RESEARCH- AND PROJECT-ORIENTED LEARNING
Learn in a way that relates
directly to technical
WITH REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS.
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.
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:
Information on the course structure
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.