Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering

Bachelor of Science; tuition language: German

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In order to understand the complexities of our world today and in the future, engineers need a holistic approach. The bachelor's degree programme in mechanical engineering therefore offers a sound basic education combining mathematics, mechanics, materials science, mechatronics, computer-aided design, thermodynamics and many other areas. Because only those who have fully mastered their craft can deal with complex issues. In addition to integrated digitalisation and responsible action, we have therefore included the team projects “Introduction to Mechanical Engineering” in semester 1 and the “Product Design Project” in semester 5 into our bachelor's programme.

In the electives area, students have the opportunity to put together their own personal combination of in-depth subjects from almost 30 different courses. From digitalisation to space travel, you can experience the fascination of mechanical engineering at TU Darmstadt.

With this solid foundation in the Bachelor's degree, the Master's degree allows you to either pursue your own individual study plan or focus on your subject of choice with the greatest possible freedom.

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Study Regulations, Semester Course and Examination Schedule, Internship Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Departmental information about the study programme

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Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt

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Semesters 6
Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship Six-week preliminary internship in the industry (to be proven no later than by the end of the 2nd semester)
Admission Applying with international qualifications:
Language requirements, required documents
Application deadlines
Online application
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Part-time studies

Related Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Ingenieurwissenschaften und Mechanik, B.Sc.

Computational Engineering, B.Sc.

Mechatronik, B.Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau, B.Sc.

Related Teaching Degree Programmes

Metalltechnik – Lehramt an beruflichen Schulen, B.Ed.

Master's Programmes

Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.

Computational Engineering, M.Sc.

Energy Science and Engineering, M.Sc.

Maschinenbau, M.Sc.

Mechatronik, M.Sc.

Mechanics, M.Sc.

Technik und Philosophie, M.A.

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.