International Production Engineering and Management (BSc)

What is the degree programme about?

This degree programme will prepare you for a career as an engineer in an international environment.

Together mechanical engineering and systems engineering form a key industry which provides a driving force behind innovation, the economy and technical performance in Germany. With a 20 percent share of global trade, Germany is the leading international provider of machinery, ahead of the USA and Japan. Due to their large quantities of exports, all large companies that work in production technology operate on an international level and are always looking for engineers and mangers with the same international perspective who, in addition to their knowledge of engineering, also have business and foreign language skills.

This is where the International Production Engineering and Management degree programme comes in, as students gain knowledge not only of traditional mechanical engineering, but also of management, in both German and English, ensuring they are well prepared to work in an international environment.

Over the course of the degree programme you will learn about a diverse range of topics in engineering, such as technical mechanics, plant design, production technology, and materials science, as well as various areas of management, such as supply chain management and global operations strategy.

What can I do with this degree

Production engineers and production managers are mainly involved in production planning and the installation of technical products under consideration of economic factors such as sales, supply and purchasing structures. During the degree programme you will gain good knowledge of all of these areas that you will be able to put into practice in your future career.

With a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science you can take on interesting roles in various areas of industry, such as:

  • automotive
  • conservation
  • electronics manufacturing
  • medical engineering
  • and many more
What qualities and skills do I need?
  • an interest in engineering and business and good basic knowledge of mathematics, as well as a willingness to study some physics, particularly mechanics
  • good knowledge of or willingness to learn English
  • an interest in how technical products work and how they can be manufactured
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • You have the opportunity to complete a semester abroad at a partner university or a work placement abroad without extending the length of the degree programme.
  • The degree programme has a practical orientation and will ensure you have a good start to your career. There are many large industrial companies in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, in particular in Erlangen, that have a strong international focus, such as Siemens, MAN, Baumüller and Diehl.
  • Male and female engineers have equally good career prospects and FAU's degree programmes ensure you are well prepared for professional life.
Potential challenges

To start the degree programme in October you must apply by 15 July. More information is available on the degree programme website.

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Degree program start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree program: Summer Term, Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen, Nuremberg
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree program: Summer Term, Winter Term
Size: (currently 50-150 Students)
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions