TWIN Programmes

Our English-taught Bachelor's programmes at FHWS are designed as twins to the existing German-taught Bachelor’s programmes. Those programmes enable you to complete your studies in both German and English. You will also do cultural and linguistic trainings when studying those TWIN Programmes.

They aim at building a big international community (FHWS i-Campus), where German and international students can learn together and from each other.

The TWIN Programmes are to train more top executives in Germany to be competitive on the international labour market, and for that, FHWS won the Best Strategy MINTernational Award in 2014.

If you fulfil all requirements for a TWIN Programme, you will receive a TWIN Certificate at the end of your studies. It proves that you completed your studies in both languages and are more than qualified for a successful career on the German and international labour market.

Below you will find the English-taught bachelor's programmes each followed by its German taught twin.

Bachelor's programme International Management

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme “International Management” takes 3.5 years (seven semesters) including one practical semester (usually the fifth semester). Within a modular structure 210 CPs (approx. 30 CPs per semester) can be achieved.

The modules can be assigned to the following topics:

  • General basics
  • Economic basics
  • Business functions
  • Subject related specialisation
  • General studies
  • Specialist modules

Programme Structure

The structure of the bachelor’s programme taught in English is similar to the German taught bachelor’s programme Business Administration (following the TWIN concept of FHWS). During the first two semesters, the internationally standardised basic modules are almost identical to the ones in Business Administration. In the 3rd and 4th semester, modules like Intercultural Management or Organizational Structure prepare students for the particularities in international business. An optional semester abroad during the 3rd or 4th semester and and optional internship abroaud during the 5th semester is an opportunity to get to know cultures and subject-specific perspectives of and in other countries. To make credit transfer easier, the subjects of the 3rd and 4th semester are designed and compiled similar to those at all partner universities. Two German or English taught specialisations have to be completed in the 6th and 7th semester.

Career Perspectives

On graduation, students are able to assist management in all questions related to business administration, to take over management functions in internationally operating companies, or to set up their own business. For their personal development students also acquire social and intercultural skills as well as language skills. Classes taught in English, an optional semester abroad, and the integration of international students (mobility at home) are designed to improve students’ competitiveness in the labour market.

Additional Information

You are interested in entering the first semester of a degree programme with restricted admission? Then your way into it starts with registering at hochschulstart.de. In order to register, please enter your personal data. In the next step you will get an applicant ID (Bewerber-Identifikations-Nummer, BID) and an applicant authentication number (Bewerber-Authentifizierungs-Nummer, BAN). You will need both to continue in our online application portal.

For detailed information about the application procedure, please follow this link to hochschulstart.de.

Detailed information about application and enrolment is available on the pages of our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Manfred Kiesel
Room Z.2.10
Münzstrasse 19, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8110
E-Mail manfred.kiesel[at]fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the Faculty's Website

 

 

Link to programme page International Management

Programme offered by

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Bachelor's programme Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admissioin requirements; N.C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, partly English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The degree programme Bachelor Business Administration has the objective to offer a broad and practice-oriented training with a modern academic basis. On graduation, students are able to assist the management in all questions related to business administration, to take over management functions in internationally operating companies, or to start their own businesses. Furthermore, due to its academic and quantitative approach this bachelor's programme entitles to take up master’s programmes at all higher education institutions. During the second part of their studies, students concentrate on a specific combination of subject areas; they are thus given the opportunity to intensify skills and knowledge identified and worked on during the first part of their studies.

Programme Structure

The programme is characterised by a broad basic training during the first part of studies followed by a specialised focus on the subject area. During the first part of studies, students are taught the skill to identify, understand, and work towards an solution for complex relations and interdependencies not only within the actual subject area. This is followed by two areas of specialisation so students are able to further improve their knowledge and their problem solving competence in the chosen subject areas. This structure is the theoretical foundation on which students can start building their professional careers in companies.

