|Bachelor of Engineering
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This Bachelor's degree programme combines four important subject areas, guaranteeing professional success on the international stage. Engineering and the Natural Sciences, Business and Economics, Communication and Intercultural Knowledge, and Foreign Languages. The programme is taught in English and is offered by two universities - Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg. Specialists from both institutions teach in their respective fields to guarantee you the best possible study experience. A promising combination of theory and practice as well as technology and business.
Unsere Gesellschaft braucht nachhaltige technische Lösungen
What did you study and why? First, I did an apprenticeship as a chemical technician. Then I studied chemical technology at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and environmental sciences at the University of Rostock. My motivation then as well as now is: our modern society is dependent on sustainable technical-chemical solutions.
What did you like about your studies; what didn't you like? I liked understanding connections and being able to link more and more technical content with the knowledge I acquired. I didn't like having to get up early to work in the lab.
What does your career path mean to you today? It is one of many possible paths, all of which would probably have been very interesting. Being able to be a university lecturer today is the jackpot for me.
What do students actually learn with you as their professor? They get to know all the equipment that is used to turn raw materials into products. Equipment that crushes, heats, cools, separates, mixes and transports. They will learn how these devices are connected, how they function in production plants and, above all, how they conserve resources.
What makes the bachelor's degree program "Engineering and Management" in Merseburg special? The combination of technology, natural sciences, business administration, management, intercultural skills and foreign languages as a fully English-language, international degree program in cooperation with Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. For students who would like to work internationally in the future, this is a door opener.
From your point of view: what fields of work and research will the future bring? The topic of sustainability of all processes will keep us busy for a long time to come. Digitization and AI will play a central role in this and it will develop and provide important tools for this.
Professor Ulf Schubert is the supervisor for the Engineering and Management program.
The educational goal is to train competent engineers and provide them with both a comprehensive knowledge of economics and intercultural and language skills. They should be able to understand and analyse international markets as well as technical and logistical processes and be familiar with the technical equipment and production facilities entrusted to them. Through their training in Germany and being taught German or a third foreign language, graduates also gain the key to establishing future business relationships and effectively shaping international production chains and trade relations.
There are four profile-forming thematic fields.
First of all, the fundamentals of the natural sciences are laid down in mathematics, physics and chemistry courses. Then, engineering fundamentals are taught by focusing on materials science, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanics and electrical engineering. In-depth courses are then offered in different fields of Process Engineering, such as Process Engineering, Equipment in Processes, Process Control and Sustainable Energy Supply. Then, in so-called compulsory electives, students can specialise in Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, CAD and Plant Engineering. These modules are run by Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in a very application-oriented manner and have a large practical component.
Communication and Intercultural Knowledge
Communication is particularly important in an international context. Intercultural knowledge is invaluable for successful communication, so a very specific module addresses and teaches this topic.
Business and Economics
Modules from the Business and Economics Bachelor's programme, run by the Martin Luther University, are used here. Subjects range from Financial Accounting, Statistics I and II, Cost Accounting, Principles of Investment right up to a large selection of other elective modules, which, in effect, represent the entire Bachelor's programme in Business and Economics. In addition, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences offers modules in logistics.
Language is the key to understanding. The degree programme is taught in English, nevertheless, students who do not come from German-speaking countries learn German (DaF) with 5 ECTS per semester in the first 5 semesters of the study programme. Students who come from German-speaking countries take intensive English language courses comprising Business English and Technical English instead. Furthermore, a second foreign language, Spanish, can be studied over three semesters.
Study content and modules
The content of the study programme is divided into four areas which are colour-coded in the module plan.
Blue = Engineering
Green = Business and Economics
Orange = Languages
Red = Communication and Intercultural Knowledge
Yellow = Internship and Bachelor thesis
The elective subjects are shown in the two tables below. Two modules each with 5 ECTS must be selected and completed from the technical and economic areas.
Admission to this degree program is restricted (NC).
Merseburg University of Applied Sciences does not accept applications from applicants with foreign educational qualifications directly, but has them checked by www.uni-assist.de .
The application deadline for winter semester for application via uni-assist is:
15th of June.
Important information: the application procedure via uni-assist for the winter semester 2023/24 is already closed.
Applicants with German educational certificates can submit their application directly to Merseburg University of Applied Sciences by 15 July.
For information on application and enrolment please contact:
Ms Carmen Sowitzki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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