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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

​Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines.Over the last two centuries, this field has developed from purely practical mechanics into a central engineering science which is closely linked to other disciplines.Whether systems for food processing, the chemicals industry or environmental protection; jet engines for aeroplanes, or production lines for automotive and white goods manufacturers; whether gigantic ships or tiny machines for medical engineering: mechanical engineers design and develop the most diverse products.They also have to take ecological and economic aspects into account.

The seven semester degree programme Mechanical Engineering (MB) will open up a wide range of opportunities for you, based on a universal engineering education.At the heart of the degree programme are the methods and techniques used to design and develop machines, using CAD and modern calculation processes. To tailor your course to your personal preferences, you can choose from the specialisations “Design and Development” and “Automation and Energy Technology” in the main study period.

You can also take this degree programme with the Ulm Model or with in-depth practical experience.

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You can apply for the degree programme MB if you have an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences, a subject-specific higher-education entrance qualification, a general qualification for university entrance or a comparable qualification.In addition, evidence must be submitted that a pre-study internship of 12 weeks' duration has been completed.You must have completed at least four weeks of thepre-study internship by the start of lectures in the first semester.You can complete the remaining eight weeks before the start of the main study period (start of lectures in the third semester).Applicants who have completed an apprenticeship or practical training at school in the field of metalworking may be completely or partially exempted from having to do the pre-study internship.You can find further details in the flyer Recognition of school and vocational training.

Furthermore, for this degree programme you will need an understanding of mathematical and scientific interrelationships and an enthusiasm for technology.

Course schedule

The seven-semester course is divided into a basic study period and a main study period.In the basic study period, which includes all modules up to the end of the second taught semester, subjects such as mathematics, physics, materials science, mechanics of materials, CAD, design engineering, manufacturing processes are taught.Finally, in the main study period, you can choose between the specialisations “Design and Development” and “Automation and Energy Technology”.After successful completion of this degree programme you will be awarded the academic degree title “Bachelor of Engineering”.

Module list

“Ulm​ model” module list​

Career prospects

As a mechanical engineer, you will be designing and developing all kinds of products and will be responsible for efficient production at optimum cost.Potential careers range from design engineering, industrial design, manufacturing and production, sales and service, research and development, human resources, quality assurance, right through to corporate planning and development.

Measured by the number of people it employees, mechanical engineering is the largest industrial sector in Germany, providing 15 per cent of all jobs.Thanks to the lack of qualified specialists, as a mechanical engineer you have excellent prospects when starting your career.According to an analysis of skills shortages in December 2014, in Germany, it is primarily the mechanical engineering sector which is experiencing a lack of skilled labour.Furthermore, mechanical engineering is a highly innovative sector in Germany.As reported by the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), it is one of the most research-intensive industrial sectors, alongside automotive, electrical engineering and the pharmaceuticals/chemicals industry.German inventors score highest for the most mechanical engineering patents registered at the European Patents Office. In some areas they are even world champions when it comes to patents.This means that mechanical engineering careers will continue to be among the most exciting and future-oriented on the jobs market.​​

Certified quality

By deciding to undertake a quality-assured degree programme at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you are well prepared for the future.All the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are accredited.As part of the accreditation, the feasibility of the degree programme, the contents of the course of study and the suitability of the course's graduates for the requirements of their future careers are assessed.This means that you will receive a degree qualification which is recognised and quality-certified, which will help you with the recognition of your degree programme – both nationally and internationally.The accreditation of the degree programmes at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers students and employers a reliable guide regarding the quality of the degree programmes.


Course and examination regulations

Overview of all course and examination regulations
​The course and examination regulations define the conditions and legal requirements for a proper degree course.If you are taking this course "with in-depth practical experience", the same course and examination regulations apply.

Please note: if you are already a registered student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, it might be that a different version of the course and examination regulations apply for you.The course and examination regulations which were in effect when you started your course are the ones which apply.If in doubt, please contact your .
Module handbook​​The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the degree course, their content, the intended learning outcomes, and the form of academic assessment.

Please note: the module handbook / module list is updated by March 1 for the relevant summer semester and by September 1 for the relevant winter semester, and is valid from this point onwards.Please contact your programme adviser if you have questions regarding earlier module descriptions.
Flyer for this degree programme​​The flyer contains information about course prerequisites, making an application, the structure and content of the course and on the professional profile.

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