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Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineering M.Eng.

This degree program will enable you to help shape the transformation of industry. Make yourself fit for this digital transformation and industries of the near future with this degree program.

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The demands in mechanical engineering lead to an increased need for well-trained specialists. The degree program is divided into the specializations Simulation Technology and Power Engineering:

Simulation Technology: In modern product development, fast and meaningful results are required to shorten development times. Calculations are an essential part of this development work and a success factor for the early validation of the functional requirements of the product. Complex systems can be examined and tested by computer simulation, which reduces cost-intensive trials and allows optimizations to be carried out in a targeted manner. A large number of companies in the mechanical engineering sector already make targeted use of various simulation methods and are desperately seeking appropriately trained specialists.

Energy Technology: Climate change, limited supplies of fossil fuels and rising energy prices are currently on everyone's lips and have brought double-digit growth rates to the energy sector. This has resulted in many new attractive occupational fields in the area of energy production, distribution and the economic use of resources, where companies are dependent on highly qualified know-how.

The three-semester Master's program in mechanical engineering is aimed at graduates who already have a first degree (Bachelor's or diploma) in a technical field of study and is divided into the specializations Simulation Technology and Power Engineering.

The program consists of a common basic semester with the modules: Mathematics/Numerics/Matlab, Experimental Engineering/Validation, Advanced Methods in Energy Engineering, Simulation and Optimization, and an elective module.

In the second semester, a distinction is made between the two specializations. For Simulation Technology, you take the compulsory modules FEM, CFD, MKS as well as two elective modules. For Energy Technology, you take the compulsory modules Selected Renewable Energy Systems, Power Plant Technology as well as three elective modules.

The Master's thesis is written in the 3rd semester.

Methodological competence:

  • Analyzing, structuring and organizing problems  
  • Abstracting complex technical issues and systems and communicating them in a target group-oriented manner
  • Independent model building and mathematical implementation
    Assigning technical systems to known calculation models, applying them and being able to critically question their results
    Systematic solution finding in development and construction
  • In-depth knowledge of scientific and project-oriented work, documenting and lecturing
  • Ability to critically assess complex issues, to structure them clearly and to stimulate transferred interdisciplinary thinking
  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge to new questions/problems/applications and to critically reflect on them
  • Ability to self-manage (time management, conflict management) as well as to organize and plan teams, including taking responsibility when working as part of a team.

Professional competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge of mathematics for all areas of calculation and simulation methods Calculation methods for complex machine systems, especially for their motion and vibration behavior.
  • Application-related knowledge in the field of fluid and thermodynamics
  • Simulation methods for the analysis of technical and engineering problems

Possible employers for graduates of this Master's program are mechanical engineering companies, manufacturers of components and plants, energy suppliers, suppliers of wind and solar plants, engineering offices and research institutes. The aim of the Master's program is to prepare students for challenging activities in the field of energy or simulation technology so that they can competently take on management and development tasks.

Degree awarded
3 semesters
Winter and summer semester
Application period

Summer semester: January 15

Winter semester: July 15

Tuition fees
Language of instruction

Campus Hof

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich
Prof. Dr. Jörg Krumeich +49 9281 409 - 4550

Head of Examination Board

 Michael Luft
Michael Luft +49 9281 409 - 3225

Student Affairs - Program manager