Learning areas

The Industrial Engineering programme at the FHS St. Gallen is divided into six fields of study and focuses on key skill sets.

All modules of the Industrial Engineering programme are assigned to one of the six fields of study: Fundamentals of Engineering, Systems Engineering, Production Engineering, Integrative Content, Value-added Management, and Context Studies. The teaching and learning content, the tasks and the main activities of each module are specifically coordinated with one another and assigned to the two study phases (foundation and main).

  • Applied Programming 
  • CAD 
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Simulation Methods
  • Optimisation
  • Materials
  • Technical Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering and Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Skills Training
  • Control Technology and Automation
  • Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Lean Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Decision Methodology
  • Change Management
  • Systems Thinking and Dynamics
  • Quality Management
  • Product Management
  • Risk Management
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Analysis and Control of Complex Systems
  • Sustainability and Ethics
  • Basics of Business Administration
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Accounting and Performance Management
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Law
  • Business Processes and IT Tools
  • Systemic Management
  • Business Model Innovation and Financing
  • International Economic Organisations and Monetary Systems
  • Economic Systems and the Global Economy
  • Individual Communication
  • Communication in Teams
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Communication or Management Dialogue
  • International Study/Week

As an Industrial Engineering graduate, you will be a sought-after specialist and manager in industry and the entire manufacturing sector. You will be able to work in a wide variety of professions.

«Thinking in terms of systems and processes – while keeping the added value for the customer in mind. The industry is in urgent need of competent experts who feel at home in this complex environment.»

Guido Meier, Production Manager Buhler AG