The Olympic Games and the Paralympics have once again demonstrated the importance of excellent equipment for top sporting performances. Their development and construction require a combination of well-founded engineering knowledge with anatomical and physiological, sports science and practical knowledge. This is the starting point for training as a sports engineer. Who learns to use and apply specific material and material properties in combination with measurement and diagnostic methods for applications in the field of competitive sports, leisure sports as well as prevention and rehabilitation sports.
The special feature of the degree course in sports engineering is its interdisciplinarity with a focus on material science and materials engineering and its practical relevance, for example in the application of sports equipment and materials. The small university offers good support and cooperation with regional companies in sports and rehabilitation technology. In addition, there are very good sports opportunities within the framework of university sports.
The 6-semester bachelor’s course in sports engineering combines engineering science with sports scientific disciplines. It has an interdisciplinary character and in the first four semesters imparts extensive basic knowledge in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and technical mechanics. In the 5th semester an interdisciplinary project work as well as an industrial internship in sports engineering is planned. Construction theory, measurement and control technology as well as sports and rehabilitation technology are further specializations, as is an introduction to sports science, biomechanics as well as sports equipment and materials and their practical application.