Career Perspectives

In contrast to many other degree programmes with a broad approach towards their subject area, our students are being prepared for their future tasks by an extensive hands-on approach that involves project work in cooperation with companies. By order from external companies and especially in the chosen areas of specialisation, student project teams work on real-life questions. Networking is highly encouraged to enhance their professional expertise even further; therefore, students write their bachelor’s theses in colllaboration with companies.

Additional Information

You are interested in entering the first semester of a degree programme with restricted admission? Then your way into it starts with registering at hochschulstart.de. In order to register, please enter your personal data. In the next step you will get an applicant ID (Bewerber-Identifikations-Nummer, BID) and an applicant authentication number (Bewerber-Authentifizierungs-Nummer, BAN). You will need both to continue in our online application portal.

For detailed information about the application procedure, please follow this link to hochschulstart.de.

Detailed information about application and enrolment is available on the pages of our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Christian Kille
Room S.3.14
Münzstraße 12, Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8906
E-Mail christian.kille@fhws.de

For office hours please visit the Faculty's Website

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business Administration (German)

Link to programme page Business Administration

Programme offered by

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Bachelor's programme Logistics (in English)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship; German A2 & English B2 for international applicants

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This bachelor’s programme is one of our Twin Programmes, i.e. the Logistics programme taught in English (IBL) is basically identical to the Logistics programme mainly taught in German (BL). During the course of studies, students may switch between programmes/languages and thus acquire a Twin Certificate at the end.

By intertwining logistic content with technical subject areas, the Bachelor's programme Logistics - independent from the language of instruction -  has above-average career perspectives and employment security. Our lecturers - previously often in top management positions of companies with lots of opportunity to gather ample experience - are teaching not only current, but also future-oriented skills and knowledge. Teaching contents are provided in internationally oriented, mostly English taught classes (BL) or completely English taught classes (IBL) by seminar-like lectures and projects. Among various case studies and to prepare students as good and as practice-oriented as possible for their future careers, there are two comprehensive projects carried out throughout a whole semester. These projects take place in cooperation with companies so that a student group solves an actual and current logistic challenge within the respective company.

Programme Structure

Among the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering, the seven-semester-programme teaches specialist knowledge of logistics and transportation in international corporate networks. It aims at qualifying students for their profession in basic subjects, e.g. mathematics, physics, technical mechanics, operations management, as well as transport logistics (semesters 1 to 3). Additionally, there are modular classes like material flow systems, technical logistics, supply chain management, international logistics, strategic purchasing, logistics services (semesters 4 to 6). Moreover, the programme includes two projects in industry and a 20-week internship plus seminar in the sixth semester. During the seventh semester, students complete their studies with classes on core competences and their individual Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

With this degree you can choose from a wide variety of occupational fields. Here, "Supply Chain Management" is the formative concept: planning, implementing and controlling supply chains between industry, commerce, service providers, logistics services and the final users. In material flows, in-house logistics departments and external logistics service providers take over functions in transporting, storing and turnover of materials. In these value chains, logistics experts are responsible to plan and continuously improve technical and organisational logistics system in such a way that stocks are as low as possible, their availabilty, however, high while at the same time costs are to be as low as possible.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Birgit Gampl
Room 9.02.08
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8731
E-Mail birgit.gampl@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

Link to programme page Logistics (in English)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Bachelor's programme Logistics (in German)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship; German B2 for international applicants

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This bachelor’s programme is one of our TWIN Programmes, i.e. the Logistics programme taught in English (IBL) is basically identical to the Logistics programme mainly taught in German (BL). During the course of studies, students may switch languages and so acquire a TWIN Certificate at the end.

By intertwining logistic content with technical subject areas, the Bachelor's programme Logistics - independent from the language of instruction -  has above-average career perspectives and employment security. Our lecturers - previously often in top management positions of companies with lots of opportunity to gather ample experience - are teaching not only current, but also future-oriented skills and knowledge. Teaching contents are provided in internationally oriented, partly English taught classes (BL) or completely English taught classes (IBL) by seminar-like lectures and projects. Among various case studies and to prepare students as good and as practice-oriented as possible for their future careers, there are two comprehensive projects carried out throughout a whole semester. These projects take place in cooperation with companies so that a student group solves an actual and current logistic challenge within the respective company.

