Virtual product development in a wide range of industries

In light of growing competition, today's market demands new products faster and faster. To this end, businesses of all sizes are increasingly relying on virtual product development.

In trying to remain competitive, companies have noticed that simulations tend to be more cost-efficient than real experiments. Only after engineers determine the behaviour of technical components and systems using a computer is an expensive prototype constructed.

The Tuttlingen campus has strong connections to business and industry, and company tours and industrial placements give students 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.

Career profile and opportunities


Those working in virtual engineering use computers to analyse, optimise, correct, and visualise tasks that are unlikely to be solved using conventional methods. Graduates of the industrial virtual engineering programme will have very good opportunities in the medical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechatronics sectors.


Industry fields

Industrial virtual engineering graduates work primarily in business and industry, laboratories, research and development, and universities or other educational institutions in the following fields:

  • Optimisation of building components and component units using FEM programmes
  • Modelling, simulation, and analysis of dynamic processes
  • Path planning and optimisation for robots and machine tools
  • Development of visualisations and animations
  • Modelling of parts of the human musculoskeletal system