1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Systems Engineering

Fully networked

Systems engineering is used to network project and systems management, particularly in electrical engineering and information and system technology. The dual study format enables you to learn about mechatronics and IT while also gaining practical experience in a company workplace. This nine-semester degree programme covers theoretical and practical subject matter, which you study alongside working in your company. You will spend three days a week working in a company and the other two studying at the Memmingen University of Applied Sciences Hub.

This degree programme in Systems Engineering is provided by the “Digital and Regional” project run jointly by Augsburg, Kempten and Neu-Ulm universities of applied sciences to harness the combined benefits of eLearning and studying close to home. This groundbreaking venture was developed in close collaboration with numerous partners in Bavarian Swabia. The dual study format enables you to work on a wide range of specialist tasks and challenges addressing “networked technical systems” (mechatronics, IT, digitalisation and Industry 4.0) while also managing processes for yourself in the workplace.

At a glance

  • Graduation

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Type Of Study

    part-time, part-time professional

  • Standard Period Of Study

    9 Semester

  • ECTS Credits


  • Start Of Study

    winter semester

  • Admission Requirement


  • Course Language


  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • International study


  • Maximum number of participants


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

Program structure

The foundation course  (semesters 1 to 4) provides broadly based training in the fundamental principles of engineering science, also focusing heavily on key interdisciplinary skills. These two years are spent studying general engineering in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

After progressing to the advanced course , you will expand your knowledge of networked technical systems and work on subject areas such as robotics, embedded systems, production planning, data communication and automation engineering.

You will spend two days studying locally at one of the university of applies sciences hubs in either Memmingen or Donau-Ries, where a range of eLearning provisions offer structured guidance prior to and following on from face-to-face classes, more detailed information and assistance with mastering basic principles. This makes it easier to integrate your studies into your everyday life.

Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree ofBachelor 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 Systems Engineering 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

You can find further information about the various “hochschule dual”  options on our website.


Professional environment:

Networking, digitalisation, individualisation and internationalisation are the key terms associated with Industry 4.0. Pivotal positions in future production processes will call for staff who look beyond the horizon, possess expertise in information technology and engineering, and can use this across networks. The degree programme in Systems Engineering enables you to work on and look after continuously developing complex technical systems in production environments.

Career prospects:

Graduate systems engineers are in very high demand across a broad range of sectors right now, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Businesses engaged in national and international development and manufacturing, e.g. automation engineering, robotics, automotive construction, aerospace and medical technology, are increasingly looking for engineers with a broad interdisciplinary educational background. Demand is growing particularly steeply all in electrotechnology, IT and system technology. Even in the fields of corporate consultancy and project management, we see interdisciplinary engineering moving to the fore. These trends generate excellent opportunities for you in the regional and global labour markets alike.

Fields of activity:

  • Electronics
  • Information and system technology
  • Automation engineering
  • Robotics
  • Automotive construction
  • Aerospace
  • Medical technology
Application and approval

Application process:

Applications to study Systems Engineering should be submitted online via the applicants portal managed by Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. Once you have been accepted and have enrolled formally as a student, you will automatically also be registered at Kempten University of Applied Sciences. You will study at the University of Applied Sciences hub in Memmingen. You can find out more about how to apply online at  hs-augsburg.de/bewerbung.

Admission requirements:

Besides the general university entrance certificate, advanced technical college certificate, subject-specific university entrance certificate, technicians’, master craftspersons’ or vocational qualifications, it is an advantage to have a company workplace. It goes without saying that we will happily assist you in finding a suitable host company:

If your company hasn’t yet joined the scheme, that’s no problem! Please feel free to contact Rebecca Koch in absolute confidence.

International info

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone studying 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. If you have any questions about the structure or content of the programme, our programme coordinator will be happy to help; or for general questions please contact the University Student Advisory Service.

Programme coordinator:
Rebecca Koch
Email: rebecca.koch(at)hs-kempten.de