Industrial engineers work at the intersection between technology and business. They deal with the optimization of a company's technical and industrial business processes. Their field of activity is very broad and includes, for example, the areas of raw material extraction, procurement, production and logistics as well as marketing, controlling and quality management.

They are mainly responsible for the planning and technical implementation of production processes or construction projects, such as the installation or conversion of production facilities. In doing so, industrial engineers must always take economic aspects such as cost or energy efficiency into account.

Industrial engineers are responsible for creating work and production schedules, calculating the expected costs and materials required and monitoring the progress of a project. They work together with other technicians, business economists and managers.

Industrial Engineering - Mechanical Engineering can be studied by anyone who is interested in technical and scientific processes and solving complex problems.

The prerequisite is a university entrance qualification (Matura or similar). Furthermore, knowledge of descriptive geometry must be demonstrated. If descriptive geometry was not taught as a separate subject at school, this can be made up for in the first semesters at TU Wien in a separate supplementary course on descriptive geometry, opens an external URL in a new window.

Information for the admission of international students can be found on the homepage of the study department.


We offer specializations in the following areas for the MB and WIMB Master's programmes:

Digital Engineering
High-Tech Manufacturing

The following individual studies have already been approved by the Dean of Studies and the Study Commission:

Bachelor studies:

  • Mechanical engineering with a focus on mechatronics
  • Materials science and materials technology
  • Quantitative Economics and Mechatronics

Master's degree programs:

  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Engineering - Management (Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering - Mechanical Engineering in English)

If you are interested in these study programs, please enroll in MB or WIMB and then send an e-mail to the STUKO chairperson Bei Interesse an diesen Studienangeboten, bitte MB oder WIMB inskribieren und danach eine E-Mail an die STUKO Vorsitzende (Ass.Prof. Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl, opens an external URL in a new window) or the deans of studies (Associate Prof. techn. Melanie Todt, opens an external URL in a new windowUniv.Prof. Dr. Paul Mayrhofer, opens an external URL in a new window).


The English Master's program still requires German at level C1.

The following modules can be taken in English to complete the corresponding Master's degree:

Advanced modules (6 required for the degree): 

  • Fundamentals of numerical thermo-fluid dynamics
  • Surface Technology 
  • Fluid Mechanics 2 
  • Werkstofftechnologie 
  • Human Resource Management and Leadership 
  • 1 advanced module individually approved by the deans of studies, which consists of English-language courses on a superordinate topic. You can find a list of the English-language courses above.

Specialization modules (2 required for the degree): 

  • Tissue biomechanics 
  • Composite structures 
  • Aircraft design 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Financial Management 
  • Managing People and Organizations 
  • Production Information Management 
  • Risk Management 
  • or a specialization module individually approved by the deans of studies.