Career prospects

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As a manager, you think and make decisions in an interdisciplinary and cross-functional way. As a technician, no one needs to explain to you what products or solutions are all about. It is precisely this combination that defines the tasks for industrial engineers in almost all industries, who work between the areas of "production and technology" and "business and economics". On the job, this can mean that you take on personnel responsibility in projects and help decide on operational processes.

At challenging interfaces, you will be the contact person for economic, legal and technical issues. Whether you monitor planning and design in production, track problems in purchasing or work with controlling - you are responsible for ensuring that coordinated decisions can be made in all areas of the company. Your bachelor's degree qualifies you for a career, but also allows you to continue and deepen your knowledge in the master's program in industrial engineering.

Distribution of industrial engineers by field of activity

Figure: Distribution of industrial engineers by field of activity. (Source: Baumgarten, H. and Schmager, B., Industrial Engineering in Training and Priaxis, Berlin, 2011)