Master’s Programme Mechanical Engineering
- Programme Code
UE 066 445 - Master’s Programme Mechanical Engineering
Master of Science (MSc)
The Master´s Programme is modular and thus allows a high degree of flexibility. The Master's thesis comprises 30 ECTS (i.e. one semester), the remaining ECTS are elective subjects that can be compiled on one's own responsibility in compliance with certain rules to form an in-depth and specialisation study programme. The basic and application-oriented specialisation options in the Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering can be found in the curriculum.
Due to the modular structure of the Master's degree programme, it is possible to deepen the basic knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's degree programme according to personal inclinations in a special field and thus acquire a suitable profile for a specific specialisation.
Examination subjects and modules of the Master's Programme
The Programme has a modular structure and allows you to set your own focus through a high degree of flexibility. From the advanced modules, you choose six modules that are of particular interest to you in order to deepen your basic knowledge. From the more extensive vocational field orientation modules, you must complete two modules in full. In addition, you must complete courses from the free electives, the transferable skills and the subject-specific electives. The degree is rounded off by a project work with a focus of your choice. Finally, you have to write a scientific paper, the diploma thesis. You complete this degree programme with the academic degree of Diplom-Ingenieur_in (Dipl.-Ing.).
The Master's Programme builds consecutively on the Bachelor's Programme in Mechanical Engineering at the TU Wien (UE 033 245). Consequently, graduates of the Bachelor's Programme in Mechanical Engineering are admitted to this Master's Programme without any restrictions. For all graduates of other studies, an assessment of the professional suitability is carried out by the governing body responsible for study law.
Further information about the programme
The Master's Programme builds consecutively on the Bachelor's Programme in Mechanical Engineering at TU Wien (E 033 245). Consequently, graduates of the Bachelor's Programme in Mechanical Engineering are admitted to this Master's programme without restrictions. For all graduates of other studies, an assessment of the professional suitability is carried out by the governing body responsible for study law.
The equipment of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management Sciences with study places and laboratory equipment is modern and forward-looking. The Master´s Programme is not overcrowded and there are sufficient free places for all lectures, exercises, laboratories and seminars.
The career prospects are excellent. A shortage of Mechanical Engineering graduates is predicted for the coming years. The job profiles are diverse and range from working as an engineer in the field of industrial research and development, as a scientific employee at universities or non-university research institutions, as a plant engineer in a medium-sized or large company, as a safety engineer in power plants, as a test engineer or designer in the automotive industry, as an employee in an engineering office or as a self-employed civil engineer, as the head of in-house further education in a large company or as a teacher at a vocational high school, all the way to becoming an independent entrepreneur. The broad basic education of the mechanical engineering degree remains relevant for many years and makes it possible to quickly and thoroughly familiarise oneself with a current problem and successfully develop competent solutions.
TU Wien has excellent international cooperation for exchange and joint-study programmes. Students are encouraged to work as research assistants at the institutes at an early stage. Many students already work as interns or in companies during their studies.
Dean's Office of Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Building BA, 3rd floor
Dean of Academic Affairs
Paul Heinz Mayrhofer
Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont.
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Questions about the Programme?
Student Union Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering
Mechanical Engineering building