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Mechanical Engineering (BSc)

What is this degree programme about?

Production lines in automotive engineering, plane engines, road and rail vehicles, large ships, power plants or minute medical devices – all of these are examples where mechanical engineering is involved in development and production.

In Mechanical Engineering, you will be introduced to a whole variety of topics such as engineering mechanics, machine design, production technology, materials science, optics, optical technologies and metrology.

By the end of the Bachelor's degree programme you will have acquired expert knowledge and skills and be capable of solving problems and starting a career in mechanical engineering.

What can I do with this degree?

Mechanical engineers are responsible for planning, developing, designing, producing and assembling technical products. They are also involved in sales and management. In the degree programme, you will acquire in-depth knowledge in all of these areas which you can apply in your career.

You can work in areas such as

  • research and development,
  • design, calculation and testing, production planning and control
  • logistics and related areas including management.

There are many opportunities open to you as a mechanical engineer.

What qualities and skills do I need?
  • Interest in technology and good general knowledge in mathematics. A fair interest in school physics, mechanics in particular, is also required.
  • Interest in the operation of technical products and how they are manufactured.
Good reasons for choosing to study at FAU
  • FAU's Department of Mechanical Engineering covers the whole subject area of mechanical engineering and can therefore offer a variety of interesting topics for laboratory training, research and final theses.
  • Numerous FAU Master's degree programmes offer interesting specialisation subjects for students of mechanical engineering.
  • Placements and career options: in the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, and in Erlangen in particular, there are many different companies where you can do placements or work as a student trainee to gain an insight into future areas of work, such as Siemens, MAN, Schaeffler, Baumüller and Diehl.
Potential challenges
  • You must have completed a pre-study placement in technology (at least six weeks) prior to starting the degree programme. For placement positions, please contact our placement office (Praktikumsamt Maschinenbau), which has a list of companies which have already accepted placement students.
  • Admissions restrictions apply (numerus clausus procedure). If you want to start in October, please apply by 15 July at the latest. More information is available on the degree programme website.
Degree programme start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree programme: Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree programme: Winter Term
Language: German
Admission: No Admissions Restrictions, Pre-study Placement
Size: (100-199 Students)
Early entrance programme: yes
Part-time study: no
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering