German-French degree programme in Mechanical Engineering

At a glance

ApplicantStudents of mechanical engineering in the fourth semester Bachelor
Start of programmeWith the fifth semester
Start of courseWinter semester
Application deadline31. May
Admission requirementsCompleted basic studies

Language skills

French language skills at a min. A2 level
Language preparation at HS Mannheim

Language course planned (in France) to boost skills before the period abroad.

Contact

Course-related advice
Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Schad, M.S.
g.schad@hs-mannheim.de

Application queries
Mechanical engineering administration
Anja Daniels
fakultaetsverwaltung@maschinenbau.hs-mannheim.de
+49 621 292-6388

The degree programme

The participants in the binational programme study together at the respective university (see course structure). After successfully graduating from the bachelor's degree course, students continue in the binational Master's in Mechanical Engineering programme (Students with a grade average equivalent to at least "good" are admitted).

Graduates of this double-degree programme gain three degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Science from the Hochschule Mannheim,
  • the Master of Science from the Hochschule Mannheim,
  • the Ingénieur diplômé from the l'Université de Lorraine. 

The benefits

  • Intercultural experience during studies and through practical work
  • Experience abroad in international industry
  • Three recognised degrees
  • Subject-related terminology and language skills
  • Support of the periods abroad by the German-French university

Due to their qualifications, graduates of the binational programme are highly qualified and thus have excellent career opportunities in their preferred sector.

Course structure

For German students

Semester

Country

Focal area - production

Focal area - construction

5 (Bachelor's)

France

ENSMN - Location Nancy 

Degree programme: "Matériaux et Gestion de Production"

ENSMN - Location  
St. Dié des Voges 

Degree programme: "Concéption"

6 (Bachelor's)

France

Internship semester

7 (Bachelor's)

Germany

Hochschule Mannheim
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
incl. bachelor's thesis

1 (Master's)

Germany

Hochschule Mannheim
Master in Mechanical Engineering

2 (Master's)

France 

ENSMN - Location Nancy 

Degree programme: "Matériaux et Gestion de Production"

ENSMN - Location  
St. Dié des Voges 

Degree programme: "Concéption"

3 (Master's)

France

Master's thesis

For French students

Year

Country

Degree programme: "Matériaux et Gestion de Production"

Degree programme: "Concéption"

1

France

ENSMN - Location Nancy

ENSMN - Location   
St. Dié des Voges

1

Germany

Internship Semester

2

Germany

Hochschule Mannheim
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
incl. bachelor's thesis

2

Germany

Hochschule Mannheim
Master's in Mechanical Engineering

3

France 

ENSMN - Location Nancy

ENSMN - Location   
St. Dié des Voges

3

Germany

Master's thesis

*) French students spending their internship semester in Germany, should follow the guidelines here

The partner university in France

The binational study programme is conducted in cooperation with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (ENSMN). This institution is part of the Université de Lorraine, which awards the degree.

The Ecole des Mines has two campuses:

The programme is sponsored by the German-French University (DFH)/Université Franco-Allemande (UFA).

 

Mechanical engineering in Mannheim

Compulsory exercises and projects provide students with practical experience. Many of the master's thesis are written in collaboration with companies in the metropolitan region surrounding Mannheim.

Recent surveys show that 70% of our graduates have find their first job only three months after graduating.