Germany - Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI)

The Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) 

Location: Esplanade 10, Ingolstadt 85049, GERMANY

Duration of exchange: Students may participate in the program for either one semester (fall or spring) or for one academic year.

Campus Homepage

THI Contact: Prof. Dr. Dirk Hecht

Application deadline for fall: February 15th

Program Cost

Program costs and living expenses

Program cost estimates: 

  • CSUN tuition (visit Student Finance for current tuition fees)
  • € 46 Studentenwerkbeitrag (Admin Cost)
  • Living expenses: Average 400€ per room per month + Food / (individual) 
  • Study materials such as books (varies), but most of it can be obtained at the university library
  • Foreign Travel Insurance: Average $250 per semester


Accommodations: Students are responsible for their own accommodation in Germany but can be assisted by the international center at THI regarding options they would have available to them.

Arrival: There is public transport (bus, train) upon arrival at Munich Airport to provide transfers to Ingolstadt where the university is located.

Academic Information

Language of instruction: English

Credit toward degree: Students will earn TRANSFER credit toward their CSUN degree. It is important that students meet with their academic department to review course equivalencies prior to exchange.

Courses are offered in the following disciplines: Technical Procurement Program at the Master's level. Some undergraduate courses may be available. Undergraduate students should speak with Dr. Gandhi for more information regarding course options.

Requirements and Application Information

GPA: Must have a cumulative overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Level of Study:  Open to Graduate students. Some courses may be available to Undergraduate students.

Major requirement: M.S. in Engineering Management or Manufacturing Systems Engineering or Materials Engineering. Students from any of the listed 3 majors could take classes at THI and get credit for it in their programs based on the official articulation agreement signed between CSUN and THI.

Undergraduate students should speak with Dr. Gandhi and their academic advisor to determine course options.

Additional Requirements
Students should not participate in this program during their first semester in the graduate program.

Click here to get started on your CBEP: Germany application!


For program and application information, please contact Eleanor Wolgast or Rebecca Spector at the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member: 

Dr. S. Jimmy Gandhi, Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management Department