Industrial Engineering (Master's degree)

Semester 3/4 Semester
Darmstadt / Dieburg
Winter semester/summer semester
With admission restriction.


The Master's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management at h_da is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics or mechanical engineering. It offers both the theoretical and practical foundation, expansion and consolidation of economic and engineering knowledge. The cooperation between the three departments of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Plastics Technology, and Business Administration guarantees that students can develop new fields of knowledge beyond their Bachelor's degree. The methodically designed study program provides specific qualifications that prepare students for management tasks in companies and organizations in professional practice. More detailed information about the study programme can be found on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.


Industrial engineers are mainly employed at the interfaces between technology and management. Due to the diverse course contents, a multitude of professional perspectives open up. Graduates can choose between a direct career entry, starting their own business or a scientific career. The multiple qualification enables them to take on leading positions in business and science.

After a Master's degree, there is the possibility of a doctorate. The central contact point is the Graduate School.


Graduates of a seven-semester Bachelor's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management are offered a consecutive three-semester Master's programme. In the first two semesters, students put together an individual course of study in the fields of economics and technology by setting personal priorities. In the last semester, students work on their master's thesis. Graduates of technical study programmes complete a four-semester Master's programme. The core knowledge of economic science is imparted in a preceding semester. Subsequently, students complete the consecutive three-semester Master's programme. A detailed presentation of the course contents can be found in the module manual (German). The study programme Industrial Engineering and Management (M.Sc.) is also dual studyable within the framework of the KoSE model.


The admission requirement for the three-semester Master's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management is a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with at least 210 CP. Bachelor's graduates in a technical or technical-economical field, such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics or energy management, require at least 180 CP for the four-semester Master's programme in Industrial Engineering and Management. A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)