Mechanical engineering - the classic among technical courses. The traditional course has enjoyed growing popularity for years. And not without reason: becoming an engineer is not only an interesting challenge, graduates of mechanical engineering are also urgently needed in many areas of the economy: for example in classic mechanical engineering, in manufacturing, in the field of renewable energies or in vehicle construction . Mechanical engineers are among the occupational groups with the highest income and employment rates.Type of study: Full time Duration of study: 7 semesters Lecture language: German Graduation: Bachelor of Engineering ECTS: 210 next start of studies: each winter semester Application deadline: 07/15/2021Mechanical engineering course objectivesThe mechanical engineering course enables you to practice the profession of engineer. It enables successful work in the areas of product development / construction as well as production technology and management in general machine and vehicle construction. In the mechanical engineering course, which is based on modern teaching concepts, the students receive in-depth knowledge and skills of methods, procedures and techniques of the subject areas that have been tried and tested in practice and scientific research, so that the expected demands on the profession can be met with a high level of problem-solving skills.Mechanical engineering courseThe seven semester mechanical engineering course in Schmalkalden is characterized by profound and practice-oriented teaching. The majority of the courses include not only lectures but also practical exercises in well-equipped laboratories. In the first semesters, important basic scientific and engineering knowledge is mainly imparted. But right from the start of their mechanical engineering degree, students learn to design and calculate machine elements. The 12-week engineering internship in the fifth semester creates an intensive connection to practice. The rapid progress in development and production technology is taken into account by training in technology-oriented subjects: laser technology, computer-aided design (CAD) and simulation (FEM), robot technology and computer-aided manufacturing and planning technology are now essential components of the mechanical engineering course. The special expertise that the mechanical engineers in Schmalkalden receive lies in tool, mold and fixture construction. The thesis is written at the end of the seventh semester in a private company.Mechanical engineering course contentThe course content is broad in order to convey both sound basic knowledge and basic specialist knowledge in core subjects and to develop methodological skills. In addition to the basic modules, specialist modules enable in-depth training. You can find an overview of the modules in the module manual.
Compulsory courses in mechanical engineering:mathematics
Materials science / chemistry
FEM / IT
Heat and flow technology
quality managementYou can determine your individual specialization in mechanical engineering by selecting elective modules worth a total of 30 ECTS points. For this purpose, four elective modules (power and work machines, machine tools, work preparation and factory planning / logistics) are offered in the 6th semester, from which you must select at least 2 (10 ECTS points). In the 7th semester, the elective modules production technology and construction are also offered, in which you have to take at least one module (5 ECTS points). In addition, in semesters 5, 6 and 7 key qualifications (10 ECTS points) and further technical elective modules according to the catalog (5 ECTS points) are offered.
Elective modules in mechanical engineering:Power and working machines
Factory planning / logistics
Technical elective modules according to the catalogadmission requirementsFor admission to the mechanical engineering course, you need proof of general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification. Usually a four-week pre-study internship in a commercial enterprise is also required. Vocational training is generally recognized as a pre-study internship.
However, due to the current corona pandemic, no pre-study internship is required for the 2020 enrollment year. However, we recommend that all applicants do an internship of at least 14 days in a mechanical engineering company in preparation for their studies.