Degree Master of Engineering
Start of study Winter semester, Summer semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90


Admission restricted No
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or Diplom in relevant subject areas with graded work totalling 210 ECTS credits and an average grade of at least ‘good’ 2.5 (ECTS grade A or B),
  • graduates of a bachelor’s programme with 180 ECTS credits must provide evidence of a relevant industrial placement of at least 20 weeks' duration and submit a written academically framed report before commencing their studies. The completed placement and the report assessed as ‘passed’ accounts for the lacking 30 ECTS credits.
  • Furthermore, it is possible to acquire the missing 30 credits with modules from the Bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering before starting the Master's degree programme.
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Nature and Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No

The application-oriented, consecutive Master's degree programme in ‘Mechanical Engineering’ (Master of Engineering) is based on an innovative concept that takes into account the diverse requirements and challenges of today’s globalised markets and the international integration of production and research.

The degree programme covers all steps of manufacturing, from design to the physical production of systems and products. The time span from the idea to the finished product can be considerably shortened as well as improved in quality through the application of computer technology and the corresponding simulation software.

Career prospects

The Master's programme ‘Mechanical Engineering’ includes, among other things, the computer-based planning and communication technologies that today are summarised under the keyword e-manufacturing. Their aim is to enable modern design, simulation, production and successful quality management. Within the framework of the interdisciplinary projects and the seminars, you acquire in-depth knowledge of the software tools of the ‘digital factory’ available on the market. These are supplemented by a variety of industry-related applications. Based on this training, graduates can choose between wide-ranging fields of work in which the use of computers plays a prominent role.

The degree programme is ideal preparation for your future career. You acquire competences in the areas of forward planning, development, project planning, sales, systems, operations or production in the following fields of activity:

  • Mechanical, plant and automotive engineering
  • Electrical engineering/electronics, processing and environmental technology
  • Logistics companies in trade and export, banks (technical expertise sector), trade associations, consultancies and supervisory authorities
  • In local authorities
  • In teaching, training and research institutions

The degree programme also qualifies you for a subsequent doctorate.

Programme structure

The degree programme is divided into three sections:

  • 1st semester: in-depth study of fundamentals and methods
  • 2nd semester: specialisation in production management and organisation
  • 3rd semester: Master's thesis

In the first semester, you will deepen your scientific and technical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, computer-aided simulation techniques and simultaneous engineering. This takes place within four compulsory modules and an interdisciplinary project. In the second semester, you will deepen your knowledge of production organisation/management and continue with the interdisciplinary project. You can also choose a maximum of two compulsory electives from the field of ‘Aerospace Technologies’, which are delivered in English. The compulsory elective modules allow you to design your study programme in such a way that there are further options for specialisation.

Examination regulations (German)


Stays abroad are recommended, but are not mandatory


  1. Information

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.


Head of programme

Registrar's Office