DEUTSCH

Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
SiteSteinfurt
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementProof of a mechanical engineering-related practical activity (internship) of ten weeks' duration.

The internship is intended to familiarise students with relevant work techniques and with questions of company organisation and work processes. The internship may also include computer science components to a maximum extent of 50% of the ten weeks. Relevant training and professional activities related to the degree programme shall be credited towards the internship.

The internship must normally be completed before taking up the degree programme and proof of this must be provided at the time of enrolment. Any missing periods of the internship (max. 4 weeks) must be made up for at the earliest possible time; the corresponding proof must be submitted latest by the beginning of the lecture period of the third semester.
Additional entrance requirements

Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with a score of ‘3’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

Whether in mechanical and plant engineering, automotive engineering, electrical engineering or the chemical or steel industries: mechanical engineering specialists are in just as high demand here as in process engineering and environmental engineering. As such, development engineers undertake a wide range of activities. Whether you will be developing cars, planning a factory or designing a maize chopper – we will provide you with the necessary skills in construction design, simulation technologies and robotics, materials, and production processes.

Objectives

The aim of our degree programme is to qualify our engineers to meet today’s demands in an industrial working environment and to actively shape development processes. After completing the degree programme, you will have technical subject expertise, be familiar with modern methods of development, be able to present content professionally, and have business background information.

Occupational fields

As a mechanical engineer, you will be engaged in one of the top sectors in our country, actively shaping its development. After obtaining your degree, you will be able to work in the following fields:

  • Construction
  • Research and development
  • Production planning and control
  • Production, manufacture
  • Management, business management
  • After-sales, customer service
  • Logistics
  • Quality management, quality assurance
  • Servicing, maintenance
  • Training and further training
  • Purchasing, procurement
  • Warehouse management, materials management
  • Distribution, sales
  • Work scheduling

In addition, our department offers the following Master’s programmes:

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Product Development, Computational Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering (offered as full-time and part-time programmes)
  • Master in Business Management in Technology, specialising in Mechanical Engineering

Content and course sequence

During the first three semesters, you will gain a basic knowledge of mathematics, science and technology, as required for your degree programme. For example, you will take the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Construction
  • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Computer Science

From the fourth semester, you will choose one of the three specialisations: "Construction and Production Engineering",  "Plant Engineering" and "Vehicle and Drive Technology". Regardless of your choice, you will receive the degree "B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering".

We also offer a range of optional compulsory modules, which will help you to develop your professional profile. Examples include:

  • Digital Engineering
  • Energy and Resource Efficiency
  • Foundations of Agricultural Technology
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Control Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Innovative Materials
  • Car Body Technology
  • Applications in Production Management
  • Flow Simulation
  • Process Engineering

In the sixth and final semester, you will complete a twelve-week work placement, concluding with a Bachelor thesis.

Why choose us

  • Preparatory courses in mathematics for first-year students
  • Numerous opportunities to cooperate with international universities
  • Strong research activities with a high proportion of external funding
  • Numerous industry contacts
  • Excellent laboratory equipment with ultra-modern test benches, sophisticated measurement technology and even scanning electron microscopes
  • Teaching using up-to-date IT suites and state-of-the-art software
  • Easy-going relations between students and teaching staff
  • Ideal learning climate
  • Top ratings in national rankings



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