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Nuremberg Tech offers various bachelor's degree programmes in twelve Faculties with practical and interdisciplinary focus. Most of them are taught in German; but we have some highly sought after international business degree programmes that are offered in English.

Almost all of our bachelor’s degree programmes begin in the winter semester. General descriptions of our bachelor’s degree programmes, grouped by Faculty, are listed below. Much more detailed information is available via the page Alle Studiengänge in German.

Business Degree Programmes (in English)

International Business

Are you interested in an internationally oriented career? Our International Business program will teach you the "instruments being played" in the dynamic world of international business.  

Starting out with basic business courses and moving forward through advanced and specialized courses, students receive a comprehensive, application-oriented education which also includes special courses for developing soft skills, language proficiency and stays abroad. 
We are ready to launch your international business career!

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Program duration:

7 semesters

Admission requirements:

Language of instruction:

English
English is the only language of instruction during the first three semesters and the predominant language later on. In higher semesters, students can choose some electives in German.

Subject distribution:

 

 

Special features:

  • International flair in a personalized atmosphere: International Business is designed for about 60 students per year. Approximately one third of them are international students who add internationality to the program from the very beginning. Currently IB-students represent about 40 nationalities.
  • Due to the relatively small number of students, another unique trademark of this program, however, is the students´ close personal contact to staff and faculty members of our department.
  • Our students are required to do a 20-week internship abroad and to spend one semester at a partner university outside of Germany.

Facts and figures:

  • 60 new students per year, approximately one third of them come from outside of Germany
  • 2 compulsory semesters abroad: internship semester with an internationally operating company and study semester at a partner university
  • Course instruction 100% in English
  • Very high success rate: 85% of the first semester students complete their studies
  • 98% of all IB-graduates easily find employment within the first 6 months after graduation

Admission semester:

Winter semester or summer semester

In the summer semester only admission to a higher semester is possible.

Application period:

For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

For the summer semester: 15.11.2020 - 15.1.2021

 

Admission Process

Dual system option:

Accreditation:

Yes

The program duration of International Business is seven semesters. The degree will be awarded with 210 ECTS. The program includes two semesters abroad and consists of three major components.

Components

The first component comprises the basic study modules. During this first three semesters, students focus on foundation courses, e.g. Business Mathematics, Foundations of Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Personnel Management. Besides English, additional language courses in Spanish or French as well as "German for International Students" prepare students for their international careers. Students receive an application-oriented education which also includes special courses for developing soft skills (Presentation Techniques, Intercultural Communication).

Internship Abroad

An important part of the International Business program is an internship abroad of 20 weeks. It significantly contributes to the student's personal and professional development and enhances his/her employment prospects. The internship is generally scheduled for the fourth semester.

By means of this internship, IB-students have the opportunity to work alongside experienced managers from all over the world and to acquire valuable professional skills. Theoretical knowledge will be applied in day-to-day business situations, in order to allow the student to accumulate a wide range of practical and managerial tools.


Study Semester Abroad

During the fifth semester, each student is expected to study for one semester at one of over 70 partner universities of the Faculty of Business Administration.

The study semester abroad is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into different approaches to management teaching, to experience life in a different society and culture, and to develop one's own language proficiency. It is an integral part of the IB degree program for which our students are carefully prepared during their first years of studies.

More information about the benefits of international experience you can finde here.

During the last two semesters of the program, classes with an international perspective, like International Financial Management or International Pricing Strategies, will be emphasized. The ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real live settings will be acquired through the course Project Work. Students must develop and carry out an independent project which can consist of a business plan, an event or an applied research project.

Besides the mandatory courses students will be able to choose from a variety of electives depending on their future career plans.

IB-students conclude their studies with the Bachelor´s Thesis in their 7th semester. In dealing with a large scale international topic students will be able to work independently on a scientific issue. The Bachelor´s Thesis can be carried out in form of a research project at our university or in cooperation with a company. The duration for writing it is 5 months.

Sample Schedule of Semester 1

Specialization

The program duration of International Business is seven semesters. The degree will be awarded with 210 ECTS. The program includes two semesters abroad and consists of three major components.

The career focus “Finance” provides a comprehensive overview on main concepts in the field of corporate finance. Topics such as capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, the time value of money and further basic subjects of managerial finance are covered in an application-oriented way. The courses lay the foundations for a career in the corporate finance-, banking-, or insurance industry.

Human Resource Management deals with the different aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, retention management, talent management, and leadership issues. The overall objective is, to develop an understanding of basic issues in human resource management and how to tackle these issues with economic methods.

The career focus International Economics provides a general introduction into the economics of globalization. Issues like what determines international trade patterns or exchange rates are tackled. Furthermore, a strong focus will be put on European economic integration.

Marketing

Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.
As a specialization Marketing deals with concepts that are needed to satisfy needs of customers on the long term.

On a strategic level this comprises a thorough understanding of customer characteristics, needs (through market research) and customer buying behavior as well as the derivation of sustainable competitive advantage(s) (on the base of the prior information). On an operational level marketing treats with questions on how to create the right product / offering (for the descripted target customer group), how to price this offer adequately, how to place this offering (at locations where the key customer group would buy it) and how to communicate with customers in order to convince them to know, value and buy the product offering.

Operations Management / Logistics

Efficient logistic networks are essential requirements for successful economies. In the course “Distribution and Supply Chain Management” the focus is placed on the logistical processes and structures within these networks, which are necessary for supplying customers.

The reason why distribution logistics is given such a high degree of importance is due, on the one hand, to the high costs involved in distribution logistic tasks. On the other hand distribution logistics is increasingly taking on a more important role in the service policy of many companies.

Students gain a strong knowledge in the tasks, specific features, challenges and success factors of the distribution systems within industry, trade and the services sector. They will also gain the ability to choose, evaluate and use relevant solutions in distribution logistics in a structured manner.

Fields of work, Job profiles

Feel confident on the international stage: International Business graduates work in leading positions in all aspects of international business. They can be consultants for corporations, managers in human resources and take responsibility for business transactions and finances. On their own or within a team they work on formulating strategies, negotiate with business partners and allocate materials and human recourses. Since the world has become a global village, International Business graduates are sought after by medium-sized companies as well as global players, like Adidas and Siemens. Employment is also offered with multi-national organizations, government agencies and NGOs (non-governmental organizations mainly in the development aid sector).

Current labor market, starting salary

The advancing globalization of the economy brings about constant changes in international markets, and dynamic processes require highly qualified business experts who work with a long range perspective on shaping the future.

Graduates of our specialized International Business degree program are well prepared to assume leading positions in internationally operating companies, and almost all of them easily find employment (98 % within 6 months after graduation).

Salaries are highly divers depending on the employers. However, they are usually somewhat higher than a graduate of a classical Business Administration program would get, since the international component is highly valued by prospective employers.

What do our alumni do now?

What might happen once the IB program is over? International Business alumni at a glance:

Polina Ivanova
Polina Ivanova

Date of Graduation
July 2019

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Assessing talents effectively and efficiently. Critical analysis of the implemented selection process of information technology managers in Puma SE and development of recommendations for the future improvement

Current position
Junior Manager People Development & Organizational Learning at PUMA SE

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
Assisting various learning initiatives as blended and digital corporate education, communicating learning opportunities to employees.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
Diversity of covered topics during the program fascinates! It makes IB exceptional among other programs on the market. Disciplines cover as classical theoretical foundations, as well as modern trends and technologies, capturing all major business functions. This magical combination makes graduates prepared for dynamic business world and highly demanded on global job market.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Enjoy these outstanding years of IB studies! Learn, network and experience as much as you can. It is great intercultural environment for it. Remember that there are no more and less important subjects, all of the knowledge received you are going to successfully integrate into your future work.

Felix Neulinger
Felix Neulinger

Date of Graduation
June 2019

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Concept development of an evaluation tool for Return of Investment calculation of SIMATIC RTLS (Real-Time Locating System)

Current position
Virtual Sales Associate of the Cisco Sales Associate Program

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
My goal is to provide the industry with the best IoT and telecommunication solutions the market can offer.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I particularly liked the practicality of the program. You can really feel that the professors, who are teaching the subjects, come from the industry, have hands-on experience and are enthusiastic to share their knowledge with the students. They were always very responsive and I constantly felt like if I had a question or a problem, there was someone I could have asked.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
Understanding what business is truly about is not solely achieved by sitting in a lecture and listening to the experiences other people have made throughout their lives. It should serve as a motivator to get YOU moving. Take the initiative, get an idea of what you are good at and capitalise on these strengths. Get a working student job, even if you do not need the money, but it will provide you with such valuable, practical experience. It is the perfect opportunity for you to apply in practice what you have studied in theory. Take inspiration from great people, choose a hero figure for yourself. It has helped me greatly, as you will not always feel as motivated all the time. Eventually, become the hero for others and try to serve as a good example.

Julia Rose
Julia Rose

Date of Graduation:
September 2018

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis:
Attractiveness of the Employer Brand “Siemens” for Generation Z – Empirical Analysis of the Target Audience “Technical Apprentices of the Siemens AG Nuremberg Vogelweiherstraße”

Current position:
Local HR Business Partner at the Siemens AG

Before: Dual Master Studies with the Siemens AG in cooperation with the Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin (Course of study: Business Development with focus on Human Resources Management)

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I am currently involved in projects concerning the strategic workforce planning at Siemens with a main focus on the topic #NextWork (=what we will work in the future), where we are closely working together with the business.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
Personally, I most valued the international orientation of the studies. The fact that all the courses are solely taught in English might be a challenge at first, but it certainly is one worth taking. Furthermore, it is something that makes the IB-studies quite unique. From the very beginning, you find yourself in an international environment, since roughly half of your fellow students are from abroad. Moreover, the chance to go abroad for at least two semesters will not only shape you personally, but also build a solid international business network. As for me, the combination of the academic knowledge with hands on experiences during an internship semester and a working student position as well as the internationality of the program has been the perfect preparation for working in an internationally oriented company.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Enjoy your studies to the fullest! Yes, schedules and exam phases can be tough, but they will shape you for what's next. Be open-minded, make new friends, have interesting conversations, do something you have never done before and simply enjoy this terrific part your life.

Katharina Thomas
Katharina Thomas

Date of Graduation
July 2017

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
The Influence of Shifts in Brand Image on Market Relevance – On the Example of Hollister Co.

Current position
Communication Coordinator, LEGO Foundation, Denmark

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I drive projects that communicate what the LEGO Foundation is, what we do, how we do it and why learning through play is essential for children to develop a breadth of skills that are crucial for the 21st century.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
I loved the international atmosphere, especially that we had the opportunity to go abroad twice during our studies. It made wonderful memories and helped me to find out who I am and where I want to go. It also helped me to find out a little more where my career should take me.
I highly appreciated the strong focus on soft skills such as presentation techniques. This is rather unique and helps immensely for Master studies as well as in different work environments.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Make the most of your time abroad, it shapes you personally and professionally! Appreciate the sometimes tough schedule, it prepares you perfectly for master studies and your future career. Lastly, do not forget to enjoy your studies and do some extracurricular activities that you love.

Andreas Felscher
Andreas Felscher

Date of Graduation
February 2014

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
International Financial Contagion – Analysis and Evaluation of Transmission Channels

Current position
Segment Manager Executives & Entrepreneurs at UBS Wealth Management Switzerland Chief of Staff Office.
Graduated from the University St. Gallen MBA program in August 2019.

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
We offer comprehensive advice for business owners and executive clients in Switzerland and I manage the business development of this client segment with focus on strategic growth initiatives, value propositions, staff development, innovation and digitization.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I very much enjoyed the small groups and the personal atmosphere, which facilitated highly interactive sessions and exciting exchanges with professors and fellow students during and after class.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
Start to gain professional experience through internships or part-time jobs early on to build your network and to find an industry/ sector that suits you well. But most importantly: Enjoy your studies, have fun, go out with friends. It's never too early to start working on your work-life balance and networks for life are not made in the lecture hall.

Alexander Wolf
Alexander Wolf

Date of Graduation
July 2011

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Country Risk Management with particular consideration of North Africa.

Current position
MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School in New York, graduated in 2017.

How would you describe your Pre- and Post-MBA work in one sentence?
From Risk Management Consulting to Strategy Consulting – Client-centric, Project Management, Holistic view of organizations, Travel intensive.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I really enjoyed the program’s small size and tight-knit community. In addition, my IB studies laid the foundation for strong soft skills, which have been invaluable for my career to date.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
I couldn’t have picked a better undergraduate program than IB. I had some of the best years of my life and it enabled me to reach all of my professional goals so far.

Dr. Eva Maria Boder
Dr. Eva Maria Boder

Date of Graduation
Diplom 2004, MBA 2007, Dr. rer. pol. 2016 (FAU)

Topic of the Diplom Thesis / Master Thesis
Diplom Thesis: The effects of Free Trade Areas, Case Study: Mexico and the EU
MBA Thesis: Offshore Outsourcing – adidas in India

Current position
Professor and Head of Department BWL - International Business at the
Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I have the pleasure to work with, teach and coach students on their professional and academic journey, besides I am collaborating with international acting companies and universities abroad.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?

