Bachelor Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Industrie 4.0
part-time studies

With your Industrial Engineering in the Industry 4.0 course of studies, you will be ready for the digitalisation of entire industry sectors. 

Part-time studies

Language: German

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Part-time studies

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Do you want to be one of the successful industrial engineers who are further establishing Germany's leading global role in the digitalisation of industry? Then the Bachelor of Industrial Engineering is the right choice for you! Here you will learn about the potential that digitalisation holds in production and logistics. You will learn how to develop practical and efficient solutions for the production of self-driving cars. Our part-time industrial engineering degree programme with a mix of business administration skills and engineering know-how prepares you perfectly for future responsibilities. During the whole programme, you will undertake tasks in our virtual laboratories, so that a high level of practical orientation is guaranteed for your training.

What can you expect in our virtual labs?

In our virtual labs, you will work on tasks that are designed to be close to the real world. You simulate, model or calculate these tasks with specific software tools. You work on solutions with the help of an Arduino kit, which is provided to you for this purpose. The kit consists of an Arduino microcontroller and you will also receive other accessories such as sensors and LEDs. Your work in our virtual lab includes the following modules: Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Processes Industry 4.0, Automation and Robotics Data, Analytics and Big Data, Smart Devices, Smart Factory, Smart Mobility and Smart Services.

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Why you should choose part-time studies

You can decide when your studies start – without any enrolment deadlines or semester commitments. At any time.
You decide whether you want to study on location or on our virtual campus.
Try it out for 4 weeks free of charge! You only pay if you are satisfied and like the format.


Your part-time studies in a nutshell


    Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), 180 ECTS

    Language: German

    Duration of studies 36, 48 or 72 months


    Part-time study programme with a combination of digital self-study and evening classes at an IU location near you or on our virtual campus.


    Work in practice-oriented groups under the guidance of experienced lecturers

    On location: Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 6:30pm - 9pm

    virtual campus: Optional attendance of virtual classes via video chat, 6:30pm - 9pm

  • Study locations

    Cologne from 1st September, after which study can start at any time

    Or Virtual Campus, study can start at any time


    AR Siegel, ZFU (170117)


    from 219€ per month

    You can save time and money by transferring credits from your previous study programme and also deduct up to 42% of your tuition fees from income tax.


    A-levels (Technical Diploma), subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.

Our study formats

Study on-campus

  • Two weekly in-person sessions at the campus of your choice
  • Personal exchange with lecturers and fellow students on your campus

Study online

  • Regular classes in our virtual classroom
  • Connect virtually with lecturers and fellow students all across Germany via video chat



The bachelor's programme offers you the perfect mix of business administration content, engineering expertise and relevant IT knowledge. You will therefore acquire all the skills you need to take on challenging tasks with management responsibility after graduating as an industrial engineer.

Please note: due to the fact that the study programmes offered on this website are in German, all of the information material and communications will be in the German language, and not in English.

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Practical project

Practical project: Industrial Engineering 4.0 

At the beginning, you look for a company with which you will work during your project. In consultation with the company, you choose a concrete task. Possible use cases are, for example, the areas of sustainability, smart home or autonomous driving. To work on your task, you will use the knowledge about concepts, methods and tools that you have acquired during your studies. You will summarise the results of solving your task in a written paper.

Practical project: Hackathon 

In this module, you learn to apply central methods to find a practical solution to a relevant problem and explain it to an interested audience. You choose your task from areas such as electromobility, robotics, data analytics, process automation or digital business models. You work on your topic with the help of a suitable prototyping environment: this can be hardware (e.g. prototyping boards such as the Arduino) or software (e.g. technology-specific development environments such as Matlab). At the end, you present your result in a project presentation.  

Study fees

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If you have completed an apprenticeship, advanced training, subject-specific work experience or even a previous degree, you have the opportunity to have these credits recognised. With the recognition of your previous academic achievements, you not only save valuable time, but also money - a total of 30 euros per recognised ECTS point.

Here you will find a list for the Business Consulting degree programme:

Your education or training is not listed here? You can find a complete list for your desired degree programme on the page "General recognition of previous achievements".

You can also find more information and the relevant forms on our info page "Recognition of previous achievements".


Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study program - without NC, state-recognised, with or without a general A-level!

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Why did I choose the part-time degree programme at IU University for my professional development? I was convinced by the schedule of the programme: the courses in the evening are well structured and help me to consolidate my knowledge and clarify any open questions.
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From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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