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

Engineers in a networked world

Are looking to do more than just learn? Systems Engineering is a cutting-edge engineering degree programme that teaches you an interdisciplinary mix of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science.

Project-based lectures enable you to directly apply newly gained knowledge to practice. Networking, digitalisation, IT security and internationalisation are major buzzwords associated with Industry 4.0. On the degree programme in Systems Engineering, you can prepare for roles that will be key in the future, and acquire crucial skills such as innovative thinking and working within networks.

The degree programme in Systems Engineering is run jointly by Augsburg, Kempten and Neu-Ulm universities of applied sciencesto harness the combined benefits of eLearning and studying close to home. A substantial package of eLearning provisions offers structured guidance prior to and following on from face-to-face classes. Lectures are held at the HE Hub in Memmingen.

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Applications for the degree programme in Systems Engineering should be submitted online via the applicants portal managed by Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. Students on the joint degree programme are automatically also enrolled with Kempten University of Applied Sciences upon completion of the process at Augsburg.

The application for a study start in the winter semester 2023/2024 is possible from 2 May 2023 at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    part-time, part-time professional, dual, full-time

  • Standard duration

    6-11 semesters, depending on the study format

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Electrical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Maximum number of participants


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

The degree programme can be completed in different formats. Depending on the chosen format, the degree programme takes between six and eleven semesters to complete.

  • Full-time: 7 semesters – 30 ECTS (Credit Points) per semester
  • Part-time: 9-11 semesters – three days per week spent in the company, two days per week studying on campus, 20 ECTS (Credit Points) per semester
  • Intensive: 6 semesters – turbo-format accruing 75 ECTS points/year

The initial “basic principles and orientation subjects” stage provides broadly based training in the fundamental principles of engineering science, with the opportunity to expand your specialist and auxiliary skills in application-focused projects. This stage is 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 aspects of the subject areas

  • Digital supply chain management
  • Automation technology / robotics
  • Applied industrial data systems
  • Project management
  • Measuring and control systems
  • Basic principles of data systems 

The degree programme is rounded off with the practical semester (this is recognised in part-time format), which includes practical support modules and the bachelor’s thesis.

Upon successfully completing this degree programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic title of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) .

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 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 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.

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 aspiration, 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

The broad scope of this bachelor’s programme prepares you perfectly for specialising on a master’s degree programme at a university in Swabia or anywhere else in the world.



Presenting Systems Engineering: Four questions to students

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