Engineering sciences

Engineering sciences deal with the technical implementation of scientific findings. The focus is on optimal solutions for efficient production processes, construction measures or innovative products.

Engineers need a broad basic knowledge of science and technology for their work. Sustainable technologies have gained great importance in recent years – as a result of the energy transition. Digitalization also plays a major role. Accordingly, an affinity for information technology (IT) is also required, because more and more production facilities are highly automated, networked or even self-sufficient (keyword “Industry 4.0”). With regard to technologies such as 3D printing or the Internet of Things (IoT), intuition, imagination and imagination are also necessary - it is no coincidence that the term "engineer" comes from the Latin word "ingenium", which means creative spirit or Acumen.

Central to the engineering course are the subjects Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and sometimes Biology and Technology. In addition, students also acquire basic knowledge in the areas of Economics, Social Sciences and Law, especially Business Administration.

Due to the global economy, foreign language skills and openness to other cultural areas (e.g. Asia) also play a major role. In addition, the teaching of overarching qualifications, e.g. leadership, presentation techniques and rhetoric, is part of an engineering degree.

Career opportunities after graduation

The areas of responsibility of engineers are diverse and depend on the respective field of study or focus of study. Most of the time they work in a team. You plan, organize and optimize operational and work processes, develop, calculate, construct and test innovative products and their manufacturing processes. You plan and monitor the production, assembly, commissioning, maintenance and operation of machines and systems. They also plan, calculate and monitor the construction of buildings.

You calculate costs and take on activities in purchasing, materials management, sales and application technology customer advice. In addition, engineers take on planning and monitoring tasks in public administration, work in associations and business organizations or as self-employed people in freelance consulting (e.g. as experts, assessors or planners).

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