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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Mechanical Engineering

Our master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering gives you the opportunity to help shape the world of the future. Whether in the energy, mobility, product or production areas – you will develop and research pioneering solutions, then implement them as part of an interdisciplinary team. You will develop your knowledge from an engineering perspective, and learn to quickly and efficiently familiarize yourself with new things.

Your heart beats for...

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

A Degree Program with a Future


Bachelor’s or graduate degree, or comparable degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or future energy sources, with an overall grade of 3.0 or better.

If students do not have at least this grade average, the admissions committee may grant them admission without a qualified diploma if their overall application indicates that they will be able to complete the Master's degree program successfully. The applicant will be asked to complete a personal interview with the committee for this purpose. Upon requests, students may be admitted if they have completed a degree in another subject area.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Advanced engineering fundamentals
  • Advanced engineering subject areas

2. Semester

  • Advanced engineering fundamentals
  • Advanced engineering applications
  • Non-technical subjects

3. Semester

  • Advanced engineering fundamentals
  • Advanced engineering applications
  • Project work

4. Semester

  • Thesis

Focus areas

  • Precision engineering systems
  • Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Virtual computer-supported methods
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

The content of our master’s degree program in mechanical engineering is the optimal preparation for management duties and leadership positions. As a graduate,

  • you will be able to predict and determine the behavior of machines and their components through calculations and measurements
  • you will understand the materials and methods needed to develop and design machines
  • you will analyze and solve technical problems in collaboration with others
  • you will focus on analytic thinking, teamwork and professionally presenting your results


Job Profiles

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

  • work as a consulting engineer in an engineering firm
  • handle monitoring and permitting at official agencies and administrations
  • work in research and development, production and sales at start-ups, mid-sized companies or industrial companies.


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

  • directly to affordable and clean energy
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to climate action

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
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study model:
Cooperative, Full-time
Standard period of study:
4 semester
Summer 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.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.01.