The bachelor’s programme in mechanical engineering is broadly based. In the first semesters, students are predominantly taught the basics of mathematics, mechanics, natural sciences and technical presentation; in addition there are lectures in computer science, electrical engineering, materials technology and machine elements.
From the fourth semester onwards, students have the opportunity to choose between the various specialisations. Depending on the choice of course of study, the corresponding courses are obligatory.
The following specialisations are planned for the Bachelor’s programme:
VT 1: General mechanical engineering
VT 2: Energy and process engineering
VT 3: Mechatronics
VT 4: Product Engineering
VT 5: Shipbuilding and marine technology
VT 6: Foundry technology
VT 7: metal processing and application.
By choosing a specialisation, students have the opportunity, in addition to building up broad-based knowledge and specialist skills, to prepare themselves for the desired career goal or for a special field with a view to further qualification in the Master’s programme.
In each of these areas of specialisation, the courses to be attended are defined, so that a combination that makes sense in terms of content is achieved. Students have the option of individually designing and supplementing the content in the supplementary area and the Soft Skills; area, where they can choose from the university’s catalogued offerings.