Mechanical Engineering (MAB)
Have you always been interested in technology, but were initially overwhelmed by the wide range on offer? You do not need to worry. In the Mechanical Engineering degree course, you will first be trained as a generalist in the foundation course, before you can choose between two specialisations (general mechanical engineering and production systems) in the main course.
In general mechanical engineering, in addition to compulsory courses, you will have a broad education for all fields of activity, without being tied to a specific field, and you can also pursue your inclinations in one semester. You will find courses on robotics, combustion engines, turbines, pumps, process technology, materials handling technology, material flow technology, logistics, machine tools, etc. You will be able to develop or improve machines as well as control systems or regulations, carry out and analyse measurements on test benches or find your job in technical sales.
With regard to production systems, you will learn everything about production processes, their planning/simulation and the necessary machines and systems for the production and assembly of components for all areas of technology. This will also enable you to assess the energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of production processes and to apply quality assurance methods.
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start of studies
Summer and winter semester
Form of study
Field of interest
- Allgemeiner Maschinenbau
10 wöchiges Praktikum bis zum Beginn des 3. Semesters
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Main fields of study
Graduates of the specialisation in General Mechanical Engineering are generalists and can find their way in any professional field thanks to their broad education. Whether you go into development, measurement and control technology, plant construction, motor and pump construction, materials handling or material flow technology, test facility support or robotics, you will find tasks in design development, project management or technical consulting everywhere.
Some of the tasks are e.g.
The following fields of work are examples for some specialisations.
Design of machines and components with the aid of CAD and CAE for
Test facility support
The projects prepare students for project management activities for the requirements in companies (team work, work plans, milestone planning, etc.).
- Design and development of machines with the help of CAD, CAE
- Construction of test rigs, integration of measurement, control and regulation technology
- Development of production systems
- internal combustion engines
- Turbines, pumps, turbochargers
- Forklifts, driverless transport systems, cranes, hoists
- Machine tools, etc.
- Prototype development
- Measurements to ensure the required properties
- Parameter extraction for the calculation of large systems
- Optimisation of operating behaviour (energy consumption, Industry 4.0)
- Practical approach to different types of robots
- Simulation and optimisation of work tasks
- Planning from pick & place tasks in packaging to optimised path curves in assembly
- 1 design project and
- 1 project of your choice (design/development or test engineering, program development, etc.)
Graduates of the specialisation in production systems are able to select the necessary machines and systems in production with a view to the entire process chain and to optimise production processes from planning to production and assembly with regard to technical and economic aspects.
This offers them a broad field of activity in a wide variety of areas such as
- Production planning (suitable production processes including associated devices, machines, ... taking into account the production sequence and production times)
- Layout planning (space requirements, connection possibilities, transport units)
- Factory planning (workshops, production areas, organisation)
- Production planning (prototype construction, series planning)
- Production control
- Process control
- Process simulation (simulation of production processes)
- System simulation (simulation of entire production processes including operating personnel)
- Digital factory (virtual simulation of production and organisational processes on the computer)
Design and development of
- jigs and fixtures, machines and systems for production and assembly
Application technology/technical sales
- Advice on setting up production machines and systems at the customer's site