MSc in Engineering (Industrial Engineering & Management)


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Program Description

Industry 4.0, innovation management and corporate governance

It is important for managers to be well trained not only on the economic side, but also on the technical side - this applies in many areas of the increasingly complex professional world. Only those who are well acquainted with the technical requirements of their industry can achieve business success. Both are the focus of the “Industrial Engineering & Management” (IEM) master’s course. The focus of the training lies in the areas of Industry 4.0, innovation management and corporate management.

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Interdisciplinary master's program

The practice-oriented training prepares students for work in a challenging environment. As an interdisciplinary master’s degree, IEM combines all essential topics that meet at the interface of business and technology: design & engineering, production and automation technology, composite materials & plastics technology, integrated manufacturing systems, smart production on the technical side, industrial management, corporate management, strategy and Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Business Development on the economic side.


“Industrial Engineering & Management” (IEM) is a master’s degree in which future managers for industry and business are trained. You will receive both technical and economic inputs in order to be best prepared for the current challenges in the industrial sector. The main focus is on Industry 4.0, innovation management and corporate governance, in which students can set individual focus areas.

During their studies, they deal with innovation processes that they both theoretically view in courses, as well as practically in the Innovation Workshop and the Smart Lab. In addition to sound technical expertise, students acquire in-depth entrepreneurial and social skills. They receive training as a key person with application orientation, who are in great demand as leaders in various industrial sectors.

study requirements

Industrial engineering & management is an incredibly fascinating area of applied science. This course is mainly characterized by creativity, innovation and development. Industrial Engineering & Management is also a constantly evolving area that is crucial for the economic development of a region. The prerequisite for attending the master’s course is a completed technical bachelor’s or diploma course.

What students should bring to their studies:

  • A fundamental interest in and enjoyment of economic topics and technical understanding.
  • Logical thinking skills paired with good English skills.
  • Good math and PC skills.
  • A creative personality who enjoys innovative developments.

learning outcomes

After successfully completing the degree, graduates have the following skills and knowledge:

  • They have basic knowledge in mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, business administration, economics and law.
  • You can analyze entrepreneurial problems holistically and solve them in the team, taking into account technical and economic aspects.
  • They understand the innovation process and are able to initiate and accompany innovation processes.
  • They apply the main methods of statics and strength theory, kinematics and kinetics, design and material science as well as electrical engineering.
  • They contribute to the implementation of control systems in mechanical systems.
  • They produce holistic evaluations of manufacturing processes under technical and economic parameters as well as technology roadmaps.
  • They construct basic concepts for production machines and production systems based on various requirements criteria.
  • They work out business models and business plans.
  • You develop projects and create project orders.

Job & career

The graduates are employed in management and leadership positions in various areas of technology companies. Furthermore, relevant service and consulting professions are also a career option. By focusing on the study offers also the company foundation and succession an interesting career prospects.

By way of example, the following fields of work can be mentioned:

Industrial and commercial enterprises

  • Production-oriented (logistics, project management, etc.)
  • Innovation-oriented (innovation and technology marketing and sales, purchasing
  • Information management, controlling, etc.)

Company foundation and succession

service sector

  • Engineering offices
  • Consulting
  • Civil engineer
  • Expert activities

Civil Service

  • Research and teaching at universities
  • Teaching at HTLs
  • Public administration

Further studies

Successful completion of the Master's program subsequently entitles to a doctoral degree program in accordance with § 6 FHStG (4).

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Since its inception, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Due to the constant further development of the study programs ... Read More

Since its inception, the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has developed into a unique educational institution in Carinthia. Due to the constant further development of the study programs of the CUAS and intensive cooperation with industry and science, CUAS students are sure to have a future-oriented education on the pulse of the time. Read less
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