  • International group of students and mindset
  • English as main language
  • High level of practice orientation
  • Opportunity to move abroad to study and doing an internship as part of the curriculum

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." (Michael Jordan)
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” (Paulo Coelho)

By the way
Eva Maria shows impressively that it is possible to raise children while pursuing your own career: She and her husband have two children. She received a governmental scholarship for highly qualified doctoral students and received her Dr. degree in 2016. 2020 she decided to leave adidas and start a new professional path as a professor.

Academic options after you've earned your bachelor's degree

Upon completion of the International Business program Master programs in International Marketing and in International Finance and Economics are available. Both programs are entirely taught in English. A German-taught alternative would be the Master Betriebswirtschaft.

International Business is a so called Numerus Clausus (NC) program. This means that you go through a selection process after applying. Due to the limit to the number of places (= NC) we cannot offer a place to every applicant who meets the admission requirements. Below, you will find an overview of the admission requirements for International Business, with which you can determine whether the program suits your interests and abilities.

Formal requirements

The Numerus Clausus (NC) ranks the applicants according to their final average grade of their school graduation certificate. The grade up to which applicants will be admitted is not known prior to the admission process. It rather changes with each admission process based on the number of applicants and their individual grades. The level of the NC in the semester the application is submitted is unknown, but the values from previous semesters are useful starting points (Last semester’s minimum grade point average for admission). Do not get discouraged if you do not meet the previous values as the NC varies from year to year. Plus, apart from the average grade, German applicants and applicants from EU-member countries can improve their application and increase their chances of getting into the program.

For more information about the admission requirements and the application process please follow this link.

Personal characteristics and skills

For the IB program, we highly recommend to have the following:

  • Interest in and understanding of business and economic issues
  • You should be internationally oriented, motivated and willing to learn
  • Solid background in mathematics and analytical skills: You need to be familiar with algebra, standard functions, equation systems and inequalities, differential and integral calculus as usually taught in school
  • Excellent command of the English language (C1 level)
  • Basic skills in a second foreign language (A1 or A2 level): Spanish or French for German applicants as well as German for international applicants
    Please note
    : Mandatory for earning credit points (so called ECTS) towards the Bachelor's degree is the successful completion of language classes at B1 and B2 level preferably within the first three semesters. Students without any prior knowledge may indeed start at the beginner's level, but the language classes A1 and A2 would be on a voluntary basis. Consequently, those students will not be able to complete the language requirements for the second foreign language until the end of their third semester, and would have to continue with this language after the time abroad. Therefore, we strongly suggest having basic language skills before the start of your studies.

Common stumbling blocks

Absolutely essential during the first three semesters are the three fundamental courses Business MathematicsFoundations of Business Administration and English. Young students often underestimate the importance of Mathematics and therefore fail the exam.

The International Business program integrates a 20-week internship abroad and a study semester at one of our partner universities outside of Germany. Finding and organizing an internship abroad is surely challenging. Especially non-EU students should consider that they have to face a number of barriers that local students do not have (visa, work permit etc.). But please be assured that we will do our best to assist and prepare you for this exciting part of your studies.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

The Online Self-Assessment (OSA) helps you to find out whether our program fits to your interests and if you meet the general and program-specific requirements. It should assist you in making your personal decision for or against our International Business program. Your achievements will be summed up in a pdf-file, including information on your strengths and weaknesses. Your results do not have to be handed in and will not affect your application.

Online Self Assessment

If you are not sure if International Business is the right degree program for you, Nuremberg Tech offers a number of tools and resources to assist you.

Online Self Assessment

You can check directly online whether this course suits your abilities and interests.

Online Self Assessment

Trial Lectures

Attend one of our trial lectures in International Business. You will get a first impression of the degree program and the atmosphere of our university.

Trial Lectures

Student Counseling Portal

If you are seeking individual advising and support in finding the right degree program, please contact the team at our Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

Faculty Advisor

If you would like information about the application documents, the recognition of your foreign certificates or the content of specific courses of the International Business degree program, the faculty advisor can provide you more detailed information.

International Business Office

Email: ib-bachelor-ibatth-nuernbergPunktde
www.th-nuernberg.de/ib

Academic Advisor

Events and Fairs

Once a year, on the last Wednesday and Thursday of September, our campus information days take place at Nuremberg Tech. All of our bachelor degree programs are presented in depth and you can see our campus in person.

Campus information days at Nuremberg Tech

Of course, Nuremberg Tech has an information booth at many educational fairs. At educational fairs, current students and advisors are available to answer your questions. You will find an overview of educational fairs in which we regularly participate, here:

Educational fairs

International Business and Technology

We believe that a successful career in tomorrow's global world will depend on several areas of competence which are the backbones of the International Business and Technology (IBT) program. IBT is a unique study combination of International Business, a technical specialization (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Natural Sciences) and two languages. 

The program will teach you different modules starting out with basic courses in business and technology, moving forward in a chosen technical specialization to become more professional through our advanced and specialized courses. With parts of the program being offered in English as well as a possible study semester abroad and a mandatory internship, our students have the chance to get accustomed to an international environment.
There is the possibility to switching into our IBT Plus study option: IBT Plus includes a mandatory internship abroad of 20 weeks and a study semester abroad. IBT Plus has a standard duration of 8 semesters and is based on 240 ECTS.

Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering

Program duration:

7 semesters (210 ECTS)

In general, IBT students study more than 7 semesters.

Admission requirements:

Numerus Clausus

Last semester’s minimum grade point average for admission

Apart from the average grade you can improve your application (for more information please follow this link)

Language of instruction:

Englisch and German
During the first semester, course instruction will be 100% in English. In the second semester there will be one course "Introduction into Physics" in German. Starting from the third semester all courses in your technical specialization will be taught in German.

Subject distribution:

 

 

Special features:

  • Possibility of one exchange semester at a partner university
  • Possibility of internship abroad
  • Lectures in English: All lectures in business are held in English. Technology-related courses are held in English for the first two semesters, and afterwards in German.
  • International student group
  • IBT Plus study option: B.Eng. with 240 ECTS (8 semesters) with a mandatory internship abroad of 20 weeks and a study semester abroad

Facts and figures:

  • 70 first semester students
  • 40 % new female students per year
  • 1 degree program manager

Admission semester:

Winter semester or summer semester
In the summer semester only admission to a higher semester is possible

Application period:

For the winter semester which starts on : 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021
For the summer semester which starts on 15 March: 15 November - 15 January

Accredited:

Yes

The study program consists of three components:

  • The first component takes place during the 1st and 2nd semester. This is where foundation courses are taught in English. Additionally, you study two other languages.
  • The second component is during the 3rd and 5th semester where you choose a specialization (taught in German): Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Natural Sciences.
  • The 6th and 7th semester, the third component, consists of elective modules in business and/or your technical specialization (can also be done abroad), internship and the bachelor thesis.
  • In IBT Plus, the 6th till the 8th semester consists of a mandatory internship abroad, a mandatory semester abroad, project work and bachelor thesis.

 

For detailed course descriptions, please see our Module Catalogue.

Fields of work, Job profiles

Anyone who wants to master the challenges of the 21st century must be able to understand both the language of engineering, natural sciences and of economics. In view of the growing globalization, these skills must furthermore be embedded in an international context. Internationally operating companies are looking for individuals with innovative brains who assist them in overseeing today’s complex world markets and taking advantage of any opportunities that may arise.


Occupational fields:

  • Product Manager (technical sales)
  • Project Manager (organizational project management)
  • Marketing Manager (technical marketing / strategy development)
  • Field Engineer
  • Customer Relationship Manager (training and service activities)
  • Risk Manager (at banks and insurance companies)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO / Finanzvorstand)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO / Management, Board of Directors)


The continuing globalization of the economy invariably brings about constantly changing international markets. Today as well as tomorrow, this dynamic international economy calls for highly-qualified managers with an interdisciplinary background.
As an International Business and Technology graduate, you may work in a wide variety of positions located at the intersection of business and technology. After completing your studies, you are prepared to assume management tasks in internationally-oriented companies of any scale. Not only big industrial companies, but also medium-sized businesses offer attractive job opportunities.
You may specialize in the procurement or sale of international high-tech products, or work directly in the area of product management. You may take over advisory functions, conclude business transactions, or collaborate in technological processes and developments. Other employment opportunities exist in the field of project management at the nexus of business and technology. You may also engage in technical risk assessment in the banking and insurance sector.

Current labor market

Overall, the job options that are open to you are plenty and varied, as you will not only acquire a profound and comprehensive knowledge base in the fields of both technology and natural sciences and economics, but also receive international training. The job prospects can be considered as very good not only at present, but also in the medium to long term.

What do our alumni do now?

 Meet some of our alumni!

Felix Endress

Felix Endress

Year of Graduation
2019

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
Currently, I am writing my Master’s thesis at the Engineering Design Centre of the University of Cambridge. I am enrolled in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I specialised in Mechanical Engineering.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I joined the e-mobility department of the Continental AG. Within a highly motivated team I was supporting the mechanical development of drive units for e-bikes.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
The IBT programme is a great opportunity to start your career. The diverse and open community of IBT students offers a great opportunity to make friends and grow while working in teams. A two-sided structure allows participants of the programme to gain a broad knowledge in various fields of economics, but also in the engineering domain. Thereby I appreciated the specialization, which allows you to follow your personal interests, as well as the possibility to study abroad.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I found myself well prepared to start a Master’s programme. The highly interdisciplinary education allows graduates to continue and contribute in a wide range of disciplines.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

If you haven’t already, try out many things to find your passion. Then, keep on working for your personal goals and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Also, I recommend joining a club at university, like the formula student team. For those interested in research and engineering I suggest getting familiar with programming. But most importantly: have fun in what you do!

Katleen Meutcheye

Katleen Meutcheye

Year of Graduation
2018

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
I am currently working as a Consultant in Digitalization & IT at UNITY AG.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I chose the Electrical Engineering specialization

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I did my mandatory internship at Schaeffler in Herzogenaurauch, in the Digitalization Department, where I then wrote my bachelor thesis in the field of Robotic Process Automation.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
What I liked the most about the IBT program was the people, the students as well as the professors. Everybody was so open minded and nice. Our professors were great. I especially enjoyed the writing of my bachelor thesis with Prof. Rogers, she was such as good supervisor. The fact that the program was both in English and German was a great advantage, but also the right combination between business and engineering open to me great opportunities. I was able to do working student positions as well as internships at Siemens, Audi and Schaeffler. Nuremberg is a great location to study!

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I think that both my studies and my work experience really prepared me for my first job as a graduate. Without one or the other, I would not have the skills that I have and I wouldn’t have got the position in the first place. While I was writing my bachelor thesis I applied to only one position, which was my 1st choice, and I got the job! What else could I say!

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

Two words: discipline and perseverance. With those two, you will be fine. It is a very challenging program, but it will give you access to so many opportunities in the job market. It is really worth the effort and I am really happy I chose this program. Another piece of advice for the international students, do not neglect German, you will need it when you start looking for a job! Do as many German courses as necessary while you are studying, not only because it is free but also because it is the best time to learn. It will seem hard all along the way and believe me the first semesters are the easiest one but if we did it, you can!
 

Anastasia Ostritchi

Anastasia Ostritchi

Year of Graduation
2018.

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
Currently, I am pursuing a Dual Studies program in Frankfurt where I spend 3 days a week (Mo-Wed) working and the other 3 (Thu-Sat) studying for my Master’s. I work part-time at UBS Europe SE, where I support the Corporate & Institutional Clients team in their daily business and interesting projects. The second part of the week, I am at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management studying for the Master’s in Management.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
Electrical Engineering.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I took my mandatory internship in Frankfurt am Main at Deutsche Börse Group in Project Controlling, part of the Controlling Department, where I stayed as a Working Student afterwards.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
The IBT program is very flexible and students get the wonderful chance to choose amongst lots of study paths. It is not only the technical specialization, but also different languages, electives in the 6th semester, possibilities of going abroad as well as the unlimited variety of topics for the Bachelor Thesis. I enjoyed switching from business subjects to technical ones, where one never gets bored as well as learns to work fast and efficiently with different types of information.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
During the IBT Program, I didn’t only acquire a very solid base for my employment and further studies through business, technology and intercultural skills but also by gaining soft skills such as discipline, sense of responsibility and teamwork. I believe it is just the right mix for future personal and professional life in our digital and globalized world.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
Sure! I highly recommend students to commit to their studies although it is hard and sometimes seems impossible. Also, this program definitely requires affinity for mathematics and strong logical skills. With a high failing rate, it can be frustrating to go further but trust me, you can do it. For international students, I also recommend to learn German as quickly as possible. Do not give up and believe in yourself!

Florian Prößl

Florian Prößl

Year of Graduation

I graduated in 2017.


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?

I am working as a sales strategist for the automotive supplier Bocar Group in Mexico-City, where I analyze mobility trends (electric, autonomous, connected and shared) and their implications for the Bocar Group.


Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?

Mechanical Engineering


Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

I have completed my internship at the BMW Group in Munich within the purchasing area of lightweight casting parts, where I was involved in the procurement process for electric vehicles and the development of the area’s supply chain strategy.


