Brief overview

  • Degree

    Master of Engineering (MEng)

  • Application Process By
    das Bewerbungsportal der Hochschule Hannover
  • Start of studies

    Summer and winter semester

  • Form of study

    Full-time

  • Requirements
    überdurchschnittlicher Hochschulabschluss (B.Eng.) im Bereich Maschinenbau
  • Admissions procedure

    nationwide limited-access

  • Field of interest
    Mechanical engineering
  • Focal Themes

    Vertiefungen sind möglich

  • Pre-study internship

    siehe Vorpraktika

Course prerequisites and the course structure

  • Course prerequisites

    The entry requirement for the Master's degree course in Mechanical Engineering - Development is an above-average university degree of Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Process-, Energy- and Environmental Engineering or Technical Computer Science or Industrial Engineering from the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts or a comparable university degree. Further details are governed by the admission regulations. Applicants for the Master's course who come from other universities or from industry with a Bachelor's degree or university/university of applied sciences diploma in "Mechanical Engineering" or a related subject area are given the same professional entry as graduates of their own Bachelor's degree course. In order to ensure this, the possibility is offered to acquire any missing specialist knowledge before or during the first semester of study through alignment and bridge courses or by attending regular courses of the Bachelor's degree course.

     

  • Structure of the course

    The standard period of study of the course is three semesters including the completion of a Master's thesis. Studies in this degree course are intended to follow a suitable Bachelor's or Diplom degree course, whereby periods of professional activity can also lie after the first professional qualification and before commencement of the Master's degree course. The modules of the Master's course are divided thematically into the following areas

    • Deepening of the mathematical-scientific fundamentals
    • Deepening of the fundamentals of engineering science
    • Deepening of engineering applications
    • Interdisciplinary modules
    • Deepening/profiling of the focus point
    • Automotive engineering
    • Computer-aided product development
    • Practical engineering work and Master's thesis

    The degree course provides for a number of compulsory modules that must be completed by all students on the course. For the other modules required for successful completion of the degree, students can choose one of the following specialisations according to their interests and knowledge:

    • Automotive engineering
    • Computer-aided product development

    The specialisations are primarily aimed at students who have interests and previous knowledge in the areas mentioned, but are in principle open to all graduates of the above-mentioned Bachelor's and Diplom degree courses. The following table shows the lectures in the course. They are distributed over the three semesters in such a way that the correlation between the sessions in terms of content is taken into account and enables you to study within the standard period of study.

     

Objectives of the course

Students should acquire in-depth basic as well as specialised knowledge and methods that enable them to work innovatively and highly independently in the field of research and development in engineering practice.

 

In addition, teamwork and design skills are taught in order to create the prerequisites for assuming leadership responsibility. The degree course is characterised by the application of activating training methods to promote independent scientific work.

 

The entry requirement for the Master's degree course in MED is an above-average university degree of Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Design Technology or Technical Data Processing in Mechanical Engineering from the Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts or a comparable university degree.

Students should acquire in-depth basic as well as specialised knowledge and methods that enable them to work innovatively and highly independently in the field of research and development in engineering practice. This also creates the prerequisites for taking up doctoral studies or starting a doctoral position.

Furthermore, it is intended to promote the ability to fit into a team on the one hand and to play a formative role in it on the other, so that one of the prerequisites for assuming leadership responsibility is thus created. The degree should create the qualification to work in the higher grade of civil service.

 

During the degree course, students are to be taught sound specialist knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Methodical design and development of mechanical engineering products, in the case of the specialisation "automotive engineering" specifically from this area
  • The use of computer-aided advanced design, calculation and simulation methods, in-depth in the case of the specialisation “computer-aided product development”
  • Sound knowledge of vehicle development, including engine development, vehicle safety, lightweight construction, etc.
  • A solid command of technical English

The degree course is characterised by the application of activating training methods to promote independent scientific work.

 

Further information