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Mechanical engineering

Study concept

Whether in private households or in Industry 4.0 - machines have become an integral part of our daily lives. Mechanical engineers solve questions relating to the development, production and operation of machines and systems in all areas of the economy. Due to the classic broad education, mechanical engineering is one of the most popular engineering disciplines and is in constant demand on the labour market.

In addition to the general technical basics, the degree course at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers industry-neutral specialisations as well as specialisations for specific areas of application, such as energy systems or gas technology. A total of ten specialisations are possible. Students choose one of these according to their personal inclinations and career aspirations. A student research project and a specialised internship in research institutions and companies provide the necessary practical experience. A wide range of placements are available in Germany and abroad. A plus in Freiberg is the personal support and the very good practical relevance through research collaborations with industrial partners, which makes it easier to start a career.


Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (Faculty 4)
Diploma (Dipl.-Ing.)
Standard period of study
10 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Admission requirement

Abitur or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent

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 programme 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.


Prerequisites for the degree program

Basic internship

A 6-week basic internship (30 working days) is required for this degree program. Completion or partial completion before the degree program (after the Abitur) is recommended. The internship can also be completed during the degree programme. Dr Dög will be happy to answer any questions.