Details of programme

Programme focus

The part-time Engineering Management degree programme is a comprehensive Business Administration and Engineering course covering engineering, business, communication and organisation.

  • Product development, design and manufacturing
  • Measurement and automation
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Scientific and technical fundamentals
Business studies
  • Development Management and Agile Methods
  • Quality and Service Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Marketing and Marketing Research
  • Business Administration
Communication and Organisation
  • Corporate Communications and Advertising
  • Process, Change and Information Management
  • Business Law
  • Project Management
Practical skills
  • Technical Labs
  • Business Game
  • Internships
  • Case Studies

Target group

The Business Administration and Engineering - Engineering Management bachelor's programme is aimed at those in full-time employment who have already completed advanced vocational training in a technical field, e.g.:

  • certified Technical Specialist (Geprüfte(r) Technische(r) Fachwirt(in)  (IHK) )
  • certified Industrial Master (Geprüfte(r) Industriemeister(in) (IHK) )
  • state certified Technician (Staatlich geprüfte(r) Techniker(in) )
  • certified Technical Manager (Geprüfte(r) Technische(r) Betriebswirt(in) (IHK) )
  • or similar

and who wish to gain a university degree with a technical focus part-time.

Cooperation partner

The Business Administration and Engineering - Technical Management degree programme is a cooperative higher education programme run by the Faculty of Business Administration and Engineering of Furtwangen University in conjunction with the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg Chamber of Commerce (IHK) through § 33 (external examination) of the Baden-Württemberg State University Law.

Furtwangen University has designed the curriculum to teach the theory and practice of Business Administration and Engineering and is responsible for all examinations. The programme is organized and run by the IHK-Akademie in Villingen with the support of lecturers from Furtwangen University.

Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree from Furtwangen University.

Programme content

Descriptions of the individual modules can be found in the Download file:Module Handbook.
Detailed information on the programme can be found in the Download file:Study and Examinations Regulations.

Lectures take place at the Chamber of Commerce in Villingen every Tuesday and Thursday evening and on Saturdays. Labs are held at Furtwangen University.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Management of technical developments and innovations
  • Engineering and business skills
  • Application-oriented, academic knowledge
  • Communicative, organisational and soft skills
  • Teambuilding, leadership and negotiation skills

Module overview

The duration of the part-time programme is nominally 7 semesters, which is regularly reduced to 6 semesters by recognising work experience as a practical semester. In the course of the study programme, a total of 180 ECTS are acquired.

* Modules marked with an asterisk (*) are recognised if the student has completed specialist vocational training to become a Certified Technical Business Administrator (Geprüften Technischen Betriebswirt(in) (IHK)).

Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Business & Operational Performance Process*
  • Fundamentals of Natural Sciences & Technology
  • IT Fundamentals*
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Technical English
Semester 2
  • Corporate Accounting*
  • Electrical Engineering & Electronics
  • Physics Lab
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Project Management & Presentation*
Semester 3
  • Personnel & Organisation*
  • Mechanics & Materials
  • Electrical Engineering & Electronics Lab
  • Empirical Methods
  • Scientific Principles & Documentation
Semester 4
  • Innovation Management
  • Product Development, Design & Manufacturing
  • Business Simulation
  • Business Law
  • Marketing Research
Semester 5

Internship semester

Semester 6
  • Marketing Case Studies
  • Measurement & Automation
  • Introduction to CAD
  • Process, Change & Information Management
  • Corporate Communications & Advertising