Mechanical Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Why do I have to use petrol and not diesel?
  • Why is steel so frequently deployed?
  • Why does my car have several gears?
  • Why are alternative energies so important?
  • Why can the police measure at what speed I am going?
  • The mechanical engineering degree at RUB opens up many possibilities.

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  • If you want to study Mechanical Engineering, you should have an interest in technology and not get discouraged easily. One failed exam is not the end of the world.

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Degree programmes


Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 7 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

Life’s easier with mechanical engineering. No mechanical engineering, no radiation, cars, refrigerators, washing machines, computers, airplanes, high-tech sports equipment – do we really want that?

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Applied mechanics
  • Energy and process technology
  • Construction and automation technology with 5 profiles: automation technology, engineering IT, drive technology for motor vehicles, product development, industrial engineering
  • Material and micro engineering


Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • curiosity for and an interest in the technological aspects of life


  • natural science and what keeps the world together

struggle through:

  • basic subjects that are fundamental for solving technological problems
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in plant engineering
  • in construction
  • in quality management
  • in manufacture
  • in energy management

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Mathematics for Engineering Science
Start: Every year at the beginning of September

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done prior to the degree course/during the degree course.
Duration: 20 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done from the 5th semester.
Duration: 1-2 semesters

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Iris Bertozzi
Building, Room: IC 02/177
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27265
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Maschinenbau
Building, Room: IC 03/145
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25545
Website Fachschaft


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