Mechanical Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What does a future, self-sufficient and environmentally friendly energy supply look like?
  • What materials will the products of the future be made of?
  • Where can the use of artificial intelligence improve processes?
  • How and where can intelligent robots make our everyday lives easier?
  • How do we avoid CO2 emissions?
  • What will the mobility of the future look like?
  • The mechanical engineering degree at RUB opens up many possibilities.

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  • The importance of the much-cited early interest in engineering for the mechanical engineering degree is overrated, I think.

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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, Master 1 subject


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

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

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 or related technical subjects
  • Environmental Engineering
  • SEPM
  • Materials science
  • Natural sciences (physics, chemistry and similar subjects)
  • Computer science

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


Degree programmes' website