Mechanical Engineering

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  • What does a future sustainable energy supply look like?
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  • What value chains will emerge in the age of Industry 4.0?
  • What will production and manufacturing of the future look like?
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Degree programmes


Mechanical Engineering, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 3 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

mechanical engineering constitutes the backbone of our entire technology-based culture; first and foremost, mechanical engineering “made in Germany” enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide, is multi-faceted and interdisciplinary.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  •   Applied mechanics
  • Energy and process technology
  • Construction and automation technology with 4 profiles: automation technology, engineering IT, drive , product development, industrial engineering
  • Technology for motor vehicles
    • Material and micro Engineering


Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a good Bachelor’s degree and an interest in continuing his studies


  • doing a PhD
  • conducting research
  • scientific work

struggle through:

  • struggle no longer, rather work in a self-reliant manner on projects they enjoy
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Technology & Resource Management
  • SEPM


Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in research and development
  • in construction
  • as corporate consultant
  • in plant engineering
  • in managerial positions in the industry

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.
Duration: 20 weeks

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr.-Ing. Holger Grote
Building, Room: IC 02/71
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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