Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering

Profile of the study program

The dual study program Industrial Engineering is taught in cooperation with the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Hannover). It imparts basic principles of mechanical engineering and business administration with an emphasis on the field of Technical Sales. The graduates get the right qualifications for work at the interface between business and technology. As engineers with comprehensive business know-how, they can be deployed in a wide variety of fields - e.g. Sales, Purchasing, in the product development, production planning or in the project management.

The course of studies is linked to the company-based training at KSM. During the first stage of studies (semesters 1-4), the students are trained at KSM on three days a week and additionally throughout the entire semester break. In addition, they attend vocational school for approximately 100 hours. After the end of the first stage of studies, the vocational training is completed with an IHK exam (exam of Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

The second stage of studies (semesters 5-7) consists of two full-time study semesters. The Bachelor's thesis will be written in the last semester. Between the 6th and the 7th semester, the students travel to a partner university abroad (summer session) in order to spend an approx. six-week study visit there. In English language, the students acquire knowledge of business management contents according to Anglo-Saxon form. The trip is financed by KSM.

Study contents

Exemplary contents which are taught in the form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises:

  • Technical contents:
    Mathematics & physics, engineering mechanics, production, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, basic principles of designing, measurement engineering, theory of energy and processes, process engineering, drive elements of the construction
  • Commercial contents:
    Business administration, bookkeeping, accounting, marketing, investment, e-business in Sales and Purchasing, communication in companies, fundamentals of economics, introduction to economics and microeconomics, macroeconomics, logistics and sales, contract law/product liability, sales management

Admission requirement

  • Training contract with KSM
  • General qualification for university entrance (Abitur), subject-specific qualification for university entrance, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an educational background recognized as equivalent within the "Offenen Hochschule Niedersachsen" (Open University Lower Saxony).
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • Good knowledge of English is advantageous


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Contact person

Viktoria von Albedyll
HR Expert,
Commercial Training / Work-Study Program

KSM Castings Group GmbH
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