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International Production Engineering and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Mechanical engineering is a key industry and the “engine” of the German economy that ensures innovation and technological leadership. In the worldwide market for mechanical engineering, Germany has the largest percentage at about 20 % (more than the USA or Japan).The International Production Engineering and Management program is offered at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erlangen Campus).

Due to the high number of exports, all larger German companies in production engineering have a strong international orientation and are actively seeking internationally oriented engineers and managers with technical knowledge and competences in economics and foreign languages.

Targets and structure

In the first semesters, basic topics like mathematics, technical mechanics, design, production engineering and economics are taught. In addition, fundamentals in electrical engineering, computer science and material science are trained. From the second semester on, the fields of “International Production Engineering” and “International Production Management” are taught. In addition to the compulsory modules, a special set of English “International Elective Modules” have been created, from which the students may choose modules with technical and / or business content. International training is provided in the following forms:

  • English engineering and economics courses, such as “Production Technology” and “Quality management”. In special accompanying exercises, production-related terminology in English is taught. Lecture notes will be offered in English or bilingually.
  • Courses with international content (usually in English) like “International Supply Chain Management” or “Global Operations Strategy”
  • Integration of guest presentations held in English into lectures from international speakers , such as “Forming” or “Plastics Engineering”.
  • The third year of study provides two mobility windows to take into account the results from the HIS study that study abroad components in Bachelor’s degree programs is lower compared to diploma degree programs 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Metrology
  • Production Technology (+Training in Technical Englisch)
  • Optics and Optical Technologies
  • Metal Forming
  • Optics and Optical Technologies
  • Polymer Technology
  • Automated Manufacturing Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • A transcript of academic records
  • Language certificates 
  • A copy of your identity document

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Erlangen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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