Applied Mechanics (Bachelor of Science)
(Angewandte Mechanik, B.Sc.)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German; some lectures may be given in English|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information|
|Admission Procedure: no restrictions|
|Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme start: winter semester|
|Application Deadline: September 15|
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: —|
Mechanics builds bridges between physics, mathematics, and engineering. It is a field that plays an important role in current developments in the different varieties of scientific and technical areas. To name a few examples: crash behavior of motorised vehicles, flying airplanes, space travel, skiing, behavior of modern implants in the human body, air flow (auto body, weather), structural behaviour (houses, bridges, buildings,…), different manufacturing processes, undesirable noise generation, nanotechnology, etc.
The programme structure of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mechanics is interdisciplinary and combines science, mathematics, and engineering.
The module handbook will help you gather detailed information on the content of the course..
Further information on the department may be found at: www.mechanik.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
The Applied Mechanics programme is suitable for everyone who is interested in and enthusiastic about science and engineering, as mechanics, mathematics, and engineering are the focus of the studies. In this context, it is thus important for the students especially in the first semesters to be able to rely on a solid base of knowledge of mathematics and physics acquired in school.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
Furthermore, a basic understanding of complex logical and technical problems, the ability to think analytically, and spatial perception are beneficial.
Related Degree Programmes
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
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The fundamental but predominantly theoretical course of study prepares B.Sc. Applied Mechanics graduates for working in industrial development departments and research institutions and as scientists at universities or in research institutions. Broad and in-depth skills in many areas of mechanics combined with in-depth mathematical knowledge allow graduates to grasp new issues quickly and further develop already existing skills.
Depending on their respective major and level of specialisation based on their center of interest, graduates may work in particular fields of construction, mechanical engineering (especially automotive industry, tire industry), materials science, the aerospace industry, environmental engineering, biomechanics (joints, fluidity,…), etc.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. (VDMA) (German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association)
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)