Brief profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
4 Semester
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Start of studies
1. April oder 1. Oktober
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Requirement for admission
Abschluss eines verwandten Bachelorstudiums
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Credit points
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Brief description

The degree course is consecutive and builds on the Bachelor's degree course in Mechanical Engineering.

Anyone who has successfully completed such a Bachelor's degree or a related Bachelor's degree with a standard period of study of at least six semesters and has earned at least 180 credit points (CP) can be admitted to the course. Subject-specific aptitude is determined on the basis of the documents to be submitted and, if necessary, in a personal interview.

The Master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering builds on a broad education in the natural sciences and engineering fundamentals and expands this with a specific profile of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. This profile is focused in teaching and research on the fields of precision engineering, mechatronics, optics and lighting technology, measurement, sensor and drive technology, micro and precision machining, microsystems technology, nanotechnology, design engineering, the development of CAD solutions for the design and production of stationary and mobile systems, factory operation, human-machine interaction, ergonomics, environmentally friendly production and materials technology and thermodynamics.

Building on a broad basic education in engineering technology, the Master's degree course focuses on components and systems in mechanical engineering in which the above-mentioned specifics and information technology content are essential components. Research geared towards the use and further development of state-of-the-art technologies in conjunction with a theoretical and practical mechanical engineering education describes the special profile.

Application with German certificates and certificates from an educational institution within the EU / EEA

Application with certificates from an educational institution outside the EU / EEA

Recognised university and studies, nevertheless not too big/impersonal and therefore of high quality.

Peter Frentzel


Why Ilmenau?

In the Master's degree course, students can specialize in design, precision engineering and optics, production technology, measurement and sensor technology, thermo- and fluid dynamics and plastics technology.


Micha studies mechanical engineering (Master) at the TU Ilmenau

Content of study

Simulation of technical systems (e.g. computer-assisted methods in mechanical egineering, PC-based Control)

28 %

Obligatory courses according to chosen specialisation (see specialisation and detailed overview)

22 %

Project seminar

17 %

Master thesis

33 %
Detailed subject overview: Mechanical Engineering (Master)


  • Construction
  • Precision mechanics and optics
  • Production Engineering
  • Measuring and sensor technology
  • Thermo and fluid dynamics
  • Plastics Technology

Fields of work

  • Research and development
  • Project engineering
  • Production and research management
  • Technical consulting, surveying
  • Quality assurance and inspection
  • Sales and service
  • Business management of competitive companies
  • Education and Research at universities/colleges
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Programme coordinator

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

Professors and staff members will be happy to answer questions about the courses offered by the

Department of Mechanical Engineering.

WebEx room | Meeting identification number 842 757 258

We are looking forward to interesting conversations each

Thursday 3pm - 4pm.