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Studying Engineering Management

Engineering projects come in all shapes and sizes; these can range from introducing new IT or telecommunication systems to a new rail line to construction of a dam. Regardless of the precise nature of these projects, all need a multidisciplinary team of specialists—engineers, architects, health and safety professionals, lawyers, financers and mobilisation of resources and machinery.

To ensure projects run smoothly, engineering firms need engineering management professionals. These professionals coordinate with various stakeholders (clients, government, suppliers), teams of specialists, and make sure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Most courses require you to complete a semester-long internship or project. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Germany.

Some of the most sought-after universities, colleges and institutes in Germany are:

  • International University Of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef (IUBH)

Salary and Career Prospects

Engineering management professionals are predominantly hired by IT and tech (Microsoft, Apple), and engineering companies (Volkswagen, Airbus). Some projects could involve work with retail and hospitality (Marriott, Aldi), banks and financial (Allianz, Deutsche Bank) and the government.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Engineering Manager, Engineering Project Manager, Engineering Lead, and Test Engineering Manager.

Salaries vary based on job role, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, engineering management professionals earn around €70,000 year (56 lakhs INR).

Why study in Germany?

Germany is a popular study destination for international students. Some German universities are several centuries old and are held in high esteem across the world. The country is popular for its engineering and business courses.

German economy is among the largest in both Europe and the world. The economy is powered mainly by automobile and manufacturing sectors and the country is home to premium brands like Volkswagen, BMW and Audi. Frankfurt and Berlin are major business and commerce hubs that host a wide range of multinational companies, including technology companies (Apple, Siemens) and banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC). With its breathtakingly beautiful scenery, iconic monuments and palaces, museum and arts and culture scene, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.

German is the national language, although people living in big cities can speak English to varying degrees of fluency.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 18 months.

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