Industrial Engineering

Hochschule Niederrhein. Your way.

Welcome to the Faculty of Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering is a relatively young academic discipline. With its close ties between technology and business administration, it focuses on the requirements needed to gain positions in business and industry. Therefore, our programmes offer a wide range of different and interesting assignment opportunities, both at home and abroad.

Some 1000 students cannot only graduate in the "traditional topic areas" of industrial engineering, such as production and logistics, but can also gain their degree in innovative priority fields, such as Cleaning Technology and Hygiene Management, Marketing, Energy Management or in Human Engineering.

The students are taught and supervised by 20 professors, supported and complemented by contract lecturers. The faculty's practical focus also calls for close collaboration and exchange with companies located in the region.


Besides the formal requirements, an interest in and an understanding of business administration, the natural sciences and mathematics plus the ability to engage in abstract logical thinking are also absolutely essential for studying industrial engineering.

International Coordinator

Prof. Dr. Andreas Seeliger
Energy Management


All courses are taught in German only.

Bachelor Programmes

The whole of the Lower Rhine is fully committed to playing an active role in the region by driving research and development forward and engaging in knowledge transfer together with the Hochschule Niederrhein.

The potential scope and range of applied scientific services offered at the HN is truly unique.

The successes achieved in research and innovation, in the many high-profile projects and networks and in the Euregio itself, as well as the growing number of pioneering affiliated and in-house business start-ups confirm the quality of this approach every day, as does the ever-increasing volume of contract research and examples of successful cooperation.

The following provides an initial impression of our institutes and Competence Centres as well as the services they offer.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Prange
Vice-President, Research and Transfer

Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Ing Holger Beckmann
General Business Administration – Supply Chain Management
Claudia Bruns
Secretary's office
Prof. Dr.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Buxbaum
Automation and Robotics, Supply Chain Management
Prof. Dr. Dominic Deutges
Production Technology
Ernst Gebler, Dipl.-Betriebsw.
Dean's assistance and study guidance
Henrike Houbertz, Dipl. Wirt.-Ing.
Assistant of the dean
Marc Janssen
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Dirk Jäger
Lecturer in E-Shop Management and Web Analytics & e-Controlling
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Kampker
Business information systems
Prof. Dr. Tobias Kimmel
Cleaning Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Kleutges
Technical Systems, Computer Science and Mathematics for Industrial Engineers
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Korth
Data Science
Prof. Dr. Thomas Langhoff
Ergonomics and Human Resources
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Meyer
Energy Management and Energy Technology
Prof. Dr. Ralf Ostendorf
Finance and Business Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Pernice
Vice dean Logistics and Information Technology
Hochschule Niederrhein
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  • 47805 Krefeld
Prof. Dr. Joachim Schettel
Finance and Business Management
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Michael Schleusener, Dipl.- Kfm.
Dean Business Administration – Marketing, Business Statistics
Christoph Schwarzl, Dipl. Ing.
Lehrbeauftragter für die Fachthemen Einführung in die IT, Internet Technologien & Systeme – Software Entwicklung und Deployment
Prof. Dr. Andreas Seeliger
Energy Management
Prof. Dr. Robert Simon
Innovation, Sanierung, Outsourcing, Projektmanagement
Prof. Dr. Georg Speuser
Production and Manufacturing Processes; Quality Management
Prof. Dr. Silvia Zaharia
Business Administration – International Sales Management