Teaching language: German!

General Information:

This interdisciplinary programme is designed to combine the core competences in mechanical and electrical engineering with the profound knowledge of legal and economic aspects which are the basis for the complex field of patent law. The objective of this course of study is to prepare engineers for patent work by combining application-oriented teaching with the fundamentals of science.

Degree: BEng

Duration: 3 years

Start of studies: winter (October 1) and summer (March 15)

Application period: May 1 through July 15 for the winter term, November 20 through January 15 for the summer term

Admission requirements:

General entrance qualification for admission to a university or technical college or a subject-related university entrance qualification. Admission is also possible via professional university access. Students have to serve a pre-study internship of at least twelve weeks in a relevant professional field prior to their studies or by the end of the third semester at the latest.

German B2 (language of instruction: German)

Contents and Structure:

First year: Technical and Legal Fundamentals

Natural and Engineering Sciences

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Basics in Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Technical Mechanics
  • Construction and CAD Application
  • Chemistry and Materials Science

Industrial Property Rights

  • Private and Public Law
  • German Patent Law

Second and third year: Specialisation in particular areas of interest

Natural and Engineering Sciences

  • Technical Product Development
  • Materials and Processes
  • Control Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Technical Thermodynamics
  • Process Engineering
  • Patent Search Techniques

Intellectual Property Rights

  • European and International Patent Law
  • Procedural Law
  • Protection Law of Non-Technical Services
  • Applied Industrial Property Law
  • Patent Management

Business Administration and Management

  • General Business Administration
  • Basics of Management
  • Fundamentals of Innovation Management
  • Marketing
  • R&D-Management


  • Communication Competence/Presentation Techniques
  • Technical and Legal English

The last semester is designated for the completion of the final research paper (Bachelor’s Thesis) which may also cover research carried out in connection with practical placement at a company.

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