Mechanical Engineering

The fields in which mechanical engineers are employed are unsurpassed in their diversity and range from machines, vehicles, devices, and installations, right through to operational procedures, processes, and materials.

When researching, designing, developing, constructing, and producing innovative products, engineers play a pivotal role in shaping the future. Organizational, business administration, and socio-political issues are always of importance in this regard. Their tasks include the following: developing/testing low-emission combustion engines, developing/constructing high-efficiency energy systems, planning optimal production processes within factories, testing new materials for aircraft engines, developing mobile robots, preparing expert reports or designing environmental engineering measures.



Degree:Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:


Pre-study internship:required (in German)
Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:mathematics and natural sciences (25.0%), engineering design (10.0%), foundation in engineering (15.0%), company internship (15.0%), specialization (15.0%), other (20.0%)
Special features:
  • A sound education at Bavaria’s most tradition-steeped Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  • Practical degree programme thanks to a large number of industry contacts
  • Students can choose from four areas of specialization (energy technology, automotive engineering, engineering design and development, production technology)
  • We also offer a Mechanical Engineering master's degree programme
  • Numerous industry-based research topics with the possibility of completing a (collaborative) doctorate
Facts and figures:Approx. 1.400 students within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; 36 professors; approx. 40 adjunct teaching staff; approx. 50 masters, engineers, and research staff; 20 state-of-the-art laboratories
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
Application period: For the winter semester: 2 May 2020 to 15 August 2020
 For the summer semester: 15 November 2019 to 15 January 2020
Dual system options:Dual Mechanical Engineering
Faculty:Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Follow-on degree programmes:Mechanical Engineering (M. Sc.)
Facility Technology (M. Eng.)
Urban Mobility (Transportation Engineering) (M. Eng.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Mechanical Engineering is the right degree programme for you.


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