Master Mechanical and Process Engineering


FacultyFakultät 4 - Maschinenbau, Verfahrens- und Energietechnik
DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study4 Semester
Start of studiesWintersemester
Admission requirement

Bachelor degree or an equivalent degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or other comparable studies.

TOEFL with at least 90 points (internet based test), IELTS with at least 6.5 or equivalent English language certificates.

Application deadline15 March
Tuition feesThere are no tuition fees.

Study concept

Nowadays most of the technical solutions are based on scientific analysis of complex problems and the development of technical innovations.

This degree programme leads to advanced knowledge  and skills, methodical and technical expertise in the field of Mechanical and Process Engineering. It combines knowledge from both mechanical and process specifics – machinery and plants with methods of process engineering.

After completing the program students will be capable to identify relevant information and problems. Finally students will be able to make conclusions with regard to further research and development as well as identify expertise from other related disciplines. Furthermore, students will acquire skills, necessary to be part of interdisciplinary groups.

In the first semester trainings in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Particle Technology, Process Equipment, Endurance and Design are compulsory in order to bring all students to the same academic background.

The second semester provides the theoretical framework. In order to develop self-reliant scientific working techniques students are required to work on projects in small teams. Interacting with university scientists and engineers can earn additional knowledge and experience.

Familiarization with modern design methods and at least one numerical tool is the content of the third semester.

Beyond that basic courses in management, economy and finance are offered as electives.

During the fourth semester the students will finally work on their research oriented Master Thesis to be completed with presentation and defence.

The degree programmes "International Master of Science in Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Resources" (ENTER as part of the EIT Raw Materials) and "Master course in Georesources Engineering" – Erasmus Mundus programme in the EIT Raw Materials, EMerald) are integrated into the Master programme Mechanical and Process Engineering at TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Students of ENTER and EMerald can complete their third semester at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.



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Job opportunities

The graduates will be well prepared to pursue their successful careers in academia or research centers. In addition, they will fulfill the requirements to work in many industrial areas such as automotive, metallurgy, materials manufacturing and processing.

How to apply

Entry requirements

  • At least six semesters of first university degree qualifying for a profession (e.g. completed Bachelor degree) in mechanical engineering, process engineering or comparable fields
  • English language proficiency must be proven by a recognised language certificate such as
    • TOEFL (90 points internet based test)
    • IELTS academic with a result of at least 6.5
    • or by an equivalent language certificate

This does not apply for international applicants whose native language is English.

Application procedure and application documents

The application is made in two steps:

1. Online registration prior to the actual application

The registration for 2020 intake is closed. Please do not register!

2. Only on request following the online registration: The following application documents must be sent by post to TU Bergakademie Freiberg:

  • Student Application Form for the Master Program in Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • A certificate of the present university degree including a transcript of records in officially certified copy and, if necessary, in an official translation into German or English.
  • Proof of English language skills as specified under "Admission requirements".
  • Letter of motivation of maximum one page, setting out the reasons for applying for the Master programme Mechanical and Process Engineering
  • Where applicable, supporting documents relating to specific professional training or experience, work placements or similar activities relevant to the course of studies
  • Current passport photo
Applicants who are already studying at a German university please also send the following documents together with the rest of your application:
  • Confirmation of Enrolment at the German university
  • Transcript of Record
  • Copy of the Residence Permit (complete document)

Application deadlines

The degree programme begins with the winter semester on 1 October. Applicants have to register for application until 15 March. The deadline for sending the application documents is 15 May.

Applicant selection

A qualification assessment procedure is used to select suitable applicants for the degree programme. In the fields of mechanics, design, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics, very good to good performance is expected.

Application address

The application documents have to be send by post to the Admission Office. The  address is:

TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Akademiestraße 6
09599 Freiberg

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