Mechanical Engineering (MM)

At a glance

DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Length of course3 Semester
No. of places availableWinter semester: 25
Summer semester: 25
Start of courseWinter and summer semester
How to applyOnline via the application portal
Application deadlineWinter semester: 15. July
Summer semester: 15. January
Admission requirementsIngenieurwissenschaftl. ausgerichtetes Vorstudium (Bewerber, die ein 6-semestriges Vorstudium absolviert haben nehmen am Auswahlverfahren teil, müssen aber mit Auflagen rechnen)


Course-related advice
Dean of studies
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. T. Markus

Application queries
Student Service Centre

General queries about master'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: from machines in the narrow sense, manufacturing and automation engineering, vehicles of all types, plants of the most differing sizes in the fields of energy and medical engineering and more besides.


Graduates of the master's programme find responsible positions in the areas of research, development, construction and in production management and quality assurance.

Recent surveys confirmed that a master's degree improved graduates' chances of finding more challenging employment and a managerial position. 

Course objectives

The master's degree programme allows students to pursue their preferences and move towards their individual career goal by:

  • broadening fundamentals on a higher level,
  • selecting challenging focal areas (2 out of 5),
  • enhancing their personal profile by taking elective modules,
  • solving a practically-related task in the form of a master's thesis.

Students learn to use problem solving techniques, methods of calculation and simulation and visualisation procedures at an advanced level.

An individual learning agreement is made with each student. 

Course structure

Semesters 1 + 2

Fundamentals (35 credits)

Advanced Techn. Mathematics, Advanced Technical Mechanics, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Statistics, Materials Science, Management Methods

Semesters 1 + 2

2 out of 5 possible focal areas (20 credits)

Construction, Production, Materials and Surface Technologies, Vehicle Engineering, Micro-system Engineering

Semesters 1 + 2

Elective modules (5 credits)

Compulsory modules of non-selected focal areas, current faculty electives catalogue, possibly individually approved subjects from other degree courses

Semester 3

Master's thesis (30 credits)

Master's thesis at university or in industry


Possible elective modules:

  • Compulsory modules of non-selected focal areas
  • Elective module list (Department may vary courses offered each semester)
  • Elective subjects approved on an individual basis

An individual learning agreement is made with each student. 

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.