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

When researching, planning, 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, and designing environmental engineering measures.

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
A subject-specific degree programme test is compulsory for the application. The result will not impact your admission. (page in German)
Pre-study internship
Subject distribution
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 (consortial) doctorate
Interesting numbers and statistics

Approx. 1,400 students within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; 36 professors; approx. 40 adjunct teaching staff; approx. 50 foremen, engineers and research staff; 20 state-of-the-art laboratories

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester or Summer semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.08.2024
For the summer semester: 15.11.2024 to 31.01.2025
Dual system options
Dual Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Prospective degree programs
Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
Facility Technology (M.Eng.)
Urban Mobility (Transportation Engineering) (M.Sc.)
Industrial Engineering and Management (M.Eng.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

Overview of all recognised language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Curiosity and interest in scientific issues
  • Enthusiasm for technology
  • Pleasure in puzzling, tinkering, trying things out

Common stumbling blocks

  • The requirements in mathematics and physics are sometimes underestimated: For calculations, for example, good maths skills are necessary.
  • The programme also requires a certain amount of discipline and stamina, as the bachelor’s programme is very dense. Overall, the course of study is quite manageable - but you have to “stick with it” from the very beginning.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Mechanical Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

Advice from students

Studi-Talks: Ask those in the know! (in German)

Testimonials from our students at (in German)


You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests. 

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Mechanical Engineering degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

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Student Counseling Service

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Student Counseling Service

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects within Mechanical Engineering? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.

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