Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering (IIM)

Digital natives for the future areas of mechanical engineering

Innovations in mechanical engineering are increasingly determined by the use of information technology. Current examples range from Industry 4.0 to automated driving to the continuous use of CAD/CAE in the development process. In all areas, the share of software and the networking of systems is increasing. The fusion of networked devices and the resulting data are used in real time to automatically control, monitor and maintain devices and machines. The "Internet of Things (IoT)" is already influencing the planning and implementation of networked technical systems based on the principle that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". IoT thus enables resource-saving and intelligent solutions for mobility. Factories and houses can be used more intensively and optimally through the networking of intelligent sensors and actuators.

Brief overview

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

  • Start of studies

    Summer and winter semester

  • Subject group
    Informatik, Maschinenbau
  • Form of study


  • Admissions procedure

    free admission

  • Field of interest
    Technology, Computer sciences, Mechanical engineering
  • Pre-study internship

    10 wöchiges Praktikum bis zum Beginn des 3. Semesters
    Bitte achten Sie auf die Sonderregelungen während der Corona-Pandemie.

...gain the ability to understand these systems with their underlying mechanical engineering and information technology correlations. They are thus able to analyse the requirements of complex systems and develop holistic software and hardware solutions. The focus is on the following core competences:

  • Development of algorithms with common programming languages (C/C++, Java)
  • Creating models for dynamic systems and carrying out simulations with CAE courses widely used in industry (e.g. Matlab / Simulink)
  • Design of database systems
  • Design of digital circuits using suitable methods and tools
  • Development of control systems and regulations for production systems and mechatronic products
  • Further key qualifications such as international project management
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