Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
DepartmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee€299,24 / semester (winter term 2022/23)

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.

EnrolmentThe closing date for enrolments
is on 15.08.2022.

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Detailed description of the degree programme

Modern information processing provides capabilities to systems, machinery, vehicles and devices that were considered just a few years ago to be science fiction (Industry 4.0). As a result, there is a growing need for engineers who have not only a knowledge of mechanical engineering, but also applied computer science. IT skills are required for simulation technology and for controlling modern machinery (robots) and processes. At the same time, broad mechanical engineering expertise is required. Our Bachelor programme in Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering combines these two fields.


The aim of our degree programme is to train engineers who are able to meet today’s demands in an industrial working environment and to successfully manage projects. After completing the degree programme, you will master the interplay between traditional mechanical engineering and applied computer science, and will be able to develop, manage and enhance the necessary systems.

Occupational fields

After obtaining your degree, you will be able to work in the following fields:

  • Calculation engineering
  • Production planning and control
  • Software design
  • Robotics
  • Construction
  • Research and development
  • After-sales, customer service
  • Logistics
  • Servicing, maintenance
  • Management, business management
  • Training and further training
  • Quality management, quality assurance

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

  • Master in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Product Design, Computational Engineering, Agricultural Engineering – offered as full-time and part-time programmes.
  • Master in Business Management in Technology, specialising in Mechanical Engineering

Content and course sequence

At the start of the programme, you will initially gain a basic knowledge of mathematics, science and technology, such as in:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statics
  • Materials Engineering

As the programme progresses, you will take modules that have greater application-oriented content, such as:

  • Applied Computer Science
  • IT Project Management
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Digital and Control Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Control Engineering
  • Numerical Software
  • Database Systems

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

  • Quality Management
  • Measurement Engineering
  • Applications in Production Management
  • Thermodynamics

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
  • Various commercial simulation software programs for the simulation of flow and strength, and dynamic systems
  • 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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