Programme Structure

Among the basics of economics, natural sciences, and engineering, the seven-semester-programme teaches specialist knowledge of logistics and transportation in international corporate networks. It aims at qualifying students for their profession in basic subjects, e.g. mathematics, physics, technical mechanics, operations management, as well as transport logistics (semesters 1 to 3). Additionally, there are modular classes like material flow systems, technical logistics, supply chain management, international logistics, strategic purchasing, logistics services (semesters 4 to 6). Moreover, the programme includes two projects in industry and a 20-week internship plus seminar in the sixth semester. During the seventh semester, students complete their studies with classes on core competences and their individual Bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

With this degree you can choose from a wide variety of occupational fields. Here, "Supply Chain Management" is the formative concept: planning, implementing and controlling supply chains between industry, commerce, service providers, logistics services and the final users. In material flows, in-house logistics departments and external logistics service providers take over functions in transporting, storing and turnover of materials. In these value chains, logistics experts are responsible to plan and continuously improve technical and organisational logistics system in such a way that stocks are as low as possible, their availabilty, however, high while at the same time costs are to be as low as possible.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Birgit Gampl
Room 9.02.08
Konrad-Geiger-Str. 2, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8731
E-Mail birgit.gampl[at]fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty’s website!

Link to programme page Logistics (in German)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (in English)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship;

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The Bachelor’s programme Mechatronics is devised to meet the multidisciplinary requirements of today’s industry. This engineering discipline combines the expertise from areas of electrical and mechanical engineering with information processing. In addition to delivering a solid understanding of these areas, this programme aims to develop further skills needed to carry out and manage engineering projects. Specially designed courses enable students to identify the environmental impact of technology and encourage them to act responsibly. Due to elective modules, the students may tailor their courses according to their own inclinations and interests without compromises. The practice-oriented learning environment at FHWS makes them capable of applying the know-how and scientific methods to solve engineering problems independently. This programme also focuses on personality development by offering foreign languages, interaction in multicultural teams, soft skills and further social competences. The degree programme can also serve as a solid fundament for graduate studies.

Programme Structure

A six-week pre-study internship is a requirement of this Bachelor’s programme. The programme can be divided into three stages. At the first stage, consisting of three semesters, basic and foundation modules are offered. The emphasis is on the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, computing, natural sciences and soft skills. The second stage of the programme, consisting of the fourth and fifth semester, deals with core modules of mechatronics. The theory and lab courses, offered at this stage, involve control systems, measuring techniques, actuators, software engineering, embedded systems, design & simulation of mechatronic systems etc. A wide range of elective modules with direct industrial relevance to automation, robotics, manufacturing, power engineering and automotive sectors is also offered during the fifth semester. The final stage of the degree programme, consisting of the sixth and seventh semester, involves practical training with real-world problems. The major part of the sixth semester is an internship in industry. During this internship students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to the industrial problems. This way they develop a problem-solving approach. The seventh semester involves an engineering project, a Bachelor’s thesis and some interdisciplinary lab work.

Career Perspectives

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering. Mechatronics engineers can perform a wide variety of jobs such as research and development; hardware and software design; product development; planning, execution and management of engineering projects; installation, testing and commissioning of industrial equipment; quality control; marketing; customer care and consulting. The career prospects are very bright. Potential employers are companies from various industrial sectors like automotive, aerospace, robotics, manufacturing, material processing, energy systems, drives, printing, medical systems and consumer products etc. Their multidisciplinary competencies enable them to assume coordination and leading jobs in project teams involving engineers of other disciplines like electrical, mechanical and software engineering. The Bachelor’s programme at FHWS is highly practical. The interaction of students with the industry, during the internship and the Bachelor’s thesis, normally paves the path to a fascinating career in a national or multinational enterprise.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Abid Ali
Room 1.1.64
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940- 8454
E-Mail abid.ali[at]fhws.de

