Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master’s degree
  5. Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering meets industry & science

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of industrial engineering and acquire useful additional skills? The technical, business and social components of this master’s programme equip you with the optimum skillset to perform a wide range of roles in a company.

The mixture of modules turns graduates into valued managers in various technical sectors, such as automotive construction or mechanical and plant engineering.

Completing this master’s in Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering prepares you for the kind of demanding and interdisciplinary tasks you will encounter later on as a manager. Be that in planning, project management, organising production or business planning – teaching you methods for accomplishing internal and external tasks in mechanical and plant engineering, including its supply industry. Acquiring this useful additional training and core soft skills helps you purposefully develop your technical prowess and personality. Field trips, technical presentations and the application-focused design of modules ensure a high level of practical relevance. Furthermore, students can also work on their master’s theses and projects in close collaboration with an industrial company.

This master’s degree formally qualifies you for senior civil service and paves the way for you to embark upon doctoral studies. Besides boosting professionals career in industry or administration, it offers a gateway to science and research.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, part-time

  • Standard duration

    3 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester
    summer semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

This master’s degree programme is designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study, gaining 90 ECTS Credit Points, but it can also be studied part-time over six semesters (approximately halving the weekly workload). Students can switch in either direction between full-time and part-time study. The same admission criteria apply to both options.

The first two semesters each contain two modules on “special aspects of mechanical engineering” and three “interface subjects” examining technological and business-related tasks. Inter-cultural management is also taught during the first semester, before focusing on practical issues and the appropriate approaches to solutions in project work during the second. Expert talks and field trips provide insights into various aspects and suggest different approaches to solutions in industry.

During the third semester, two blocks are offered on communicative and interpersonal skills, while you work on completing your master’s thesis. The final thesis gives you an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your ability to tackle and solve a practically related task using scientific (systematic) methods. 

The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).

Study objectives

This master’s programme has been designed to address vocationally relevant subjects, focusing on a number of specific demands for advanced training – particularly project management activities in the following areas:

  • Customers’ projects as a sphere of activities that require extensive coordination in order to fulfil individual needs, which are extremely important to many companies in the fields of plant engineering, the manufacture of investment goods, and supply of large-scale series.
  • Factory planning as a complex, multi-stage task based on knowledge of a desired output under specific framework conditions through to identifying the required facilities and services.
  • Organising production as a perennial daily challenge to deliver the agreed supplies on time, with high productivity and clearly justified stock.
  • Business planning as a process that drives innovation, from developing business ideas through to creating the basis for making decisions.

The aim of this degree programme is to teach practically focused advanced findings and industrial engineering methods for mechanical engineering  and to train graduates to assume prominent positions in this profession.

Besides subjects that teach the knowledge required to accomplish the above primary activities, lectures are also presented on special aspects of mechanical engineering, e.g. pinning down Industry 4.0.

Masters of Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering are sought after in almost all technical sectors, and at regional, national and international level. You command a broad spectrum of technical know-how – and profound expertise in your area of specialisation – and link this with business acumen and the ability to get things done. These form the ideal basis for performing executive tasks in project development and global project management, right up to senior management in innovative technology companies.

Career prospects und fields of activity

Our master’s degree programme is designed to elaborate sophisticated tasks in the following primary key areas:

  • Customer projects (the primary key to success for many companies)
  • Factory planning (to meet the challenge of working with complex correlations)
  • Organising production (including methods to deliver on time and efficiently)
  • Business planning (process to drive innovation, from ideas through to business plans)

This master’s degree qualifies you to lead market-focused or business projects as the gateway to your professional pathway. Your master’s degree will form your gateway to senior positions in public service and leverage promotion.

The admission requirement for this master’s degree programme is a bachelor’s or other degree in industrial and mechanical engineering with at least 210 ECTS Credit Points, or an equivalent qualification. The Mechanical Engineering examinations board is responsible for ascertaining the equivalence of qualifications in each particular case.

Please submit your certificate with your application. An average grade of at least 2.5 is required (overall examination grade “good” or better).

