Mechanical engineering is increasingly concerned with new contributions to the solution of urgent tasks in business and society, e. g. in environmental protection, energy supply, health care or in the areas of mobility and communication. Consistent integration with other disciplines and new technologies is the prerequisite for the decisive innovative advances that characterize mechanical engineering.
The intermeshing between university research and industry is therefore particularly intensive in mechanical engineering. Constantly new research tasks and the growing need for technology transfer are the best indicators for the importance of this cooperation. Mechanical engineers assume responsibility in industry as well as at universities or other institutions, for example as specialists in research and development, in staff functions with cross-sectional tasks, in the development, construction and planning of products, as managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and test engineers, in integrative and interdisciplinary activities in project teams.
The Master’s program in Mechanical Engineering continues the generalist training begun in the Bachelor’s program in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to deepening their knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences, students acquire engineering and interdisciplinary qualifications that enable them to work individually in a wide variety of branches and fields of mechanical engineering. The success of the graduates shows that it fully meets the requirements of the labor market.