Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
DepartmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€297,34 / semester (winter term 2021/22)

Requirements and enrolment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementAgainst the background of the Covid 19 pandemic, the mechanical engineering related internship, which is regularly required as a prerequisite for enrolment, will be reduced from ten weeks to four weeks.
The internship may also include computer science parts for a maximum of 50% of the four weeks. In addition, the internship is not required at the beginning of the course of study but regularly only until 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.

EnrolmentA Enrolment ist not possible
at the moment

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.


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 two 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
  • Statics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Construction Design

From the third semester, you will choose one of the two specialisations: General Mechanical Engineering, or Plant and Systems Engineering. We also offer a range of optional compulsory modules, which will help you to develop your professional profile. Examples include:

  • Digital Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Foundations of Agricultural Technology
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Project Management
  • Quality management
  • Control Engineering
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Steam and Gas Turbines
  • Innovative Materials
  • Car Body Technology
  • Measurement Engineering
  • 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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