Industrial Engineering with Business Studies

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Industrial Engineering

With the English language course of study Master of Science “Industrial Engineering”, the FOM University of Applied Sciences offers graduates of industrial engineering, business science and engineering science Bachelor courses of study from China, and also other countries, the possibility of professional specialisation. The full-time course over three-semesters takes place in Germany at the FOM university centre in Essen.
In the course of study “Industrial Engineering” students deepen their existing technical and business expertise and in addition acquire important management competencies for responsible specialist and management duties. In particular, focus areas are product lifecycle-management, digitalisation of production and the organisation of an international technical sales department.

The course of study also teaches up-to-date knowledge of areas such as controlling & financing, international commercial and contract law, as well as technology & sustainability. In combination with the course being taught in the English language as well as the intercultural knowledge gained from staying in Germany, the Master’s course of studies prepares participants for professional life in an internationally-orientated company.

You will complete your master studies in Industrial Engineering with Business Studies with the academic degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.).


3 semester



Credit Points


Accreditation (Master)

The FOM University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the German Council for Science and Humanities for its special service to education and research and was the first private university in Germany to receive system-accreditation by the FIBAA in 2012. This seal of approval proves that the quality management of the FOM University meets the high standards of the Accreditation Council, the most important body for the quality of studies and education at German universities. In 2018 the FOM University received system-accreditation for further eight years. Thus, all courses of study offered by the FOM are accredited. A Master’s degree from the FOM University enables entry to a subsequent a PhD programme.

What you need for admission

  • A relevant university degree¹, e.g. Industrial Engineering (Diploma, Bachelor)
  • or university degree¹ with an Industrial Engineering proportion of at least 60 Credit Points² (in this case, the supplement course business administration must be passed successfully)
  • or university degree¹ with a business science proportion of at least 60 Credit Points² (in this case, the technology supplement course must be passed successfully)
  • or university degree¹ regardless of which specialisation and one and a half years of professional experience gained previous to, during or after the first degree with areas of specialisation relating to the Master’s course of studies (in this case, the business administration and technology supplement courses must be passed successfully)
  • in each case with 210 Credit Points

1) Final degree as Master or Bachelor / with a Diploma or state examination. Degrees in accredited Bachelor training courses at universities of cooperative education are equal to university Bachelor degrees.

Start: winter semester

Duration: 3 semester


  • registration fee 1.580,00 euro

    one-off enrolment fee

  • tuition fee 11.400,00 euro
  • examination fee 350,00 euro

    one-off examination fee at the end of the course

  • total fees 13.300,00 euro

    Total costs includes enrolment fee, tuition fee and examination fee

Semester Overview

Study programme

Controlling & Financing

Controlling in an international environment
Financing and financing strategies (e.g. export and project financing)
Overview of the Financial institutions (lessors, insurers, financiers)
Risks in international industrial plant construction
Risk management and controlling

Technical Systems & Digitalisation

Overview of the field of modelling and simulation of technical systems
Development of simulation models of technical systems with the help of physical principles and differential equations
Model reduction and Validation of models
Presentation of methodical and technical tooling Aspects (practical exercises with Matlab/Simulink etc.)

Digitisation and Society
- data protection
- freedom of information
- Creation of personality profiles
- Right to forget etc.

Digitisation and economy
- Special features of digital goods (Internet of Things, network effects, Big Data)
- Rights of disposal and ongoing structural change (Industry 4.0, Sharing economy, crowdworker, work 4.0)
- Effects of digitisation competition policy, the
- promotion of innovation and the consumer protection

Research Methods

Qualitative and quantitative research methods
Quantitative data analysis (applications with R, statistical test procedures, multivariate procedures)

Decision focused Management

Classical Decision Theory
Management decisions from a psychological point of view
Decisions in the strategy context

International Commercial & Contract Law

World trade and globalisation
Basics of national and international business law
National and European law
International law as Basis of international commercial law
International private law
contract law
Selected contractual and rights of indebtedness
International Civil Procedure Law and Institutions
Significance of Compliance
Compliance Organisation
Compliance as an integrated part business and personnel processes

English for Technical Management

Grammar review
Language skill development
Selected negotiation and contract vocabulary
Business communication

Technology Management

Corporate and technology strategy
Technology management and concepts
Product development and methods
Process development and models
Project and risk management
Innovation and R&D Controlling
International Sales Management & Marketing

Transfer Project

Consolidation of a subject module of the first two semesters
Reflection on one's own transfer competence
Application of specific methods
Transfer of scientific content into professional practice
Evaluation of the own teaching-learning process

International Project- & Claimmanagement

Fundamentals of international management
Basics of international project management
Project controlling in an international environment
Risk management in an international environment
Stakeholder management in an international environment
contractor management
supporters Project management techniques in an international environment

Intercultural cooperation and leadership
- Leadership and decision making
- team development
- Communication models and information
- conflict management

Deployment and development of international project managers
Claim Management and Claim Strategies
Negotiation concepts (Harvard concept and others) and strategies
Ethics and Compliance in
International Project Management

Technology & Sustainability (5 CP)

Sustainability – Basics
The roles of different actors in sustainable development
Sustainability assessment of products, Services and processes
Technology and technology transfer as Instrument of sustainable development
Technology- or Technology assessment
Sustainability relevant fields of technology

Master’s thesis and colloquium

Subject to change.