Der Studiengang


The Internationally Oriented Studies programs at the FH Aachen, Jülich Campus, specialize in teaching students technical abilities and skills as well as soft skills. All modules emphasize that

  • professional expertise means more than theoretical knowledge: application of professional knowledge is crucial
  • priorities include technical and professional expertise based on mathematics, natural sciences and technical skills
  • soft skills, including social competence and the ability to work in a team, are equally necessary for the students’ future employment.

You get the tools to become an Engineer in the first four semesters: You learn all mathematical and physical as well as academical basics of Physical Engineering. In the fourth semester you get the specific basics in physics, control and regulation technology and CAD/CAM techniques.

In the fifth semester you decide in which area of specialization you want to become an expert. You can decide between different areas of specialization: laser technolgy, semiconductor technology / nanostructures and optical technolgy.

The first half of the sixth semester is devoted to a parctical subject. The Bachelor thesis are the completion of your studies. Afterwards you start your working life or continue with a master course. 

Program: Physical Engineering (IOS)

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Access to further studies: corresponding Master Programmes 

Standard period of study: 6 semester (180 Credits)

Admission: each Winter Semester 

Application: direct at Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Study location: Jülich

Language of courses:  The language of instruction in the IOS Bachelor's programs is German starting in the first semester.  Some tutorials may be taught in other languages, including, but not necessarily limited to, English.

Career Prospects

Employment opportunities for graduates of
the Bachelor of Physical Engineering are extremely widespread.
Due to a solid education that reflects the demands of industry,
graduates can rapidly adapt to a variety of positions. As a result,
challenging and interesting areas of employment are available
to graduates whose high level of technical skills allows them to
respond to ever-changing demands.
Openings for young engineers are typically found in the following

  • research and development
  • project development and planning
  • construction and manufacturing
  • operations and maintenance
  • installations and start-up operations
  • quality control and marketing
  • testing facilities
  • documentation and administration
  • organization
  • education and training.

Since the program focuses on aspects directly relevant to these
positions, graduates find employment in newly-developing and
technically extremely demanding areas of engineering, and,
therefore,are welcome in both industry and the public sector.
The broad scientific and technical training given to students of
the Bachelor of Physical Engineering program enables graduates
to choose from a wide range of possible career paths, the importance
of which will continue to grow in the future. Depending
on the specialization selected in the higher semesters as well as
personal interests, engineers find employment in many different
industries, such as

  • automotive industry
  • semiconductor industry
  • optical industry
  • laser technology
  • mechanical and plant engineering
  • medical technology.


Katherine Stone M.Sc.
Heinrich-Mußmann-Straße 1
52428 Jülich
Raum 00A45
T: +49.241.6009 53270