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B.Eng. Business and Engineering

An English-taught Bachelor degree in Business and Engineering for all interested students
Students on the FHWS Campus
  • University profile:
     University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
  • Website degree program:
  • Discipline areas:
     Engineering, Business
  • Language of instruction:
  • Start at university:
     Winter Semester
  • Duration

    BIC Preparation Program: 8 months
    Bachelor program: 3.5 years
    Total: approx. 4 years for a bachelor's degree

  • Course:
  • Academic requirements:

    This English-taught Bachelor degree in Business and Engineering is open to all interested students who fulfil the academic entry requirements of the German higher education system.

    Mandatory Internship:

    Applicants are required to have completed a 6-week technical and/or logistics-orientated internship and have a deeper knowledge of mathematics, physics, and informatics. Under extenuating circumstances, this internship can be completed any time before the end of the second term. FHWS is willing to help the students find a partner company if necessary. More detailed guidelines can be downloaded directly from FHWS using this link.

    English Language Certification:
    • Valid TOEFL IBT® test result of at least 83 points (internet-based)
    • Valid IELTS test with at least 6.0 points
    • Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) or Cambridge B2 First, minimum grade C
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced, minimum level B2
    • UNIcert® Certificate, minimum level II (UniCert® II)
    • English language certificates at the minimum level B2 obtained at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

    Native speaker, as well as applicants, who hold an english-taught school-leaving qualification or study degree.


As of March 07th 2017

Source: Study and Examination Regulations

Career Prospects

With an education as an industrial engineer, a wide range of professional opportunities are open to you. A mixture of technical and non-technical course elements serves as the basis for conventional as well as modern fields: Marketing/Sales, Logistics, Materials Management/Purchasing, Manufacturing/Production, Controlling, Accounting, Organization, or Data Processing. For example, you will be trained to begin working with manufacturing companies, engineering companies, banks, insurance companies, consultancy companies, retail companies, or even the public sector. 

Degree Content

The Business Engineering degree at FHWS combines solid, basic knowledge with practical training. The contents and structure of the available specializations enable students to quickly become familiar with numerous subjects in technology and business, as well as in cutting-edge fields of work. Specialist, methodical, and social skills are taught throughout the degree as part of the overall concept, and are applied in practice through several projects, the internship, and in the bachelor's thesis. Modern simulation and IT tools are integrated throughout the degree course. Competent guest lecturers from industry provide up-to-date insight and complement the practical relevance of the degree optimally. You have the option to complete your studies with or without specialization in the fields of technology or economics. In doing so, you can qualify yourself as either a generalist or a specialist in important areas of industrial engineering.

Degree Structure

The degree program spans seven semesters, including one practical semester, and results in graduation with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree. It is also an option to spend one semester and/or to write the bachelor's thesis abroad.

First Year of Studies
1st Semester2nd Semester
  • English Business and Engineering
  • Economic Sciences Basics
  • Material Sciences and Construction
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics Basics
  • International Trade Law
  • Business Processes
  • Economic Sciences 2
  • Principles of Electrical Engineering
  • Technical Mechanics
  • Mathematics Advanced
Second Year of Studies
3rd Semester4th Semester
  • General Elective
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Accounting
  • Computer Science for Engineers
  • Elect. Measurement & Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to Technical Systems
  • Product Development
  • Analytical Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Process and Quality Management
  • Advanced Technical Electives 1 & 2*
Third Year of Studies
5th Semester6th Semester
  • Applied Project Management
  • Advanced Technical Elective 3*
  • Advanced Commercial Electives 1, 2, & 3**
  • Core Competencies
  • Internship Semester and Seminar
Fourth Year of Studies
7th Semester
  • Bachelor's Thesis
  • Bachelor's Seminar
  • Business Plan
  • Advanced Commercial Elective 4**
  • Laboratory Tests

* All must be selected from the same specialization:

  • Mechatronics
  • Additionally specialisations in German:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering

**All must be selected from the same specialization:

  • Logistics
  • Production
  • Purchasing
  • Additionally specialisations in German:
    • Sales and Controlling