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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

Program overview

The safe disposal and recycling of machine parts, improving ergonomic aspects at the human-machine interface, optimizing market orientation in the planning and development of production plants - these are the diverse and socially-relevant issues you will explore in the Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s program. You will learn the broad, theoretical basic principles of mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing. The curriculum incorporates engineering and natural sciences as well as technical-methodological and non-technical aspects, enabling an in-depth examination of the development, construction, manufacturing, and operation of machines and plants and their components as well as related systems and processes. Application-based and product-related technical knowledge forms a further important aspect of the program. The program provides you with a great deal of freedom when choosing your areas of specialization. Much of your studies will take place in elective modules, allowing you to focus on your individual interests and the career you wish to pursue.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. Knowledge of English is useful as some courses/modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

As much of the curriculum focuses on technical, scientific and methodological aspects, you should ideally already possess a basic knowledge of technology and natural sciences. It is particularly useful if you took advanced courses in these subjects in school.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is modular in design. A module combines curriculum content relating to a particular topic. Modules often adopt various study and teaching formats, such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the contents of modules, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, etc. The module catalogue is based on the study and examination regulations. The most current version of these regulations applies to applicants.

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Two non-university internships are mandatory for this bachelor’s program; a 6-week pre-internship and a 12-week professional internship. We strongly recommend you to complete the pre-internship before starting the program.

The advanced internship is to be completed during the program. Further information is available in the program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

Parts of the program can generally be completed abroad, either as semesters abroad or internships. General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (studying abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

The bachelor’s program in Mechanical Engineering provides you with a thorough technical education as well as the methodological engineering skills required for a systematic and interdisciplinary approach to work. As a graduate of this program you possess the following knowledge and skills:

•   The ability to identify and understand scientific and technical relationships as well as their application and use in the development, construction, manufacturing, operation, and disposal of machines and processes as well as the ability to expertly assess these issues

•   The ability to identify and expertly assess influences and mutual relationships between technology and the environment

•   The capacity to understand and influence technological change in research, development and application

After your studies

The careers available to graduates are generally not restricted to specific branches of industry or company types. Career options include:

•   The design, planning, construction and computation of machines, plants and processes

•   The development of manufacturing processes, and the managing of construction processes

•   The assembly, commissioning and servicing of machine and plants

•   Advising customers and selling high-quality technical goods

•   Developing software for all areas of engineering

•   Consultancy and training

With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, you also have the opportunity to further your knowledge and to develop an area of specialization by studying in master’s programs in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Production Engineering. These three master’s programs are all offered at TU Berlin.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Recognition of previous internships or vocational trainings: Internship Officers

Questions relating to funding and grants: BaföG Officer