International Project Engineering - Business Administration and Engineering


In industry, a major part of the creation of value is carried out in teams. For this reason, the degree programme International Project Engineering is known as Industrial Engineering 2.0 as it represents the project management oriented, modern version of the classic industrial engineering degree. The programme trains engineers with profound knowledge of management and international experience. 

Important Information

Admission requirements AAbitur, Fachhochschulreife, fachgebundene Hochschulreife (German university entrance qualifications)
Admission procedure Selection depends on average grades and selection interview
Application deadlines 15.01. for the summer semester (SS)
15.07. for the winter semester (WS)
Selection interviews Dates for WS 2014: Wed. 23.7. – Fri. 25.7. (Please keep this period free!)
Start of degree programme Summer and winter semesters
Length of degree 7 semesters
Semester abroad optional
Number of student places SS 36 / WS 36
Qualification on graduation Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Costs per semester 74,10 € Student Union fees   
+ 60 € administration costs
+ 12 € student body fees 
Contact 07121 271-7074

Application procedures - short overview

Application procedures - short overview

This is how you should apply:

  1. Take the Study Orientation Test under, duration about 15 mins.
    ⇒ Print out your certificate of participation
  2. Apply online under Online-Bewerbung on the University’s website
  3. After the application deadline there will be a preliminary selection of applicants. Invitations to the selection interviews will be sent by e-mail at short notice.

After you have received your invitation to a selection interview, register for your selection interview.

Selection procedure

During the selection procedure we would like to get to know you and your motivation for choosing this degree programme better. We also want to offer you the opportunity to find out more about us and Reutlingen University.

In the selection procedure, there is a preliminary selection of applicants based on the grades obtained in the applicants’ university entrance qualifications.  (See the link on selection regulations “Auswahlsatzung”). After the application deadline, applicants who have been shortlisted in the preliminary selection will be invited to attend a selection interview. An overall application grade is calculated on the basis of the applicant’s grades obtained in the university entrance qualifications (60%) and the grade achieved in the selection interview (40%). Admission to the degree programme is based on the resulting ranking of overall application grades.

How to prepare for your selection interview

Before you come to the selection interview, please prepare two slides in which you explain what you expect from the degree programme International Project Engineering and why you want to study this subject.

Bring your slides on an appropriate medium, e.g. USB stick. On the day of the interview there will be a laptop with Word, PowerPoint, Acrobat Reader and a projector / screen available.

The selection interview

Duration: about 30 minutes in total

After a short greeting, you will present us (2 lecturers/members of staff) your motivation for wanting to do the degree programme with the help of your prepared slides (max. 5-10 minutes).

The main part of the interview will comprise a talk with us about your career up till now and your expectations concerning the degree programme, as well as any technical and economic questions.   

The selection interview is compulsory.  Applicants who do not attend and have not been excused will receive the grade 5.

Lecture plan & electives

Here you can find an overview of the subjects and how they are distributed throughout the degree programme, as well as further information about Reutlingen University.

More information about the structure of the degree programme International Project Engineering, lecture plans and other activities at Reutlingen University can be found here .

Degree programme projects

Our students are active in a wide variety of projects, including building an aeroplane, the Campus Party, and and and ...

In the degree programme International Project Engineering, it is considered of great importance for students to acquire practical project experience during their studies. Through the international industrial semester, students have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in an international environment in industry.  However, they can also gather practical project experience much earlier on campus by taking part in various student projects.

In the third semester there is a project in which students present their degree programme in short YouTube videos. These can then be seen on the YouTube IPtv channel.

Students also work together with students from other semesters in the area of PR and marketing for the degree programme. They develop marketing strategies, create budget plans, organise their implementation and monitor their success. This helps to develop a feeling of cohesion and solidarity among the students.


The Campus Party, which takes place on the University campus with over 500 visitors, has a budget of several thousand Euros and a project team of more than 30 members. It takes place every semester and is traditionally organized by second-semester students.

IP Plane

Students build a two-seater, single-engine aeroplane, type Van’s Aircraft RV-12. This aircraft is expected to be ready for its maiden flight in 2016 and will fly with the identification number D-ERTU (for Reutlingen University). Here, technical knowledge, applied project management and, of course, commitment and enthusiasm are needed.

Flugsimulator – IP Sim

Over a period of a total of three semesters, second-semester students have planned, developed, built and improved an IP flight simulator. The work has extended over the entire project lifecycle and included planning, conception, implementation, the purchase of components, integration, testing and launching.

During your studies

Students are not only actively stimulated and supported in projects; in taught courses, lecturers make use of the most modern teaching methods and interactive elements.

In a wide variety of lectures, the students’ skills are "tested". So, for example, in the Business Game , groups of four students compete to measure themselves and their companies against each other.

In the winter semester 13/14, the "Peer Instruction" concept was introduced into the physics lecture course, in order to give students the opportunity to test their knowledge.

In the summer semester 2014, the concept of mentoring was introduced for the first time.  Here, lecturers mentor groups of students so as to be able to deal with topics in a more individual way; these sessions take place partly outside of the “normal” lecture timetable. Topics include application strategies, personality development, and examination technique, etc. The topics are proposed by the groups and are dealt with individually by the lecturer and students together.

Further projects in the School of Engineering and the degree programme can be found here.

Students out and about

During their industrial placement/internship, their studies or outside the University, International Project Engineers are active everywhere.

The compulsory industrial placement takes students to all the four corners of the world. Their acquired knowledge is put into practice. Further, the intercultural experiences gained are handed on and after graduation act as an entrance ticket to the world of work.

SWR4 zu Gast bei International Project Engineering IP Plane

International Project Engineering zu Gast bei SWR2 Tandem


Ellen Hirner
Ellen Hirner

Building 4
Room 4-012

Phone +49 7121 271-7022

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Ellen Hirner
Ellen Hirner

Alteburgstr. 150
D-72762 Reutlingen

Building 4 , Room 4-012

Phone +49 7121 271-7022
Fax +49 7121 271-7004

Verena Hesche
Verena Hesche

Building 4
Room 4-011

Phone +49 07121/271-7065

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Verena Hesche
Verena Hesche

Alteburgstraße 150
72762 Reutlingen

Building 4 , Room 4-011

Phone +49 07121/271-7065