Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical and Process Engineering

Master of Science

Maschinenbau – Mechanical and Process Engineering, M.Sc.


The Master of Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical and Process Engineering is designed to deepen and broaden the knowledge and skills in conception, simulation and construction of technical facilities. Besides the classical forms of lectures and tutorials, the Master’s degree program consists of practical ways to learn about scientific methods, including practically-oriented tutorials in mechanical engineering, the industry-related Advanced Design Project, or the the 12-week internship. The special Darmstadt Profile in Mechanical Engineering, which does not mandate that students choose an area of specialization. Together with the many and diversified options for course choices, this creates a programme closely in line with each student’s individual preferences. During the programme, it is possible to spend an entire semester at a partner universitiy abroad. For this reason it is advisable for each student to consult with the departmental advisor before beginning the program in order to construct a specific and personalized course schedule.

Module Handbook

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

Course Catalogue

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German (some lectures in English)
Programme Start winter semester and summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in the same field 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, in the information on the assessment of suitability and in the competences description.
Internship a minimum 12-week industrial internship must be completed before registering for the Master’s thesis. Completion of the internship before beginning the Master’s programme is recommended; further information.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Technical University of Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

While the Bachelor of Science degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing more breadth and depth scientifically and a more holistic insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focal area and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

Mechanical Engineering is one of the leading branches of industry in Germany. Internationally the picture is similar; mechanical engineers are in demand on a global scale.

Mechanical engineers take on primarily the development, construction, planning and building of technical facilities and machines. Therefore, they typically work in engineering facilities and with companies that deliver equipment for these facilities, or in engineering firms.

Depending on their area of specialisation, engineers deal with automotive technology, production technology, energy technology, electrical mechanics, aviation technology, product development and mechatronics. This list reflects only a small range of the many and various options open to graduates.

Employers of mechanical engineers may include industrial firms, engine manufacturers, surveying and assaying/inspection institutes, engineering firms, consulting firms and the automotive industry. Atypical career choices are also options for mechanical engineers, however, including technical journalism and technical communications.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. 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.