What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

Before I decided to go to university, I worked about 5 years (incl. apprenticeship) as an industrial clerk for Pilkington AG, an international glass manufacturer. This experience has taught me that in an increasingly complex and globalized working environment, it is essential to demonstrate profound economical, but also adequate technical knowledge; ideally complemented by English linguistic skills. This is what I was looking for, when searching for a bachelor study program.

The Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm provides exactly these key attributes in its unique bachelor’s degree course “International Business and Technology”. You develop several areas of competence, you can choose between three different technical study subjects (according to your needs) and the majority of lectures are taught in English.

Besides, I fondly remember the international environment of this study program, with fellow students from all over the world. This allowed me to grow personally, become more open-minded and appreciate different point of views from people of diverse background and cultures.


Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

Yes, absolutely. As I mentioned, in today’s and tomorrow’s world, more and more companies are looking for the attributes that the International Business and Technology studies offer. Be it at BMW or at Bocar Group, the IBT study program was highly regarded when I applied for those companies. During your studies, you develop several areas of competence, not only hard skills but also soft skills, that are required to successfully start your professional career.


Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

Enjoy your time and all the freedom that a student life brings with it. Don’t be afraid of upcoming obstacles. Be disciplined and attend your courses on a daily basis, then you are well prepared for all the challenges that you will encounter during your studies. I also recommend gathering as much experiences abroad as possible. Being in a foreign country, separated from your familiar surroundings, are the moments where you learn about your personal skills and strength profile and surpass yourself.

To finish off with a quote by Theodore Roosevelt: “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

Year of Graduation
I graduated in 2018


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?

I will study the master program "Internationale Wirtschaftsinformatik/ International Informational Systems" at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg starting October 2018 and be employed as a working student.


Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
My technical specialization was Electrical Engineering.


Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

At Diehl Defence in Quality Management.


What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

What I particularly find interesting about International Business and Technology is that the study program is partly offered in English and covers both the fields of Engineering and Business. Furthermore, you are well prepared for an international environment because you get to know people from different countries.


Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I am confident that the program has prepared me well for the next step in my career because it is international and broad-based.


Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

- Have an interest in business and technology
- Strong affinity towards engineering
- Be open-minded for new ideas

Shahrokh Kananizadeh

Shahrokh Kananizadeh

Year of Graduation
2017

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
I started as a Junior Product Manager at Electrolux. Now I am employed as a Product Manager at Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe GmbH

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?

Electrical Engineering

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

Electrolux (Nuremberg)

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

The Program was quite dynamic and there were many interactions between colleagues and professors which helped us improve our soft skills in addition to the technical ones.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
Yes, the program helped me have a sophisticated approach while encountering issues at work and gave a technical perspective to solve problems.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
Yes, I suggest my fellow colleagues to try to focus on subjects at university not just as exams to pass but as projects which prepare them for their future careers. Furthermore, I recommend all to be more involved with the International Office of the school to get to know other international colleagues.

Markus Ratzesberger

Markus Ratzesberger

Year of Graduation?
I graduated in June 2017.

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position?
I am currently working as a project engineer at N-ERGIE, a regional energy supplier, here in Nuremberg. I am responsible for the successful rollout of digital metering systems, all kinds of interesting pilot projects and overall the testing and evaluation of new technologies (e.g. the use of a Long-Range-Wide-Area-Network or short LoRaWAN in Nuremberg).

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I took mechanical engineering. In hindsight, I am personally really happy that I decided for this specialization as the lectures covered a lot of interesting topics. All three options are great and every student should take his or her time to decide which one they want to choose at the end of the second semester.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
My internship was “my foot in the door” to my current position mentioned above. I am actually siting at the same desk now with the same colleagues since day one of my internship more than one and a half years ago. Back then my task was to test the receive level of GSM and LTE within the power supply network of N-ERGIE. I used a geo spatial analysis tool to display the different quality levels of reception that would help us decide what kind of communication technology we should use in different areas of our supply network to communicate with our digital metering systems.
 
What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
Oh to make it short I would say I liked a lot of it. The nice atmosphere overall, the interesting topics covered in the lectures or the many new friendships made during your studies are just small parts of all the things that make this program so outstanding. I think everyone has certain expectations towards the program when they apply for it but I do not think that anyone can actually imagine the things that happen in and around the lectures. Just by being part of a group of people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds, religions and mindsets you become a more open-minded person yourself and you learn to understand and appreciate differences between the several members of this group. IBT certainly had a big impact on my personal development and I would not want to miss any of it.
 
Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
Content wise? Well, initially I wanted to build cars or planes, hence I decided for mechanical engineering as my specialization. Now I am sitting here planning the digitalization of our electric meters and dealing with digital communication and electric stuff overall. I never had a single lecture in all these topics besides the basic electrics lecture that everyone gets. Do I struggle because of that fact now? No, I do not struggle because content of the lectures is by far not everything you learn during your studies: IBT combines so many different fields of studies and students face new and completely different challenges every semester, that once you have graduated, you are basically ready to face all kinds of challenges in your future career. You learn how to adapt quickly, how to teach yourself new and unfamiliar content and most importantly to combine the ways of thinking from the perspective of a business (wo-)man as well as an engineer. I left the IBT program with a degree that made me feel prepared for everyone and anything waiting for me. And so far I managed quite well with all that electric stuff.
 
Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
You are interested in business topics as well as technical topics? You want to lay the foundations for a bright professional future?
IBT is not high school anymore and by far not your typical study program where you can just come to lectures once in a lifetime, learn the summary of a student from 5 semesters ago by heart, do a few old exams that you got from a friend of a friend and then somehow still pass with an acceptable grade because you could guess the multiple-choice questions. No, IBT is challenging right from the beginning and you will most certainly say at some point: “it is a lot right now”. However, what you gain from investing all this sweat and tears (no worries, just a saying…) is definitely worth the struggle: you are an engineer that knows as much about the business side as you do about the technical side. Do not underestimate that fact, as this is a big, big plus compared to your competitors on the job market.  You have gained experiences in working in an international atmosphere which is becoming a “must have” with most global players nowadays. You managed to organize yourself and you showed the stamina to overcome a variety of challenges. Once you have graduated, you are ready and a wanted job prospect. So what are you waiting for? Join the IBT program and become part of something bigger!

Daniel Demian

Daniel Demian

Year of Graduation

2015


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position?
I am employed by agriKomp GmbH located in Merkendorf close to Ansbach. I am a Product Marketing Manager and I am responsible for Special Projects, Foreign Market Development, Product Development and Domestic Marketing. I work together with a highly skilled team and they support me on every issue.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
My technical specialization was Natural Sciences (Naturwissenschaft und Technik). My special elective specialization modules were Supply Chain Management and Electrical Physics.

Where and when did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I took my mandatory internship at the Corporate Security Division at Mc Donald´s Germany in Munich for 6 months during semester 6 and 7. They also provided me the possibility to write my Bachelor’s thesis with Mc Donald’s.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation?
The IBT studies, especially the intercultural and physics part, gave me a good preparation for my current job. I am now working in the renewable energy sector for the German and International market. The technical lectures and especially the course “Technologische und energietechnische Grundlagen” have built a very good foundation for a deeper understanding of this sector. I am also responsible for special projects in foreign markets in North and South America. The language education during my studies, especially Spanish lectures, gave me the necessary communication skills.


Academic options after you've earned your bachelor's degree

With a strong focus on their technical or business specialization during semester 6, students have the chance to follow an academic career with a master degree in either Engineering or Business after graduating from the program.

Formal requirements

  • Admission to the Bachelor International Business and Technology is granted on the basis of the so-called Numerus Clausus (NC) which ranks the applicants according to their final average grade of their school graduation certificate.The NC - grade up to which grade applicants will be admitted - is not known prior to the admssion process. It rather changes with each admission process based on the number of applicants and their individual grades.
    The level of the NC in the semester the application is submitted is unknown, but the values from previous semesters are useful starting points (Last semester’s minimum grade point average for admission). Apart from the average grade, German applicants and applicants from EU-member countries can improve their application and increase their chances of getting into the program. For more information please follow this link.
  • International applicants need to prove basic skills in German (A2 level) at the time of enrolment.

Personal characteristics and skills

  • having strong mathematical, analytical skills and great enthusiasm for technology
  • being interested in different fields of study and think on interdisciplinary level
  • being open-minded and internationally oriented

Common stumbling blocks

  • being able to move around different fields of study: Business, engineering and natural sciences, languages and soft skills
  • starting semester 3: being able to deal with high workload in engineering subjects
  • to finish the program in 7 semesters: In general, IBT students need more than 7 semesters to complete the program. The program is very challenging in terms of content and, in addition, it is sometimes difficult for students to place the internship between the sixth and seventh semester according to the curriculum, so many complete the internship in an additional semester.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Preparatory Course Mathematics

If you are not sure if International Business and Technology is the right degree program for you, Nuremberg Tech offers a number of tools and resources to assist you.

Trial lectures

 Attend one of our trial lectures in International Business and Technology. You will get a first impression of the degree program and the atmosphere of our university.

Student Counseling Portal

Do you prefer to get information and assistance anonymously, online and outside of fixed office hours?

Student Counseling Portal

Student Counseling Service

If you are seeking individual advising and support in finding the right degree program, please contact the team at our Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

International Business Office

We offer advice on the recognition of (foreign) academic certificates, your application, the admission process or the curriculum of the degree program.

Phone: +49 911/5880-2886
Email: IB-bachelor-ibt@th-nuernberg.de

Faculty Advisor

Events and Fairs

Once a year, on the last Wednesday and Thursday of September, our campus information days take place at Nuremberg Tech. All of our bachelor degree programs are presented in depth and you can see our campus in person.

Campus information days at Nuremberg Tech

Of course, Nuremberg Tech has an information booth at many educational fairs. At educational fairs, current students and advisors are available to answer your questions. You will find an overview of educational fairs in which we regularly participate, here:

Educational fairs


Faculty of Applied Chemistry

Bioanalytik Labor

Applied Chemistry

Chemical products are used in almost all areas of life. They form the basis of everyday products and capital goods.

Chemical engineers ensure that the necessary chemical products are available for production, research and development, or for management/sales. They work in government or service laboratories, using their chemical expertise to monitor drinking water and wastewater or to analyse chemicals and products. To summarize, applied chemistry opens up a wide range of fascinating tasks across a broad spectrum of industries, from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, the plastics and coatings industries and the automobile industries, right through to the cosmetics and food industries. In order to meet the requirements of these diverse tasks and industries, the degree programme focuses on the following specialist areas of study: biochemistry, chemistry, and technical chemistry.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics and physics (11.0%), foundation in chemistry (35.0%), foundation in biochemistry (4.0%), foundation in chemical technology (3.0%), specialist area of study (47.0%)
weighting of specialist area of study: 47.0%
Special features:
  • You will be studying in Bavaria’s only Faculty of Applied Chemistry
  • You can choose to specialize in chemistry, biochemistry, or technical chemistry
Facts and figures:Number of first-year students: 110 - 130 students
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Applied Chemistry
Faculty:Applied Chemistry
Follow-on degree programmes:Applied Chemistry (M.Sc.)
Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M.Eng.)
New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology (M.Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Applied Chemistry is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Humanities

Versuchsaufbau im Studiengang Angewandte Mathematik und Physik

Applied Mathematics and Physics

Do you have a love for mathematics and physics and does programming hold no fear for you?

In recent years, mathematical and physics-based requests to solve complex industrial issues have been gaining in importance. In many cases, the solutions to those problems form a solid foundation for technological advancements and, more generally, for improvements to our quality of life. This degree programme aims to convey the expertise required in order to map and solve physics-based and technical issues using mathematical models and simulations. When combined with the English language skills and soft skills that you will also be taught, you will be able to work on such issues independently and in a target-oriented manner, enabling you to succeed in your career.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:mathematics (40.0%), physics (35.0%), computer science (15.0%), english and humanities (10.0%)
Special features:
  • The interdisciplinary combination of key qualifications is what sets this degree programme apart from conventional mathematics, physics, or computer science programmes.
  •  Thanks to the broad foundational knowledge imparted during the degree programme, you will be able to quickly familiarize yourself with a diverse range of assignments.
  • You will be able to use this knowledge to quickly familiarize yourself with new and ever-changing subject areas, particularly those that are not covered by conventional engineering disciplines.
  • Programming skills are also taught to ensure that you are able to contribute to a diverse range of software development projects.
Facts and figures:More than 90% of students would recommend the degree programme (survey conducted during the 2015 summer semester)
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Applied Mathematics and Physics
Faculty:Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Humanities
Follow-on degree programmes:Applied Mathematics and Physics (M.Sc.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Applied Mathematics and Physics is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Journalism of Technology

The Journalism of Technology bachelor's degree programme at Nuremberg Tech teaches students both journalistic and technical expertise to enable graduates to qualify for careers in editing specialist media, specialist roles in mass media, or roles in the public relations departments of technology companies and associations.

