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Mechanical engineering

Study concept

Mechanical engineering deals with issues relating to the development, production and operation of machines, systems and vehicles. In particular, the programme focuses 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.

The Bachelor's degree gives students a first professional qualification. However, it is recommended that students continue their studies on the consecutive, three-semester Master's degree program. This leads to the acquisition of in-depth and extended analytical, methodological and technical skills in mechanical engineering. It is a research-oriented programme that enables graduates to methodically classify and systematically combine knowledge from different areas and to deal with complexity. They will also be able to systematically reflect on the non-technical effects of engineering activities and incorporate them responsibly into their actions. The Master's degree is comparable to the Diploma. In addition to modules on basic research and engineering specialisation, students continue their education in their chosen specialisation subject. A second specialisation must also be taken. A project is completed as part of the programme. The final Master's thesis is completed in the third semester.

Please note that the Bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering is not an independent degree program, but one of six possible sub-degree programmes of the innovative Bachelor's degree program in Engineering. For you, this means the greatest possible flexibility in choosing your engineering specialisation, excellent study options and the opportunity to join suitable Master's degree programs directly at TUBAF.


Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
7 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Abitur (German secondary school leaving certificate) or a subject-specific higher education entrance qualification, or a recognized equivalent access authorization

Course language
Professional advice
Dr. Andrea Dög
Leipziger Str. 30
09599 Freiberg
Andrea.Doeg [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 4 (Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering)
Leipziger Str. 28
fsr4 [at]
Job opportunities

Professional fields for graduates of the Mechanical Engineering degree program can be found wherever the focus is on the evaluation of engineering activities in the complex with scientific principles and social effects: Research and development, planning, project planning and design, management, production control and monitoring, sales, consulting, service, construction and operational control. It can be used universally in large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutes and public authorities.


Information on the basic internship

A 6-week basic internship is required for this degree programme (30 working days). Completion or partial completion before the degree programme (after the Abitur) is recommended. The internship can also be completed during the degree programme. Requirements for the basic internship can be found in the adjacent download. Dr Dög will be happy to answer any questions you may have (see the box on the right "Specialist advice").

I have many fond memories of my student days. I should mention the legendary partys in the Neue Mensa & the freshers' week(s). I also have fond memories of the solidarity among my fellow students, of the community. Whether it was doing sports, practicing or lectures, as well as the partys in the evening - everything is always more fun in a group than alone. The good infrastructure is also worth mentioning, for example the day care centers run by the student union helped me to build up a family alongside my (doctoral) studies.

Dr.-Ing. Richard Kühnel - Mechanical engineer, technical manager in the eastern group of companies (ard Baustoffwerke, GEOMIN, SH Natursteine)                   

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Introduction to the degree programme

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