Office hours by appointment

Website of the Bachelor's programme Mechatronics

 

 

Link to programme page Mechatronics (in English)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (in German)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

A practical orientation in teaching enables the independent use and application of academic knowledge and methods. With regard to the range and diversity of occupational fields, mechatronics engineers need a sound, fundamental knowledge; the programme therefore teaches the necessary subject-specific, methodological and social skills to quickly become familiarised with  every application of mechatronics. By choosing from a range of elective modules, students have the chance to choose classes according to their interest and occupational expectations, but without having to limit their possible future area of activity. Relevant subjects enable students to realise the impact of technology on the environment and, in accordance, to act responsibly. Character formation and problem-solving skills that follow from acquiring social, cultural and foreign language skills are developed by intensive project work. The degree programme also prepares students to take over executive functions. Moreover, the bachelor's programme is the starting point for further  application-oriented, academic qualification by completing a master’s programme.

Programme Structure

There is a compulsory 6-weeks pre-study internship. The first three semesters serve as introduction/orientation phase with basic and subject-specific studies. These studies involve mathematical-scientific basics as well as technical basics and soft skills. During the specialisation phase (fourth and fifth semester) there are classes, tutorials and practical coursework in mechatronic basics and applications. Additionally, two groups of elective modules have to be completed. During the practical semester (sixth semester) students do an internship in industrial companies accompanied by various classes. The seventh semester is dedicated to projects and practical coursework involving cross-subject teaching contents as well as writing a bachelor’s thesis.

Career Perspectives

Mechatronics engineers can perform a multitude of activities as, for example, in development, construction, assembly, manufacturing, commissioning, projecting, quality assurance, but also in the areas of distribution/sales, customer service, and consulting. Job prospects are excellent, as there is demand in all branches of mechanical and plant engineering as well as in electrical engineering and electronics. Being generalists, mechatronics engineers act as mediators in companies between already existing disciplines; by their interdisciplinary knowledge graduates are able to increase the efficiency of specialised teams.

Additional Information

The degree programme is a cooperation of the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering (FM) and Electrical Engineering (FE).

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Silke Müller
Room 3.E.02
Ignaz-Schön-Straße 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8798
E-Mail silke.mueller[at]fhws.de

Office hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 Uhr

Website of the Bachelor's programme Mechatronics (German only)

Link to programme page Mechatronics (in German)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor's programme Robotics (in English; from October 2020)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; TestAS (international applicants)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

 

Robotics is an innovative and rapidly growing field of technology. Today, robots can be found in many areas of industry and everyday life and their importance is steadily growing.

Since the the introduction in the second half of the last century, robots have developed into sophisticated and highly complex systems. More than ever, the design and implementation of robot systems requires a sound academic education. For this purpose, the FHWS and industrial partners have developed the Bachelor's programme Robotics. The bachelor’s programme prepares prospective engineers for future challenges in the area of robotics with a mix of theoretical and practical education and opens the door to a promising field of employment.

This English-taught Bachelor‘s programme is designed as TWIN programme alongside the existing German-taught Bachelor’s programme Robotik. TWIN programmes enable you to complete your studies in both German and English. You will also do cultural and linguistic trainings when studying those TWIN Programmes.

If you fulfil all requirements for a TWIN Programme, you will receive a TWIN Certificate at the end of your studies. It proves that you completed your studies in both languages and are more than qualified for a successful career on the German and international labour market.

Programme Structure

The Bachelor’s programme Robotics is divided into three sections. The first section covers the basic study period from the 1st to the 4th semester. In this section, students learn about the basics of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering as well as soft skills. In the following practical semester (5th semester) students gain professional experience in a company. Finally, there is the specialisation study period in the 6th and 7th semester. In this section, students have the opportunity to accentuate their education with lectures in a special areas of robotics. In addition, the 7th semester includes the preparation of the bachelor thesis.

A central component of the study programme are practical courses, which take place in each semester of the basic and specialisation study period. True to the motto "Learning by doing", students consolidate their theoretical knowledge through practical training.