If your certificate is not yet available, you must submit a transcript of your current performance record evidencing an average grade of at least 2.5, in which no more than 40 ECTS Credit Points remain to complete your degree – or if Credit Points are not indicated, you are within 25 semester weeks of completing your degree. The individual grades are weighted according to the current version of the programme and examination regulations for your first degree. Admission remains conditional upon submission of the relevant degree certificate to Academic Registry by the end of the first semester of study.

Applicants whose first degree didn’t include a practical semester must also provide evidence of having worked for at least 20 weeks. 

In other words: If you haven’t studied industrial engineering to German “Diplom” or bachelor’s degree level, your application will need to be scrutinised by the Examinations Board for this programme. This is generally a very time-consuming process, hence it will only be commenced once the application has been submitted, as evidence of serious intent.
However, if you have a degree that covers both technical and business content, you stand a good chance of being admitted to the programme. Please don’t send any transcripts of records or curricula vitae to our academic advisors, as they are unable to predict admissions on this basis. If you’re in any doubt, go ahead any apply!

There are no aptitude tests or recognition procedures for gaining admission to this degree programme if the threshold for the first degree grade is not met.

All the latest information and details on applying and the admission requirements can be found under Applications and admissions.

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.

Would you like to gain experience abroad during your master’s programme? Then add an international twist:

  • You can write your master’s thesis at a company abroad and submit it in English. 
  • A semester abroad can be inserted between the 2nd and 3rd semester (usually extending the duration of your studies). Depending on your host university, content from semester 2 can possibly be studied abroad and counted towards your degree. The International Office can advise you on this, and the Mechanical Engineering examinations board (LINK) will assist with the final adjustments.
  • You can arrange alternative options for spending time abroad individually with the Student Advisory Service.

Are you interested in learning more about options for you to study abroad? More about opportunities for studying abroad. 

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

Programme with extended practice

Study this Master's programme combined with in-depth practical studies! Your regular studies are combined with intensive practical phases, based on the course content. The offer is aimed at both regular, non-dual and dual Bachelor graduates who have completed a combined study programme or study programme with in-depth practice.
You can find more information about the offers here.


Your study place for the Winter Semester 2023/2024

Step 1: Register in the online portal 'MeinCampus' + receive applicant ID (from 24.04.2023).

  • Please create your user profile and assign a password
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your applicant ID and further instructions to activate your access
  • Make notes of your user ID and password in a safe place

Step 2: Assemble documents for digital upload in 'MyCampus':

  • university entrance qualification
  • official identification document (e.g. identity card)
  • For e.g. minors, vocationally qualified persons, dual studies, top athletes and international applicants, further documentation is required (see Overview of required documents).

Step 3: Apply online (from 24.04.2023)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment

Apply online now!

Applications for Summer Semester 2023 are scheduled to run from 24. April 2023 to probably 15. July 2023.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 2. October 2023.

Course structure

For details of the modules, please consult the relevant Module Handbook (23S) .

1. Semester dates

  • Information retrieval and knowledge management
  • Organising production efficiently
  • Calculating processes, projects and products
  • Inter-cultural management
  • Special aspects of mechanical engineering
  • Machine structures
  • Drive technologies

2nd Semester dates

  • Detailing Industry 4.0
  • “Planning factories” project
  • Business planning
  • Leading project business
  • Customer-supplier relations

3. Semester dates

  • Intensive training in visualisation and moderation
  • Methods for personal development
  • Master’s thesis

This master’s degree programme is designed to be completed in three semesters of full-time study, gaining 90 ECTS Credit Points, but it can also be studied part-time over six semesters (approximately halving the weekly workload). Students can switch in either direction between full-time and part-time study. The same admission criteria apply to both options.

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We know how exciting it can be to embark upon a degree programme, so we want you to have someone to contact if you have any questions about studying with us.

Do you have any questions about your degree programme, application, or anything else along these lines?
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Degree programme coordinator / academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Barbara Seeberg

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523- 9607
email: barbara.seeberg(at)
Building A, room 314