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Master of Science in Industrial Engineering - University of Applied Sciences Kiel

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering: Connecting Business and Industries

The consecutive Master's degree course in Industrial Engineering provides you with a huge range of interdisciplinary knowledge. Growing complexity in business processes demands for a variety of goal-based methods and procedures when it comes to their organization.

Containing elements of operative IT-management, controlling, business and personnel management, logistics and strategic planning, the study programme enables you to work in numerous fields and supplies you with the in-depth knowledge needed for business leadership.

In order to meet our admission requirements, a successfully completed first academic degree (Bachelor in Industrial Engineering) is needed.

This online study programme is offered within the framework of international cooperation with universities in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany as a joint study programme of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences and Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in two variations – depending on prior qualifications:

  • Continuing Education Master Programme
  • Consecutive Master Programme (this study programme)

In order to meet the requirements of a globalizing work environment, our content is offered in English.

Study Process

80% of the study programme take place online, while approx. 20% are devoted to face-to-face meetings, for example examinations, laboratories, and exercises. These are held on weekends (friday afternoon, saturday and sunday).

Thus, it is possible to arrange a learning process which can be individually planned. This way, all personal conditions for your professional success (e.g. your job, child-rearing, limited mobility) can be taken into consideration.

Study Locations

Applications are possible for summer and winter terms. The application deadline is July 15 (WS) and January 15 (SS) and application forms can be accessed starting November 1 and May 1 under the Admission Application link.

Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Face-to-face meetings take place in Germany, Sweden, and Finland.

Study Programme

The following regulations apply to the consecutive Master Programme Industrial Engineering (admission requirements below). They are not compliant to the continuing programme.

The structure of the study programme is modular. Courses are completed by a face-to-face-examination. Credit points (CPS) complying with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) are awarded for successful completion of the individual courses. A total of 120 CPS (consisting of 75 CPS for online seminars plus 30 CPS for the master thesis and 15 CPS for an internship with final report) has to be absolved.

Abbreviations used:

  • CPS: Credit Points


Internship (practical part of the study programme, 15 CPS)
Courses (75 CPS)
Master thesis (including colloquium, 30 CPS)
Total (120 CPS)

Progress and Requirements


Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Study Period:

2 years (full time). Study periods may vary when working part-time.

Start of programme:

The study programme starts both at the beginning of the winter and summer terms (September 15 / March 15).The application deadline is July 15 (WS) and January 15 (SS).



Career Prospects:

The Master in Industrial Engineering is a comprehensive supplement to any technically-oriented academic degree and an excellent preparation for management tasks in industry as a plant manager, supervisor, or branch manager. Industrial engineering provides you with all the interdisciplinary skills needed for handling management tasks.

Additionally, the online study programme offers targeted training in procedures and methods that are required to organize business processes in a complex environment.In particular, this includes operative management of IT processes, controlling, human resourse management, logistics, business management, and strategic planning.

Enrollment Requirements:

Building on your bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, sales engineering, or purchasing engineering, the consecutive study programme offers you an interesting avenue to expand and deepen your knowledge.

With the industrial engineering programme you acquire the abilities and knowledge to develop and apply production systems. The interdisciplinary combination of sciences, technology, and economics assures an extensive and comprehensive program.

Factory tours and seminars are offered within a framework of various face-to-face meetings. Time spent abroad improves your language skills and contributes to the formation of a community. You gain insight into different companies and corresponding structures as well as production processes and can therefore deepen your knowledge of international company management.

Admission requirements/ programme duration:

  • Successfully completed initial study programme in International Sales and Purchasing Engineering of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences with 6 semesters and 180 credit points (ECTS)
  • Or, industrial engineering Bachelor programme with 7 semesters and max. 210 credit points (ECTS)
  • Or equivalent study programme (with a maximum of 210 credit points (ECTS))
  • Evidence of English skills by a certificate, e.g. TOEFL (internet-based) >76 pts., IELTS >5, LCCI (Level 2), FCE, or 1 semester studies, respectively 6 months working experience in a english speaking country

Depending on your prior study programme and work experience in the field of industrial engineering, achievements may be recognised or transferred, e.g. the internship in the online study programme Industrial Engineering (Bachelor). Through recognition of these prior achievements, periods of study can vary.


A fee of 78 Euros per module and term will be charged, resulting in a total of 13 courses x 78,- Euros = 1,014.- Euros (full-time programme with 4 semesters and 13 online courses)

Respective semester fees of the offering universities as well as costs for internet usage and travel costs (for participations in face-to-face meetings/factory tours) are additional and vary depending on your individual location.

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