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Bachelor’s Programme Mechanical Engineering

Programme Code

UE 033 245 – Bachelor’s Programme Mechanical Engineering

Duration of Programme

6 semesters


180 ECTS




Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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Programme contents

The Programme imparts sound mathematical as well as engineering and scientific knowledge, which forms the basis for understanding the interrelationships relevant in mechanical engineering. The mastery of these scientific principles and methods, in conjunction with sound knowledge in the field of information and communication technology, is the prerequisite for a successful professional activity in the individual sub-areas of mechanical engineering as well as for further qualification through a relevant Master's Programme.

The Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is particularly interested in encouraging students from general and vocational colleges to study mechanical engineering. In this field, it is essential that the economy and the sciences finally recognise and make full use of the talents and abilities of young women. Modern mechanical engineering requires brains, not muscles, and the (too) few female students of Mechanical Engineering generally achieve above-average degree results.


A Programme preparation and reflection phase (Programme-PRe-Phase) is offered for the Bachelor's Programme. It is intended to serve as an aid both in the decision to study and as preparation for entering the degree programme. The two parts of this Programme-PRe-Phase, "online survey" and "feedback on knowledge status", must be completed before admission to the degree Programme.

Further information about the programme

An interest in technical and scientific systems and processes as well as an affinity for mathematical methods and analytical procedures are the ideal prerequisites for studying mechanical engineering. Since nowadays computer tools are used in all types of tasks connected with the development of innovative products and processes, an interest in this field is also necessary.

The facilities of the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, including study areas and laboratory equipment, are modern and forward-thinking. The course is not currently oversubscribed and there are plenty of free spaces for all lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and seminars.

Career prospects are outstanding. In the coming years, a lack of mechanical engineering graduates is actually predicted. Job prospects are varied and range from engineering in the field of industrial research and development, academic work at universities or other research institutions, working as a plant engineer in medium-sized to large companies, as a safety engineer in a power plant, as a test engineer or designer in the automotive industry, working in an engineering company or as an independent civil engineer, as head of internal advanced training in a large company or as a teacher in a vocational college or even setting up a new company. The broad foundational knowledge imparted by a degree in Mechanical Engineering remains relevant for many years and enables graduates to understand modern problems quickly and thoroughly and develop successful solutions.

Successfully completing the bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering (E 033 245) enables the student to continue studying directly with the master's courses in Mechanical Engineering (E 066 445) or Material Sciences (E 066 434). For other courses, students' suitability will be assessed by the respective responsible body.

Dean of Academic Affairs

Paul Heinz Mayrhofer

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs

Michael Filzmoser

Associate Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec.

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9
Building BA, 3rd floor
1060 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 30001
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Student Union

Student Union Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering

Getreidemarkt 9
Mechanical Engineering building
1060 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49562 
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Self Assessment Test

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To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.