Is a mechanical engineering degree right for me?

A mechanical engineering degree is very demanding. In addition to an interest in technology and machines, basic technical understanding and creativity as well as a good understanding of mathematics and physics are essential. In addition, good computer and English skills as well as a logical thinking ability are necessary.

Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences

With a mechanical engineering degree, you will learn all the basics that a mechanical engineer needs on the job market. With the internationally recognized and highly sought-after degree, you can work all over the world or opt for a more advanced master's degree.

Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is one of the few universities in Germany that receives an above-average share of research funds from industry-sponsored, practice-relevant research projects. Here, we cooperate primarily with small and medium-sized companies in the region, which enable our graduates to take their first step into practice during their final theses. Our students are trained and supervised by professors who themselves have many years of experience in industry.

If you are curious about how machines and systems work, what happens behind the factory gates of a large plant, how an idea becomes a (initially virtual) product, what is behind Industry 4.0, and you are always willing to question what exists, then you are in the right place studying mechanical engineering and at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.

Career prospects

Mechanical engineers are in demand worldwide!

Mechanical engineering graduates find their tasks as development engineers, designers or project managers. As internationalization and networking continue to blur corporate and national boundaries, an interesting and varied field of work awaits you, often involving the assumption of business or personnel responsibility in companies. All areas are open to you. German engineers are a trademark and are sought after by all industrial sectors and company sizes.

The German engineering industry now employs more than one million people in a wide range of industries, from the automotive industry, energy supply and medical technology to centrifuge construction. The demand for well-trained engineers has remained high for years. Graduates who have a good combination of theoretical knowledge and practice-oriented training are in demand.


To study mechanical engineering (B.Eng.) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences, you need a general university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an equivalent recognized qualification.

Course of study

The basis for studying mechanical engineering is a solid basic educationin the core subjects of physics, mathematics, mechanics, design theory and electrical and sensor technology. The theoretical training follows on seamlessly from the school material, with Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences offering accompanying and advanced courses. In all subjects, there are either accompanying exercises to deepen the material using practical examples or laboratories to acquire and deepen practical knowledge. Here, 3D CAD application is a key element of increasingly virtual product development.

Elective modules from the 3rd semester onwards allow students to set their own priorities and choose additional specializations from the fields of production, business administration, regenerative energies, recycling & environmental technology and automation.

The final module in the mechanical engineering program with Bachelor's thesis for the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) degree consists of an industrial practical phase during which an engineering problem is to be worked on independently. The supervision is always carried out in cooperation with the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree, you can also take advantage of the Master's programs offered by Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.