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Mechanical Engineering/Production Engineering and Management - Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

The program Production Engineering and Management at the Hochschule Pforzheim focuses on the most important part of the value-added chain in Baden-Württemberg's economy, namely; production technology. Among the key topics within production technology are laser technology, forming and stamping technology, which represent an important economic factor for the region Northern Black Forest and are known beyond the region. The areas of automation and handling technology complement the portfolio of the program.

Develop new production procedures!

Control intelligent manufacturing processes!

Calculate, plan and supervise production!

Study Program Overview

The  bachelor of Mechanical Engineering/Production Engineering and Management links the classical mechanical engineering with modern production techniques and management methods. The core areas are, for example, the optimization of manufacturing processes regarding quality, costs and effectiveness as well as the organization and management of 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.

Lectures in the second section of study (3rd to 7th semesters) mainly focus on product engineering and production management. 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 is put towards essential aspects on the subject areas logistics, quality and management, as well as the automation of production processes. The 5th semester is reserved for 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

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Regular study duration7 semester full-time including internship
Language of instruction
AdmissionSummer and winter semester
Application deadline15th January and/or 15th July, go to online application
Number of ECTS210 ECTS
Study abroad programOptional
CampusTiefenbronner Straße 66
RequirementsGeneral higher education entrance qualification or technical college entrance qualification, Pre-study internship, Mastership examination, Orientation test

Pre-Study Internship



Math preparatory course

An 8-week internship in a company must be completed by the beginning of study, 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 take place two weeks prior to the beginning of lectures. All first year students must attend this course.

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, material science, heat and fluid mechanics, electronics, mathematics

3rd and 4th Semester:

In-depth specilisation in selected areas and project work

5th Semester:


6th and 7th Semester:

Electives: management and operations of production systems, production organization and management, factory planning and material flow technology, working with materials, stamping and forming technologies, precision manufacturing and quality, 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 you have 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, in production and manufacture, 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/Production Engineering and Management. 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 technical and organizational aspects of the production and the operation of components, devices and machines, then a career as an engineer in production engineering is the right one for you.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Secretary's office: Julia Kikel, 07231 28 6055

Head of study program: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bauer, 07231 28 6165, Raum T1.3.27

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