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Mechanical Engineering / Product Development - Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Engineers are involved in almost all technical aspects of life; be it running water from a faucet or traffic system on roads, railways and air or even satellites. Engineers in this field are not only developing new products, they also improve techniques and processes necessary for production and thus, shape our planet today substantially.

Develop innovative products!

Design resource-efficient systems!

Develop intelligent industrial robot!

Study Program Overview

Students receive a broad basic training in the relevant engineer-scientific knowledge and skills at the beginning of their studies, which is then followed by electives in specialised areas of concept development and a detailed look into constructional implementation of innovative products. In the methodical development and optimization of products, cost and quality aspects are taken into account when looking for solutions. This program has a wide spectrum. You will learn to develop, design and market a product from the initial idea to series production.

In the first section of your study (1st and 2nd semesters), the foundations are laid for the electives. Key basic topics in mathematical and natural sciences (technical mechanics, mathematics etc.), basics in engineering sciences (materials science, electrical engineering), design and development (construction theory) and basic principles of production (production engineering) are looked into. As a rule, the lectures are accompanied by practical laboratory exercises, so that the theoretically acquired knowledge is immediately put into praxis. From the first semester onwards competences to identify and solve problems are taught in project work.  In doing so, engineering-scientific thinking and action are practiced.

The lectures in the second section of study (3rd to 7th semesters) focus mainly on product development.  To further broaden instructional contents in technical mechanics and mechanical design, more electives are offered in the 3rd and 4th semesters. These include measurement and test technology, basic programming, thermodynamics and control technology. The focus in the 4th semester also incorperates major aspects in the areas of mechatronics and drive technology as well as management in product development. The 5th semester is allocated to an internship, which must completed in a company. During the internship, students are trained to carry out challenging engineering tasks in a company and thus, become acquainted with the future working environment. In the 6th and 7th semesters, students will attend seminars and complete project work and thus use, connect and expand the already acquired knowledge and skills from their studies.  Moreover, students can compile an individual set of courses from a catalog with various profile and electives. The 7th semester is allocated for the bachelor thesis.

Quick Facts

Regular study duration7 semester full-time including internship
Language of instructionGerman
AdmissionSummer and winter semester
Application deadline15th January and/or 15th July, click online application
Number of ECTS210 ECTS
Study abroad programOptional
CampusTiefenbronner Straße 66
RequirementsAbitur, Fachhochschulreife, Pre-study internship, Mastership examination, Orientation test

Pre-Study Internship



Math preparatory course

An 8-week internship must be completed by the beginning of study in a company, or at the latest by the end of the 3rd semester. No internship is required if you have completed an apprenticeship.
No further exceptions.

A math preparation course takes place two weeks prior to the beginning of lectures. All first year students must attend this course. Zwei Wochen vor Vorlesungsbeginn findet der  statt. Er ist für alle Studierende im 1. Semester verpflichtend.

Admission procedureThe selection is based on grade point average, taking into account results of a voluntary interview
Number of students admittedSummer semester 35; Winter semester 50
Tuition fees per semesterStudent Union fee and administrative cost per semester – For more information click here Studentensekretariat
Changing courses?Would you like to take another course, click here Studiengangwechsler

Content and Structure of Program

1st and 2nd Semester:

Basic principles of technical mechanics, mechanical design, materials science, manufacturing technology, electrical engineering, mathematics

3rd and 4th Semester:

Technical electives in technical mechanics, mechanical design, thermo and fluid mechanics, control technology, programming, measurement and test technology, management in product development

5th Semester:


6th and 7th Semester:

Seminar "Product Development", interdisciplinary project work
Electives: drives in mechanical engineering, developing mechatronic systems, developing innovative vehicle components, cost and quality management in product development, applied materials technology and reliability, simulation and validating procedure, final thesis  (bachelor thesis)

KATAPULT - preparatory studies

Support, orientation and preparation in the introductory phase:

The aim of the pre-university study program Katapult is to facilitate your transition from school to college and help you decide on which study program you should take.


Winter and summer semester

Duration of study
1 semester

Application deadline:
For the winter semester 15th July /for the summer semester  15th January

General higher education entrance qualification or technical college entrance qualification

School of Design (30 places available)
School of Engineering  (70 places available)

Professional Opportunities

Through the interdisciplinary orientation of the program, you are optimally prepared for today's requirements in the job market. The system competence acquired and your knowledge in the fields of mechanics, electrical engineering, materials science and thermo and fluid mechanics gives you a variety of professional opportunities and career chances in different industries, for example, as a development engineer, designer, in marketing and sales, service and customer support, as well as organizational and project management. The demand for mechanical engineers is high both regional and international. You have double career chances, since you can work as a high-specialized employee or can be an integrative high-level personnel.

Your profile - Prerequisites

If you are curious about the relation of mathematics to other science subjects, then you have what is needed to successfully complete this program Mechanical Engineering Product Development. First practical experience in this field are definitely beneficial, but rather the will and determination to accept technical challenges is crucial. If you have a passion for working with mechatronic systems and you are creative, then a career as a mechatronic engineer suits you best.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Secretary's office: Julia Kikel, 07231 28 6055

Head of study program:   Prof. Dr. Gerhard Frey, 07231 28 6582, Raum T1.2.23

Student advisory service MB/PE und MB/PTM: Dr. Karina Kober, 07231 28 6437, Raum T1.3.27