General Information

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:

Module CPs
Technical – natural scientific module At least 18 – Maximum 22 CP
Module general mechanical engineering At least 13 – Maximum 18 CP
Specializations Maximum 29 CP
Excursion 0-2 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.

Further information about the creation of the individual curriculum, including the subject catalogue, can be found under Downloads, in our FAQ and in the context of the Student Advisory Service.