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 requirementsAbitur, Fachhochschulreife, fachgebundene Hochschulreife (German university entrance qualifications)
Admission procedureSelection based on average grades including other criterias
Application deadlines15.01. for the summer semester (SS)
15.07. for the winter semester (WS)
Start of degree programmeSummer and winter semesters
Length of degree7 semesters
Semester abroadoptional
Number of student placesSS 30 / WS 42
Qualification on graduationBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Costs per semestersee here
Application Online Application
Contact07121 271-7074

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 on the German website.

Degree programme projects

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

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