Contents of studies in Engineering and Management
Sound basis and individual profile
In integrative and interdisciplinary courses, the programme combines technical, Business and Management and personality-building content.
The program lasts a total of six semesters. The first four semesters focus on technical and methodological fundamentals.
After the 3rd or 4th semester, you will strengthen your intercultural communication skills during a stay abroad (at least a two-week study trip).
The study program lasts six semesters.
In the final academic year, you can specialize in your chosen field of specialization (Product Management, Supply Chain Management or Digital Construction Process Management). By freely choosing topics, you can sharpen your individual competence profile in the Interdisciplinary Integration module.
These are your advantages:
- Coordinated and plannable attendance times (usually Fridays and Saturdays) enable optimal part-time study.
- WINGDual students benefit from the 3-year combination: a degree, extensive professional experience and attractive earnings.
- An innovative learning environment with simulation games and blended learning as well as experienced university lecturers provide a high level of technical and methodological expertise.
- During the 14-day study trip, you will gain extensive experience abroad.
- WINGDual students take further career steps in the company during their studies - a unique personal career opportunity.
- WING graduates benefit from a large professional network - unique in the Lake Constance region.
Study programme structure
|General Business Administration||4||2|
|Information Technology 1||3||2|
|Presentation Techniques *E||3||2|
|Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials 1||2||1|
|Building Technology 1||2||2|
|Information Technology 2||3||2|
|Engineering Design 1||2||2|
|Moderating Discussions *E||3||2|
|Systems Engineering 1||2||1|
|Technical Mechanics and Stress||2||1|
|Building Technology 2||2||1|
|Financial Management and Controlling||3||2|
|Digital Business Processes and Information Systems||4||3|
|Intercultural Awareness incl. Study Trip *E||3||2|
|Engineering Design 2||2||2|
|Marketing and strategy||3||2|
|Project management 1||3||2|
|Systems Engineering 2||1||1|
|Probability and Statistics||3||2|
|Agile Project Management Methods||1||1|
|Automation and Robotics||5||4|
|Business Intelligence & Data Analytics||3||2|
|Project Management 2||3||2|
|Applied AI and IT Project||3||2|
|Executive Storytelling *E||2||2|
|Interdisciplinary Integration 2 incl. bachelor's thesis||11||4|
|Process Cost Management||3||2|
|Environmental and Occupational Safety Management||2||1|
*E | courses in English
*S | specialisation:
- Digital Construction- and Process Management
- Sustainable Product Management
- Resilient supply Chain Management
ECTS: Performance points according to the "European Credit Transfer System". According to international standards, 180 ECTS points must be earned over 6 semesters.
SWS: One hour per week (SWS) corresponds to 15 educational components of 45 minutes each.
At the end of the 4th semester, you choose between the elective subjects (specializations) Product Management, Supply Chain Management and Digital Construction Process Management - for your specialist specialization.
The focus is on specific marketing disciplines in a networked approach. Participant:s will deepen their classical marketing knowledge with targeted/focused product management topics that are particularly needed in a technical operation. The aim is to achieve a deeper understanding of the need for and implementation of strategic thinking as well as supportive operational action.
Product Management is a hands-on course. The content of PM1 and PM2 is based on a realistic company project. Real products from the own or other companies are analyzed and processed with information provided by companies or obtained from own research regarding a product relaunch. This gives students the experience of how strategies, processes and tools are applied to the work of a product manager.
Supply Chain Management
This specialization is concerned with the establishment and management of integrated logistics chains (material and information flows) across the entire value-added process, starting with the raw material supplier and continuing through the finishing stages to the point of sale (POS).
In the 5th semester, the focus is on strategies and concepts of SCM as well as the flow and importance of SCM processes. In the 6th semester, in addition to further theory inputs, an extensive business game (3 days) is carried out, in which the strategies and models learned must be transferred into practice.
Supplementary reports of research results in the field of logistics, lean concepts and methods of value stream mapping are also contents of the module.
Digital Construction Process Management
This specialization is newly selectable from WS 23/24.
In this specialization area, the education of industrial engineers is expanded to include the aspect of the "digital" process landscape in the construction industry.
The focus is on the clear coordination and planning competence of processes, as this is part of the well-known competencies of industrial engineers. Practically this begins with the approaches of the building planning, over the production and the long-term enterprise of buildings up to the further and/or renewed use considerations of buildings at the end of their service life.
In the 5th and 6th semesters, students specialise in process support for the construction industry. This includes using technological support through modern planning tools such as BIM (Building Information Modeling), modern approaches to project planning for the construction industry to construction logistics. The focus is on solving different and complex issues of construction processes with many different interfaces, which is achieved with the acquired skills of digitalization as well as the generalist approach of industrial engineers.
The current main topics
As part of this offering, seminars, business games and excursions are offered in the 5th and 6th semesters that address current topics, trends and developments and enable you to form individual competence profiles.
- Patent law
- Product design
- idea management
- Innovation management
- Prototyping (field trip)
- Innovation Days (external)
- Lean principles
- Personnel management
- Technical sales (field trip)
- Leadership in change
- New worlds of work
- Tips and strategies for a successful application
- Disposal logistics
- Maestro (business management simulation *E)
- Organization and processing of import & export transactions
- Strategic Management 2.0
- GRID (business game)
- Change Management (business game)
- Event Project Management (excursion)
- Entrepreneurship (business game)
- Social Systems Engineering - Leadership
- Introduction to Ergonomics
- Trends Digitization
- IT security
- Leadership tasks in information management
- Internet as a business enabler
- Structural analysis FEM
- Modern transmissions
- Automotive Security
- Electronics Manufacturing
- Battery Development
- Computational Intelligence
- Optical Data Transmission
- Sustainable propulsion concepts
- PLM - Product Lifecycle Management
- From silicon to silicon carbide
- Laser processing
- Research centre HCT
- Research centre PPE
- Research Idea Development
- Research Group Empirical Social Sciences
- Research Centre Energy
- Economic ethics
- Social and economic history
- political education
- Contemporary history - life in the media society
Learning content in detail
Study and career: yes, it works!
Studying part-time is challenging and at the same time very rewarding. The mix of courses in presence, e-learning units, self-organized learning as well as group and project work allows you to combine study and work well. But of course this requires a high level of discipline, consistent time management and a corresponding agreement with your employer. Ideally, you should be employed at about 80%. Plan an additional ten days of vacation per year for your studies.
These measures will enable you to achieve a good balance between your studies, your job and your private life.
- Optimized scheduling with little idle time and variety in offerings. Certain weekends are usually free of classes (Easter, Pentecost, Christmas).
- Preview of contact hours and exam dates already several months in advance
- Examination dates take place - if possible - immediately after the completion of a course to avoid compressed examination situations at the end of the semester.
- Approximately 50% of the instruction takes place in groups/small groups. This creates room for individual supervision in the processing of exercise examples, case studies and projects.
- The availability of electronic media (lecture notes, eBooks, essays in subject databases) is very high and is continuously being expanded.
- The FHV is a comparatively small university. This allows a culture of open doors and short distances and individual and personal attention.