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BSc Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – Sustainable Production and Business (SPB)

Combines business administration, technology and sustainability

In the Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering - Sustainable Production and Business degree programme, you will learn how to combine economic, technical and environmental requirements for corporate success.

  • Practically oriented
    Studying at the interface of technology and business administration

  • Sustainable
    "Sustainability always in mind - from the product idea to production and business development

  • International
    Fit for a global working environment thanks to English-language modules and a semester abroad

 

Further advantages:

  • You will receive an interdisciplinary education, specialising in production as well as sustainable product and business development.
  • Your studies combine lectures, project work, laboratories and business games. And internship semester is integrated. ESB Business School and its teaching staff maintain close contacts with business and make good use of the practical experience this offers.

  • English-language lectures and a semester abroad at one of our numerous international partner universities worldwide are fixed components of the degree programme and make you fit for a global working environment.

  • During your studies, you will go through and control a complete product development and realisation process, right up to marketing the product or your own spin-off.

  • You will plan and implement your product idea in small teams. Our lecturers will guide and support you in the process. Small group sizes with good supervision ratios are also the order of the day in our regular lectures.

  • In addition to specialist knowledge, social and language skills are also taught, because both these things are important for the coordination of complex production processes and the realisation of a business idea.
We are looking forward to your application! As of now and until January 15

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Key facts and figures

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

Duration of study

7 semesters

(incl. internship semester and semester abroad)

Study location

Reutlingen and location of

partner institution

Places in programme

43 (winter semester)

42 (summer semester)

Start of studies

15 March in summer semester

15 September in summer semester

Admission requirements

(Fach-)Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or

training recognized as equivalent under the state of Baden-Württemberg’s law regulating access to vocational universities (Berufs-HZVO)

Semester fee

€ 167.30 for regular students

97,30 € for exchange students

All key data

Duration of study

7 semesters (incl. internship semester and semester abroad)

Study location

Reutlingen and location of partner institution

Start of studies

15 March in summer semester

15 September in winter semester

Application deadline

Winter semester: 15 July

Summer semester: 15 January

Places in programme

43 (winter semester)

42 (summer semester)

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine or Fachgebundene Fachhochschulreife, Fachhochschulreife or other equivalent higher education entrance qualification from within Germany or from abroad
  • Applicants from outside Germany with a higher education entrance qualification not obtained in Germany must present their certificate - well before they apply - to the Studienkolleg Konstanz for review and recognition. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz.
  • Applicants with a university entrance qualification obtained outside Germany require proof of their German language skills (e.g. TestDaF 14 or DSH 2).

German or German-equivalent applicants may acquire bonus points via the following option and thus increase their chances of a place at university:

  • Proof of completed vocational training in a subject-relevant occupational field or practical work indicating aptitude for the subject. You can find the list of bonus-eligible vocational training in the appendix to the selection regulations.
  • Using this bonus system, you can add to your final grade and thus increase your chances of a place at university.

Language of instruction

German and English (approx. 70/30)

Other languages

English

Degree

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

ECTS

210

Semester fee

Semester fee: € 167.30 for regular students and € 97.30 for exchange students

The state of Baden-Württemberg levies a fee of €1,500 per semester on students from non-EU countries.

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine or Fachgebundene Fachhochschulreife, Fachhochschulreife or other equivalent higher education entrance qualification from within Germany or from abroad
  • Applicants from outside Germany with a higher education entrance qualification not obtained in Germany must present their certificate - well before they apply - to the Studienkolleg Konstanz for review and recognition. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz.
  • Applicants with a university entrance qualification obtained outside Germany require  proof of their German language skills  (e.g. TestDaF 14 or DSH 2).

German or German-equivalent applicants may acquire bonus points via the following option and thus increase their chances of a place at university:

  • Proof of completed vocational training in a subject-relevant occupational field or practical work indicating aptitude for the subject. You can find the list of bonus-eligible vocational training in the appendix to the selection regulations.
  • Using this bonus system, you can add to your final grade and thus increase your chances of a place at university.

Costs

Using and utilising resources sustainably

The programme’s focus is on the sustainable design of internal processes such as product development and manufacturing, organisation, and the steps involved in setting up a company.