Career Perspectives

Driven by the digitisation of production (Industry 4.0) and recent progress in artificial intelligence (AI), there is a growing need for robots. This results in a high and long-term demand for academically qualified robotics engineers. In addition to robotics, the bachelor‘s programme also qualifies students for cross-sectional activities in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Additional Information

For more information about general admission requirements, please refer to the pages of our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Applicants with a non-German higher education entrance qualification may have to provide a successfully completed scholastic aptitude test (TestAS). Detailed information about this will be published in time on the website of the degree programme.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Jean Meyer
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11
97421 Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8778
E-Mail jean.meyer[at]fhws.de

Link to programme page Robotics (in English; from October 2020)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor's programme Robotics (in German; from October 2020)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; TestAS (for non-German applicants)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Robotics is an innovative and rapidly growing field of technology. Today, robots can be found in many areas of industry and everyday life and their importance is steadily growing. Since the the introduction in the second half of the last century, robots have developed into sophisticated and highly complex systems. More than ever, the design and implementation of robot systems requires a sound academic education. For this purpose, the FHWS and industrial partners have developed the Bachelor's programme Robotics. The bachelor’s programme prepares prospective engineers for future challenges in the area of robotics with a mix of theoretical and practical education and opens the door to a promising field of employment.

 

 

Programme Structure

The Bachelor’s programme Robotics is divided into three sections. The first section covers the basic study period from the 1st to the 4th semester. In this section, students learn about the basics of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering as well as soft skills. In the following practical semester (5th semester) students gain professional experience in a company. Finally, there is the specialisation study period in the 6th and 7th semester. In this section, students have the opportunity to accentuate their education with lectures in a special areas of robotics. In addition, the 7th semester includes the preparation of the bachelor thesis. A central component of the study programme are practical courses, which take place in each semester of the basic and specialisation study period. True to the motto "Learning by doing", students consolidate their theoretical knowledge through practical training.

Career Perspectives

Driven by the digitisation of production (Industry 4.0) and recent progress in artificial intelligence (AI), there is a growing need for robots. This results in a high and long-term demand for academically qualified robotics engineers. In addition to robotics, the bachelor‘s programme also qualifies students for cross-sectional activities in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

Additional Information

General admission requirements apply to all applicants with German higher education entrance qualification. For more information, please see the pages of our Department for Student Affairs (HSST).

If you apply with a non-German higher education entrance qualification, you may have to provide the successfully completed scholastic aptitude test TestAS. More detailed information will be available at the start of the application period at FHWS for the winter semester 2020/21.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Jean Meyer
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11
97421 Schweinfurt

Telefon +49 9721 940-8778
Mail jean.meyer[at]fhws.de

Link to programme page Robotics (in German; from October 2020)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (in English)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship; German A2 & English B2 for international applicants

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This Bachelor’s programme is one of our TWIN Programmes, i.e. the Business and Engineering programme taught in English (IBE) is basically identical to the programme mainly taught in German (BWW). During the course of studies, students may switch languages and so acquire a TWIN Certificate at the end.

Due to the teaching’s orientation towards economic and technical matters, the programme offers above-average career opportunities and security of employment. Lecturers who often gathered there experience in top management positions of companies teach up-to-date and future-oriented knowledge. To prepare students for their careers as good and practically as possible, many classes apply their learning content to issues in small, medium sized and big companies by cooperating with these companies. Students learn to meet managerial challenges with up-to-date skills in the economic-technical field as well as with professional, methodological, and social competence.

Programme Structure

During the first three semesters, teaching concentrates on the basics of substantial sub-disciplines of business engineering: Natural sciences, engineering, economics, project management and scientific/academic techniques.

From the 4th semester specialisation modules from the field of engineering or business can be chosen.
BWW: for an enginnering specialisation, students can choose mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing (mainly taught in English), production, sales or controlling.
IBE: An engineering specialisation is possible in mechatronics or mechanical engineering; for a business specialisation, students can choose production, sales or digital business.

