Mechanical Engineering – Sustainable Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering, B.Sc.


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 smester 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.

Video: Studying Mechanical Engineering at TU Darmstadt

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 Semesters
Language German; individual courses in English, if applicable
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
  • A six-week industrial internship must be recognised at the latest after the second semester. It is recommended that the internship be completed before the start of the programme;
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment

The Mechanical Engineering study programme is suitable for everyone who has a basic understanding of complex logical and technical problems and who enjoys exploring such problems and their possible solutions in a methodically exact way.

Specialised knowledge in the scientific subjects of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry is absolutely essential for a successful course of study. Here, it is thus important for the students especially in the first semesters to be able to rely on a solid base of knowledge of those subjects acquired in school.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.

More strongly application-oriented mathematics also play a significant role throughout the Mechanical Engineering programme, e.g. regarding CAD designs. Furthermore, the students should possess sufficient spatial perception.

The demanding contents of the Mechanical Engineering programme are usually accompanied by a large workload that should not be underestimated. Commitment, personal initiative, and endurance are indispensable especially regarding course preparation and follow-up work as well as exam preparation. The ability to work systematically, independently, and in a time-optimised manner and to present and describe research results is important.

At first hand: Hear a student's account of the programme

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

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 Technical University of 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. For further questions please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Aerospace Engineering (M.Sc.)

Computational Engineering (CE) (M.Sc.)

Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.)

Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

Mechatronics (M.Sc.)

Paper Science and Technology – Paper Technology and Biobased Fiber Materials (M.Sc.)

Traffic and Transport (M.Sc.)

Mechanics (M.Sc.)

Technology and Philosophy (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.

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Computational Engineering (CE), B.Sc.

Mechatronics, B.Sc.

Metal Engineering, B.Ed.

Business Administration/ Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.