The degree programme provides a solid foundation in journalism and the basics of engineering science, career-oriented training in print/online/radio/TV journalism, a basic introduction to the demands imposed by technology and society, and career-oriented training in the field of public relations/public affairs and technology-based market communication.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:journalism and public relations (42.0%), foundation in engineering science (26.0%), language and intercultural education (9.0%), technology & society (9.0%), academic papers (14.0%)
Special features:
  • The Journalism of Technology degree programme began in winter 2009 and is the only one of its kind in southern Germany.
  • The degree programme has been recognized with the MedienCampus Bayern quality seal and is accredited by ACQUIN. The Journalism of Technology bachelor’s degree programme is described as “innovative” and the content as “highly future-oriented”, and its inclusion of technological impact assessments and innovative communication has been highlighted as being the “unique feature of the degree programme”.
Facts and figures:There are currently more than 350 students enrolled on the degree programme; so far, there have been well over 100 enrolments each winter semester; during the last winter semester, 61% of the students enrolled were female.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January )
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 15.08.2021
Faculty:Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Humanities
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Journalism of Technology is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Architecture

Architecture

Architects focus on the interaction of people, environments, and constructed spaces. They plan, design, and construct multi-disciplinary concepts and solutions for living, working, and our social and cultural lives.

Through their work, architects shape and influence our environment with lasting effect. On the basis of technical, creative, and economic factors, they develop innovative ideas and ensure the planning and implementation of construction projects. They are also responsible for ensuring construction quality and monitoring the schedule and budget.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:6 semesters
Admission restrictions:Preliminary test
Information about the preliminary exams (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:engineering sciences (30.0%), social sciences (30.0%), conceptual and creative design (40.0%)
Special features:
  • The knowledge from the degree programme is applied directly and using state-of-the-art devices in laboratories, workshops, and computer rooms.
  • Students have the opportunity to actively bring their knowledge to cross-disciplinary projects and to converse and work together with students from other Faculties.
  • All students are offered a workstation in the Faculty's studios. As a result, contact between students and teaching staff is optimized.
Facts and figures:The proportion of female students in the first study semester has been just over 50% for a number of years.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 19.06.2021 - 02.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Architecture
Faculty:Architecture
Prospective degree programs:Architecture (M.A.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Architecture is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Whether it be residential buildings, bridges, waterways, or wind farms: civil engineers actively shape our world through their work.

Civil engineers work on a scientific basis in order to plan, design, and engineer buildings and construction projects and to organize their construction. It goes without saying that aspects such as cost-effectiveness, quality, and environmental compatibility also play a decisive role. Innovative and competent minds that can develop and implement new ideas are highly sought after in this field.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Language of instruction:German
Pre-study internship:required (in German)
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics and natural sciences (11.0%), subject-specific foundation (25.0%), subject-specific advanced study (39.0%), general multi-disciplinary module (25.0%)
Facts and figures:Number of first-year students: approx. 130 during the winter semester; the proportion of women taking the bachelor's degree programme is currently 23%; the pass rate for the degree programme is around 60% of the students who begin the programme; with 15 full-time professors and 17 members of staff, students are guaranteed close and intensive support.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Civil Engineering
Faculty:Civil Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Urban Mobility (Transportation Engineering) (M.Eng.)
International Civil Engineering (M.Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Civil Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Business Administration

Business Administration

The ongoing globalization of the economy means that international markets are in a state of continual flux. In the long term, this active world economy requires highly qualified economic experts and managers who will use their foresight to work towards a stable future.

The aim of the degree programme is to teach students the application-oriented aspects of business administration using academic knowledge as a basis. As well as imparting expert knowledge, we will also teach social and methodical competences and key qualifications, which contribute to personal development and leadership ability. The degree programme offers a good balance of theoretical and practical education. It will equip students with the skills and competences they need in order to apply their business administration expertise, a broad knowledge and understanding of the field, and more in-depth knowledge for certain topics. Using their new knowledge and skills, students will be able to work independently to solve problems, undertake management tasks in the fields of business and administration, and gain employment at a company or on a freelance basis.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:Numerus Clausus
Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:mathematics and statistics (15.0%), English (10.0%), business administration functions (50.0%), economics (20.0%), general studies (5.0%)
Special features:
  • Wide-ranging specialist education in business administration: Three specializations from a total of 16 possible specializations
  • Extensive links to large companies within the region
  • International instructors and students
  • Innovative teaching and research methods
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Business Administration
Faculty:Business Administration
Prospective degree programs:Business Administration (M.A.)
International Marketing (M.A.)
International Finance and Economics (M.Sc.)
Business Law (LL.M.)
Taxation (M.A.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Business Administration is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Business Administration extra-occupational (B.A.)

The Business Administration extra-occupational bachelor's programme is a part-time professional program offered by the OHM Professional School (OPS). The OHM Professional School is the Business School within the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (Nuremberg Tech). It is dedicated exclusively to the provision of higher education geared towards international business. Please visit the OPS Website for more information about this programme.

Language of instruction:German                                      

 

 

Management in Organic and Sustainability Business

The new Management in Organic and Sustainability Business degree programme offers an exciting combination of business, management, natural sciences, and technology and is therefore aligned to the goal of achieving social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

During the course of this degree programme, students will learn the fundamentals of business administration and will gain a basic understanding of chemistry and process engineering. With regard to natural sciences, students will learn the fundamentals of both biochemistry and food chemistry and will also receive an introduction to process engineering in relation to the production of other organic products, such as cosmetics and textiles. The business administration element covers topics ranging from management accounting and business taxes, right through to marketing and corporate governance. In addition, students will engage with topics such as organic farming, food safety, and food technology as well as with quality management, issues surrounding compatibility, and organic labelling.
As a result, students are equipped to competently fulfil international roles at the intersection of business and technology; a skill that is highly sought after on the labour market.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:business administration (66.7%), natural sciences and technology (33.3%)
Special features:
  • New degree programme introduced during the 2016/2017 winter semester
  • The Management in Organic and Sustainability Business bachelor's degree programme offers interdisciplinary management training by means of which students can obtain the scientific, technical, and business administration qualifications required in order to perform specialist and management tasks within the scope of the management of companies in organic business or to further their academic careers by completing a master's degree programme, for example.
  • This dual qualification in the management of the production, processing, and sale of organic products is currently in high demand
  • We are the only university to offer a degree programme in this format.
  • The scientific and technical qualifications that will be obtained are aligned to the areas of organic business that produce products that will come into direct contact with the human body, particularly food and cosmetics, but also clothing. This is where the degree programme differs from agriculture, pure food technology, or process engineering-based degree programmes.
  • The Faculties of Business Administration and Applied Chemistry are responsible for this degree programme, in close cooperation with the city of Neumarkt.
Facts and figures:39 first-year students during the 2016/17 winter semester
Place of study:Neumarkt campus
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
 Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 2 May - 31 July
Dual system options:Dual Management in Organic and Sustainability Business
Faculty:Business Administration
Follow-on degree programmes:Business Administration (M.A.)

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Management in Organic and Sustainability Business is the right degree programme for you.

 

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International Business

Are you interested in an internationally oriented career? Our International Business program will teach you the "instruments being played" in the dynamic world of international business.  

Starting out with basic business courses and moving forward through advanced and specialized courses, students receive a comprehensive, application-oriented education which also includes special courses for developing soft skills, language proficiency and stays abroad. 
We are ready to launch your international business career!

Internationale Studierende
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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Program duration:

7 semesters

Admission requirements:

Language of instruction:

English
English is the only language of instruction during the first three semesters and the predominant language later on. In higher semesters, students can choose some electives in German.

Subject distribution:

 

 

Special features:

  • International flair in a personalized atmosphere: International Business is designed for about 60 students per year. Approximately one third of them are international students who add internationality to the program from the very beginning. Currently IB-students represent about 40 nationalities.
  • Due to the relatively small number of students, another unique trademark of this program, however, is the students´ close personal contact to staff and faculty members of our department.
  • Our students are required to do a 20-week internship abroad and to spend one semester at a partner university outside of Germany.

Facts and figures:

  • 60 new students per year, approximately one third of them come from outside of Germany
  • 2 compulsory semesters abroad: internship semester with an internationally operating company and study semester at a partner university
  • Course instruction 100% in English
  • Very high success rate: 85% of the first semester students complete their studies
  • 98% of all IB-graduates easily find employment within the first 6 months after graduation

Admission semester:

Winter semester or summer semester

In the summer semester only admission to a higher semester is possible.

Application period:

For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

For the summer semester: 15.11.2020 - 15.1.2021

 

Admission Process

Dual system option:

Accreditation:

Yes

The program duration of International Business is seven semesters. The degree will be awarded with 210 ECTS. The program includes two semesters abroad and consists of three major components.

Components

The first component comprises the basic study modules. During this first three semesters, students focus on foundation courses, e.g. Business Mathematics, Foundations of Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Personnel Management. Besides English, additional language courses in Spanish or French as well as "German for International Students" prepare students for their international careers. Students receive an application-oriented education which also includes special courses for developing soft skills (Presentation Techniques, Intercultural Communication).

Internship Abroad

An important part of the International Business program is an internship abroad of 20 weeks. It significantly contributes to the student's personal and professional development and enhances his/her employment prospects. The internship is generally scheduled for the fourth semester.

By means of this internship, IB-students have the opportunity to work alongside experienced managers from all over the world and to acquire valuable professional skills. Theoretical knowledge will be applied in day-to-day business situations, in order to allow the student to accumulate a wide range of practical and managerial tools.


Study Semester Abroad

During the fifth semester, each student is expected to study for one semester at one of over 70 partner universities of the Faculty of Business Administration.

The study semester abroad is an exciting opportunity to gain insight into different approaches to management teaching, to experience life in a different society and culture, and to develop one's own language proficiency. It is an integral part of the IB degree program for which our students are carefully prepared during their first years of studies.

More information about the benefits of international experience you can finde here.

During the last two semesters of the program, classes with an international perspective, like International Financial Management or International Pricing Strategies, will be emphasized. The ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real live settings will be acquired through the course Project Work. Students must develop and carry out an independent project which can consist of a business plan, an event or an applied research project.

Besides the mandatory courses students will be able to choose from a variety of electives depending on their future career plans.

IB-students conclude their studies with the Bachelor´s Thesis in their 7th semester. In dealing with a large scale international topic students will be able to work independently on a scientific issue. The Bachelor´s Thesis can be carried out in form of a research project at our university or in cooperation with a company. The duration for writing it is 5 months.

Sample Schedule of Semester 1

Specialization

The program duration of International Business is seven semesters. The degree will be awarded with 210 ECTS. The program includes two semesters abroad and consists of three major components.

The career focus “Finance” provides a comprehensive overview on main concepts in the field of corporate finance. Topics such as capital budgeting, capital structure decisions, the time value of money and further basic subjects of managerial finance are covered in an application-oriented way. The courses lay the foundations for a career in the corporate finance-, banking-, or insurance industry.

Human Resource Management deals with the different aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, retention management, talent management, and leadership issues. The overall objective is, to develop an understanding of basic issues in human resource management and how to tackle these issues with economic methods.

The career focus International Economics provides a general introduction into the economics of globalization. Issues like what determines international trade patterns or exchange rates are tackled. Furthermore, a strong focus will be put on European economic integration.

Marketing

Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.
As a specialization Marketing deals with concepts that are needed to satisfy needs of customers on the long term.

On a strategic level this comprises a thorough understanding of customer characteristics, needs (through market research) and customer buying behavior as well as the derivation of sustainable competitive advantage(s) (on the base of the prior information). On an operational level marketing treats with questions on how to create the right product / offering (for the descripted target customer group), how to price this offer adequately, how to place this offering (at locations where the key customer group would buy it) and how to communicate with customers in order to convince them to know, value and buy the product offering.

Operations Management / Logistics

Efficient logistic networks are essential requirements for successful economies. In the course “Distribution and Supply Chain Management” the focus is placed on the logistical processes and structures within these networks, which are necessary for supplying customers.

The reason why distribution logistics is given such a high degree of importance is due, on the one hand, to the high costs involved in distribution logistic tasks. On the other hand distribution logistics is increasingly taking on a more important role in the service policy of many companies.

Students gain a strong knowledge in the tasks, specific features, challenges and success factors of the distribution systems within industry, trade and the services sector. They will also gain the ability to choose, evaluate and use relevant solutions in distribution logistics in a structured manner.

Fields of work, Job profiles

Feel confident on the international stage: International Business graduates work in leading positions in all aspects of international business. They can be consultants for corporations, managers in human resources and take responsibility for business transactions and finances. On their own or within a team they work on formulating strategies, negotiate with business partners and allocate materials and human recourses. Since the world has become a global village, International Business graduates are sought after by medium-sized companies as well as global players, like Adidas and Siemens. Employment is also offered with multi-national organizations, government agencies and NGOs (non-governmental organizations mainly in the development aid sector).

Current labor market, starting salary

The advancing globalization of the economy brings about constant changes in international markets, and dynamic processes require highly qualified business experts who work with a long range perspective on shaping the future.

Graduates of our specialized International Business degree program are well prepared to assume leading positions in internationally operating companies, and almost all of them easily find employment (98 % within 6 months after graduation).

Salaries are highly divers depending on the employers. However, they are usually somewhat higher than a graduate of a classical Business Administration program would get, since the international component is highly valued by prospective employers.

What do our alumni do now?

