Industrial engineering international sales and purchasing


Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Length of Study: 6 semesters
Course content: German
Enrolment: each winter term (no admission restrictions)
Application deadlines for first semesters of study: May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)
Application deadlines from higher semesters: November until 15.03. of each year (summer term), May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)
Pre-study training: evidence of 12-week practical training/internship, to be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester

Your future with a degree in ISP-E

Graduates can expect to work in the areas of sales, procurement and the conception of high-quality technical products, services and system solutions. They have a sound basic engineering education with business knowledge and foreign language skills, which qualifies them for jobs at home and abroad.

Good reasons to study ISP-E at Kiel UAS

  • modern value creation requires more and more experts who are active at the interfaces between the companies involved
  • studies impart the skills for such tasks (procurement, sales, international/intercultural skills)
  • possibility of completing study program with a double degree from Kiel University of Applied Sciences and a foreign university in China or Mexico


Best prospects

David Schafft

„After changing location, Kiel University of Applied Sciences became my academic home. The passion and approachability of the professors make the difference: passion shines through, topics are current and there is room for development. ISPE gave me the toolkit that I use as a consultant in various industries, and also took me to Shanghai and FS racetracks.”.“

Consultant at McKinsey & Company



1st semester of study:

  • Mathematics
  • Practical Computer Science
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • General Business Studies
  • Fundamentals of Corporate Accounting
  • English and / or a second foreign language (semesters 1 to 5)
  • Elective Module in Interdisciplinary Studies (from semester 1)

2nd semester of study

  • Business Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Introduction to Machine Design
  • Modern Cost Accounting

3rd semester of study

  • Statics and Strength Theory
  • Material Technology compact
  • CAD
  • Economics & Law
  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Purchasing and Procurement

4th semester of study

  • Thermodynamics
  • Machine Construction
  • Investment and Financing
  • Business Information Systems
  • Technical Sales and Sales Strategies
  • Industry Project (from third semester)

 5th semester of study

  • Electrical Engineering and Measurement Technology
  • Planning of Machines and Plants
  • Corporate Governance
  • Information Systems for Purchase and Sales
  • International Management and Marketing
  • Global Business Behaviour

6th semester of study

  • Project Management
  • International Commercial and Sales Law
  • Thesis
  • Colloquium

Two degrees can be obtained through international double degree agreements in China and Mexico - without extending the study period!



  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification or
  • general or subject-specific technical college entrance qualification (consisting of a school- and a practical-based part) or
  • successfully passed master craftsman’s examination or equivalent previous education (e.g. apprenticeship)
  • all information about the university entrance qualification

Application Deadlines

Please apply in good time so that you can start your studies smoothly!

Information about the date of the first term student welcome event, and thus the start of your studies, can be found here.

The processing time for your application can take up to 2 weeks and the last possible date for enrolment is 31.03. for the summer semester and 30.09. for the winter semester.

Applications for the first semester of study:

  • May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)

Applications for higher semester of study:

  • November until 15.03. of each year  (summer term)
  • May until 15.09. (winter term)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can be found at


Documents to be submitted (as upload):

  1. certificate of university entrance qualification
  2. certificate in the event of a name change (e.g. marriage certificate)
  3. certificate of exmatriculation (de-registration) if you are studying/have studied the same course of study for which you are requesting admission to a first semester of study
  4. if applicable, certification of civic/social service (armed forces, year of social and ecological work, EU voluntary work, charity work, development agencies, etc)
  5. evidence of completed professional training (exam certificate)
  6. evidence of previously study periods by means of study certificates
  7. evidence of previously completed courses (when applying for a higher semester)
  8. if applicable, proof of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German university entrance qualification and without a German university degree (enrolment requirement in the case of admission)

Admissions Procedure

When your documents have been checked positively, you receive an invitation to enrol.

You are informed of the enrolment deadline with the notification of admission. If enrolment is not made on time, the right to the study place expires irrevocably. You can find more information on enrolment here.


There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.

Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

Additional information on the above-mentioned fees and charges



Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 1
24149 Kiel

Tel.: 0431 210 1339

E-Mail: studieninformation(at)


Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 3
24149 Kiel

Opening Hours:

You can find our current Opening Hours here.