Mechanical Engineering is one of the leading industrial branches in Germany. A similar picture has emerged on an international scale: Mechanical Engineers are in demand as specialists all over the world.
They predominantly address the development, design, planning, and construction of technical equipment and machines. Therefore, they primarily work in the fields of mechanical, plant, and automotive engineering or their supplier companies, or in engineering firms.
Depending on their major, the graduates deal with automotive engineering, production engineering, power engineering, fluid mechanics, aeronautical engineering, product development, or mechatronics. This list reflects only an excerpt of the various possibilities.
Employers for graduates of the Mechanical Engineering degree program include, for example, industrial corporations, engine manufacturers, monitoring and auditing institutions, engineering firms, consulting firms, or the automotive industry.
However, mechanical engineers may also choose other career paths than the traditional ones. Examples are technical journalism or technical communications.
For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.