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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering
(Bachelor of Science)

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© Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

As the creative minds behind everything concerning engineering and technology, mechanical engineers develop innovative ideas for industry and ensure technical progress. The degree programme focuses on the traditional disciplines of mechanical engineering in which mechanical, production engineering and thermodynamic issues are explored. In addition to construction-related tasks, IT-based solutions are growing in importance. For this reason, it is also essential for students to gain knowledge in electrical engineering and information technology.

Areas of Focus

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

A special feature at the start of the programme is the practice-oriented Bachelor’s project. Working as part of a group, students tackle contemporary research and practical issues within the department’s institutes. Students can choose from a total of 13 projects offered across the three areas of specialisation: “Development and Construction”, “Energy and Process Engineering” and “Production Technology”. The project enables students to gain practical experience and develop task-oriented approaches. During the first few semesters, the curriculum usually involves teaching students mathematics, measurement science, computer science, mechanics, thermodynamics and materials science. Students are also given the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in laboratory exercises and practical training. Tutorials and practicals help students to apply and consolidate the knowledge acquired. Later on in the degree programme, students start to specialise by selecting two specialisation modules. Industrial visits, practical training, the Studium Generale and key transferable skills complete the programme. Students write a Bachelor’s thesis in the final semester, concluding the programme.

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

The Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering enables graduates to enter the engineering profession. Depending on their specialisation, graduates can work in large and medium-sized national and international companies that operate in the relevant areas. In addition, the Bachelor’s degree qualifies graduates to embark on a postgraduate Master’s degree programme.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st 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 – September 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – March 31st of the year for the summer semester

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