The General Mechanical Engineering (“Allgemeiner Maschinenbau”) course of study, ending in a Master of Science degree, particularly prepares students for a professional career in research and development. The education is strongly focused on the fundamentals of the natural sciences, technology development, and engineering methods, and is supplemented through interdisciplinary content. A solid basis of engineering knowledge in mechanical engineering is ensured through a defined framework of mandatory subjects and focus modules. For this purpose the course of study contains the technical – natural scientific module (Technisch-Naturwissenschaftliches-Modul) and the module general mechanical engineering (Modul Allgemeiner Maschinenbau).
The curriculum is supplemented by subjects, which are based on the individual interest profile, from maximal two of the five specializations:
- Medical Engineering
- Microsystems Technology
- Simulation Technology
- Fluid Power Technology
- Materials Engineering
In the beginning of the studies an individual curriculium (individueller Studienplan) is drawn up with subjects from the various modules from a given subject catalogue with the following scope:
|Technical – natural scientific module||At least 18 – Maximum 22 CP|
|Module general mechanical engineering||At least 13 – Maximum 18 CP|
|Specializations||Maximum 29 CP|
|Master thesis||30 CP|
The curriculum has to be created and approved (= Recommendation by the coordinator of the course of study + Approval by the Examination Board) before the registration for the first exam.