Mechanical Engineering (MB)

At a glance

DegreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Length of course7 Semesters
No. of places availableWinter semester: 80
Summer semester: 40
Start of courseWinter and summer semester
How to applyOnline via the application portal
Application deadlineFor the winter semester: 15. July
For the summer semester: 15. January
Admission requirementsGeneral or specialised higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or proof of equivalent previous education


Course-related advice
Dean of studies
Prof. Dr.-Ing S.Halfmeier

Application queries
Student Service Centre

General queries about bachelor's degree
Department M Secretariat
+49 621 292-6411

Further information

Department M information pages

Mechanical engineering everywhere

Automotive industry, energy engineering, manufacturing engineering, power plant construction, medical engineering, food industry, environmental engineering, packaging machines,- mechanical engineering is used across all sectors of industry.
Mechanical and plant engineering is the largest industrial sector in Germany and covers a wide range of areas: machines in the narrow sense, manufacturing and automation technology, vehicles of all types, plants of the most differing sizes in the fields of energy and medical engineering and others.


Many career choices are open to mechanical engineers: in development, construction and testing, as well as in production planning and management, quality assurance, maintenance and service and sales.

Course objectives

The first three semesters of the bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering provide a broad understanding of the scientific, mathematical and technical areas of the subject.

In the theory semesters of the main part of the degree there are five obligatory classes and 13 core modules, 11 of which have to be taken. Students can thus broaden their knowledge of areas that interest them and create their individual study profile from the electives on offer.

The degree course readies students for various career options as an engineer and covers the whole range of the subject area - from mechanics to material science and construction to fluid and thermodynamics, as well as manufacturing and production processes.

Course structure

Foundation course


1 + 2

Technical Mechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Construction

Main part of course


3 + 4

Advanced study of Mechanical Engineering, Thermodynamic and Application-Oriented Fundamentals  

Semester 5

Internship semester
In industry  


6 + 7

Mechanical engineering project and advanced study in elected focal areas

Semester 7

Research projects
Study projects at university and bachelor's thesis at university or in industry 


Various electives provide the opportunity to gain knowledge in special fields such as vehicle engineering, mechatronics, standardisation etc.

Important skills such as project management, communication techniques or languages, play an important role in the daily life of an engineer alongside expert knowledge, and can be gained in classes parallel to the other subjects.

Students can work towards a master's in three semesters following completion of the bachelor's degree.

Mechanical Engineering in Mannheim

Work at institutes and laboratories allow students to gain early insights into the various disciplines of mechanical engineering - production engineering, CAE applications, fluid and thermodynamics, tribology. Lab. exercises and projects provide opportunities for insights into practice early on and allow students to apply theoretical knowledge.

Students can study abroad during their degree programme; theoretical and internship semesters are integrated into the double-degree programmes with France and Mexico.