Are you interested in an engineering degree program, but still undecided as to which discipline you would like to study? Then the Bachelor's degree program in Engineering could be just right for you.
How the degree program works in a nutshell: In the first three semesters, you will get to know and understand the variety of engineering disciplines and their scientific and engineering fundamentals. Only after the third semester, when you have a concrete idea of what is actually behind the various engineering disciplines, do you decide on a partial degree programme. You can choose from these sub-degree programs after the third semester:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Process Engineering & Chemical Engineering
- Energy Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Technology and application of non-metallic materials
- Responsible Production and Consumption
From the fourth semester onwards, you will acquire specialist knowledge and skills in your sub-degree program, which will either provide you with excellent qualifications for a further Master's degree program or for your chosen career.
By the way: even though we call this degree program "Bachelor of Engineering", your degree will be a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). Your partial degree program will be indicated on your degree certificate.
You will quickly realise that the first three semesters of the Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering differ only marginally from the first three semesters of the other engineering degree programmes at our faculty (Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Diploma Process Engineering & Chemical Engineering). By choosing the Bachelor's degree programme in Engineering, you are not making any compromises in terms of the quality of the programme and your qualifications, but you only commit to your discipline after the third semester.
What else needs to be said:
When we developed the Bachelor's degree program in Engineering together with committed students at our faculty in 2020, the following was very important to us in terms of studyability:
- Relatively few exams per examination period: you don't have to rush from exam to exam, but have the time and opportunity to really get to grips with the material and learn it for long-term memory.
- Early contact (from the second semester) with modules with engineering applications and reference to current research work: This keeps your motivation for the engineering degree programme at a high level even during the otherwise long "dry spell" of basic science and engineering training (the first four semesters).
- Individual options by choosing compulsory elective modules from a predetermined module catalogue and by choosing free elective modules: you can develop flexibly according to your engineering interests and have the opportunity to think outside the box.
- You gain practical and research experience in the basic internship, during two specialist excursions, a student research project, a 14-week specialist internship and a Bachelor's thesis.
- An education in the specialised language of English and introductory business administration will also provide you with the basis for success in an international environment.
We, the study committee, are convinced that with the Bachelor's degree program in Engineering, we are providing a flexible yet rigorous undergraduate degree programme that will prepare you excellently for future job profiles in further engineering degree programs in industry, business and science, taking your interests into account.
We will be happy to support you. If you have any questions about the program, please give us a call.
Partial study programs
The mechanical engineering programme deals with issues relating to the development, production and operation of machines, systems and vehicles. The programme focuses in particular on design and calculation as well as the underlying mechanics, electrical drive technology and automation. In addition, there are industry-specific programmes such as electromobility, machines for raw materials processing and extraction as well as cross-industry programmes such as simulation and additive manufacturing. Thanks to its broad applicability, mechanical engineering enables students to deal with current and future challenges from all areas of the economy.
Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering is the engineering science of mechanical, thermal, chemical and biological material conversion with a particular focus on economic efficiency and sustainability. For example, plastic waste or agricultural residues to fuels or basic chemicals; basic chemicals to recyclable materials; renewable raw materials to energy; milk to yoghurt; hops, malt and water to beer or even soil, water and air pollution control. The interdisciplinary specialisation provides training in all areas of process engineering and chemical engineering and results in a balanced relationship between fundamentals and their applications.
Energy Technology deals with the technologies required to provide, distribute and utilise electrical energy, heat or another form of energy in an environmentally friendly, efficient, safe, economical and future-oriented manner. In addition to advanced lectures on thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, decentralised and regenerative energy generation, energy storage and efficient combustion technology are also covered. Supplementary courses on simulation methods and energy economics prepare graduates for solving future problems in the energy sector.
The Environmental Engineering ensures environmental compatibility, social acceptance and international competitiveness in the design, construction and operation of technical facilities. The focus is on projects for the protection of the environment, the sustainable use of resources, the recycling of residual materials and the closing of material cycles. The practical specialisation for this takes place in various areas of process engineering, chemistry and biology. It is geared towards acquiring teamwork skills and preparing students for lifelong learning in order to maintain a balance between technology and the environment for future generations.
The Technology and Application of Non-Metallic Materials focusses on the materials of the future for industry. From glass fibres and heat-insulating building materials to ceramic heat shields for space technology. In the process engineering specialisation, classic areas of application such as porcelain, container glass or bricks and high-tech developments such as smart glass, diesel soot filters and fibre concretes come together. During production, from the raw material to the finished product, there are numerous tasks to be solved that require interdisciplinary expertise. Knowledge of raw materials and their properties, energy-efficient processes and equipment for the various technologies, the wide range of materials, testing and analysis methods are taught, as are aspects of environmental protection, marketing and quality assurance.
Students on the "Responsible Production and Consumption" sub-degree programme become European experts in sustainability. They gain a critical awareness of the responsible use of resources and goods. Based on engineering fundamentals, they develop the ability to recognise technical, economic, social and legal aspects of sustainable production.
Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
- Standard period of study
- Part-time possible
- Start of studies
Winter semesterSummer semester
- Admission requirement
Abitur or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent
- Course language