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Graduation
Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none
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Standard period of study
6 semesters
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
8 weeks
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Credit points
180
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Teaching language
German
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Application
May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)

Brief description

Mechanical engineering is a typical subject in engineering due to its combination of basic research and development of manufacturing processes (also production processes). It implements physical laws for the development of technical products and systems and covers the entire product cycle from research and development, design, calculation, construction, production, maintenance and operation to disposal. The spectrum of products and systems ranges from individual machine elements and machines to production lines and entire factories of the greatest complexity.

The focus of the mechanical engineering studies at the TU Ilmenau is on components and systems where information technology functions are essential. At the same time, the entire breadth of the mechanical engineering spectrum is covered in teaching. The specific orientation is particularly evident in the subjects of precision engineering and technologies, mechatronics, optics and lighting technology, measuring, sensor and drive technology, automotive engineering, micro and precision engineering, microsystems technology, nanotechnology, construction technology, factory operation, industrial science, production engineering and materials technology. In their combination they represent a unique selling point of the mechanical engineering education at the TU Ilmenau.

A successful course of study leads to the professional qualification "Bachelor of Science". It qualifies for the subsequent Master's degree course.

Since the winter semester 2017/18, Mechanical Engineering is also offered as a ten-semester course of study leading to the degree Diplom-Ingenieur. Here you can get more information about it.

 
Our self-test will help you to find out what requirements are placed on you at the beginning of your studies and how well your abilities and aptitudes match the desired course of study.
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Content of study

Fundamentals in engineering (e.g. applied mechanics, machine elements, production technology, drive engineering, materials, process planning)

51 %

Mathematics

10 %

Natural sciences (chemistry, physics, computer science)

10 %

Electrical engineering and elektronics

7 %

Optional courses

5 %

Non-technical subjects

4 %

Professional internship and bachelor thesis

13 %
Detailed subject overview: Modultafel Mechanical Engineering
     

I am studying mechanical engineering because I would like to contribute to innovations in the future.

David Jorda

 

Practice during studies

The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of 8 weeks. If possible, it should be completed before the studies. The specialist internship in the 6th semester lasts 12 weeks and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.

Fields of work

  • Precision tool and machine construction
  • Communications and measurement engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Production of household appliances
  • Glass and ceramic industry
  • Automation, computing, writing and data technology
  • Lighting industry

Micha studies mechanical engineering (Master) at the TU Ilmenau

Michael Reichel (ari)
Michael Reichel (ari)
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What students say...

"A good choice for technical majors" | More reviewsLink

 

Further information

Contact

Student advisory service

Dipl.-Ing. Silke Augustin

+49 3677 69-1487

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

Related study programmes

Online consultation hour for the study programmes Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics and Optical Systems Engineering/Optronics

You can reach us on Thursdays from 15.00 - 16.00 via WebEx-Meeting

Click here to go to the WebEx room | meeting identification number: 842 757 258

Professors and staff members are happy to answer questions about studying at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

We are looking forward to interesting conversations!