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Mechanical Engineering (Master of Science)

Semester 4 Semester
Winter semester/summer semester


The four-semester study programme in mechanical engineering (M. Sc.) imparts the technical knowledge that enables students to work in many areas of modern mechanical engineering. On the one hand, students deepen their basic knowledge in the main areas of mechanical engineering - including design theory, technical thermodynamics, production engineering and advanced mechanics. On the other hand, elective courses allow students to deepen their studies in specific areas according to their individual wishes and inclinations. Lectures on aerodynamics, energy conversion, materials technology and drive engineering are offered. Integrated engineering research projects offer the opportunity to work scientifically on a concrete task and to apply the acquired knowledge. The course is rounded off by the teaching of leadership and team qualifications as well as social topics, partly in English. You can find more detailed information on the study programme at the website of the Faculty of Mechanical and Plastics Engineering.



The Master's degree opens up good opportunities on the job market, a higher starting salary and access to management positions. It includes the entitlement to enter the higher civil service of the civil service career in the federal and state governments. It offers those interested in science the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a subsequent doctoral process and thus to pursue an academic career in research and teaching. Mechanical engineers work in research and development, design and production. Possible branches of industry are mechanical and plant engineering, materials and environmental technology, aerospace, automotive engineering and management consultancy.

After a Master's degree, there is the possibility of a doctorate. The central contact point is the Graduate School.


The study programme is structured in modules that combine courses with similar topics (see diagram). The content taught in the lectures is deepened through laboratory work and project work and the application to engineering questions is practiced. The involvement of lecturers from industry ensures that the content is related to current topics and issues. A detailed presentation of the course contents can be found in the module manual (German). The study programme in plastics engineering (M.Sc.) can also be studied dual within the framework of the KIng model.


The programme has special admission requirements. Admission to the Master's programme requires a qualified degree as a Bachelor's or Diploma Engineer in the fields of

  • General mechanical engineering
  • Plastics engineering or
  • Mechatronics.

required. It is also possible to be admitted to the Master's programme with a qualified degree in mathematics, science or technology with a sufficient number of subjects related to general mechanical engineering. A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the  Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)