Economics and Industrial Engineering (German Diplom Degree, job-concurrent degree)

In this distance learning course, technical innovative spirit is combined with relevant management skills. The students acquire business management skills in order to be able to successfully deal with future requirements of an already practiced engineering job and to be able to enter new business fields of activity. In addition to know-how about flexible manufacturing techniques and the Internet of Things, they acquire knowledge about big data and digital business models. This interdisciplinary and practice-oriented know-how enables the graduates to take up a key position in the economy. In addition to technical qualifications, conceptual, methodological and social qualifications are also the focus of the training. Thus, the students qualify to successfully lead and manage projects related to digital transformation in companies.

The aim of the course is to train graduates who are able to combine their existing specialist skills with knowledge from the engineering sciences. They are able to analyze and design operational tasks and solve them with the help of current scientific knowledge.

The target group of the course includes graduates with a first professional university degree in the field of engineering and at least one year of practical experience. Professional experience and degrees that match the course content can be recognized and thus the study period can be shortened. The content builds on the professional experience of the students and provides new impetus.

degree German Diplom Degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH))
type of programme distance learning / job-concurrent degree
attendance timesOne block week & six weekends per semester
semester start summer semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 5 semesters / 90 ECTS
admission requirements
  • A relevant degree in the field of engineering
  • A minimum of one year practical experience
  • Language requirements for non-native speakers: German C1
admission restriction no restricted entry
course languageGerman
tuition fees 200 Euro per semester + semester fee


Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061



International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)