1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Industrial Engineering for Electrotechnology / Mechatronics

Economics meets technology

Are you finding it difficult to decide between a technical or commercial career? Then simply go for both! This bachelor’s degree programme equips you with equal levels of technical and business expertise. The conventional division between technical and commercial disciplines has been outstripped by the demands levied by global competition – swift adaptation is what counts. This degree programme therefore combines the sciences of economics and engineering with special focus on electrical engineering or mechatronics, thus enabling you to learn how to master the challenges that arise at the interfaces.

You will learn an extremely wide range of approaches and methods for solving tasks that require special expertise in both fields. It’s your decision which area you wish to major in. From the start, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. We offer a preliminary maths course especially for students in the first semester of technical bachelor’s degree programmes. Preliminary maths course . In addition, you can expect practically relevant teamwork and learning, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name.

At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, dual

  • Standard duration

    7 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

During the foundation course  (semesters 1 and 2), you will primarily learn the fundamental mathematical, scientific and business principles. At the end of the foundation course, you decide which technical major you wish to specialise in – electrical and information technology or mechatronics.

The subsequent advanced course (starting in the 3rd semester) focuses on key core and advanced vocational subjects. Major importance is placed on the interplay between theory and practice, as reinforced by the great range of internships offered throughout the programme.

After completing the practical semester , you can study topics such as production automation or supply chain management in greater detail and select specialisations from a broad range of elective subjects.

Language tuition in English or Spanish is also included in the curriculum to reflect the international mosaic that makes up present-day economic life.

You will complete your degree by writing your bachelor’s thesis. Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) .

Professional environment:

Studying industrial engineering for electrotechnology / mechatronics places you at the interface between business science and electrical/information technology or mechanical engineering. It meets the increasing need in many areas of business for specialists with both business and commercial skills and also advanced technical expertise.

Industrial engineers frequently work in fields such as:

  • Product development
  • Product and project management
  • Sales, procurement und marketing
  • Controlling
  • Production planning
  • Logistics
  • Public administration and authorities
  • Institutions and associations
  • Research facilities

Career prospects:

Ever-shortening innovation cycles, customers’ escalating quality requirements, and international markets and competition demand increasingly multifaceted mindsets from engineers. On top of that comes companies’ growing awareness of their environmental and social responsibility. This broadly based training equips you ideally to tackle the interface tasks presented to industrial engineers.

Your key skillset in understanding both technical and business environments is highly sought after by companies and poises you perfectly to assume managerial roles in the future. The experience you acquire in both disciplines will also stand you in good stead for setting up your own services or manufacturing business. Excellent career prospects abound in Kempten and the Allgäu region, in particular, especially with regard to Bosch, its suppliers and partner companies.

List of sectors:

  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace
  • Construction industry
  • Medical technology
  • Energy suppliers
  • Logistics
  • Service providers
  • Product development
  • Product and project management
  • Telecommunications
  • Sales, procurement und marketing
  • Controlling
  • Production planning and logistics
  • Public administration and authorities
  • Institutions and associations
  • Research facilities

Application process:

Have we whetted your appetite for the degree programme in Industrial Engineering for Electrotechnology / Mechatronics? If so, we would be delighted for you to apply. We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .

Admission requirements:

Are you interested in combining two subject areas that would spontaneously seem entirely unrelated? Are you up for the special challenge of studying on an interdisciplinary degree programme that directs you towards a wide-ranging career? If so, you’re on just the right track to study Industrial Engineering for Electrical Engineering / Mechatronics!

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted in our portal.

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Programme with extended practice

Would you like to combine study and practice? With pleasure! The Kempten University of Applied Sciences offers you the following opportunity to study with more practice:

  1. Studies with in-depth practice practical and flexible!
    In the study programme with in-depth practice, a regular Bachelor's programme at the university is combined with intensive practical phases at a practice partner, based on the study content. Students can enter this study option up to the 4th semester.
  2. Combined studies a practical combination of study and work!
    With a combined study programme, you can acquire a fully recognised vocational qualification within your Bachelor's degree. This double qualification is particularly attractive for many companies!

You can find more information about the offers here.

Master's degree programmes

Once you have gained your bachelor’s degree, you can embark upon various post-graduate programmes to earn a master’s degree:


Details about the degree programme


Contact for prospective students

For general questions about studying and applications, please contact the University Student Advisory Service.

Advisor for this degree programme

If you have any questions about course content, the structure of the programme or problems with your studies, please contact the Academic Advisor.

Professor Bernhard Weich

Email: bernhard.weich(at)hs-kempten.de


Do you have any questions about examinations? Decisions about matters such as counting your performance in studies and examinations towards your programme, missed deadlines, ascertaining examination performance, etc., are made by the examinations boards.

Chair of Examinations Board: Professor Thomas Nägele, Dr.-Ing..

If you have any questions about recognition of performance, deadlines, ascertaining examination performance, etc., please contact Academic Registry.