Engineering and Business Administration
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Restricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

What is the best way to link the technical perfection and marketability of products? Thanks to the combination of Engineering and Business Administration, students address a wide range of topics at university and later in their professions. Graduates of this degree programme are capable of analysing problems of an economic and technical nature, helping them to resolve such issues. They learn the knowledge and skills required to act as intermediaries between engineers and economists and to overcome communication problems between them.

In the Bachelor’s degree programme in Engineering and Business Administration at Leibniz Universität Hannover, students learn in parallel the foundations of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Administration and Economics. Students acquire the foundations and conceptions of Engineering and Business Sciences, and are able to apply these independently in practical situations. This makes them sought-after employees in the private sector, particularly when it comes to activities where engineering meets business.

Students receive a broad, scientifically grounded education that is linked to practical application. 60% of the courses are taken in engineering subjects from the areas of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering; the remaining 40% are taken in Economics.

Course Content

  • At the start of the degree programme, students take compulsory courses in both areas of engineering, enabling all first-year students to gain extensive insight into both subjects. In the fifth semester, students then select one of the three technical specialisations: “Digitisation and Automation”, “Power Engineering” or “Production Technology”. The economics part involves subjects in Business Administration and Economics.
Course Structure

In addition to Mathematics, students take compulsory modules in the area of Mechanical Engineering, involving Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Construction and Thermodynamics, and in Electrical Engineering, involving Foundations, Foundations of Digital Systems, Physics and Computer Science. In addition, they take compulsory modules in Business Administration and Economics. In the fifth semester, students then additionally select their technical specialisation, followed by the Bachelor’s thesis, which is written in the sixth semester.

Semester Betriebswirtschaftslehre Volkswirtschaftslehre Maschinenbau Elektrotechnik und Informatik Mathematik und Physik

BWL I (6 LP)

  • Einführung in die BWL
  • Unternehmensführung und -gründung

VWL I (6 LP)

  • Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre

Technische Mechanik

  • Technische Mechanik 1 (5 LP)


  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Netzwerke (6 LP)


  • Mathematik für Ingenieure 1 (8 LP)


  • Marketing
  • Personal

Technische Mechanik

  • Technische Mechanik 2 (5 LP)


  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Felder (8 LP)
  • Labor Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Netzwerke (2 LP)



  • Mathematik für Ingenieure 2 (8 LP)
3 BWL III (8 LP)
  • Investition und Finanzierung
  • Kapitalmarkttheorie

Werkstoffkunde (5 LP)

  • Werkstoffkunde I

Konstruktion (5 LP)

  • Grundzüge der Konstruktionslehre
  • Konstruktives Projekt

Grundlagen digitaler Systeme (5 LP)

  • Grundlagen digitaler Systeme


  • Numerische Mathematik (6 LP)


  • Physik (1 LP)

BWL IV (12 LP)

  • Externe Unternehmensrechnung
  • Interne Unternehmensrechnung
  • Unternehmensbesteuerung

BWL V (8 LP)

  • Operations Management
  • Informations Management
  • Mikroökonomik



  • Arbeitsökonomik & öffentliche Finanzen


  • Physik (4 LP)
5   VWL III (8LP)
  • Makroökonomik

Thermodynamik (5 LP)

  • Thermodynamik im Überblick
  • Thermodynamik-Labor

Informatik (5 LP)

  • Grundzüge der Informatik und Programmieren
5 und 6 Kompetenzbereich Ökonomie (10 LP)

min. 10 LP durch Wahlmodule aus den Bereichen BWL/VWL

Technischer Kompetenzbereich (15 LP)

  • 3 Wahlpflichtmodule à 5 LP aus einem der drei Vertiefungsfächer
    • Produktionstechnik,
    • Energietechnik oder
    • Digitalisierung und Automatisierung

Bachelorarbeit mit Präsentation (13 LP)

Recommended Abilities

Prospective students should have the capacity to think pragmatically and realistically, and should possess analytic skills. They should also have an interest in science and technology. Mathematical and statistical methods are fundamental to the course. Since business processes are shaped by people, students also require good social and communication skills. Foreign language skills are recommended but not essential.

Career Opportunities

Industrial engineers analyse economic and technical problems, and help to resolve them. On the labour market, there is an increasing demand for industrial engineers at management level, in areas such as production planning and production control, product development, procurement and logistics, sales, and in the controlling of industrial enterprises. Additional areas of employment can be found in the public sector, in service industries and commercial enterprises.

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master''s programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master''s programme:

Admission requirements and application

Application Deadlines

01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only apply for the winter semester.
  • Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application for a higher semester) can also apply for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th).
  • Requirements for applications from non-EU countries:
    • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg)
    • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.

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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover