What is it?
International Technical Development is a specialization of the Interdisciplinary Engineering degree program.
This specialization offers you the opportunity of an international career with long-term perspectives and personal development opportunities. Through the unique combination of a sound engineering education with soft skills in management, business, foreign languages and intercultural skills, you will be optimally prepared for technical project activities in an international context.
As you will be already working on concrete projects in cooperation with institutions and companies all over the world during your studies, you will gain maximum practical experience and a springboard for your first steps in your career.
In addition, you have the option to establish a very individual technical profile in the fields of mechatronics (MEC), medical technology (MED), energy technology (SEM) or environmental technology (UTE) in the ITD specialization through a variety of electives.
What can I do with it?
International companies in particular are increasingly looking for engineers who are not only highly qualified in terms of technology, but also have a wide range of soft skills and think and act holistically. Such generalists are also sought after in modern development cooperation (DC). Institutions such as the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), NGOs (non-governmental organisations), church aid organisations or political foundations offer just as interesting career opportunities as industrial companies that are active in challenging international markets or aim to position themselves in these markets.
Your potential areas of application and fields of activity include, but are not limited to
- Technical project work in state-led development cooperation projects,
- Project planning, consulting and service with profit-oriented development cooperation service providers,
- Project management, technical consulting and implementation, e.g. in NGO-led development cooperation projects,
- Engineering activities in internationally operating industrial companies.
Further information can be found on the Interdisciplinary Engineering page.