What might happen once the IB program is over? International Business alumni at a glance:

Polina Ivanova
Polina Ivanova

Date of Graduation
July 2019

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Assessing talents effectively and efficiently. Critical analysis of the implemented selection process of information technology managers in Puma SE and development of recommendations for the future improvement

Current position
Junior Manager People Development & Organizational Learning at PUMA SE

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
Assisting various learning initiatives as blended and digital corporate education, communicating learning opportunities to employees.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
Diversity of covered topics during the program fascinates! It makes IB exceptional among other programs on the market. Disciplines cover as classical theoretical foundations, as well as modern trends and technologies, capturing all major business functions. This magical combination makes graduates prepared for dynamic business world and highly demanded on global job market.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Enjoy these outstanding years of IB studies! Learn, network and experience as much as you can. It is great intercultural environment for it. Remember that there are no more and less important subjects, all of the knowledge received you are going to successfully integrate into your future work.

Felix Neulinger
Felix Neulinger

Date of Graduation
June 2019

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Concept development of an evaluation tool for Return of Investment calculation of SIMATIC RTLS (Real-Time Locating System)

Current position
Virtual Sales Associate of the Cisco Sales Associate Program

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
My goal is to provide the industry with the best IoT and telecommunication solutions the market can offer.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I particularly liked the practicality of the program. You can really feel that the professors, who are teaching the subjects, come from the industry, have hands-on experience and are enthusiastic to share their knowledge with the students. They were always very responsive and I constantly felt like if I had a question or a problem, there was someone I could have asked.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
Understanding what business is truly about is not solely achieved by sitting in a lecture and listening to the experiences other people have made throughout their lives. It should serve as a motivator to get YOU moving. Take the initiative, get an idea of what you are good at and capitalise on these strengths. Get a working student job, even if you do not need the money, but it will provide you with such valuable, practical experience. It is the perfect opportunity for you to apply in practice what you have studied in theory. Take inspiration from great people, choose a hero figure for yourself. It has helped me greatly, as you will not always feel as motivated all the time. Eventually, become the hero for others and try to serve as a good example.

Julia Rose
Julia Rose

Date of Graduation:
September 2018

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis:
Attractiveness of the Employer Brand “Siemens” for Generation Z – Empirical Analysis of the Target Audience “Technical Apprentices of the Siemens AG Nuremberg Vogelweiherstraße”

Current position:
Local HR Business Partner at the Siemens AG

Before: Dual Master Studies with the Siemens AG in cooperation with the Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin (Course of study: Business Development with focus on Human Resources Management)

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I am currently involved in projects concerning the strategic workforce planning at Siemens with a main focus on the topic #NextWork (=what we will work in the future), where we are closely working together with the business.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
Personally, I most valued the international orientation of the studies. The fact that all the courses are solely taught in English might be a challenge at first, but it certainly is one worth taking. Furthermore, it is something that makes the IB-studies quite unique. From the very beginning, you find yourself in an international environment, since roughly half of your fellow students are from abroad. Moreover, the chance to go abroad for at least two semesters will not only shape you personally, but also build a solid international business network. As for me, the combination of the academic knowledge with hands on experiences during an internship semester and a working student position as well as the internationality of the program has been the perfect preparation for working in an internationally oriented company.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Enjoy your studies to the fullest! Yes, schedules and exam phases can be tough, but they will shape you for what's next. Be open-minded, make new friends, have interesting conversations, do something you have never done before and simply enjoy this terrific part your life.

Katharina Thomas
Katharina Thomas

Date of Graduation
July 2017

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
The Influence of Shifts in Brand Image on Market Relevance – On the Example of Hollister Co.

Current position
Communication Coordinator, LEGO Foundation, Denmark

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I drive projects that communicate what the LEGO Foundation is, what we do, how we do it and why learning through play is essential for children to develop a breadth of skills that are crucial for the 21st century.

What did you like about your IB studies in particular?
I loved the international atmosphere, especially that we had the opportunity to go abroad twice during our studies. It made wonderful memories and helped me to find out who I am and where I want to go. It also helped me to find out a little more where my career should take me.
I highly appreciated the strong focus on soft skills such as presentation techniques. This is rather unique and helps immensely for Master studies as well as in different work environments.

Do you have any recommendations for future IB students?
Make the most of your time abroad, it shapes you personally and professionally! Appreciate the sometimes tough schedule, it prepares you perfectly for master studies and your future career. Lastly, do not forget to enjoy your studies and do some extracurricular activities that you love.

Andreas Felscher
Andreas Felscher

Date of Graduation
February 2014

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
International Financial Contagion – Analysis and Evaluation of Transmission Channels

Current position
Segment Manager Executives & Entrepreneurs at UBS Wealth Management Switzerland Chief of Staff Office.
Graduated from the University St. Gallen MBA program in August 2019.

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
We offer comprehensive advice for business owners and executive clients in Switzerland and I manage the business development of this client segment with focus on strategic growth initiatives, value propositions, staff development, innovation and digitization.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I very much enjoyed the small groups and the personal atmosphere, which facilitated highly interactive sessions and exciting exchanges with professors and fellow students during and after class.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
Start to gain professional experience through internships or part-time jobs early on to build your network and to find an industry/ sector that suits you well. But most importantly: Enjoy your studies, have fun, go out with friends. It's never too early to start working on your work-life balance and networks for life are not made in the lecture hall.

Alexander Wolf
Alexander Wolf

Date of Graduation
July 2011

Topic of the Bachelor´s Thesis
Country Risk Management with particular consideration of North Africa.

Current position
MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School in New York, graduated in 2017.

How would you describe your Pre- and Post-MBA work in one sentence?
From Risk Management Consulting to Strategy Consulting – Client-centric, Project Management, Holistic view of organizations, Travel intensive.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?
I really enjoyed the program’s small size and tight-knit community. In addition, my IB studies laid the foundation for strong soft skills, which have been invaluable for my career to date.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
I couldn’t have picked a better undergraduate program than IB. I had some of the best years of my life and it enabled me to reach all of my professional goals so far.

Dr. Eva Maria Boder
Dr. Eva Maria Boder

Date of Graduation
Diplom 2004, MBA 2007, Dr. rer. pol. 2016 (FAU)

Topic of the Diplom Thesis / Master Thesis
Diplom Thesis: The effects of Free Trade Areas, Case Study: Mexico and the EU
MBA Thesis: Offshore Outsourcing – adidas in India

Current position
Professor and Head of Department BWL - International Business at the
Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

How would you describe your work in one sentence?
I have the pleasure to work with, teach and coach students on their professional and academic journey, besides I am collaborating with international acting companies and universities abroad.

What did you like about your International Business studies in particular?

  • International group of students and mindset
  • English as main language
  • High level of practice orientation
  • Opportunity to move abroad to study and doing an internship as part of the curriculum

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business students?
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." (Michael Jordan)
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” (Paulo Coelho)

By the way
Eva Maria shows impressively that it is possible to raise children while pursuing your own career: She and her husband have two children. She received a governmental scholarship for highly qualified doctoral students and received her Dr. degree in 2016. 2020 she decided to leave adidas and start a new professional path as a professor.

Academic options after you've earned your bachelor's degree

Upon completion of the International Business program Master programs in International Marketing and in International Finance and Economics are available. Both programs are entirely taught in English. A German-taught alternative would be the Master Betriebswirtschaft.

International Business is a so called Numerus Clausus (NC) program. This means that you go through a selection process after applying. Due to the limit to the number of places (= NC) we cannot offer a place to every applicant who meets the admission requirements. Below, you will find an overview of the admission requirements for International Business, with which you can determine whether the program suits your interests and abilities.

Formal requirements

The Numerus Clausus (NC) ranks the applicants according to their final average grade of their school graduation certificate. The grade up to which applicants will be admitted is not known prior to the admission process. It rather changes with each admission process based on the number of applicants and their individual grades. The level of the NC in the semester the application is submitted is unknown, but the values from previous semesters are useful starting points (Last semester’s minimum grade point average for admission). Do not get discouraged if you do not meet the previous values as the NC varies from year to year. Plus, apart from the average grade, German applicants and applicants from EU-member countries can improve their application and increase their chances of getting into the program.

For more information about the admission requirements and the application process please follow this link.

Personal characteristics and skills

For the IB program, we highly recommend to have the following:

  • Interest in and understanding of business and economic issues
  • You should be internationally oriented, motivated and willing to learn
  • Solid background in mathematics and analytical skills: You need to be familiar with algebra, standard functions, equation systems and inequalities, differential and integral calculus as usually taught in school
  • Excellent command of the English language (C1 level)
  • Basic skills in a second foreign language (A1 or A2 level): Spanish or French for German applicants as well as German for international applicants
    Please note
    : Mandatory for earning credit points (so called ECTS) towards the Bachelor's degree is the successful completion of language classes at B1 and B2 level preferably within the first three semesters. Students without any prior knowledge may indeed start at the beginner's level, but the language classes A1 and A2 would be on a voluntary basis. Consequently, those students will not be able to complete the language requirements for the second foreign language until the end of their third semester, and would have to continue with this language after the time abroad. Therefore, we strongly suggest having basic language skills before the start of your studies.

Common stumbling blocks

Absolutely essential during the first three semesters are the three fundamental courses Business MathematicsFoundations of Business Administration and English. Young students often underestimate the importance of Mathematics and therefore fail the exam.

The International Business program integrates a 20-week internship abroad and a study semester at one of our partner universities outside of Germany. Finding and organizing an internship abroad is surely challenging. Especially non-EU students should consider that they have to face a number of barriers that local students do not have (visa, work permit etc.). But please be assured that we will do our best to assist and prepare you for this exciting part of your studies.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

The Online Self-Assessment (OSA) helps you to find out whether our program fits to your interests and if you meet the general and program-specific requirements. It should assist you in making your personal decision for or against our International Business program. Your achievements will be summed up in a pdf-file, including information on your strengths and weaknesses. Your results do not have to be handed in and will not affect your application.

Online Self Assessment

If you are not sure if International Business is the right degree program for you, Nuremberg Tech offers a number of tools and resources to assist you.

Online Self Assessment

You can check directly online whether this course suits your abilities and interests.

Online Self Assessment

Trial Lectures

Attend one of our trial lectures in International Business. You will get a first impression of the degree program and the atmosphere of our university.

Trial Lectures

Student Counseling Portal

If you are seeking individual advising and support in finding the right degree program, please contact the team at our Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

Faculty Advisor

If you would like information about the application documents, the recognition of your foreign certificates or the content of specific courses of the International Business degree program, the faculty advisor can provide you more detailed information.

International Business Office

Email: ib-bachelor-ibatth-nuernbergPunktde
www.th-nuernberg.de/ib

Academic Advisor

Events and Fairs

Once a year, on the last Wednesday and Thursday of September, our campus information days take place at Nuremberg Tech. All of our bachelor degree programs are presented in depth and you can see our campus in person.

Campus information days at Nuremberg Tech

Of course, Nuremberg Tech has an information booth at many educational fairs. At educational fairs, current students and advisors are available to answer your questions. You will find an overview of educational fairs in which we regularly participate, here:

Educational fairs

International Business and Technology

We believe that a successful career in tomorrow's global world will depend on several areas of competence which are the backbones of the International Business and Technology (IBT) program. IBT is a unique study combination of International Business, a technical specialization (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Natural Sciences) and two languages. 

The program will teach you different modules starting out with basic courses in business and technology, moving forward in a chosen technical specialization to become more professional through our advanced and specialized courses. With parts of the program being offered in English as well as a possible study semester abroad and a mandatory internship, our students have the chance to get accustomed to an international environment.
There is the possibility to switching into our IBT Plus study option: IBT Plus includes a mandatory internship abroad of 20 weeks and a study semester abroad. IBT Plus has a standard duration of 8 semesters and is based on 240 ECTS.

Degree:

Bachelor of Engineering

Program duration:

7 semesters (210 ECTS)

In general, IBT students study more than 7 semesters.

Admission requirements:

Numerus Clausus

Last semester’s minimum grade point average for admission

Apart from the average grade you can improve your application (for more information please follow this link)

Language of instruction:

Englisch and German
During the first semester, course instruction will be 100% in English. In the second semester there will be one course "Introduction into Physics" in German. Starting from the third semester all courses in your technical specialization will be taught in German.

Subject distribution:

 

 

Special features:

  • Possibility of one exchange semester at a partner university
  • Possibility of internship abroad
  • Lectures in English: All lectures in business are held in English. Technology-related courses are held in English for the first two semesters, and afterwards in German.
  • International student group
  • IBT Plus study option: B.Eng. with 240 ECTS (8 semesters) with a mandatory internship abroad of 20 weeks and a study semester abroad

Facts and figures:

  • 70 first semester students
  • 40 % new female students per year
  • 1 degree program manager

Admission semester:

Winter semester or summer semester
In the summer semester only admission to a higher semester is possible

Application period:

For the winter semester which starts on : 02.05.2021 - 31.07.2021
For the summer semester which starts on 15 March: 15 November - 15 January

Accredited:

Yes

The study program consists of three components:

  • The first component takes place during the 1st and 2nd semester. This is where foundation courses are taught in English. Additionally, you study two other languages.
  • The second component is during the 3rd and 5th semester where you choose a specialization (taught in German): Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Natural Sciences.
  • The 6th and 7th semester, the third component, consists of elective modules in business and/or your technical specialization (can also be done abroad), internship and the bachelor thesis.
  • In IBT Plus, the 6th till the 8th semester consists of a mandatory internship abroad, a mandatory semester abroad, project work and bachelor thesis.

