Wels CampusEngineering

From ideas to successful products Bachelor

New products do not come to life by coincidence or spontaneous flashes of inspiration. They require innovation, product & engineering managers who find ideas tailored to customer requirements, evaluate and select them correctly, and support their successful implementation. Their work is the key to success, and their creative minds are therefore in great demand in companies. They work at the interfaces between marketing, design and technology – turning ideas into successful products.

The programme Innovation, Product & Engineering Management is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Key Facts

At IPEM, practice is written in capital letters!

From the second semester onwards, you will work on real problems in regional companies or international firms. This is how you get to know your future employer - and he gets to know you!

And if you have long since found the brilliant idea for a problem, then you can work on turning it into a successful product during your studies.

IPEM helps you to build your start-up!

Whether it's mentors to help you design your concept, experts to develop your business idea, or the realisation of your prototype in the MakerSpace - there's plenty of support.

Your idea is our future!

  • Mode of study

    Full time, Mondays off, Tuesdays online

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)

  • Language of tuition

    100 % English

  • Duration

    6 semesters (180 ECTS)

  • Internship

    Minimum 10 weeks in Austria or abroad

  • Application

    Online application, MS Teams interview with pre-selected candidates

  • Application Deadline

    Application for the year 2024/25 online until 30.06.2024

  • Tuition fees

    Information on tuition fees

  • Semester Abroad

    Encouraged and actively supported

  • Admission Requirements

    A level/high school diploma or equivalent, English at B2 level (IELTS or TOEFL)


As an innovation and product manager, you will never be bored. The job is exciting, varied and multi-layered - and that's exactly how the careers of our graduates are. No matter whether it's working with customers, in marketing, in product development or in design engineering:
Our graduates are well prepared for a successful career in many areas.

IPM is unique in the breadth of its training. This is the only way to accompany an innovation throughout its entire life cycle, from the idea to market success. Sascha Österle, Graduate and Business Development Manager, System Industrie Electronic Holding AG

From the very beginning, you work on real projects and solve the problems of companies. In the process, you learn everything you need to know in the sixth semester during your internship at the company of your choice. In a team with your future colleagues, you can show what you're made of. And many of our graduates find their first employer this way.

With IPM to your own start-up!
You can work on your brilliant idea for six semesters. Our experts and coaches will help you find the perfect business model and build the first prototype. And just like in "2 Minutes 2 Million", you present your "baby" to a top-class jury and receive valuable feedback.

With IPM you build your first career network!
IPM regularly organises excursions and field trips to well-known companies, exciting start-ups, up-and-coming coworking spaces or research institutions. In addition, courses are also held at external locations such as the Startrampe in the Tabakfabrik. This way, you not only see the latest trends, but also meet lots of exciting people and build up your career network along the way.

Das was ich am meisten schätze ist klar die Interdisziplinarität mit einer starken sozialen Kompetenz und dem IPM Spirit der im Studium vermittelt wird, der hilft mir im täglichen Leben zwischen den verschiedensten Abteilungen aus Technik, aus der Entwicklung und nicht zu vergessen am ende des Tages auch den Kunden. Spindler Georg BSc, MSc, Absolvent
Marketing & Economics
Quality Management
Social Skills & Language
Projects, Internship
Natural Sciences
? Did you know that

... the quality of education in innovation and product management is top? This degree programme has already been voted the best FH degree programme in Austria twice in the category of technology and business. In addition, the programme - as the first three-year programme in the engineering sector worldwide - was awarded the US ABET accreditation.