed before the start of the programme. In justified exceptional cases, it is possible to make up the internship until the day of registration for the last subject exam. This requires the approval of the board of examiners; request for deadline extension at the Studienbüro.
Procedure As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (without degree completion guarantee)
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates and to analyse the subject based on research. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Business engineers work at the interface of technical and business needs. Development, marketing and product life cycles, for example, are much shorter today than only a few years ago. Therefore, business, 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 Studies Mechanical Engineering programme 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.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (Association of German Engineers)

Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) (German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association)

Berufsverband der deutschen Wirtschaftsingenieure (Association of German Industrial Engineers)

Degree and Programme Guidelines/ Study Regulation

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.