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Mechanical Engineering


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering is a first vocational qualification that simultaneously prepares its graduates for a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

In the course of the first four semesters, lectures provide a high degree of general education in natural sciences and engineering. This is the basis for your upcoming decision: before entering the fifth semester you select one of six possible study profiles. Even though every profile sets a different focus, your education will be spread widely to avoid a specialization too narrow.  This flexibility is essential for your later profession and its dynamic requirements.

Whereas the profile modules span the fifth and sixth semester, the seventh and last semester  serves to do your ten-week technical internship and write your bachelor’s thesis which completes your academic education. You can start working on your bachelor’s thesis when you have accumulated the required amount of credits. Having finished, you will give a presentation on your work and findings.

The following eight profiles are offered at TU Dortmund:

  • Machine Technology
  • Materials Handling Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Industrial Management
  • Materials Test Engineering
  • Production Engineering/Materials Test Engineering (Bachelor only)
  • Simulation Methods in Production Engineering
  • IT in Production and Logistics (Master only)


Job Profile

Graduates of mechanical engineering are allround experts. When planning technical systems and facilities you have to take into account not only engineering matters, but also economic, ecologic and social aspects of human life to meet the requirements of modern society. As experts or executives you can shape our future in many ways: e.g. in industry and trade, consulting or in the service sector.

Most graduates work in the fields of development and construction, work safety, environmental protection, plant and product safety, product management, sales and marketing, quality management and assurance, materials quality inspection, servicing, maintenance or commissioning and logistics.

After all, international competition demands both new developments and constant upgrading of machines, plants and systems as well as the planning and construction of production sites and the management of corporate resources.

Today, the prospects for students could not be better: the demand for young engineers is high. “According to our survey, 57 per cent of successful companies expect an increasing demand for engineers”, says VDI director Willi Fuchs. “We face a Herculean task to acquire such a high number of qualified engineers.”

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Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Teichmann
Head of Department Studies and Teaching, Study Advisor for Mechanical Engineering
Tel.: 0231 755-4731