 

For detailed course descriptions, please see our Module Catalogue.

Fields of work, Job profiles

Anyone who wants to master the challenges of the 21st century must be able to understand both the language of engineering, natural sciences and of economics. In view of the growing globalization, these skills must furthermore be embedded in an international context. Internationally operating companies are looking for individuals with innovative brains who assist them in overseeing today’s complex world markets and taking advantage of any opportunities that may arise.


Occupational fields:

  • Product Manager (technical sales)
  • Project Manager (organizational project management)
  • Marketing Manager (technical marketing / strategy development)
  • Field Engineer
  • Customer Relationship Manager (training and service activities)
  • Risk Manager (at banks and insurance companies)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO / Finanzvorstand)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO / Management, Board of Directors)


The continuing globalization of the economy invariably brings about constantly changing international markets. Today as well as tomorrow, this dynamic international economy calls for highly-qualified managers with an interdisciplinary background.
As an International Business and Technology graduate, you may work in a wide variety of positions located at the intersection of business and technology. After completing your studies, you are prepared to assume management tasks in internationally-oriented companies of any scale. Not only big industrial companies, but also medium-sized businesses offer attractive job opportunities.
You may specialize in the procurement or sale of international high-tech products, or work directly in the area of product management. You may take over advisory functions, conclude business transactions, or collaborate in technological processes and developments. Other employment opportunities exist in the field of project management at the nexus of business and technology. You may also engage in technical risk assessment in the banking and insurance sector.

Current labor market

Overall, the job options that are open to you are plenty and varied, as you will not only acquire a profound and comprehensive knowledge base in the fields of both technology and natural sciences and economics, but also receive international training. The job prospects can be considered as very good not only at present, but also in the medium to long term.

What do our alumni do now?

 Meet some of our alumni!

Felix Endress

Felix Endress

Year of Graduation
2019

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
Currently, I am writing my Master’s thesis at the Engineering Design Centre of the University of Cambridge. I am enrolled in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management at the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I specialised in Mechanical Engineering.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I joined the e-mobility department of the Continental AG. Within a highly motivated team I was supporting the mechanical development of drive units for e-bikes.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
The IBT programme is a great opportunity to start your career. The diverse and open community of IBT students offers a great opportunity to make friends and grow while working in teams. A two-sided structure allows participants of the programme to gain a broad knowledge in various fields of economics, but also in the engineering domain. Thereby I appreciated the specialization, which allows you to follow your personal interests, as well as the possibility to study abroad.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I found myself well prepared to start a Master’s programme. The highly interdisciplinary education allows graduates to continue and contribute in a wide range of disciplines.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

If you haven’t already, try out many things to find your passion. Then, keep on working for your personal goals and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Also, I recommend joining a club at university, like the formula student team. For those interested in research and engineering I suggest getting familiar with programming. But most importantly: have fun in what you do!

Katleen Meutcheye

Katleen Meutcheye

Year of Graduation
2018

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
I am currently working as a Consultant in Digitalization & IT at UNITY AG.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I chose the Electrical Engineering specialization

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I did my mandatory internship at Schaeffler in Herzogenaurauch, in the Digitalization Department, where I then wrote my bachelor thesis in the field of Robotic Process Automation.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
What I liked the most about the IBT program was the people, the students as well as the professors. Everybody was so open minded and nice. Our professors were great. I especially enjoyed the writing of my bachelor thesis with Prof. Rogers, she was such as good supervisor. The fact that the program was both in English and German was a great advantage, but also the right combination between business and engineering open to me great opportunities. I was able to do working student positions as well as internships at Siemens, Audi and Schaeffler. Nuremberg is a great location to study!

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I think that both my studies and my work experience really prepared me for my first job as a graduate. Without one or the other, I would not have the skills that I have and I wouldn’t have got the position in the first place. While I was writing my bachelor thesis I applied to only one position, which was my 1st choice, and I got the job! What else could I say!

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

Two words: discipline and perseverance. With those two, you will be fine. It is a very challenging program, but it will give you access to so many opportunities in the job market. It is really worth the effort and I am really happy I chose this program. Another piece of advice for the international students, do not neglect German, you will need it when you start looking for a job! Do as many German courses as necessary while you are studying, not only because it is free but also because it is the best time to learn. It will seem hard all along the way and believe me the first semesters are the easiest one but if we did it, you can!
 

Anastasia Ostritchi

Anastasia Ostritchi

Year of Graduation
2018.

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
Currently, I am pursuing a Dual Studies program in Frankfurt where I spend 3 days a week (Mo-Wed) working and the other 3 (Thu-Sat) studying for my Master’s. I work part-time at UBS Europe SE, where I support the Corporate & Institutional Clients team in their daily business and interesting projects. The second part of the week, I am at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management studying for the Master’s in Management.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
Electrical Engineering.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I took my mandatory internship in Frankfurt am Main at Deutsche Börse Group in Project Controlling, part of the Controlling Department, where I stayed as a Working Student afterwards.

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
The IBT program is very flexible and students get the wonderful chance to choose amongst lots of study paths. It is not only the technical specialization, but also different languages, electives in the 6th semester, possibilities of going abroad as well as the unlimited variety of topics for the Bachelor Thesis. I enjoyed switching from business subjects to technical ones, where one never gets bored as well as learns to work fast and efficiently with different types of information.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
During the IBT Program, I didn’t only acquire a very solid base for my employment and further studies through business, technology and intercultural skills but also by gaining soft skills such as discipline, sense of responsibility and teamwork. I believe it is just the right mix for future personal and professional life in our digital and globalized world.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
Sure! I highly recommend students to commit to their studies although it is hard and sometimes seems impossible. Also, this program definitely requires affinity for mathematics and strong logical skills. With a high failing rate, it can be frustrating to go further but trust me, you can do it. For international students, I also recommend to learn German as quickly as possible. Do not give up and believe in yourself!

Florian Prößl

Florian Prößl

Year of Graduation

I graduated in 2017.


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?

I am working as a sales strategist for the automotive supplier Bocar Group in Mexico-City, where I analyze mobility trends (electric, autonomous, connected and shared) and their implications for the Bocar Group.


Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?

Mechanical Engineering


Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

I have completed my internship at the BMW Group in Munich within the purchasing area of lightweight casting parts, where I was involved in the procurement process for electric vehicles and the development of the area’s supply chain strategy.


What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

Before I decided to go to university, I worked about 5 years (incl. apprenticeship) as an industrial clerk for Pilkington AG, an international glass manufacturer. This experience has taught me that in an increasingly complex and globalized working environment, it is essential to demonstrate profound economical, but also adequate technical knowledge; ideally complemented by English linguistic skills. This is what I was looking for, when searching for a bachelor study program.

The Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm provides exactly these key attributes in its unique bachelor’s degree course “International Business and Technology”. You develop several areas of competence, you can choose between three different technical study subjects (according to your needs) and the majority of lectures are taught in English.

Besides, I fondly remember the international environment of this study program, with fellow students from all over the world. This allowed me to grow personally, become more open-minded and appreciate different point of views from people of diverse background and cultures.


Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

Yes, absolutely. As I mentioned, in today’s and tomorrow’s world, more and more companies are looking for the attributes that the International Business and Technology studies offer. Be it at BMW or at Bocar Group, the IBT study program was highly regarded when I applied for those companies. During your studies, you develop several areas of competence, not only hard skills but also soft skills, that are required to successfully start your professional career.


Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

Enjoy your time and all the freedom that a student life brings with it. Don’t be afraid of upcoming obstacles. Be disciplined and attend your courses on a daily basis, then you are well prepared for all the challenges that you will encounter during your studies. I also recommend gathering as much experiences abroad as possible. Being in a foreign country, separated from your familiar surroundings, are the moments where you learn about your personal skills and strength profile and surpass yourself.

To finish off with a quote by Theodore Roosevelt: “Nothing worth having comes easy.”

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

Year of Graduation
I graduated in 2018


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?

I will study the master program "Internationale Wirtschaftsinformatik/ International Informational Systems" at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg starting October 2018 and be employed as a working student.


Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
My technical specialization was Electrical Engineering.


Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

At Diehl Defence in Quality Management.


What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

What I particularly find interesting about International Business and Technology is that the study program is partly offered in English and covers both the fields of Engineering and Business. Furthermore, you are well prepared for an international environment because you get to know people from different countries.


Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?

I am confident that the program has prepared me well for the next step in my career because it is international and broad-based.


Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?

- Have an interest in business and technology
- Strong affinity towards engineering
- Be open-minded for new ideas

Shahrokh Kananizadeh

Shahrokh Kananizadeh

Year of Graduation
2017

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position/ your Master’s program at the moment?
I started as a Junior Product Manager at Electrolux. Now I am employed as a Product Manager at Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe GmbH

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?

Electrical Engineering

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?

Electrolux (Nuremberg)

What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?

The Program was quite dynamic and there were many interactions between colleagues and professors which helped us improve our soft skills in addition to the technical ones.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
Yes, the program helped me have a sophisticated approach while encountering issues at work and gave a technical perspective to solve problems.

Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
Yes, I suggest my fellow colleagues to try to focus on subjects at university not just as exams to pass but as projects which prepare them for their future careers. Furthermore, I recommend all to be more involved with the International Office of the school to get to know other international colleagues.

Markus Ratzesberger

Markus Ratzesberger

Year of Graduation?
I graduated in June 2017.

Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position?
I am currently working as a project engineer at N-ERGIE, a regional energy supplier, here in Nuremberg. I am responsible for the successful rollout of digital metering systems, all kinds of interesting pilot projects and overall the testing and evaluation of new technologies (e.g. the use of a Long-Range-Wide-Area-Network or short LoRaWAN in Nuremberg).

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
I took mechanical engineering. In hindsight, I am personally really happy that I decided for this specialization as the lectures covered a lot of interesting topics. All three options are great and every student should take his or her time to decide which one they want to choose at the end of the second semester.

Where did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
My internship was “my foot in the door” to my current position mentioned above. I am actually siting at the same desk now with the same colleagues since day one of my internship more than one and a half years ago. Back then my task was to test the receive level of GSM and LTE within the power supply network of N-ERGIE. I used a geo spatial analysis tool to display the different quality levels of reception that would help us decide what kind of communication technology we should use in different areas of our supply network to communicate with our digital metering systems.
 
What did you like about your International Business and Technology studies in particular?
Oh to make it short I would say I liked a lot of it. The nice atmosphere overall, the interesting topics covered in the lectures or the many new friendships made during your studies are just small parts of all the things that make this program so outstanding. I think everyone has certain expectations towards the program when they apply for it but I do not think that anyone can actually imagine the things that happen in and around the lectures. Just by being part of a group of people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds, religions and mindsets you become a more open-minded person yourself and you learn to understand and appreciate differences between the several members of this group. IBT certainly had a big impact on my personal development and I would not want to miss any of it.
 
Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation/ for your Master‘s program?
Content wise? Well, initially I wanted to build cars or planes, hence I decided for mechanical engineering as my specialization. Now I am sitting here planning the digitalization of our electric meters and dealing with digital communication and electric stuff overall. I never had a single lecture in all these topics besides the basic electrics lecture that everyone gets. Do I struggle because of that fact now? No, I do not struggle because content of the lectures is by far not everything you learn during your studies: IBT combines so many different fields of studies and students face new and completely different challenges every semester, that once you have graduated, you are basically ready to face all kinds of challenges in your future career. You learn how to adapt quickly, how to teach yourself new and unfamiliar content and most importantly to combine the ways of thinking from the perspective of a business (wo-)man as well as an engineer. I left the IBT program with a degree that made me feel prepared for everyone and anything waiting for me. And so far I managed quite well with all that electric stuff.
 
Do you have any recommendations for future International Business and Technology students?
You are interested in business topics as well as technical topics? You want to lay the foundations for a bright professional future?
IBT is not high school anymore and by far not your typical study program where you can just come to lectures once in a lifetime, learn the summary of a student from 5 semesters ago by heart, do a few old exams that you got from a friend of a friend and then somehow still pass with an acceptable grade because you could guess the multiple-choice questions. No, IBT is challenging right from the beginning and you will most certainly say at some point: “it is a lot right now”. However, what you gain from investing all this sweat and tears (no worries, just a saying…) is definitely worth the struggle: you are an engineer that knows as much about the business side as you do about the technical side. Do not underestimate that fact, as this is a big, big plus compared to your competitors on the job market.  You have gained experiences in working in an international atmosphere which is becoming a “must have” with most global players nowadays. You managed to organize yourself and you showed the stamina to overcome a variety of challenges. Once you have graduated, you are ready and a wanted job prospect. So what are you waiting for? Join the IBT program and become part of something bigger!

Daniel Demian

Daniel Demian

Year of Graduation

2015


Which company are you working for at the moment and what is your position?
I am employed by agriKomp GmbH located in Merkendorf close to Ansbach. I am a Product Marketing Manager and I am responsible for Special Projects, Foreign Market Development, Product Development and Domestic Marketing. I work together with a highly skilled team and they support me on every issue.

Which technical specialization did you take during your IBT studies?
My technical specialization was Natural Sciences (Naturwissenschaft und Technik). My special elective specialization modules were Supply Chain Management and Electrical Physics.

