International Engineering – Unique in Germany

This innovative study program, taught 70% in German and 30% in English, combines the best of all worlds offering:

  • comprehensive engineering knowledge (60%):
  • solid skills in intercultural and international management (20%)
  • language skills in English and the choice between Chinese, French or Spanish (20%) as a second foreign language

These skills, essential for the globalised world, qualify our graduates to work internationally as engineers.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Schwenningen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German/English
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent in German, excellent English skills
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements focus "French-speaking World": 1-2 years of language studies (level A1-A2);
Focus "Spanish-speaking world": 1-2 years of language studies (level A1-A2);
Focus "China": no previous language skills required
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited

Programme Content

The foundation level courses which are taken in the first two semesters, ensure that all students have a solid grounding in applied sciences and mathematics. Additionally students are introduced to principles of engineering, management and intercultural competence. Students also take language courses in technical English and either Spanish, Chinese or French.

The advanced level courses are taken in the next 5 semesters and include a semester studying abroad and an internship. It combines classical engineering content, a broad knowledge of international management and sound language skills. All modules are taught using a combination of lectures, practical and project work.

Programme Structure

10 reasons to choose this program

  • exciting course content
  • hands-on training
  • top-rated education at a well-known university
  • interdisciplinary study program
  • excellent teaching staff with broad experience of international industry
  • supportive learning environment within a unique ‘family’ culture
  • first class equipment
  • short track program of 7 semesters including semester abroad
  • general education
  • best perspectives for job and career
  • international orientation - qualified for the international business world

Career Perspectives

The study programme qualifies you for a global world. Industry is looking for engineers with interdisciplinary and intercultural knowledge. Solid knowledge and the ability to work in international project teams open the door to new opportunities. You will be equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly-changing world.

Professional Perspectives

  • Production engineering
  • Construction/development
  • Robotics
  • Assembly processes
  • Quality assurance
  • Sensors, automation
  • Research & Development
  • Soft and hardware development
  • Customer service and sales
  • Realization of international projects
  • Production management in an international field
  • Planning and implementation of production systems in subsidiaries abroad
  • Technical counseling in an international context
  • Interface of global sourcing

Further Information in German

As the International Engineering Bachelor degree programme is also taught in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme on our German webpages.

Contact Information

Gabi Kienast
HFU Business School
Tel: +49 (0)7720 307-4318
Schwenningen Campus, Room F 1.06
Email: kig(at)