Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Maschinenbau & Verfahrenstechnik
Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering


As an industrial engineer, you combine expertise from two fields: economics as well as technology. You can solve technical issues with business expertise, think beyond individual departments and coordinate different interests. The study programme is interdisciplinary, combining technical and natural scientific, mathematical and analytical as well as economic and social-scientific contents and competences. This interdisciplinary training enables you to work on technical as well as economic or interdisciplinary tasks.

The three-semester master’s programme focuses especially on management competences and production engineering issues. It builds on the engineering basis from the bachelor's programmes of the faculty and expands your knowledge in comprehensive technological and management competences. These competences qualify you to manage and lead teams.

As the word ‘international’ in the name of the programme already indicates, the programme prepares you for issues in globally active corporations. As a unique feature, the innovative management methods of lifecycle and services management, technical sales, quality management as well as innovation and technology management form part of the syllabus. Scientific, practically orientated project work introduces you to the requirements of state-of-the-art international research structures. As a graduate, you are, thus, qualified to work in research centres or continue with doctoral studies. In the context of the course Engineering Conferences, you present research projects in English on an international in-house conference.

Depending on your bachelor’s degree, you can choose between up to three specialisations: production and innovation, energy and environmental or environmental and process technology.


Please note: The language of instruction is partly English, partly German.

​Key Facts

Language of instructionPartly Enlish, partly German
​Degree​Master of Science (MSc)
​Normal programme length​3 semesters
​Study programme begins​Summer and winter semester

​Find out how and when to apply:

Degree seeking students

Exchange students

​Allocation of places​Restricted admission
​General admission requirementshs-duesseldorf.de/requirements
​Special admission requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor’s or ‘Diplom’ programme in mechanical engineering and/or process engineering or of a comparable, subject-related bachelor’s or ‘Diplom’ programme at a higher education institution – with an overall grade of ‘good’ (2.3) (according to the German grading system) or better or an ECTS grade of A or B.

English language proficiency of at least B2 level (according to the Common European Framework of References) – further information below*

German language proficiency

22 ECTS fundamentals of business studies

Period abroad​Possible
​Summary of key informationEnglish Flyer [PDF]


*Regarding the proof of English language proficiency of at least B2 level:

HSD accepts only the certificates listed in the relevant Examination Regulations (in German only), section ‘Voraussetzungen’. Certifictes from ZWEK, DAAD etc.cannot be accepted. Please contact Britta Zupfer in case of any doubts.