The Institute of Industrial Engineering and Management deals with industry-relevant issues during the entire product life cycle. In addition to teaching theoretical concepts, special attention is paid to ensuring that students acquire practical skills.

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As a recognized partner for applied research and training in the field of industrial engineering and management, our teaching and research is geared to current developments and challenges in industry. In research, we initiate and actively engage in future- and practice-orientated research projects. We train our students in a scientifically well-founded and practical way. The institute maintains a regular dialogue with regional industry, experts, other research and educational institutions and students.

With a total of 9 employees and more than 30 external lecturers who work in this field, we are able to offer our teaching and research skills in almost all areas of industrial engineering and management.


We offer our many years of teaching expertise in various study programs and professional development courses. This includes the content-related and didactic design of courses and the professional and methodical supervision of Bachelor papers and Master’s theses in the institute areas of competence.

The Industrial Management department is currently teaching courses in the following study programs and professional development courses:

  • Business Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Microsystems Engineering
  • Business Consultancy
  • Biotechnical Processes
  • Robotics
  • Basic & Mid-Level Nursing Management


A motivated team with many years of research experience in the field of industrial engineering and management carries out practical research projects with regional industrial companies.

Research areas

  • Design and operation of industrial production systems
  • Logistical process optimization in industrial production
  • Digitization and artificial intelligence in industrial production
  • Sustainability and circularity in industrial production

Research infrastructure

  • Factory Lab
    • Complete small scale production line for research and education (based on FESTO Didactics MPS Modules)
    • Processes: Pick & Place, Testing & Quality Inspection, Workpiece Processing, Workpiece Sorting, Robotic Assembly, Workpiece Storage & Retrieval
    • Technologies: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Robotics, RFID, Various Sensor Technologies, SPS/Profinet, HMI, MES System
    • Software: Siemens TIA Portal, Mitsubishi RT Toolbox, FESTO CIROS Simulation, AnyLogic Simulation
    • Education and research for various topics, e.g. Automation, Lean Production, Human-Robot Collaboration, Material Flow Optimization, Intelligent Assembly, Data-driven Quality Assurance, Workpiece Tracking, Manufacturing Intelligence, Digital Twin, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Production & Logistics
  • Innovation Lab
    • Fab Lab and Open Factory for innovation, development and research and education
    • Workshops: 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and Engraving, Wood, Metal, Plastics and Textile Working, Electronics and Finishing
    • Free space for special projects
    • Technologies: 3D Printing: FDM, MJF (multicolor), print space 25x21x21cm to 30×30×60 cm, Laser Cutting: cut area: 61x30,5 cm to 100x60cm, CNC 3-axis Milling, Computer Stitching and Sewing Machines etc.
    • Education and research for various topics, e.g. basic manufacturing techniques, new material applications, assembly techniques, data analytics and material flow in job shop environments, co-innovation with industry

Current research projects

  • InnovationsCamp "CircularPro" - Learning to design and construct products in a recyclable manner
    • Project content: Development of an advanced training program for SMEs to enable product developers, product designers and development engineers to design products circularly


Selim Erol, Johanna Pieber, Florian Hofer (2022): Exploring the Fabrication Lab concept in the context of Industrial Engineering Education – An action research case from Austria. In: 3rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management (Hrsg.). SCIEI. Barcelona.
Brodschelm, Dominik/Erol, Selim/Kühnen, Jakob (2020): Integriertes Energie- und Produktionsmanagement für Industriebetriebe – eine Simulationsstudie. In: Institut für Elektrizitätswirtschaft und Energieinnovation (IEE), Technische Universität Graz (TU Graz) (Hrsg.): 10.3217/978-3-85125-734-2. Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz. Graz.
Erol, Selim/Klug, Siegrun (2020): Together We are Less Alone - A Concept for a Regional Open Innovation Learning Lab. In: CIRP (Hrsg.). Procedia CIRP. Graz.
Romauch, Martin; Erol, Selim; Kühnen, Jakob (2020): Achieving long term sustainable multicriteria goalswith operational and tactical decisions. In: EurOMA. online.
Romauch, Martin/ Kühnen, Jakob/ Erol, Selim (2020): Achieving long term sustainable multicriteria goals with operational and tactical decisions. In: EurOMA 2020, Warwick /
Erol, Selim (2019): Industrie 4.0 - Gedanken über die Zukunft der Produktion in Europa und aktuelle Forschungsaktivitäten in der Industrie 4.0 Pilotfabrik der TU Wien. In: Achammer, Christoph; Kovacic, Iva (Hrsg.). Klein Publishing. Wien.
Erol, Selim (2017): Recalling the rationale of change from process model revision comparison – A change-pattern based approach. In: Computers in Industry, Elsevier. Brussels.
Erol, Selim (2017): “Lotsize 1” – Effects of Individualization on Planning and Control of Production Systems. In: Wien.
Schumacher, Andreas; Erol, Selim; Sihn, Wilfried (2016): A maturity model for assessing Industry 4.0 readiness and maturity of manufacturing enterprises. In: CIRP (Hrsg.): Procedia CIRP. Bath / UK.
Erol, Selim; Wilfried, Sihn (2016): Intelligent Production Planning and Control in the Cloud – Towards a Scalable Software Architecture. In: CIRP (Hrsg.): 10.1016/j.procir.2017.01.003. Procedia CIRP. Ischia/Italy.
Erol, Selim (2016): Collaborative Modeling of Manufacturing Processes – a Wiki-Based Approach. In: Springer. Sydney.
Erol, Selim; Jäger, Andreas; Hold, Philipp; Ott, Karl; Sihn, Wilfried (2016): Tangible Industry 4.0: a scenario-based approach to learning for the future of production. In: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.03.162. CIRP. Gjøvik, Norway.
Erol, Selim; Hold, Philipp (2016): Keeping Track of the Physical in Assembly Processes. In: 10.1109/EDOCW.2016.7584365. IEEE. Wien.

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