Mechanical Engineering is the classic discipline for future engineers. It combines practical training with a thorough education in the scientific principles and methods of physics and material science, leading towards a career in the automotive industry.
Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng.)
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Yes Dual Offers
The degree programme centres on a practical approach to learning based on scientific insights and methods from mathematics, physics, mechanics, electrical engineering and computer science. One practical semester is integrated during the in-depth course. Students can choose between vehicle mechatronics or production mechatronics for their emphasis.
Engineering Mathematics 1
Principles of Design
Material Science 1
Principles of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Engineering mathematics 2
Theory of Strength Techniques
Material Science 2
Project: Organisation and Establishment of Companies
Machine Elements 1
Methods of Product Development and CAD
Machine Elements 2
Project: Design and Development
Finite Elements Method
Regulation and Control Technology
Specialist Elective Module
Project and Quality Management
Cost and Investment Management
Specialist Elective Module
Seminar Bachelor's Thesis
Specialist Elective Module
Application period: Application period for the winter semester is May 2nd to 31st of July. Please consider that the online application is only possible in this space of time - applications which reach the university later than July 15th cannot be taken into consideration.
Please find further information on application for bachelor study courses.
The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!).
Das Studium des Maschinenbaus befähigt für Ingenieurtätigkeiten in vielfältigen Arbeitsgebieten befähigen. Maschinenbau-Ingenieure/-innen entwickeln neue Produkte, organisieren moderne Fertigungsprozesse, arbeiten im technischen Produkt- und Projektmanagement oder sind beratend tätig. Sie arbeiten u.a. für Unternehmen des Automobilbaus, der Luftfahrtindustrie, des Werkzeugmaschinenbaus, der Verfahrenstechnik, Ingenieurberatung, etc.
Studierenden ist insgesamt eine Vorpraxis von zwölf Wochen vorgeschrieben. Die Vorpraxis kann vor Studienbeginn und während der vorlesungsfreien Zeit abgeleistet werden. Die gesamten zwölf Wochen müssen spätestens zu Beginn des vierten Studiensemesters absolviert sein.
- No general tuition fees - Student’s union contribution per semester only.
General information on scholarship:
Financing your study programme might be a big challenge for you. On our homepage you find different opportunities of financing your academic studies at our university. Link:
Please note that financial aid programmes are mostly not open to foreign students. For scholarships for students from abroad you may have a look here:
Public funding (BAföG) is only available to Germans and to EU citizens if they have spent a considerable part of their education in Germany. The university awards a scholarship called Deutschlandstipendium once a year which cannot fully cover living expenses. Additionally we have limited funds and support some international students for a maximum of one semester. Please do not actively approach the International Office on scholarships, once a year a call for application automatically reaches all international students.
Third party scholarship:
- If you are an applicant from abroad, you may qualify for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): www.daad.de
- If you are a German students we recommend to research for suitable scholarships on www.mystipendium.de
- Please note that we cannot offer any guidance or support concerning scholarship applications.
We recommend that single students budget at least 700-900 EUR per month to meet personal expenses (accommodation, health insurance, stay, books, semester contribution)
Programme director and Academic advisor
The module handbook is the guide to all modules of the degree programme. It contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature and references.
Bachelorreform BA MB (gemäß SPO WS 17_18):
Praktisches Studiensemester (pdf)
Informationen zum Praktikum/Praxisseminar
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (German only) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. For more information please turn to the pages of the legal department.