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Business Administration and Engineering (B.Eng.)



Language of instruction: German


Intermediary between business administration and technology

With us you will learn everything an industrial engineer needs to know about business and technology. In addition, we prepare you for the social challenges of your career: teamwork abilities and leadership competence are also important aspects of the programme.  

Find your own personal direction through the selection of a professional field orientation (e.g. Logistics Management or Change Management) and a technical field of study.  

Study internationally

The Harz University of Applied Sciences is one of the few educational institutions in Germany at which you can also study Business Administration and Engineering internationally. For your career, make use of an integrated semester studying abroad at one of our partner universities in Ireland, Estonia, Spain or New Zealand.

Through the German-Chinese University (CDHAW) there is the possibility of obtaining a double degree together with the Tongji University in Shanghai.  

From practical work to real-world situations

Your degree programme will have a high percentage of practical sessions such as laboratory work, exercises and team projects. In our highly modern laboratories you will work on tasks which, in some cases, have been set by real companies. The teaching groups are small, so that we can provide you with your own laboratory place whenever it is scheduled in the programme.

Length of programme and degree obtained

The normal study period is seven semesters. After the second semester you select a field of study:

  • Automation Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • International Business Administration and Engineering  

After successfully completing the programme you obtain the degree Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.). This degree offers you a direct start in a wide variety of career possibilities or the chance to continue studying in a master's degree programme.


1st – 3rd SEMESTER

Foundation courses:

Mathematics/Statistics; Physics; Electrical Engineering, Fundamentals of Informatics; Programming;  

Fundamentals of Economics: Marketing, Bookkeeping, Logistics Management; English; Soft Skills (project management, scientific working methods)  

Methods of teaching and learning:

Lectures and seminars, practical laboratory sessions, excursions, tutorials, simulations, group work and presentations

4th – 6th SEMESTER

Areas of application for all fields of study

Digital and Control Technology; Regulation Technology; Measuring Technology, Sensors, Actuators;  Construction Methodology,  CAD/CAE; Company Financing; Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Personnel Management; Law and Taxation; Database Systems; Business Process Automation with ERP systems; realisation of a team project  

Specialist subjects for the individual fields of study  

Renewable Energy (selection): Sustainable Economic Activity; Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Energy, Utilisation of Biomass, Wind and Water Power; Energy Management; Energy Efficiency; Energy Conversion and Storage; Energy Policy, Law and Trade  

Automation Technology (selection): Reduction and Process Technology; Power Electronics, Electric Drive Systems, Plant Automation, Operations Research; Environmental Technology/Working Safety Choice of an economic professional field orientation (Logistics Management, Change Management, B2B or Managerial Accounting)  

International Business Administration and Engineering (selection): Communication for Business and Engineering, Scientific Writing and Presentation; Operations Research; Environment/Health/Safety  

The specialisation takes place through the selection of courses at a partner university during the integrated semester abroad.   


Bachelor's examination with work placement, bachelor's thesis, colloquium


Our graduates work in small and medium-sized businesses, and also in large internationally orientated companies; they stay in the region or move further afield.  

Many graduates successfully complete a master's degree at a well-known university.  

The employment opportunities are as varied as the degree programme itself. The following areas are, however, often represented:

  • Production planning and securing the material flow
  • Logistics planning and purchasing
  • Monitoring of the demands on quality, the environment and working safety for products and processes
  • Customer care in technical sales from the inquiry to order fulfilment
  • Optimisation of networked processes for cost reduction with the utilisation of operations research and project management

Prof. Dr. Tilla Schade

Programme Coordinator

Faculty of Automation and Computer Science
Tel +49 3943 659 337
Room 2.402, Haus 2, Wernigerode
Visiting Times jederzeit nach vorheriger Vereinbarung per E-Mail oder gleich nach der Vorlesung

Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Administration and Engineering

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Start of studies: winter semester