Mechanical Engineering (German Diplom Degree)

Mechanical engineering is the core of industrial production in every highly developed country. The mechanical engineering sector produces the machines and equipment necessary to produce anything else. For the German economy in particular, the maintenance and development of this sector ishighly significant. In the course you‘ll acquire the knowledge and skills to enable you work in all branches of mechanical engineering and automotive production. Subjects include design theory, technical mechanics, electrical engineering/electronics, engineering mathematics, measurement technology and applied informatics. Starting in the 4th semester you can specialise in machine design or in production engineering for mechanical engineering and automotive production. Depending on your major field of study, you‘ll have job opportunities in development and design as well as in testing products from the whole range of mechanical engineering and automotive production. Other opportunities exist in development and design for products in electrical engineering/electronics, precision instrument engineering, automotive production and industrial robotics. A career in specialist consulting is also possible.

degreeGerman Diplom Degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH))
profiles / focus
  • machine construction
  • production engineering (mechanical engineering and vehicle construction)
  • textile engineering
type of programmefull-time programme, also possible as a dual study program
semester startwinter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits8 semesters / 240 ECTS
admission requirements
  • University Entrance Qualifications (A prerequisite for application is the general high-school graduation certificate (Abitur) or comparable qualification for admission to higher education)
  • required language skills for non-native speakers: German C1
admission restrictionno restricted entry
tuition feesno tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman
* Application from the 4th semester onwards possible


Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

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+49 375 536 1061



International Office

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International Office
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