M.Sc. Industrial Engineering

Study period

full-time: 3 semesters (1,5 years)
part-time: 6 semesters (3 years)



Study begin

Winter and summer semester

Study place

Campus Duisburg




The Master's programme in Industrial Engineering imparts in-depth interdisciplinary scientific competence in the field of economics and engineering sciences on the basis of the previous Bachelor's programme (or programmes with equivalent content) and expands the ability to work independently in a scientific manner. At the same time, the course contents consist (almost) entirely of the selected compulsory electives, so that a clear subject-specific profile is achieved in this degree programme. Through interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary courses with different teaching forms, the students are to further develop their ability to solve problems in an interdisciplinary manner. The success of this programme, which has been offered since 2003, is evident from the fact that graduates have very good career prospects in a wide variety of industrial and service sectors in very different fields of activity (both at home and abroad) and are also readily sought after by companies as interns or working students during their studies. Compared to the Bachelor's degree, the job and responsibility profiles of graduates in these companies (or in the academic environment) also grow with "increasing academic maturity".

Study at UDEStudy plan

Study plan

Study plan

You can find the examination regulations for your study program here: Examination regulations according to study programs

Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDB:

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Information material

Prospective students will find an overview of the study program and other relevant topics here.

Further information on the Master of Industrial Engineering as well as FAQs can be found at: Master Programme Industrial Engineering

Study plan as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDB:


Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree (usually consisting of seven-semesters) with equivalent content in industrial engineering or in a comparable degree programme with a grade of 2.7 or better. See also the forms and applications on the programme website under Downloads.
Further information can be obtained from the examination board.

The documents for admission should be sent to:
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Ruxandra Hoffmann
Fakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Bereich Prüfungsausschuss Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen
Gebäude SG, Raum 167
Geibelstraße 41
47057 Duisburg


Unrestricted admission (study places are not limited).

Enrollment takes place during the enrollment period at the student register's office on the Duisburg campus.

Prospective students from non-EU countries should apply to the International Office of the Duisburg Campus.

Language Skills

The language of instruction at the University of Duisburg-Essen is German (except in the English-language programs). Therefore, you must have good German language skills if you want to study successfully. The majority of foreign applicants must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2 level; with some exceptions) before beginning their studies.

  • German nationals (persons who have acquired their higher education entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad) do not require any special proof of German language skills.
  • Citizens of an EU member state (and citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) or German citizens with a foreign educational qualification, as well as
  • Citizens of a country outside the EU with a foreign university entrance qualification must pass the "Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" (DSH 2 level) or the TestDaF (TDN 4) before the begin of their studies.

Information on the German Language Test for University Entrance (DSH)

Additional language skills

According to Examination Regulations § 2, Para. 2:
In the international environment of industrial engineering, English plays an increasing role as an international technical language. The aim of the degree programme is therefore also to impart a familiarity with the English technical language through the use of the English language in selected compulsory and elective courses. Appropriate language skills are therefore required.

Study accompanying internship

During the Master's programme, no internships are required.

General Information

Living & Studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • Winter semester: from October to March
  • Summer semester: from April to September

Lecture period

The winter lecture period usually starts in mid-October and ends in mid-February. In summer, the lecture period usually starts in mid-April and ends in July. During the winter semester there is a break of about two weeks during the Christmas holidays.

Examination phase

The examination phase begins about one week after the end of the lecture period and lasts about seven weeks.

Semester fee

All students have to pay a semester fee (social contribution) of about 320,- Euro per semester. You can find the current amount here. The social contribution includes, among other things, a semester ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia and discounts on meals in the university's canteen and cafeteria.

Living expenses

We recommend to consider approximately 800 to 1000 Euro of personal expenses per month. 


Accommodation is possible in dormitories of the Studierendenwerk and in premises of the free housing market. The rent in a room in a student dormitory is about 300,- Euro per month. You can find more information about housing options here.


You have questions? We have answers!

Universitätsstr. 15 45141 Essen

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students Student advisory service

SG 119
Geibelstr. 41
47057 Duisburg
Tel.: +49 (0)203 379 3776
E-mail: scies@uni-due.de
Opening hours: Check homepage


Student council Industrial Engineering

We are your point of contact! If you have questions about your studies or general concerns about us or our lecturers, you can contact us. We will solve your problems and answer your questions directly if possible or forward you to the right people. Just write us an email (fsr-wiing@uni-due.de), or on Facebook or via Instagram!

Website of the student council

For prospective students and enrolled students General student counseling

ABZ offers counseling to prospective students, enrolled students and graduates on all questions concerning the choice of study program, studies and the transition into working career.

ABZ student counseling

Support in the Faculty

General counselling as well as counselling in the field of economics
Dr. Katharina Jörges-Süß
MF 145, Tel. 0203 37-91273

Office hours: Th, 13:00-14:00 Uhr (by prior appointment via email), other office hours by appointment.

Electrical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hirsch
BE 111C, Tel.: 0203 37-93370

Office hours: by appointment

Information Technology
Dr.-Ing. Lars Häring
BA 241, Tel.: 0203 37-93366

Office hours: by appointment via telephone or mail

Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arun Nagarajah
Please contact:
Andrea Eckold
room: SG 168 115, Tel. 0203 37-93925

Board of examiners