The field of mechanical engineering focuses on the design, manufacturing and operation of machinery, and work within the field is carried out by interdisciplinary teams. In addition to required specialist knowledge, students also learn how to “think like an engineer” and how to quickly and efficiently become comfortable working in new areas.
The mechanical engineering degree program requires students to have a strong interest in technology and to be prepared to intensively study theoretical fundamentals and work in a systematic manner. Our degree program works to provide design-oriented, technical training. Students will gain a basic understanding of the natural sciences, alongside theoretical and practical skills on the design and development of technical systems, machines and processes. Work in the mechanical engineering field is characterized by interdisciplinary teams and close customer contact. We prepare students for such work during the degree program through non-technical subjects and working in small groups.
Graduates can predict and determine the behavior of machines and their components through calculations and measurements, and are familiar with the work materials and methods required to develop and design machines. This enables them to enter into mechanical engineering careers.
In addition, the Bachelor’s degree qualifies students to begin a Master's degree program.
Students must have an advanced technical college certificate, general higher education entrance qualification, or equivalent recognized qualification to be admitted to the program.
- Engines and processing machines
- Precision engineered systems
- Didactics (vocational school instruction)
The program begins by teaching fundamental mathematical and natural sciences and engineering expertise. Then, students can select their own focus area depending on their specific interests. The program also includes non-technical subject areas as well. Accompanying internships are completed in small groups at the university's laboratories, and are a key part of the degree. Finally, students complete a research project and a Bachelor’s thesis to implement what they have learned in practice in a regional company or university laboratory. The degree program uses a modular structure, and modules are reviewed frequently.
A ten-week internship must be completed by the end of the fourth semester. Appropriate technical training may be completed in place of the internship.