Where and when did you take your mandatory internship during your studies?
I took my mandatory internship at the Corporate Security Division at Mc Donald´s Germany in Munich for 6 months during semester 6 and 7. They also provided me the possibility to write my Bachelor’s thesis with Mc Donald’s.

Did your studies prepare you well for your first job after graduation?
The IBT studies, especially the intercultural and physics part, gave me a good preparation for my current job. I am now working in the renewable energy sector for the German and International market. The technical lectures and especially the course “Technologische und energietechnische Grundlagen” have built a very good foundation for a deeper understanding of this sector. I am also responsible for special projects in foreign markets in North and South America. The language education during my studies, especially Spanish lectures, gave me the necessary communication skills.


Academic options after you've earned your bachelor's degree

With a strong focus on their technical or business specialization during semester 6, students have the chance to follow an academic career with a master degree in either Engineering or Business after graduating from the program.

If you are not sure if International Business and Technology is the right degree program for you, Nuremberg Tech offers a number of tools and resources to assist you.

Trial lectures

 Attend one of our trial lectures in International Business and Technology. You will get a first impression of the degree program and the atmosphere of our university.

Student Counseling Portal

Do you prefer to get information and assistance anonymously, online and outside of fixed office hours?

Student Counseling Portal

Student Counseling Service

If you are seeking individual advising and support in finding the right degree program, please contact the team at our Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

International Business Office

We offer advice on the recognition of (foreign) academic certificates, your application, the admission process or the curriculum of the degree program.

Phone: +49 911/5880-2886
Email: IB-bachelor-ibt@th-nuernberg.de

Faculty Advisor

Events and Fairs

Once a year, on the last Wednesday and Thursday of September, our campus information days take place at Nuremberg Tech. All of our bachelor degree programs are presented in depth and you can see our campus in person.

Campus information days at Nuremberg Tech

Of course, Nuremberg Tech has an information booth at many educational fairs. At educational fairs, current students and advisors are available to answer your questions. You will find an overview of educational fairs in which we regularly participate, here:

Educational fairs

Faculty of Design

Design

Design is diversity. That is why we allow you to choose your own specialization from among eleven design disciplines: From film and photography to graphics, text, and illustration or even the design of digital media, spaces, and objects.

Following an orientation semester, you will study three equally weighted modules in parallel. As a result, not only will you gain a diverse range of multidisciplinary skills over the course of your studies, you will also gain integrated design expertise across a range of media.

Studying Design at Nuremberg: Maximum freedom of choice for students, personalization of specialist areas of study, and openness to further development and goal orientation.

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:Preliminary test
Further information about the preliminary test can be found under the “Requirements/Anforderungen” tab on the German page
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:practical design (40.0%), design and communication theory (30.0%), presentation (10.0%), feedback (10.0%), entrepreneurship (10.0%)
Special features:Design as a unique combination of a number of representational media, flexibility, and openness to further development
Facts and figures:More than 70% of graduates gain employment within 6 months of completing their bachelor's degree; significantly fewer than 5% of students fail to complete their design studies at Nuremberg Tech.
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
Application period:

For the winter semester: 15.05.2021 to 31.05.2021

For the summer semester: 1 to 15 December

Faculty:Design
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Design is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

The Electrical Engineering and Information Technology degree programme is the logical consequence of the fact that these two fields will continue to converge and to develop dynamically in the future.
Nowadays, the most important innovations involve a combination of hardware and software. Electrotechnical products are developed and manufactured through the use of software.

Information technology has been gaining in importance in the field of electrical engineering. As a result, there are very few currently developed products that have not been developed and manufactured using computer technology. Software is also used within the products themselves to ensure the seamless functioning of processes that can, in some cases, be highly complex. This also concerns the highly technological installations in the field of electrical energy technology. This evolution will be taken into account thanks to a broad education in computer technology, programming technology, software engineering, and other areas of work within the fields of technical computer science and information technology.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics/natural sciences (12.0%), foundation in electrical engineering and information technology (37.0%), chosen specialization (14.0%), specialist and general required elective subjects (5.0%), engineering methods and key professional qualifications (9.0%), project paper, operational practice, and bachelor’s thesis (23.0%)
Special features:Alongside a sound basic knowledge, the degree programme allows students to choose from a number of different specializations.
Facts and figures:Number of study places for first-year students: approx. 200
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 - 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Faculty:Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Follow-on degree programmes:Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M.Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Mechatronics/Precision Engineering

The Mechatronics/Precision Engineering degree programme was established in response to the fact that mechanical components are increasingly being combined with electronic control units and will continue this dynamic development into the future. Today, the most important innovations result from a combination of mechanics, electronics, optics, and microtechnology. The result is precision mechanical products for all aspects of everyday life.

Students taking the Mechatronics/Precision Engineering bachelor’s degree programme will gain comprehensive practice-oriented physical and technical knowledge. As a result, students should be capable, thanks to their selected subjects, of developing and constructing components, assemblies, and devices in the fields of mechatronics, precision engineering, and data processing. This includes the expansion and enhancement of mechanical, precision-engineered mechatronic devices by means of sensors, actuators, optical components, microcomputers, and appropriate software in order to create smart products and systems. It also includes the dimensioning and designing of components, the associated production automation from single devices to large-scale production, and sales.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Language of instruction:German
Pre-study internship:required (in German)
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics/natural sciences (12.0%), foundation in construction and engineering mechanics, as well as materials engineering (37.0%), chosen specialization (14.0%), specialist and general compulsory modules (5.0%), engineering methods and key professional qualifications (9.0%), project paper, operational practice, and bachelor’s thesis (23.0%)
Special features:Alongside a sound basic knowledge, the degree programme allows students to choose from a number of different specializations.
Facts and figures:Number of study places for first-year students: 97
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Mechatronics/Precision Engineering
Faculty:Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Follow-on degree programmes:Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M.Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Mechatronics/Precision Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Media Engineering

Do you have an interest in technology – and do you also like design? Virtual reality, apps for smartphones and tablets, gesture control, websites, computer graphics, games, audio-visual technology... how do they work?

The Media Engineering degree programme will provide you with the expertise to develop your own applications in these areas. Alongside the general technical foundation, it is also possible to study individual topics in more depth. In addition, the relevant elements of design will be imparted, since design and usability are almost as important as the underlying technology nowadays.

 

Overview

News:

Aptitude test for Media Engineering 

You would like to increase your chances of admission for the winter semester? Then you can take our voluntary aptitude test on 11 August. There is an alternative date on August 21 - in case you cannot attend the first date due to reasons beyond your control. Further information (in German)

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:engineering (65.0%), design (15.0%), project/soft skills (20.0%)
Special features:
  • The degree programme concentrates on the technical fields that are relevant for the implementation of current topics in relation to new media. In order to achieve this, students will be taught the relevant aspects of computer science and software development.
  • However, the course is not limited to computer science; we also teach engineering-based topics such as audio-visual technology and a significant portion of the degree programme is dedicated to providing a foundation in design.
  • Unlike degree programmes that primarily focus on existing systems, the Media Engineering degree programme explains the technology behind those systems and equips students with the ability to develop such systems themselves.
  • In laboratories and studios fitted out with cutting edge equipment, students have access to all of the devices and software systems they will need to develop state-of-the-art technical solutions.
Facts and figures:Approx. 50 study places; proportion of female students approx. 50%
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:

For the winter semester which starts on  02.05.2021 to 31.07.2021

For the summer semester which starts on 15 March: 15 November - 15 January

Faculty:Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Media Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Medical Engineering

Are you interested in science and technology and do you wish to combine this with a human-oriented, meaningful, and, by extension, helpful profession in which you can reduce people’s suffering?

Perhaps you would like to play a part in the development of pioneering medical devices, such as cochlear implants, nerve signal-controlled prostheses, robot and virtual reality-assisted surgical techniques, new CT and MRI imaging procedures, innovative wearables, and apps to measure vital signs, or hack/attack-proof clinic networks? Then this might just be your ideal degree programme!

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:engineering, mathematics & physics, computer science (50.0%), medicine (10.0%), project paper, practice and bachelor’s thesis (35.0%), other (5.0%)
Special features:
  • The degree programme is heavily geared towards the technical engineering aspects of medical engineering. As a result, students will learn about aspects of electrical engineering/hardware development, computer science/software development, and mechanics/construction, which will provide them with the skills they need in order to develop, maintain, and ensure quality assurance for state-of-the-art medical devices, imaging systems, hospital networks, mobile applications, prostheses, and innovative implants.
  • The degree programme focuses heavily on practical training and a large number of laboratories are available to students.
  • We are especially proud of our medical engineering laboratories, which are equipped with cutting-edge equipment and which allow our students to work with and study clinical devices such as the following: ventilation and anaesthesia, electrosurgery, ultrasound imaging, endoscopy, intubation, spirometry, audiometry, EEG, ECG, TM. Our university also possesses a magnetic resonance imaging machine.
Facts and figures:Approx. 150 study places; proportion of female students approx. 40%
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November 2019 – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Medical Engineering
Faculty:Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Follow-on degree programmes:Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M. Eng.)
Applied Research in Engineering Sciences (M. Sc.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Medical Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Computer Science

Computer Science

The Computer Science bachelor's degree programme is application-based and practice-oriented. It imparts, on the basis of current academic standards, the knowledge from the fields of practical and applied computer science that is required for the purposes of developing, deploying, and operating information processing systems. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) will qualify you to take on skilled specialist and leadership tasks.

The degree programme is technically oriented and it focuses on information technology, particularly system and application software. Alongside a sound knowledge of the functioning of computer systems (with hardware and software) and communication networks, the degree programme aims to teach the principles, methods, and languages used to analyse, model, and establish specifications for complex systems and processes, to design software architectures, algorithms, and data structures that adequately address the problems in question, and to implement the designed system solutions by means of computer programming.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:Numerus Clausus
Minimum GPA during previous semesters (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:basic theory (22.0%), foundation in practical computer science (9.0%), foundation in business administration (2.0%), English (4.0%), software methods and technologies (19.0%), system infrastructures (10.0%), subject-specific elective modules (12.0%), semester placement (14.0%), general knowledge elective module (1.0%), thesis (7.0%)
Special features:The conventional characteristic of degrees from universities of applied sciences - the practical-orientation - also applies to the Computer Science bachelor's degree programme. The course components are aligned to the challenges that will be encountered during professional activity. Since computer science is developing at a rapid pace and new areas of application are constantly being opened up, the ability to learn independently is a further important aim of the degree programme. Students will gain the ability to complete projects as part of a team and to present the results that they have achieved by means of a project paper, which is included in the degree programme overview, and an associated colloquium. Many of the required electives require students to work on smaller projects in groups of 3-4 people. Here too, students are often required to present the knowledge that they have acquired independently.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Computer Science
Faculty:Computer Science
Follow-on degree programmes:Computer Science (M. Sc.)
Information Systems and Management (M. Sc.)
Computer Science and Media (M. Sc.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Computer Science is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Computer Science and Media

The Computer Science and Media bachelor's degree programme is an applied computer science-based degree programme with a correspondingly high level of focus on the practical aspects. It imparts, on a scientific basis, the knowledge from the fields of practical and applied computer science that is required for the purposes of developing, deploying, and operating information processing systems.

The processing of media data within computer systems represents a specific specialization and area of application, together with the design and implementation of the human-machine interface. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) will qualify you to take on skilled specialist and leadership tasks.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPA during previous semesters (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:basic theory (20.0%), practical computer science (21.0%), digital media (26.0%), foreign language (2.0%), subject-specific compulsory modules (10.0%), semester placement (14.0%), thesis (7.0%)
Special features:
  • Computer Science and Media is a fully fledged degree programme in the field of applied computer science. The content of the applied computer science course is supplemented with a particular specialization in three media-related fields.
  • Specialization in three media-related fields: human-computer interaction, media composition, and media analysis
  • Interdisciplinary project with other subject areas
  • A large selection of compulsory modules from the field of computer science, e.g. game programming, audio processing, developing e-learning applications, or designing web shops
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Computer Science and Media
Faculty:Computer Science
Follow-on degree programmes:Computer Science (M.Sc.)
Information Systems and Management (M.Sc.)
Computer Science and Media (M.Sc.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Computer Science and Media is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

Location plan
 
Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
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Information Systems and Management

Training for information systems managers is characterized by linking economics-related fields (particularly business administration) and the computer science field with a focus on operational IT systems.

Occupational fields for information systems managers are based on business and management-related tasks and the opportunities that information technology offers when it comes to providing support for those tasks. The fundamental principle in this regard is that “process drives IT”. This means that information technology must not be used for its own purposes; instead, it must align itself to the tasks and requirements of business and management in order to help the institution in question to effectively and efficiently achieve its business objectives. It is the information systems manager’s job to act as the bridge between the business world characterized by business administration and the opportunities presented by information technology.

The Information Systems and Management degree programme therefore also offers both a solid foundation in business administration and its related fields, as well as an in-depth insight into the core modules of theoretical and, in particular, practical and applied computer science.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Science
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPA during previous semesters (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:information systems and management (22.0%), computer science (16.0%), business administration (11.0%), basic theory (18.0%), English (2.0%), semester placement (14.0%), required electives (10.0%), thesis (7.0%)
Special features:The Information Systems and Management bachelor’s degree programme emphasises, in a tried and tested format, a practical orientation as is typical for degree programmes at universities of applied sciences. This is evident in the team-based projects and in the bachelor’s theses, which are generally completed in collaboration with business or management. The fifth study semester is a practical semester, which students spend in a private company or in public administration.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 2 May - 31 July
Dual system options:Dual Information Systems and Management
Faculty:Computer Science
Follow-on degree programmes:Information Systems and Management (M. Sc.)

