After graduation, many A-level students are faced with the same problem: "What should I do now?
Many find it difficult to find a course that combines all their interests. Especially if these are very different, such as technology and business or law.
If this is exactly what you are interested in, then you are in good hands with us!
The degree programmes in industrial engineering (WI) with various specialisations such as civil engineering, electrical engineering and information technology or mechanical engineering and business informatics (WInf) offer you the opportunity to combine these two interests.
The WI and WInf degree programmes offer you a varied everyday university life. You will attend lectures and tutorials in law and business subjects as well as in technical subjects. The technical subjects vary depending on the specialisation.
The business subjects are very similar in all four degree programmes and, with a few exceptions, you’ll attend them with your fellow WI and Winf students. The engineering subjects, on the other hand, are very different and vary depending on the technical specialisation.
You will attend technical lectures and exercises with students that chose to exclusively study a technical specialization, offering you another possibility to meet fellow students.
That's exactly what makes the WI/WInf programme so special! You have a mix of two degree programmes, each of which is normally regarded as a single subject. In these programmes, you learn 2/3 of a normal business degree and 2/3 of an engineering or computer science degree. This means you study a 4/3 degree programme, which makes full-time study at the TU so special, but of course also demanding. This also becomes clear in university rankings, such as the annual ranking by WirtschaftsWoche (2020). Here, the TU is listed in second place for Business Informatics and third place for Business Engineering in the national rankings.
Studying at a university is often very theory-centred and usually offers little practical training. Here at TU, however, there are many opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. In all four degree programmes, numerous projects allow students to gain practical knowledge through exercises based on real-life applications, offering a deeper understanding of the material at hand.
But there are also opportunities outside of the classic modules to apply and improve your knowledge in so-called university groups organising extracurricular activities. you can find a list of all the university groups and what they do. It's worth taking a look! Here
In the first three semesters, you will mainly take basic courses in both departments. On the one hand, this allows you to find out whether the degree programme is something for you, and on the other hand, you learn everything important that will be used as basic knowledge for later specialisations.
In the economics courses, your subjects consist of business administration, economics and law. The exams often consist of theory and a calculation section.
The examination period begins after the lecture period. Only exams take place during this period.
Finally, we’re certain that after graduating from the TU with a WI/WInf degree, you will be well prepared for the working world, as you will be universally employable thanks to the diverse array of subjects taught in our programmes. You can also find out more about the various career opportunities on the career profile page. You will not only finish your studies as an outstanding student but will also gain independence.
You can start all four degree programmes in the winter semester in a Bachelor's programme, which lasts six semesters according to the standard period of study. Afterwards, you have the option of either starting your professional life or completing a four-semester Master's programme. In the Master's programme, you can individually and flexibly tailor your studies to your interests and strengths through numerous options in the weighting and selection of different subjects. In the process, the foundations laid in the Bachelor's programme are specifically deepened in the various fields. In addition to the WI/Winf degree programmes, you can also specialise in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. At TU Darmstadt, the Master's degree is the standard degree, which is why your place on the Master's programme is virtually guaranteed after completing your Bachelor's degree.
© Simge Karaduman