Mechanics (M.Sc.)


Mechanics (Master of Science)

(Mechanik, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German; some lectures may be given in English
Internship: -
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a Technical University of Darmstadt Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mechanics or a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering in either Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computational Engineering or Environmental Engineering, or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences' description. For further questions, please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on the Master's Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (suitability test) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester).
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application: Online
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Brief Description

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Mechanics deepens and expands the mathematical and mechanical engineering skills and knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme as well as the application of methods of mechanics for solving scientific and engineering problems. Civil engineering and geodesy, mechanical engineering, mathematics and physics will be linked cross-departmentally at the interface of abstract mathematical and application-oriented engineering problems. The programme can be adjusted to the students’ individual interests by choosing from the extensive mandatory subject area along the different fields. For the final compilation of the personal examination and study plans, the mentor system will provide guidance and support.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science in Mechanics materials is divided as follows into a Mandatory Subject Area and an Elective Subject Area/Optional Elective Area.

In the Mandatory Subject Area, the students will select a seminar from the Fluid Mechanics or Dynamics Field as well as a seminar from the Continuum or Solid Mechanics field.

The Elective Subject Area/Optional Elective Area is divided as follows:

  • Elective Subject Area A: Specialisation Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics;
  • Elective Subject Area B: Specialisation Continuum and Solid Mechanics;
  • Elective Subject Area C: Mechanics, Natural Sciences and Engineering;
  • Mathematics;
  • General Optional Elective Area

As the last area, the Master’s Thesis concludes the programme. This independent research project takes an entire semester, thereby forming a major part of the Master’s degree programme.

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