Technische Universität Berlin
© Felix Noak

Physikalische Ingenieurwissenschaft, B. Sc.

Program overview

The bachelor’s program in Engineering Science provides a broad-based fundamental education, preparing you for a career in engineering in general without having to decide on a particular area of specialization or a specific career from the outset. The program enables you to acquire a thorough technical knowledge of physics as well as the classical disciplines of engineering, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and electrical engineering. The curriculum allows you to specialize, choosing between the areas of solid mechanics, mechatronics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, technical acoustics, or numerics and simulation. The close link between research and teaching ensures that you have the opportunity to apply the latest research findings in the applications of engineering during your bachelor’s studies.

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

The bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science is ideal for anyone who enjoys mathematics and physics and who would subsequently like to work as an engineer without having to commit themselves to a specific field from the outset.

The Engineering Science 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 course/modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

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. The program includes mandatory courses, but can be tailored to your individual interests through the many elective options available. You should however ensure that the sequence in which you take courses is logical.

Examination regulations

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Engineering Science is modular in structure. A module combines curriculum content relating to a specific topic. Many modules 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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Internships

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 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

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of semesters abroad or internships. General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

The bachelor’s program in Engineering Science equips you with the knowledge and skills to participate in the development of mathematical-physical models for technical systems as well as examine these models using appropriate experimental, analytical, and numerical methods. You learn to recognize the similarity in the mathematical approach to various engineering problems, enabling you to develop targeted solutions and to integrate these into complex systems working within interdisciplinary teams. You gain an introduction to independent scientific thinking and work, allowing you to subsequently effectively analyze and work on new approaches to problems in an ever more complex technical environment.

After your studies

As a graduate of the bachelor’s program you can either choose to deepen your understanding of the field and focus your area of specialization by continuing with the master’s program in Engineering Science at TU Berlin, or directly begin your professional career. There is a wide choice of careers available to graduates in universities, research centers, or in companies. Typical career openings in industry are in the areas of aerospace, environmental engineering, automotive engineering, the energy industry, bioengineering and medical engineering, machine construction and plant construction, or civil engineering.

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