Engineering Science

At Leuphana College, you will acquire interdisciplinary skills in addition to specialist knowledge through the interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree in engineering sciences (industry).

After completing your engineering studies, you will be able to independently develop and convincingly present solution strategies in a national and international working environment.

Already during your studies, you can get to know relevant engineering fields of employment through qualified internships as well as your own research and practical projects and find out which field of activity you can be enthusiastic about.

Career Fields

The following overview shows you possible fields of work for graduates of engineering sciences (industry). Further additional qualifications may be required.

  • Business Organization, Planning & Consulting
  • Material Management, Merchandise Management, Logistics
  • Manufacturing/ Production
  • Maintenance, Customer Service & Technical Sales
  • Process and Product Development
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Management
  • Procurement/ Materials Management/ Logistics
  • Environmental Protection/ Environmental Technology

Business Organization, Planning & Consulting

  • Industrial Engineer: Planning, checking and improving operational processes with regard to technical efficiency and the greatest possible profitability in the various functional areas of companies
  • Production Engineer: Monitoring and optimizing the technical equipment, ensuring its functionality and aiming to increase e.g. manufacturing quality, productivity and profitability
  • Business Planner: Support and advise companies in organizational, business management or technical questions, develop optimization concepts and participate in their implementation
  • REFA Engineer: Ensure the economic efficiency of industrial work processes through appropriate organization and control. Usually they design and supervise larger rationalization and restructuring projects in companies.
  • Project Engineer: Plan, organize and monitor the execution of technical projects and, if necessary, take over project management during the implementation phase
  • (Technical) Management Consultants: As external service providers, they analyze the processes and structures in companies, e.g. to increase profitability or to secure and expand the economic success of the company.

Material Management, Merchandise Management, Logistics

  • Technical Purchaser: Planning and organizing the procurement of technical products of all kinds, such as machines and equipment, construction or spare parts or raw materials and supplies
  • Logistician: Coordinating the flow of goods and information with the aim of saving time and costs
  • Supply Chain Managers: Are located at the interface between logistics and IT and are responsible for the successful interaction of all participants in the supply chain

Manufacturing/ Production

  • Engineer - Automation Technology: Developing and supporting systems that automatically control and regulate technical processes
  • Work Planning Engineer: Planning, calculating and optimizing production processes in companies
  • Production Engineer: Planning, managing, optimizing and monitoring production processes
  • Work Foreman: Planning, optimizing and controlling production and work processes

Maintenance, Customer Service & Technical Sales

  • Service Engineer: Maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic components and systems of machines and plants
  • Employees /Head of operational maintenance: Ensure the maintenance and care of machines and systems in companies
  • Sales Engineer: Sales and marketing of technical offers, e.g. products or services

Process and Product Development

  • Clothing Engineer: Participate in the design of models, prepare production documents, monitor and control the production
  • Packaging Engineer: Planning, designing and optimizing solution concepts for the various requirements of packaging; activities also take place in packaging purchasing and sales, market research and logistics
  • Research and Development Engineer: Working on (sub)projects to develop new products or technical processes or to further develop them
  • Product Developer: Designing technologically oriented products for the consumer and capital goods industry

Quality Assurance, Quality Management

  • Quality Manager: continuously analyze and optimize work and production processes in companies
  • Quality Engineer: Define and control quality standards in the manufacture of products, evaluate risk potential and coordinate the implementation of measures for quality improvement

Procurement/ Materials Management/ Logistics

Employees in the purchasing / procurement department carry out the procurement of goods and services, optimize and handle purchasing processes, determine the company's needs, analyze the procurement market, obtain and compare offers.
In materials management / logistics, the flow of goods between different company departments is controlled and monitored, existing procedures and processes are analyzed and optimized.

  • Buyer: Procurement of goods or services for a company that are then used, processed or resold
  • Technical Buyer: Planning and organization of the procurement of technical products of all kinds
  • Logistician: Coordinating the flow of goods and information with the aim of saving time and costs
  • Business Economist (Logistics): Planning and control of flows of goods and information to supply companies with raw materials and supplies, information, services, energy and personnel
  • Supply-Chain-Manager: Located at the interface between logistics and IT and responsible for the successful interaction of all participants in the supply chain

Environmental Protection/ Environmental Technology

Engineer of environmental protection/environmental engineering: Planning, development and monitoring of technical processes and measures to protect the environment and people from pollutants, noise and other negative influences

master degree

After completing your bachelor's degree, you have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge with the consecutive degree programme of Leuphana Graduate School. There you will find five superordinate programmes: Education, Governance and Law, Cultural Studies, Management, Psychology and Sustainability.