Mechanical Engineering Offers Opportunities
Mechanical engineering plays a part in practically all industrially manufactured products of everyday life today, such as automobiles, electronic devices, or tools. Mechanical engineering integrates technologies and creates market-ready products from basic development work.
The range of work undertaken by mechanical engineers is correspondingly extensive. For example, they plan and cost plant, equipment, and machinery, they choose and develop materials, and they design mechanical equipment with due regard for cost-effective production and planning of manufacturing plant. Their field of work is further extended by developments in microsystems technology, mechatronics, and microelectronics. Mechanical engineering is not limited to Germany; as Germany is one of the major exporters it involves worldwide activity. Today, subjects that go beyond the borders of technology are important for a study program that also teaches management knowhow and ecological and social issues.
For a good insight watch the film at www.berufe.tv/studienberufe/ingenieurwissenschaften/maschinenbau/
At a Glance
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Duration of Study: 6 semesters
The Bachelor’s program has attractive specializations:
- Product Development and Production
- Aircraft Systems Engineering
- Energy Systems
- Theoretical Mechanical Engineering
- Materials in Engineering Sciences
If you are interested in greater detail we recommend you study the curriculum and the module manual as sources of information. To prepare for a successful study program we also recommend the online math bridge course.
Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship. You will find them here.
Additional Study Options
The following master’s study programs are available for further studies. The study duration is four semesters.
- Energy Systems (M.Sc.)
- Aircraft Systems Engineering (M.Sc.)
- Medical Engineeering (M.Sc.)
- Product Development, Materials and Production (M.Sc.)
- Theoretical Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
- International Production Management (M.Sc.)
- Mechatronics (M.Sc.)
- Joint European Master in Environmental Studies (JEMES, supported by the EU’s Erasmus Mundus excellence program)
Dual Study Program
The Bachelor’s study program in Mechanical Engineering is also available as a dual study program under the heading dual@TUHH. It combines theory at the university level and practice in well-known enterprises. Dual here stands not for a combination of university study and vocational training but for a university course complemented by extended internships and an introduction to the company. Students receive a monthly remuneration of between € 800 and € 900. Applications to companies are best made early and preferably a year before commencing the study program. For further information visit the following site:
Information on Study Program
The Infothek is where to go for detailed information on study programs and extensive information material. If required you can register for talks with prospective students or arrange for an interview with a faculty counselor in your subject. Here is how to contact Mrs. Preuß and Mrs. zur Borg at the Infothek:
Tel.: 040 428 78-2232, e-mail
Contact with Students
In addition to the AStA, or Students’ Union, the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Student Council (Fachschaftsrat) is happy to provide information from the student’s viewpoint at www.mb-tuhh.de.
International Students – Studying Abroad
The International Office advises and looks after international students. The International Office’s website also contains information about studying abroad for TUHH students. The TUHH welcomes and promotes student exchange. If you have any queries, please contact the International Office.
All admission modalities are laid down in the Satzung über das Studium (Statutes on Studying at the TUHH).
One precondition is a ten-week pre-study placement, the details of which are dealt with in the Internship Regulations. Proof of this internship is not finally required until you register for your thesis, but you are urgently recommended, for reasons of both content and organization, to serve it before taking up your studies.
The module manuals describe the details and learning objectives of the modules prescribed in the study plan. They also provide information about content, recommended previous knowledge, and preparatory literature.