Production Engineering: from the field of mechanical engineering

Details of the bachelor's programme

The Industrial Manufacturing degree programme is based on the broad principles of mechanical engineering. The specializations offered in later semesters are partially based on the requirements of the Tuttlingen industrial firms where production processes and machine tools are particularly important. The curriculum is also oriented towards the needs of other sectors such as the automotive, medical technology, environmental technology and air and space engineering sectors, with a trend towards digitalization.

The 7-semester Industrial Manufacturing bachelor's programme combines the disciplines of design, production engineering, machine tools and production processes. The focus lies on management production planning and organization of all production processes.

An internship semester is carried out in the 4th semester.

Industrial Manufacturing – a programme powered by industry

On the University Campus in Tuttlingen you study in cooperation with 100 companies. The production engineering programme is therefore extremely workplace relevant and offers excellent career opportunities:

  • Introduction to production engineering through visits to companies
  • Practicals in the labs of the Tuttlingen Faculty of  Industrial Technologies
  • Practicals in the labs of cooperating companies
  • Project work in cooperation with companies
  • Lecture series run with industry specialists
  • Mentoring by specialists and management from industry

Degree awarded

The degree is awarded after successful completion of the Bachelor's thesis in the 7th semester. The degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Manfacturing (B.Sc.).

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

  • Solid grounding in principles of mathematics, natural science and engineering
  • Ability to design and construct components and assembly groups using CAD programs paying particular attention to production processes and their mechanical requirements
  • Ability to develop products and machines using knowledge of materials technology and possible production processes
  • Ability to plan and control production processes taking account of automation components
  • Understanding of quality in mass and customized production and ability to evaluate flaws


Learning outcomes - transferable skills

  • Goal-oriented, interdisciplinary thinking
  • Self-directed learning accepting responsibility for individual actions
  • Confident manner and presentation skills
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Reflective interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • Cost-conscious attitude and working methods