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Bachelor of Science

Economics and Engineering VERBUND

Are you looking for a degree programme that combines engineering and business, doesn't cost much and allows you to work or do an apprenticeship on the side? Then the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics and Engineering for working professionals is just right for you! If you want to advance your career or reorient yourself professionally, a degree programme in industrial engineering offers you a wide range of opportunities to find your dream job in a company. You will not only gain professional qualifications, but also personal skills.

At a glance

Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study:
9 semesters
Programme start:
Winter semester
Instruction language:
Credit points:
180 credit points
Type of programme:
Extra occupational
Type of admission (NC):
Open admission (no NC)

Study details

How can production become more digital and smarter? What marketing strategy can I use to acquire new customers? How can I keep an eye on my costs while investing in automated and networked manufacturing processes and expanding? And how can I make my company more environmentally friendly? Studying industrial engineering opens up a wide range of opportunities for you. With comprehensive knowledge in various areas, you are perfectly equipped as an all-rounder to pursue a career in challenging technical or managerial positions.
During your studies, you will learn both the most important technical and business management skills and how you can implement them in the company using various methods. If you want to take on a management role in the future, you will need to be technically proficient and at the same time take care to make sustainable business decisions. For this reason, the degree programme places great emphasis on management skills - not only in theory, but also through practical application in projects. In the second part of the course, you can then prepare yourself specifically for your career goal and specialise in your field. Whether you are interested in project management, production, quality management, purchasing or sales - the practice-oriented and digitalised curriculum prepares you optimally for future challenges.

Admission requirements

School-leaving certificate

  •  Advanced technical college entrance qualification (academic + practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification

International students need

Cooperative study model (KIA / KIS)

  •  Advanced technical college entrance qualification (school + practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • A training contract (KIA) or internship contract (KIS) with a cooperating company (DE) is available for enrolment

Your career opportunities

The Economics and Engineering degree programme opens up a wide range of fields of work for you.
You can successfully apply your sound technical and economic knowledge to the design of business processes. As a manager or technical specialist, you will take on challenging tasks in the middle management of private and public companies. As an industrial engineer, you can be deployed in almost all areas of a company.

Studying at Campus Bochum

Modern, internationally orientated and surrounded by greenery - that's Bochum University of Applied Sciences. We have over 8,200 students studying at two different locations: the main campus in Bochum and the satellite campus in Heiligenhaus (CVH).
With our six faculties and more than 58 degree programmes, we attach great importance to encounters at eye level, supportive cooperation, personal support and strong practical relevance. There are numerous student working and research groups in which students from different degree programmes come together to learn. Topics such as Sustainable Bochum University, learning and working in projects (problem-based learning), Electric Mobility or climate change can be tackled here independently and closely supervised by lecturers. You can also obtain a doctoral degree here after completing a Master's degree.
The campus in Bochum is about 15 minutes by car or tram from the city centre, right next to the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). All leisure activities for students there are also open to you: from university sports and the cultural café to the halls of residence. Bochum as a student city offers everything a student's heart desires: from art museum, theatre and concert hall to planetarium and mining museum to the party mile Bermudadreieck, city park and Kemnader See - take a look at Maps to see how green it is here!


What our students say

"I particularly like the good organisation and the design of varied subjects from technology and business that build on each other.The module content is the ideal complement to the experience gained on the job and forms an ideal basis for further academic steps."

Lane Schöttes, alumna


"I think the degree programme is very good, as I previously studied full-time and quickly realised that I would rather study alongside my training.
I didn't have the work experience before. Also, overcrowded lecture theatres didn't exactly help me to study successfully. On the Economics and Engineering  programme, you sit together with groups of no more than 25 people and professors or lecturers who bring practical experience from industry with them."

Jannik Bischkopf, student