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Learn in a way that relates
directly to technical


In the Mechanical and Process Engineering degree program, we don’t teach the principles of engineering in an isolated way. Instead, a direct connection is made with their technical application. Imagine a wind turbine: it can be used not only to explain mechanics, fluid mechanics and mathematics, but also to understand the design of gears and the basic principles of measurement and control technology. This means you learn content and methods using the example of a related concept – with relevance to your future career and tangible problems. The aim is that you not only gather knowledge but will also be able to transfer your knowledge to practical applications.

That’s why we have integrated subjects like mathematics into the modules. First, the technical problem is introduced and then you solve it independently. In this example, you can see how the mathematics content that is actually taught is distributed across the various courses Mathematics_CP_distribution.

Of course, the course content satisfies the recommendations of the Fakultätentags Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik e.V. (Association of Faculties for Mechanical and Process Engineering, FTMV) for the specialization in mechanical engineering and the joint ProcessNet Initiative of DECHEMA – Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and the Association of German Engineers (VDI) for the specialization in process engineering. You can find the corresponding comparison here. This means you can get your career started with a recognized degree or gain an additional qualification with one of our interesting master’s programs.

Two technicians working on a mechanical engineering project at the university
Process engineers working on a project with respirators and lab coats


Course content

To successfully complete the Mechanical and Process Engineering bachelor’s degree program, you will need a total of 180 course points (CP). The course content is divided into the following seven areas and modules:

Regenerative Energy and Systems (18 CP)
Associated courses:
Regenerative Energy (3CP)
Chemistry (3 CP)
Electrical Engineering (3 CP)
Physics (3 CP)
Technical Mechanics: Dynamics (3 CP)
Materials Science (3 CP)

Methods and Plants for Energy Conversion 1 (12 CP)
Associated courses:
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 1 (3 CP)
Fluid Mechanics with Laboratory (6 CP)
Flow Measurement Techniques with Laboratory (3 CP)

Methods and Plants for Energy Conversion 2 (9 CP)
Associated courses:
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2 (3 CP)
Reactive Systems and Reactors (3 CP)
Multiphase Processes and Systems (3 CP)

Sociotechnical Methods (6 CP)
Associated courses:
Life Cycle Assessment (3 CP)
Sociotechnical Methods (2 CP)
Ethics (1 CP)

Mobility and Autonomous Systems (18 CP)
Associated courses:
Autonomous Mechatronic Systems (6 CP)
Actuation (3CP)
Measurement (3 CP)
Informatics (6CP)

Materials Design for Mobility 1 (12 CP)
Associated courses:
Product Design Using the Example of Mobility Solutions 1 (3 CP)
Materials Technology (6 CP)
Strength of Materials (3 CP)

Materials Design for Mobility 2 (9 CP)
Associated courses:
Product Design Using the Example of Mobility Solutions 2 (3 CP)
Manufacturing (6 CP)

Dimensioning and design of mechanical systems (18 CP)
Associated courses:
Mathematics (6 CP; additional 14 CP Mathematics integrated
 into other courses, see here)
Engineering Design (6 CP)
Applied Mechanics: Statics (6 CP; Dynamics will be covered in the module
 Regenerative Energy and Systems)

Product Creation Processes and Process Chain Design (9 CP)
Associated courses:
Product Creation Processes / Product Creation (6 CP)
Process Chains (3 CP)

Engineering Project (6 CP)

Specialization in Mechanical Engineering (15 CP)
Associated courses:
Constructive Lightweight Design and the Finite Element Method (6 CP)
Manufacturing Equipment with Laboratory (6 CP)

Additive Manufacturing Processes, Joining Processes and Assembly Technology (9 CP)
Process automation and mage Processing, Industrial Robots
and Automated Plant Control (9 CP)

Specialization in Process Engineering (15 CP)
Associated courses:
Process and Plant Engineering Using the Example of Biorefineries (1.5 CP)
Process Simulation (1 CP)
Laboratory Process Analytics or Laboratory Process Simulation (1.5 CP)
Mass Transfer (3 CP)
Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 CP)
Mechanical Process Engineering (3 CP)
Thermal Process Engineering (2 CP)

Specialization project (15 CP)

Associated courses:
Bachelor Thesis (12 CP)
Workshop on Bachelor Thesis (3 CP)

General Studies: Engineer and Society (9 CP)
Associated courses:
various topics from the fields of Business Studies,
 Work and Industrial Organization, Project Management,
 and Law

General Studies: free choice (9 CP)
Associated courses:
various topics available


Information on the course structure
and schedule

The bachelor’s degree program comprises 180 course points (CP) which you will obtain in the German language over the course of six semesters based on a regular degree duration and complete with a bachelor’s thesis. In the fifth semester, you will decide whether to specialize in mechanical engineering or process engineering. It is also possible to do this at a university abroad. The integral component of the specialization is a research- or application-based project. Despite your specialization, you will stay flexible: many options are open to you in the master’s degree program.

Degree curriculum

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