Business Engineering Logistics (BEL)

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Do you want to design future operations and processes? Our practice-based Bachelor's degree program Business Engineering Logistics (BEL) provides you with the knowledge you need to become a successful industrial engineer. We offer you the best mix of economics, engineering and informatics in combination with logistics-one of the key topics of the future . #studyBEL #Bildungscampus

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Bence Ambrus, Student at Business Engineering Logistics

The BEL Freshmen Mentoring Program was very useful and helped me a lot when I was a freshman. It was good to know-especially at the beginning-that there is someone who faced the same challenges.

Bence Ambrus, Student at Business Engineering Logistics

Course ​Profile

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
7 Semester: 210 ECTS
Language: German / English
Location: Heilbronn Bildungscampus
Study form: Full-time
Start: Summer term & Winter term
Deadline: January 15 & July 15

Course Content

The degree program Business Engineering Logistics provides you with all necessary skills to face future challenges such as digitalization, sustainability, and internationalization. Exciting course contents are:

  • Economics (occupational science & work safety, quality, environmental & energy management, sustainability, human resources management & leaderhship
  • Informatics (database & big data, data analytics  & basics of artificial intelligence)
  • Logistics (logistics systems, material flow engineering, system planing & project management, warehouse management & simulation)

This will be completed by the specific content of your chosen specialization in economics or engineering.

Professor in Teamarbeit mit Studierendengruppe


Economics & Innovations

The specialization in economics includes an insight into the areas of operations management, supply chain management and logistics controlling in the 3rd and 4th semester as well as the very practice-oriented course innovation projects in the 6th semester.

Engineering & Artificial Intelligence

The specialization in engineering offers interesting insights into automation and control engineering of the future in the 3rd and 4th semester as well as our cool AI lab in the sixth semester.

Career Perspectives

In the context of digitalization, industrial engineers with a focus on logistics or AI find varied and interesting jobs at companies in all kinds of industries. The logistics sector for example is the second largest economic sector in Germany and one of the fastest growing sectors worldwide.

This degree program was developed together with the economic sector. This is why the course content is very practice-oriented and fulfills the needs of many types of companies. 

This includes small and medium-sized companies as well as large global corporations. Throughout your studies you will get to know many companies in person as part of our study trips and projects, making it easy for once you to start your career..

As a logistics specialist you can look forward to a good salary after graduation, regardless of the industry you choose.

Program Structure


  • Business Administration
  • Applied business and engineering mathematics
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • CAD Construction
  • Informatics
  • Logistics systems
  • Physics for logistics
  • Business and logistics English & scientific writing

Specialized knowledge

  • Logistics system planing & project management
  • Material flow engineering
  • Company organization for engineers
  • Quality, environmental & energy management
  • Production systems and ergonomics & work safety
  • Database systems & big data
  • Data analytics and basics of artificial intelligence
  • Methods and process modeling
  • Business law & ethics
  • Statistics

Specialization Economics

  • Logistics operations management
  • Supply chain management & logistics controlling

Specialization Engineering

  • Automation engineering
  • Control engineering

Practical experiences

  • Supervised internship
  • Colloquium on the internship semester
  • Abroad if interested

Management skills and Bachelor's thesis

  • Human resources management & leadership
  • Warehouse management systems & simulation
  • Informatics for logistics applications
  • General studies
  • Research paper
  • Bachelor's thesis
  • Colloquium for the bachelor's thesis

Specialization Economics

  • Innovation projects
  • Compulsory electives

Specialization Engineering

  • AI lab
  • Compulsory electives

Inside BEL

Practical Studies in our Logistics Laboratory

Working in our cool logstics lab gives you a first-hand look at the challenges you will be facing in our future job as a daily routine. Lab manager Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kriehn shows just how practice-oriented BEL is. Check it out!

Studierende mit Tablet

Freshmen Mentoring Program

Moving on to new things can be challenging! If your choose to join our Freshmen Mentoring Porgram you will be paired with your personal student mentor. Our mentors are experienced BEL students who support new BEL students throught the first weeks to get engaged with the campus and the study program. They help with providing tips on studying as well as finding campus activities. Get ready with your university career with our Freshmen Mentoring Program.

Studierende des Studieganges BEL der HHN zu Besuch an der Bidgewater State University in Boston, USA

Study Week in Boston, USA

As part of our study week, 18 students from the Business Engineering Logistics program explored Bridgewater State University (BSU) in Boston, USA, together with Prof. Annett Großmann and Dr. Thomas Kriehn. The week was marked by exciting experiences and now forms the basis for future student exchanges between HHN and BSU. Thank you to the DAAD and the BMBF for supporting the project.


  • Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) together with the President of BSU as a foundation for future collaborations.
  • Exploring Boston, including the historic Freedom Trail.
  • Visits to the BSU campus with lectures and events on environmental geography and sustainability.
  • Insights into BSU's sustainability program and "permaculture garden".
  • Visits to Boston, including the Massachusetts State House, MIT, and Harvard.
  • Cross-cultural exchanges and new friendships.