International Project Engineering
Interdisciplinary focus, international experience, technical, business, legal, and intercultural skills, a wide range of courses taught in English, individualized focus: The master’s program in International Project Engineering provides students with the qualifications they need for a career as a specialized professional or manager in the international arena.
What is International Project Engineering (IPE)?
Shape our Future: IPE graduates have many career opportunities, ranging from specialized professionals to management positions in international projects involving plant construction or product development. As an engineer with a practically-oriented education that also includes English-language and intercultural skills, you will have the background to master the challenges of a global, complex and ever-changing business world.
The IPE program is run by the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in collaboration with the Civil Engineering department. Classes in the IPE program are taught by faculty and a series of adjunct lecturers that work in the business world. We believe in small-classes, and focus on giving our students the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge as well as problem solving and methods expertise. Most business and law classes are taught in English, and students can choose electives (mostly technical) from an extensive list of interdisciplinary courses.
Students complete the program and form their professional profile by spending a semester abroad - either at a company or at one of our partner universities. Many students complete their master’s thesis there. Students who decide to focus on their studies abroad spend a fourth semester writing their thesis.
Our staff is here to help you plan your studies. We look forward to welcoming international exchange students in our program.
Study in English at the HTWG
The master’s degree program in IPE requires both advanced German and English language skills. The majority of the compulsory business, leadership and communication skills courses are taught in English, while most of the electives, mostly technical courses, are taught in German or English. In addition, it is possible to complete the master thesis and projects in English. The wide range of English courses make this is a great place for international exchange students to take classes. Please contact our international office for more information.
For more information about the IPE program and how to study at the HTWG Konstanz, please take a look at the following sites:
Description of IPE Course Modules (in German)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
The International Office - for information about exchange programs
The Studienkolleg / Center for International Students - for information about getting your foreign diplomas recognized or acquiring academic German proficiency