Master’s degree course of the Faculty for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering (MB) degree course imparts engineering, scientific, mathematical and IT knowledge so that students are able to plan, develop, produce, operate, dispose of and recycle products in an economic and environmentally-friendly way. The constantly changing demands of a modern industrialised and information-based society require the sound specialist knowledge and methodological skills taught in this course. Graduates of the master's course in Mechanical Engineering will have acquired a knowledge of basic theoretical principles and specialist skills, as well as problem-solving, economic and social skills, enabling them to

  • independently initiate and advance developments
  • be active in multidisciplinary and interactive fields,
  • quickly gain an understanding of new subject areas,
  • lead a team creatively and give informed and confident oral and written presentations of ideas and results, and also to
  • evaluate the social, economic and ecological effects of technical developments

and promote humane technologies. The course has a modular structure which enables a high degree of flexibility. Students must take only 15 ECTS of compulsory modules (corresponding to five lectures), the thesis accounts for 30 ECTS (i.e. one semester) and the remaining 75 ECTS are optional modules, which can be arranged as students wish, as long as certain rules are observed, to form a more in-depth or specialised degree programme. Overall, the master's course in Mechanical Engineering covers eight key areas:

  • Design
  • Production
  • Energy
  • Mechatronics
  • Material engineering
  • Transport
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomechanics

These in turn are made up of modules. It is thus possible for a student to become familiar with the latest mechanical engineering standards relevant to a field of particular interest and start training for a specific profession.

Completion

After successfully completing the master’s degree course, students will be awarded the academic title “Diplom-Ingenieur”, “Dipl.-Ing.” or DI”, which is broadly equivalent to Master of Engineering.

The interdisciplinary degree course Business Engineering specialising in Mechanical Engineering (WI+MB) imparts socioscientific, engineering, mathematical and IT knowledge, so that students are able to model and simulate systems from technical, social and socioscientific perspectives. The constantly changing demands of a modern industrialised and information-based society require the sound specialist knowledge and methodological skills taught in this course. The design, optimisation and implementation of operational processes in terms of the economic production of goods and services, as well as the monitoring by a qualified individual of the constantly changing competitive environment, particularly the technology-dominated markets, imply sound training, during which – taking into account the interactions between individuals, technology and the environment – special emphasis is given to teaching technical, social and economic skills. Graduates of the master's course in Business Engineering specialising in Mechanical Engineering will have acquired a knowledge of basic theoretical principles and specialist skills, as well as problem-solving, economic and social skills, enabling them to

  • independently initiate and advance developments
  • assess available resources with regard to their use in relevant processes and plan and coordinate the introduction of technologies
  • quickly gain an understanding of new subject areas
  • be active in multidisciplinary and interactive fields
  • lead a team creatively and give informed and confident oral and written presentations of ideas and results, and also to
  • evaluate the social, economic and ecological effects of technical developments

and promote humane technologies. The course has a modular structure which enables a high degree of flexibility. Students must take only 15 ECTS of compulsory modules (corresponding to five lectures), the thesis accounts for 30 ECTS (i.e. one semester) and the remaining 75 ECTS are optional modules, which can be arranged as students wish, as long as certain rules are observed, to form a more in-depth or specialised degree programme. Overall, the master's course in Mechanical Engineering covers eight key areas:

  • Design
  • Production
  • Energy
  • Mechatronics
  • Material engineering
  • Transport
  • Automotive engineering
  • Biomechanics

These in turn are made up of modules. It is thus possible for a student to become familiar with the latest mechanical engineering standards relevant to a field of particular interest and start training for a specific profession.

Completion

After successfully completing the master’s degree course, students will be awarded the academic title “Diplom-Ingenieur”, “Dipl.-Ing.” or “DI”, which is broadly equivalent to Master of Engineering.

Process Engineering (VT) is an engineering science in an interdisciplinary field (it combines aspects of mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, biology and electrical engineering). Process Engineering addresses the production and conversion of materials, including the process technology, planning, construction, testing and operation of systems and equipment. A wide-ranging and solid grounding in the basic subjects of process engineering (basic operations), mechanical engineering and technical chemistry should qualify graduates in process engineering studies to take rapid scientific and technical development into account during their careers and quickly gain an understanding of related fields, new cross-disciplinary and specialist technologies, and problematic situations. Interdisciplinary thinking, cross-disciplinary partnerships and exposure to the consequences of technology for individuals and the environment are integral to this course, as is teaching an understanding of the economic, political and social environment in companies and in society and conveying knowledge about suitable cooperation and communication structures, relevant legislation and regulations, and the tools to critically examine everything.

It is possible to choose between the following two areas of focus during the master's course in Process Engineering:

  • Plant and System Engineering (AA)
  • Chemical Engineering (CI)

It is possible to specialise in the following subject areas:    

  • Design and Simulation of Process Engineering Systems
  • Design and Simulation of Energy Systems
  • Fuel and Energy Technology
  • Chemical Technology and Biochemical Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Material Technology
  • Environment and Resources

These in turn are made up of modules. It is thus possible for a student to become familiar with the latest mechanical engineering standards relevant to a field of particular interest and start training for a specific profession.

Completion

After successfully completing the master’s degree course, students will be awarded the academic title “Diplom-Ingenieur”, “Dipl.-Ing.” or “DI”, which is broadly equivalent to Master of Engineering.