Degree programme in Industrial Manufacturing

The Industrial Manufacturing programme in the field of mechanical engineering brings together the disciplines of production technology, forming technology, machining technology and machine tools allowing you to plan, manage and implement mechanical processes. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Manufacturing, you can develop products according to specific requirements and standards, as well as quality and economic criteria. Such products could include a mass-produced crankshaft for a car or a complicated aeroplane component. The Industrial Manufacturing degree programme gives you the essential skills you need for attractive career opportunities in a number of industries.

The industrial manufacturing programme is practical and offers up-to-date course content and contact with more than 100 leading companies, including many in the mechanical engineering sector. The Tuttlingen campus has strong connections to business and industry, and company tours and industrial placements give you the chance to get their foot in the door early on and secure an in-demand job in the industry. The chances of being hired by one of the participating companies after graduation are also very high.

Good reasons for studying manufacturing engineering

  • Cooperation with industry
  • A degree programme developed with input from industry
  • Direct access to more than 100 leading companies
  • Cutting-edge industrial laboratories and the use of companies’ own laboratories
  • Excellent career opportunities
  • The latest technological standards

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Tuttlingen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent in German
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements none
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited
Contact SDek-IMF@hs-furtwangen.de

Programme Content

The Industrial Manufacturing programme is based on a wide variety of mechanical engineering fundamentals, focusing on manufacturing engineering, machine tools, precision technology and materials engineering, especially new materials and processing technology. The more in-depth focus in later semesters is derived directly from the core priorities and key areas of Tuttlingen's industrial community. Here, manufacturing methods using machining and machine tools are especially important.

Studying manufacturing engineering in Tuttlingen means you’ll study with 100 companies! Starting as early as the first semester, you are able to take advantage of the following practical opportunities as a result of the university’s strong links with industry:

  • Placements in company laboratories
  • Lecture series with experts from the industry
  • Introduction to the specialist fields of mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering with 6 to 8 cooperating businesses
  • Mentoring by skilled experts and management staff from companies in the industry
  • Placements focusing on the fundamentals of materials engineering, electrical engineering, physics, computer science, and metrology
  • Industrial placements focusing on machine tools and cnc, cam, quality assurance, machining technology, and precision technology
  • Projects (such as product development, manufacturing engineering, and student-designed  projects) with companies in industry

Programme Modules

Semester 1
Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, Mathematics 1 , Soft Skills for Industrial Manufacturing (IMF), Physical and Electronic Fundamentals, Engineering Mechanics and Materials Engineering 1

Semester 2
Electronics, Mathematics 2, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering Mechanics and Materials Engineering 2

Semester 3
Manufacturing and Automation Engineering, Industrial Mechanical Engineering, Metrology, Computer Engineering for IMF, Engineering Mechanics and Drive Technology

Semester 4
Practical training semester

Semester 5
Processing Methods, Computer-Aided Engineering, Digital Technology, year-long project (part one), Process Peripherals of Production Systems, Signals and Systems

Semester 6
Manufacturing Technology 1, Manufacturing Technology 2, Components of Manufacturing Engineering, year-long project (part two), IMF Degree Programme  Project, elective modules

Semester 7
Bachelor’s thesis, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Degree awarded
BSc in Industrial Manufacturing

Career opportunities

The high demand for engineers means that a graduate of the Industrial Manufacturing programme has outstanding career prospects! Graduates can work in any production or manufacturing-oriented field within business and industry, in laboratories, in research and development, and in universities or other educational institutions, primarily in the planning, development and application of production machines and the automation of process flows.

Industrial areas:

  • Machine tools
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Machining technology
  • Fine machining
  • Materials engineering

Typical tasks:

  • Planning, development, and commissioning of production machines and systems
  • Automation of production flows
  • Development and implementation of new production processes
  • Quality and environmental management
  • Manufacturing methods and tool technology
  • Process planning and supervision

Further Information in German

As the Industrial Manufacturing Bachelor degree programme is taught in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme in German.

Contact Information

General Information
Sabine Hattung-Hocheder
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6600

Admissions & Examinations
Sieglinde Saur
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6225

Dean of Studies (IMF)
Prof. Dr. Ing. Siegfried Schmalzried
Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6623