The special feature of Engineering and Management

is its interdisciplinary orientation and the integrated approach applied within its courses. This high standard is ensured by conveying content from different core areas. This not only provides a sound basis of knowledge in basic and special subjects, but also promotes the acquisition of methodological tools and the ability to integrate what has been learned across functions. The joint study program of  engineering, economics and social sciences also provides valuable communication and integration skills for working on technical-economic projects and processes, as well as for managing teams, departments or units which involve technical-economic tasks.


Core areas

  • Engineering | Natural Sciences| Mathematics

  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences

  • Integration Subjects

  • Soft Skills and Foreign Languages

 
Engineering |  Natural Sciences | Mathematics

Natural and engineering sciences subjects include quantitative methods, physics, chemistry, materials engineering, design, manufacturing processes or process engineering. As a rule, a course of study in engineering and management can be either general, such as mechanical engineering or electrical engineering or specialised in an industry-oriented field of study, such as information and communications technology, recycling and environmental technology, food technology, automotive technology, medical technology, plastics technology or civil engineering.

Economics, Law and Social Sciences

The core area of economics, law and social sciences includes, for example, basics of business administration, accounting and controlling, economics, marketing, business management, business law and sociology. Here, too, the breadth and depth of study can be varied within a given framework by combining different subjects. As a rule, they lead to a specialisation by means of specified study specialisations, such as production management, business informatics, international management, product management or marketing.

Integration Subjects

The integration subjects are the characteristic feature of the  engineering and management study program. These include different scientific methods and approaches with the aim of holistically integrating interdisciplinary issues. The focus here is on understanding and combining the ways of thinking and languages of different disciplines, in particular engineering and economics in the case of engineering and management. The integrative character of engineering and management is shaped and the interdisciplinary interdependence of the studies is achieved by means of the integration modules, in which technology and business are shown and understood in their interrelationships. Typical integration subjects include operations research, statistics, project and process management, enterprise resource planning, manufacturing, ergonomics, information technology, supply chain management, factory planning, systems engineering or logistics.

Soft Skills and Foreign Languages

The integrative innovation and management function typical of engineering and management requires not only technical and methodological competence but also pronounced social skills (soft skills). Above all, this includes the ability to master interdisciplinary, intercultural and foreign language skills as well as communication of technological and economic content both inside and outside the company. Typical examples are foreign languages, communication and presentation methods, management techniques, team organization, intercultural engineering and intercultural communication.