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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Mechanical Engineering

Energy, mobility, production – are you ready to help shape the future? Our bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Engineering provides you with the technical expertise you need to do so. As a student, you will develop sustainable solutions and implement them on interdisciplinary teams. You will learn to quickly familiarize yourself with new work areas, and to think efficiently from an engineering perspective.

Your heart beats for...

... Creativity, Analyze, Construct, STEM, Teamwork, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

An ten-week internship is only required if you do not have relevant vocational training. It must be completed by the end of the 4th semester.

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • STEM fundamentals
  • Engineering fundamentals

2. Semester

  • STEM fundamentals
  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Non-technical subjects

3. Semester

  • Engineering fundamentals
  • Engineering applications
  • Non-technical subjects

4. Semester

  • Engineering applications
  • Laboratory internship

5. Semester

  • Engineering applications
  • Laboratory internship

6. Semester

  • Project work
  • Thesis

Focus areas

  • Precision engineering systems
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Engines and machines
  • Mechatronics
  • Product development
  • Virtual computer-supported methods
  • Teaching position
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

As a graduate of our degree program in mechanical engineering,

  • you will understand the materials and methods needed to develop and design machines
  • you will be able to predict and determine the behavior of machines and their components through calculations and measurements
  • you will be able to analyze technical problems and solve them as part of a team
Job Profiles

As a mechanical engineer, you will work in the areas of design, development, construction, commission, maintenance and operation of machines and systems.
You will be qualified, for example,

  • to work as a consulting engineer in an engineering firm
  • to handle monitoring and permitting at official agencies and administrations
  • to work in research and development, production and sales, whether at a start-up, mid-sized company or industrial company
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate through dual degree programs, joint projects, student papers and research and development work with a wide range of industries and companies, such as:

  • Connection technology: Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller
  • Automotive supplier: ISRI
  • Fittings: ARI, HORA
  • Compressors, pums, fans: Boge, Aerzener, Reitz, Jung
  • Energy: Lemgo public utilities, Westfalen Weser
  • Agricultural technology: Claas
  • many regional mid-sized machine and system engineering companies
Research in the Department

Our research areas include

  • Electromechanical components and systems
  • Connection technology
  • Power-to-x, sector coupling, hydrogen technology, renewable energies
  • Flow simulations (CFD) and machine learning/digital twins
  • Fans, ventilation technology, drying
  • Measurement of mechanical variables, testing vibrations and acoustics, dynamic systems
  • Material testing (including non-destructive), damage analysis
  • Dynamometer/Chassis dynamometer

Applications include

  • Mobility of the future, sustainable products and production processes, renewable energies
  • Simulation and virtual methods (FEM and multi-body simulation)

Our fields of research





As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • indirectly to no poverty
  • indirectly to zero hunger
  • indirectly to good health and well-being
  • indirectly to quality education
  • indirectly to gender equality
  • indirectly to clean water and sanitation
  • directly to affordable and clean energy
  • indirectly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • indirectly to reduced inequalities
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to climate action
  • indirectly to life below water
  • indirectly to life on land
  • indirectly to peace, justice and strong institutions
  • indirectly to partnerships for the goals

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Dual, Cooperative, Full-time
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
English, Mathematics, Physics

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.