There is an internship module (6th semester) that introduces students to the actual work of business engineers. Studies are completed by a bachelor’s thesis (7th semester) that discusses a (often practical) problem on a scientific basis.

Career Perspectives

Due to the programme’s mixture of technical and non-technical elements, graduates can choose from a broad variety of occupational fields to start their career: Marketing/distribution, logistics, materials management/purchasing; production, controlling, accounting, administration/organisation, or data processing. Possible fields of activity are, for example, in producing and trading companies, engineering offices, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, but also in the public sector or when establishing one’s own company.

Additional Information

Please follow the link for more details regarding general and programme specific admission requirements.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Elke Stadelmann
Room 6.1.08
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8739
E-Mail elke.stadelmann@fhws.de

Office hours: Please see the faculty's website!

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering

Link to programme page Business and Engineering (in English)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Business and Engineering

Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (in German)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; pre-study internship; German B2 for international applicants

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location:

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This Bachelor’s programme is one of our TWIN Programmes, i.e. the Business and Engineering programme taught in English (IBE) is basically identical to the programme mainly taught in German (BWW). During the course of studies, students may switch languages and so acquire a TWIN Certificate at the end.

Due to the teaching’s orientation towards economic and technical matters, the programme offers above-average career opportunities and security of employment. Lecturers who often gathered there experience in top management positions of companies teach up-to-date and future-oriented knowledge. To prepare students for their careers as good and practically as possible, many classes apply their learning content to issues in small, medium sized and big companies by cooperating with these companies. Students learn to meet managerial challenges with up-to-date skills in the economic-technical field as well as with professional, methodological, and social competence.

Programme Structure

During the first three semesters, teaching concentrates on the basics of substantial sub-disciplines of business engineering: Natural sciences, engineering, economics, project management and scientific/academic techniques.

From the 4th semester specialisation modules from the field of engineering or business can be chosen.
BWW: for an engineering specialisation, students can choose mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing (mainly taught in English), production, sales, controlling or digital business.
IBE: An engineering specialisation is possible in mechatronics; for a business specialisation, students can choose purchasing, production, sales or digital business.

There is an internship module (6th semester) that introduces students to the actual work of business engineers in companies. Studies are completed by a bachelor’s thesis (7th semester) that discusses a (often practical) problem on a scientific basis.

Career Perspectives

Due to the programme’s mixture of technical and non-technical elements, graduates can choose from a broad variety of occupational fields to start their career: Marketing/distribution, logistics, materials management/purchasing; production, controlling, accounting, administration/organisation, or data processing. Possible fields of activity are, for example, in producing and trading companies, engineering offices, banks, insurance companies, consulting firms, but also in the public sector or when establishing one’s own company.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and progamme specific admission requirements:

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Deutschle
Raum 11.E.10
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11, Schweinfurt

Phone +49 9721 940-8684
E-Mail ulrich.deutschle[at]fhws.de

Website of the Bachelor's programme Business and Engineering (German only)

Link to programme page Business and Engineering (in German)

Programme offered by

Faculty of Business and Engineering

To receive a TWIN Certificate, you have to prove the following:

  1. Language proficiency at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in English and German. For more information, please read about the language courses offered by the Campus for Language Proficiency at FHWS.
  2. At least 10 ECTS points for modules that teach intercultural skills.
  3. At least 60 ECTS points for modules in both languages (English/German) of the TWIN Progamme (applies to students who started their studies on 1 October 2016 or later).
  4. Graduation in a degree programme offered as a TWIN Programme.

Please refer to the website of your degree programme or to your faculty to find out which modules you can study within the TWIN Programme.

If you are not yet enrolled at FHWS, you have to apply for one of the degree programmes that are offered as TWIN Programmes.

Application process at FHWS

If you already have an admission, please refer to your faculty to find out which modules you can study within the TWIN Programme. Once you have fulfilled all requirements for a TWIN Certificate, please contact the Department of Student Affairs (HSST). They will hand out the TWIN Certificate after you handed in all required documents.