Computer Science (M. Sc.)

Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Information Systems and Management is the right degree programme for you.

 

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Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
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Faculty of Materials Engineering

Materials Engineering

Work on the following basis: all material products arise from materials. Materials engineers work on a scientific and technical basis to perform processes associated with the extraction of raw materials and the development of new materials and technologies.

Aspects such as economics, quality, and environmental compatibility play a decisive role in this. Innovative and competent people who will actively work on materials for our future are in demand. Materials engineering is an interdisciplinary field. Materials engineers are sought after in all technical fields.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:chemistry (7.0%), maths + physics (14.0%), foundation in materials (17.0%), materials specialization (22.0%), required electives (10.0%), other (30.0%)
Special features:
  • Nuremberg Tech is one of the few German universities that offers the full range of material areas
  • Strong tradition and unique competence in the areas of glass, silicate ceramics, non-silicate ceramics, and binders
  • Diverse partnerships within the industry
Facts and figures:80-100 first-year students; excellent ratio of professors to students; very low drop-out rate
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Materials Engineering
Faculty:Materials Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:New Materials, Nano- and Production Technology (M. Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Materials Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

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Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

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Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering

Building Services Engineering

In our modern society, a steady supply of heat, cooling, air, water, electricity, and lighting is a matter of course. However, these functions require a complex structure and comprehensive management:

Building services engineers work scientifically in order to design, plan, and monitor the installations required to meet these requirements, thereby safeguarding the facilities that allow us to operate our buildings and properties in an energy-saving and sustainable manner. In this regard, analytical and visionary minds are in high demand in the following areas of work:

  • Planning and project management, building, construction, and development of components and installations for facility technology systems
  • Energy-related and technical facility management
  • Consultant and expert

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Pre-study internship:required (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics/natural sciences (16.0%), foundation in process engineering (20.0%), specialization (37.0%), practical projects, thesis (17.0%), general content (10.0%)
Special features:
  • A sound education at Bavaria's most tradition-steeped Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which is recognized by business and industry
  • Practical degree programme supported by a large number of industry contacts
  • Interdisciplinary study at an early stage, e.g. within the scope of cross-disciplinary project papers completed together with architects and civil engineers
  • Follow-on master’s programmes available in Ansbach and Munich
  • Numerous industry-based research topics with the possibility of completing a (collaborative) doctorate
Facts and figures:Approx. 1,400 students within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; 36 professors; approx. 40 teaching staff; approx. 50 masters, engineers, and research staff; 20 state-of-the-art laboratories
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Building Services Engineering
Faculty:Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Facility Technology (M. Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Building Services Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

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International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

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Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Mechanical Engineering

The fields in which mechanical engineers are employed are unsurpassed in their diversity and range from machines, vehicles, devices, and installations, right through to operational procedures, processes, and materials.

When researching, designing, developing, constructing, and producing innovative products, engineers play a pivotal role in shaping the future. Organizational, business administration, and socio-political issues are always of importance in this regard. Their tasks include the following: developing/testing low-emission combustion engines, developing/constructing high-efficiency energy systems, planning optimal production processes within factories, testing new materials for aircraft engines, developing mobile robots, preparing expert reports or designing environmental engineering measures.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Pre-study internship:required (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:mathematics and natural sciences (25.0%), engineering design (10.0%), foundation in engineering (15.0%), company internship (15.0%), specialization (15.0%), other (20.0%)
Special features:
  • A sound education at Bavaria’s most tradition-steeped Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Practical degree programme thanks to a large number of industry contacts
  • Students can choose from four areas of specialization (energy technology, automotive engineering, engineering design and development, production technology)
  • We also offer a Mechanical Engineering master's degree programme
  • Numerous industry-based research topics with the possibility of completing a (collaborative) doctorate
Facts and figures:Approx. 1.400 students within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; 36 professors; approx. 40 adjunct teaching staff; approx. 50 masters, engineers, and research staff; 20 state-of-the-art laboratories
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
Application period: For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
 For the summer semester: 15 November to 15 January
Dual system options:Dual Mechanical Engineering
Faculty:Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Mechanical Engineering (M. Sc.)
Facility Technology (M. Eng.)
Urban Mobility (Transportation Engineering) (M. Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Mechanical Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

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Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Process Engineering

Energy Process Engineering

Few engineering disciplines are undergoing such drastic change as energy engineering. Topics such as the finite nature of fossil fuels, the phasing out of nuclear energy, methods for the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy sources to ensure a climate-neutral supply, coupled with visionary energy storage technologies, are in the spotlight against the backdrop of the ever-increasing global demand for energy.

Our Energy Process Engineering bachelor's degree programme covers all of these topics and teaches young people to become engineers who are able to respond to the complexities of the subject and to play an active part in shaping the energy transition.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:None
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics and natural sciences (14.0%), foundation in process engineering (15.0%), equipment and installations (12.0%), thermodynamics, transmission of heat and materials (19.0%), specialization in the form of a range of required electives (17.0%), semester placement and internship seminar (14.0%), non-technical subjects (2.0%), bachelor’s thesis (7.0%)
Special features:
  • The Energy Process Engineering bachelor's degree programme was introduced at Nuremberg Tech in 2011.
  • Our campus offers state-of-the-art laboratories and computer rooms for the purposes of completing research tasks and exercises. In these practical settings you will gain insights into current application programmes, conventional engineering methods, and innovative approaches to a diverse range of issues in the field of energy engineering.
  • The Faculty of Process Engineering has entered into a multitude of business partnerships, in which you will have the opportunity to participate by means of research projects.
  • The Faculty of Process Engineering maintains close contact with a diverse range of foreign universities, companies, and institutions, both within Europe and further afield. These links are maintained by means of research partnerships and student and lecturer exchanges. This means that students studying with the Faculty can complete a semester placement or their bachelor's thesis abroad.
Facts and figures:At present, around 500 students are studying in the Faculty of Process Engineering; they are supervised by 13 professors.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Energy Process Engineering
Faculty:Process Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M. Eng.)
Mechanical Engineering (M. Sc.)
Energy Management and Energy Technology (M. Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

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Process Engineering

Process engineering involves the manufacturing of consumer goods and mass-produced products, such as food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and construction materials and is one of the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary areas of engineering. It focuses on procedures for the conversion of materials and energy, i.e. the performance of mechanical, chemical, biological, and thermal processes in which the composition, properties, and/or the physical state of the raw material is changed.

During the course of this degree programme, we address the diverse nature of the profession of process engineer via a hands-on approach to learning the scientific and engineering foundations and the basic methodology behind designing processes, equipment, and systems. State-of-the-art computer-aided processes are also used for this.
From the fifth semester onwards, you will deepen your knowledge in one of the three specializations: general process engineering, computer-aided process engineering, or bioprocess engineering. During the sixth semester, known as the practical semester, you will apply your knowledge in an industrial setting for the first time.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

None

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in mathematics and natural sciences (14.0%), foundation in process engineering (15.0%), equipment and installations (12.0%), processes and basic operations (19.0%), process engineering applications and specialization (17.0%), semester placement and internship seminar (14.0%), non-technical subjects (2.0%), bachelor’s thesis (7.0%)
Special features:
  • The Process Engineering bachelor's degree programme at Nuremberg Tech has a long history.
  • Our campus offers state-of-the-art laboratories and computer rooms for the purposes of completing research tasks and exercises. Here you will gain a direct and practical insight into the world of process engineering.
  • We also maintain a large number of partnerships with businesses and research projects, in which you will be able to actively participate.
  • The Faculty of Process Engineering maintains close contact with a diverse range of foreign universities, companies, and institutions, both within Europe and further afield. These links are maintained by means of research partnerships and student and lecturer exchanges. This means that students studying within the Faculty can complete a semester placement or their bachelor's thesis abroad.
  • The degree programme was reaccredited by ASIIN in 2016.
  • In the 2019/2020 CHE University Ranking, the Faculty of Process Engineering was placed in the top group in the following categories, among others:
  1. Contact with professional practice during bachelor’s degree programme
  2. Student support
  3. Laboratory equipment
  4. IT infrastructure
Facts and figures:At present, around 500 students are studying within the Faculty; they are looked after by 13 professors.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.08.2021
Dual system options:Dual Process Engineering
Faculty:Process Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Chemical Process Engineering and Process Technology (M. Eng.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Process Engineering is the right degree programme for you.

 

Get in touch

International Office

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Wassertorstrasse 8 (Building WF)
D- 90489 Nürnberg

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Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Work

Studying Social Work helps students to develop their knowledge, competences, and skills in order to become capable and responsible professionals able to work in various fields of social work. The degree programme is designed to meet the demands of a profession that is active in an environment and in social settings that are in constant flux.

The aim of the degree programme is to assist students in developing the capacity to work as independent professionals who base their actions on scientific insight and methods in the various fields of social work.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:academic foundation modules (e.g. psychology, law, medicine, sociology, politics) (45.0%), project in the field of practice/professional activity (21.0%), methodological principles (e.g. motivational interviewing, group work) (12.0%), advanced area of study (specialization, multidisciplinary subjects, bachelor's thesis) (22.0%)
Special features:
  • Thanks to the broad range of expertise amongst the faculty, students are able to choose from 12 different specializations.
  • They are also able to look beyond social work by participating in interdisciplinary events, such as integrated urban development, which are offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Architecture.
  • The certification courses, which can be completed in the following areas of experiential education, media consulting, e-counseling, and project management (see Inhalt & Ablauf on the German website), present an additional special feature.
  • A special feature of our degree programme is the comparatively high degree of freedom with which you are able to shape your course within our Faculty. The framework conditions for the study programme are set out in the Study and Examination Regulations. Within this framework, you are free to compile your own degree programme overview and are not tied to any pre-defined timetable. Thanks to a multitude of specific offers, you will receive the support you need to plan your degree programme successfully.
Facts and figures:The number of graduates has been increasing steadily since 2012, from 215 during the 2011/2012 academic year to 312 during the 2014/2015 academic year.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 31.07.2021
Dual system options:Dual Social Work
Faculty:Social Sciences
Follow-on degree programmes:Social Work (M.A.)
Counseling and Coaching (M.A.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Social Work is the right degree programme for you.

 

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Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Social Work: Lifelong Education

The degree programme in Lifelong Education is aimed at educators or child care workers and is designed for those already in employment.

The demands of educational work have become significantly more stringent across all areas of education. Challenges, such as those posed by migration, inclusion, and education “from the very start” lead to a growing need for highly qualified teaching staff. This includes dealing competently with the social environment of children and young people, their families, the school, and other partners, as well as the professional management and quality assurance within their own institution. The degree programme addresses all of these requirements by taking existing qualifications and the knowledge gained on the job and further developing them on an academic basis in close connection with their professional practice.

 

Overview

Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:8 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:foundation in human sciences and ethics and methodological principles (18.0%), organization, management, and practical research (18.0%), “early education” or “childhood and youth” specialization (21.0%), “adult and family education” specialization (21.0%), theory-practice transfer (22.0%)
Special features:
  • Part-time degree programme for educators or child care professionals
  • Recognition of the first two semesters due to having obtained a degree from a Technical Academy for Social Education
  • Special “lifelong...” focus
Unlike many other degree programmes for educators or child care professionals, the Lifelong Education part-time degree programme does not just specialize in early childhood education. Depending on the chosen specialization, we also focus on children aged 6 and above, young people, and adults.
There are three main considerations for this concept:
  1. Educational work is always shared work throughout the entire life of a person, covering their upbringing and their educational development. Working with children therefore also involves working with parents and guardians. And it is not only where particular challenges, such as migration or disability, are present that it is necessary to react to the counseling and educational needs of the participating adults.
  2. The teaching field has become extremely varied and covers early education, nurseries, youth work, the provision of residential support to children and young persons, and special education. We aim to meet requirements across this entire range.
  3. The decision to pursue a part-time degree programme for professionals also means that students are taking a conscious step towards improving their own educational development. Alongside an interest in underpinning the qualifications used in their day-to-day work and establishing the formal basis for the next steps in their career, students may also commence a degree programme in the hope of switching to a different field of work. By focusing on lifelong education, the degree programme offers students the opportunity to gain credentials in early education and in other educational disciplines. Rather than focusing on just one area of education, our degree programme allows for a great deal of flexibility when selecting specializations, which introduces a diverse range of professional experiences and interests and goes on to provide a wide array of career options.
Facts and figures:The Lifelong Education part-time degree programme has been available since the 2010/2011 winter semester.
Admission semester:Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 02.05.2021 to 15.07.2021
Faculty:Social Sciences
Follow-on degree programmes:Social Work (M.A.)
Counseling and Coaching (M.A.)
Accredited:Yes

 

Important Documents

Module catalogue

 

More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Social Work: Lifelong Education is the right degree programme for you.

 

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Email: International.Officeatth-nuernbergPunktde

Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 9.30 am  - 11.30 am
Tuesday and Thursday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm