1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Industrial Engineering for Technology and Sustainability

Are you interested in innovations being sustainable and fit for the future? Do you want to know how digitalisation is changing the way we work? Do you wonder how carbon-neutral factories might look in the future?

How does sustainability go together with business success? How does digitalised society work? How can technologies help?

Industrial Engineering for Technology and Sustainability boosts your motivation to learn through working on projects and in teams. Our project-based teaching concept provides the framework for you to create sustainable solutions for future-focused products and systems.

  • Energy-optimised transportation systems for factories
  • Constructing and designing wind turbines
  • Designing sustainable business concepts

At a glance

  • Graduation

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Type Of Study


  • Standard Period Of Study

    7 Semester

  • ECTS Credits


  • Start Of Study

    winter semester

  • Admission Requirement


  • Course Language


  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • International study


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

Program structure

During the foundation course  (semesters 1 and 2), besides learning the fundamental mathematical, scientific, technical and business principles, you will also gain practical experience in project management and team-building.

The advanced course (from semester 3 on) teaches you the key subjects in information technology, mechanics, electrical engineering, business administration and organisation.

Sustainability-related topics are examined in greater depth in further compulsory and compulsory elective modules and projects. The module on sustainability of technical systems teaches methodological skills. We place particular emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice through project-based learning.

After completing the practical semester , you can decide which subject areas you wish to examine in greater detail and choose from a wide range of elective modules to specialise in, to suit your particular interests and career aspirations.

There’s even language training in the module on “International Communications” to prepare you for international projects and managerial tasks.

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.) .

Dual study

    1. Programme with extended practice – practical and flexible!
The programme with extended practice combines a regular bachelor’s degree programme at the university with intensive practical placements relating to your academic subject matter with one of our partners. Students can select this “sandwich” option until semester 4.
    2. Combined programme – study and train at the same time!
A combined programme enables you to gain a fully accredited vocational qualification while you are studying for your bachelor’s degree – a particularly appealing advantage for many companies!
We offer the following combined vocational tracks as part of the degree programme in Industrial Engineering for Technology / Sustainability at Kempten University of Applied Sciences:

  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Electronics engineer for devices and systems
  • Electronics engineer for operating technology
  • Electronics engineer for automation technology
  • Electronics engineer for energy and building technology
  • Industrial mechanic
  • Industrial clerk

You can find further information about “university dual”  on our website.


The broadly based training that industrial engineers have completed prepares them ideally for performing interface tasks in companies. The key skillset in understanding both technical and business essentials is highly sought after by companies and poises you perfectly to assume managerial roles in the future.

Popular fields of work include product and project management, sales, procurement, marketing, controlling, production planning and logistics.

Besides private industry, there are also career openings for industrial engineers in public administration and authorities, institutions, associations and research institutes.

However, it’s also highly worthwhile considering setting up your own business in a service-provision or manufacturing trade, for which the business element of your degree sets you in very good stead.

Further information

You can find more details about career pathways, fields of employment and the labour market situation on the website of the VWI (Association of German Industrial Engineers).

Application and approval

Application process:

We have put together all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .

Admission requirements:

Entry to this degree programme is unrestricted. The basic admission requirement for this bachelor’s degree programme is general eligibility for university. This includes:

  • General university entrance certificate
  • Subject-specific university entrance certificate
  • Advanced technical college certificate
  • A recognised equivalent form of eligibility for admission
International info

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.

Examination regulations

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


Details about the degree programme



We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us.

Contact for prospective students

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

Questions about course content

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