Bachelor degree course: Mechanical Engineering

The Bachelor degree course Mechanical Engineering offers you all skills mechanical engineers need for their career. With an internationally acknowledged and highly requested degree you can work worldwide, or continue studying a Master degree course.

Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences belongs to the small percentage of German Universities, which have a higher-than-average proportion of research funds raised by manufacturers. The collaboration with regional small and medium-sized enterprises enables students a first step towards practical experience during their Bachelor thesis. Students are trained and supervised by professors, who have years of experience in the industry.
Are you curious about how machines work? Do you want to know what happens behind closed factory gates? How is the way from an idea to a (firstly virtual) product? What does industry 4.0 mean? If you are ready to question the existing, than the Mechanical Engineering degree course at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences is the right choice for you.

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration of study/Credits
7 semesters / 210 ECTS-Credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

Admission requirements
General higher education entrance qualification, subject-linked university entrance qualification, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or recognised equivalent qualification

Internship prior to enrolment
Not required

Application period
The application period for this degree programme runs from May 15th to September 30th. Studies can be started every winter semester.  

Admission restricted
No

Tution fees
No

Teaching language
German

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Career prospects

Mechanical Engineering graduates often work as development engineers, designers or project managers. Since company and country boundaries become more blurred through internationalization and networking, graduates can expect an interesting and diverse work environment. Jobs are often connected with business or human resources responsibility, but all tasks are open for graduates. German engineers are requested by all industries and company sizes.

The German mechanical engineering industry employs more than one million workers in different industry sectors, including automobile industry, energy supply, medicine technology and centrifuge construction.

Entry requirements

To study Mechanical Engineering at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences applicants need a higher education entrance qualification (Abitur, Matura, Baccalauréat, A-level, Leaving Certificate etc.).

Additionally, international applicants need to verify sufficient knowledge of the German language, since this degree course is taught in German. Further details can be found at the International Office section.

Course structure

The degree course begins with fundamental basics in physics, mathematics, mechanics, design, electrical engineering and sensor technology. All subjects offer additional tutorials to reinforce the theory with practical exercises or laboratory sessions. Thereby a key element of virtual product development is the 3D-CAD-application.

In your second year you can choose specialized modules from the fields of production, business administration, renewable energies, recycling and environmental engineering or automation to follow your own interests.

The final semester of your Mechanical Engineering course consists of a practical placement in the industry and writing your Bachelor thesis. The mentoring during the placement is shared with Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. After graduating you can continue studying on a masters degree level.

Is Mechanical Engineering the right course for me?

The Bachelor degree course Mechanical Engineering is very demanding.  It is essential for applicants to be interested in technology and machines, to have a technical understanding, creativity and a good understanding of math and physics. Furthermore strong computer skills, a good command of English as well as logical thinking are necessary.

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