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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Technical products and processes, development and construction constitute the basis of all types of production. Mechanical engineering represents an important element of this basis of technological progress. Traditional and new technologies and materials can be innovatively combined in mechanical engineering. This leads to ever new developments and the continuous improvement of products and manufacturing processes. The design of end products and the machinery and equipment required to produce them is increasingly characterised by systemic integration into a closed concept that begins with order processing and culminates in guaranteed operational availability.

Further information on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Development and construction
  • Energy and process engineering
  • Production technology
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering at Leibniz Universität Hannover is noted for the great freedom of choice offered to students. The only compulsory modules are Machine Dynamics and Industrial Science. At a later stage of the programme, students may expand on their individual technical expertise and specialise in the optional areas of expertise in “Energy and Process Engineering”, “Development and Construction”, or “Production Technology”. Alternatively, students may decide not to focus on any area of specialisation at all, preferring to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills. Industrial visits, tutorials and the Studium Generale are also part of the course. Students expand on and provide evidence of their ability to produce scientific work by completing a preparatory student research project and a final Master’s thesis. Students who completed at least twelve weeks of practical training at the Bachelor’s stage can take further options from the three areas of specialisation. Students who have not yet completed practical training are required to do so by the time they register for the Master’s thesis at the latest.

Recommended Abilities

Pragmatic and realistic ways of thinking, as well as the analytic skills needed to calculate and design, are necessary to produce finished products in an economical and environmentally compatible way. Technical, mathematical and scientific skills are required for working with computer systems and for the wide range of research, development and testing activities involved.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering are highly qualified, enabling them to work in a wide range of fields. Medium-sized enterprises with an international outlook are especially in search of mechanical engineers to work in development and construction, production and sales. Depending on their specialisation, graduates may make a career in energy, medical or automotive engineering, in plant construction or in consulting. The Master of Science degree also entitles graduates to pursue a doctorate.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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