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Program Mechanical Engineering

Teaching language: German!

Study location: Amberg

General Information:

Mechanical Engineering is not only concerned with development, design and optimization. It also means getting others excited about your ideas. That’s why the programme combines engineering and business skills. Skills that enable you to take on a leadership role in a technology-oriented company.  A compulsory work placement and practical project work in the University’s modern state-of-the-art laboratories ensure that theoretical knowledge can be put into practice right from the start. It also allows sufficient flexibility for further specialisation in areas of individual interest, such as Automotive Engineering, Laser Technology, Production Engineering or Polymer Technology.

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

Entrance 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:

The programme is divided into three module groups.

The first group,Fundamentals of Mathematics and Science, consists of the following modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Computer Science for Engineers

The second group, Fundamentals of Engineering, provides engineering-related course content, such as

  • Technical Mechanics
  • Material Science
  • Strength of Materials
  • Machine Parts I
  • Development and Design I
  • Electrical Engineering I
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Technical Thermodynamics
  • Technical Fluid Mechanics
  • Control Engineering

The third group, Applied Engineering, involves the following topics:

  • Development and Design II
  • Machine Parts II
  • Manufacturing Technology and Quality Assurance
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering II
  • Measurement Technology
  • Energy Conversion in Engines and Machines

In the 6th and 7thsemester, students may choose one of the following areas of specialisation:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Laser Technology
  • Production Engineering
  • Polymer Technology

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.

For further information (in German), please switch to the German website.

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