Structure and content

The programme will deal with questions including:

  • How can the use of resources and energy and the design of the production environment be made as sustainable as possible?
  • How does an idea become a product?
  • What production technology, manufacturing structure and work organisation does a company need in order to be able to fulfil its goals?
  • What steps must be taken from the product idea, to the production of a prototype, to the marketing and founding of a business?
  • How do you optimise processes via digitalisation and which digital tools can be used to design production?
  • Are environmentally and climate-friendly technologies being used?
  • Are social and health aspects taken into account both in production and within the company?

Structure

After two introductory semesters and one advanced semester, you can prove and utilize your acquired knowledge and skills in an internship semester.

In the following semester abroad, you will study at one of our international partner universities. This is followed by another advanced semester at the ESB Business School with us in Reutlingen. And in the final 7th semester, you will write your final thesis in a company.

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Your application process

1.

Carefully read the admission requirements.

2.

Apply to Reutlingen University online by 15 January (for following summer semester) or by 15 July (for following winter semester)

3.

Accept your place at the university (enrolment).

Admission requirements

  • Allgemeine or Fachgebundene Fachhochschulreife or other equivalent higher education entrance qualification
  • You can improve your entrance grade with: Proof of particular qualifications (relevant vocational training or work experience)
  • Very good proficiency in English
  • Foreign applicants with a university entrance qualification acquired abroad must submit their certificate in good time before their application to the Studienkolleg Konstanz for approval and conversion. Please note the deadlines of the Studienkolleg Konstanz. Further, with their application they must provide proof of their German language skills.

This is how an online application goes

Step 1: Register at hochschulstart.de, get your applicant ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN) there and select your desired degree programme at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register on the Reutlingen University application portal and apply for your desired degree programme:

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Please switch to the English version on the following (after pressing apply now) page (Campus-PoRTal) if necessary. The button is located on the next page in the lower right corner.

You can make up to twelve applications in total, a maximum of three at Reutlingen University. If you activate the email notification, you will be informed about the current status of your application.

Step 3: Decide which of your desired degree programmes you would most like to study and prioritise it on hochschulstart.de. After an offer of admission, your applications with lower priority may be eliminated from the procedure. Therefore, be sure to put your degree programme at Reutlingen University in first place if it is your first choice.

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This is how enrolment goes

Step 1: If your application was successful, you will be accepted for a place at Reutlingen University on hochschulstart.de.

Step 2: Register for your degree programme on the Reutlingen University application portal.

And after your studies?

As a graduate of the programme, you will have in-depth specialist knowledge and a high level of language and social skills. In short: Everything for demanding tasks in a global working environment.

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Your qualification profile

As an industrial engineer for Sustainable Production and Business, you will have in-depth knowledge with which to control and optimise the entire production and distribution chain, including securing resources, financial planning, market analysis and sales strategy.

For many sectors

Whether in the automotive (supplier) industry, the electrical industry, mechanical and plant engineering, consulting or education and research institutions - as an industrial engineer for Sustainable Production and Business, your knowledge and skills are in demand everywhere.

Possible business fields

With the ability to familiarise themselves with various problems and to integrate the technical and business perspective into them, our graduates find a wide range of fields of application in almost all areas of business.

Master’s degree studies

After graduation, you will have 210 ECTS credits and thus fulfil the admission requirements for many advanced Master's programmes in Germany and worldwide.

Practical semesters and semesters abroad are an integral part of studies at ESB Business School. I continue to live the internationality in my job and manage service companies in Asia.

Patrick Thormählen

Head of Global Service Center Asia, TRUMPF

Graduate of 2015

The semester abroad promotes skills such as organisation, intercultural and language skills and independence. I am very grateful for the openness to new situations and cultures that was shaped by my bachelor's degree at ESB.

Anna Poetzl

Master-Programm Double Degree M.Sc. Sustainable Production Development (KTH, Stockholm) / M.Sc. Knowledge Integration Mechanical Production (ENSAM, Paris)

Graduate of 2021

With my studies at ESB Business School, I have laid an important milestone for my professional career. Above all, the teaching and combination of well-founded specialist knowledge and practice-proven approaches from industry convinced me.

Rezya Naseband-Iqbal

Management member, Hanselmann & Compagnie GmbH

Graduate of 2014

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