Our seven-semester program, conducted entirely in English, blends engineering sciences with problem-solving, design, and communication skills. It prepares students for a wide range of career choices in the field of mechanical engineering.

As a Mechanical Engineering student, you will learn the fundamentals of engineering design, simulation, and manufacturing, as well as gain hands-on experience in laboratory settings and through projects with industry partners. Our expert faculty will guide you through coursework in topics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, numerical methods, computer science, and mechatronics, ensuring that you have a broad understanding of the field and the skills needed to tackle complex engineering challenges.

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
See tab "requirements"
Language of instruction
More information about the required language skills can be found in the Study and Examination Regulations (SPO in German)
Special features
  • Bachelor’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering taught entirely in English.
  • German language training during the programme.
  • The degree qualifies you for the German labour market.
  • Broad education in all areas of mechanical engineering.
  • Bachelor programme can lead to a master’s degree at the Ohm or at another higher education institution.
  • The first semester is offered entirely in hybrid formats (on campus and online via Zoom), as not all students are able to attend courses in Nuremberg from the beginning of the semester due to lengthy visa formalities.
Interesting numbers and statistics

approx. 50 first-year students each year

A tuition fee of 500 euros per semester is charged for students from non-EU countries. More information can be found on this page.

Admission semester
Winter semester
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 30.06.2024
Dual system options
Mechanical Engineering and Building Services Engineering
Prospective degree programs
Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
Industrial Engineering and Management (M.Eng.)

The bachelor’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering is planned based on a 7-semester standard duration and can be divided into the following components.

The first four semesters form the first component of the programme. It provides a basis in the fundamental mathematical and scientific subjects and in the disciplines of mechanics, design, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Practical relevance of the degree programme

The programme in Mechanical Engineering at the Ohm is very practice-oriented. Intense collaboration with industrial companies in the region, multifaceted collaborations with foreign partner institutions, and projects involving applied research and development characterise the teaching and learning environment in the Faculty and help to ensure that graduates are optimally prepared for the requirements they will face in the professional world.

A practical semester completed outside of the university forms an integral part of the degree programme.

Semesters 1 to 4

  • Engineering Mathematics I + II
  • Engineering Mechanics I - III
  • Physics
  • Material Science I + II
  • Engineering Design I + II
  • Language I - IV
  • Machine Elements I + II
  • Computer Science
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Control Engineering

Sample schedule for semester 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.00 – 9.30 am   Engineering Mathematics I
  Engineering Design I
CAD exercises
9.45 – 11.15 am Material Science I
Engineering Mechanics I
Physics Lecture Material Science I
Engineering Design I
11.30 am – 1.00 pm Engineering Mechanics I

Engineering Mathematics I
  Engineering Design I
1.00 – 2.00 pm          
2.00 – 3.30 pm German Language I   Physics
German Language I  
3.45 – 5.15 pm

German Language I

    Computer Aided Design I

Advanced modules (semesters 6 and 7)

In semesters 6 and 7, you will deepen your knowledge in the areas of development, simulation, and computation. You can pursue an individual specialisation through required elective modules.

Modules in semesters 6 and 7

  • Numerics of Partial Differential Equations  
  • Finite Element Analysis  
  • Engineering Design III
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Mechatronics
  • Data Science
  • Other subjects as listed in catalogue

Bachelor’s thesis

You complete your degree with a bachelor’s thesis in semester 7. Elective modules run parallel to writing your thesis; these elective modules may be taken as online courses.

Fields of work and job profiles

Whether in industry, business, or research, the national and international market offers numerous versatile fields of activity for you as a highly qualified specialist in mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering also offers you interesting and good career prospects in the long term.

Jobs or responsibilities include, for example:

  • Development/testing of low-emission engines and electrical drive systems
  • Project planning/design of high-efficiency energy systems
  • Planning optimised production processes in factories
  • Testing new materials for aircraft engines
  • Development of mobile robots
  • Preparation of expert reports as an independent expert
  • Concept development of environmental engineering measures

You will work:

  • in development,
  • in design or production engineering,
  • in management,
  • in planning,
  • in quality control,
  • in assembly,
  • in test engineering,
  • in occupational health and safety and in work organisation,
  • in warehouse technology and logistics,
  • in operating system project planning,
  • in sales and customer service.

In fact, there is no technical branch of industry that could do without your expertise.

Educational opportunities or qualifications following a bachelor’s degree

Following a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you can complete a master’s degree at the Ohm or at any other university or university of applied sciences. The following programmes are suitable: master’s degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering (in German), Industrial Engineering and Management (in German), Applied Research (in English).

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

A tuition fee of 500 euros per semester is charged for students from non-EU countries. More information can be found on this page.

Formal requirements

For all applicants

Additionally, for applicants from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and without a German higher education entrance qualification

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form in English
  • Personal statement in English (maximum of 2,000 characters)
  • Official academic aptitude test results from TestAS (Core Test and Engineering Module) or SAT

Personal characteristics and skills

Technical understanding, logical skills, and good maths and computer skills are basic requirements for studying mechanical engineering. Creativity is essential to successfully linking different theories, methods, and techniques or applying theoretical models.

Student Counseling Service

If you have questions about programmes at the Ohm or choosing a programme, please contact the Ohm International School.

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the programme curriculum. Then the Faculty Advisor is who you should contact by emailing mb-bachelor-mec-info@th-nuernberg.de