Short profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
aptitude test
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Standard period of study
3 semester (planned 4 semesters from WS 2022/23)
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
90 (120 from WS 2022/23)
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Teaching language

Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates


This master program is designed consecutive and based on the Mechanical Engineering bachelor program. It can also be taken from graduates of similar bachelor programs such as Electrical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive Engineering, Optronics, Microsystems Engineering or graduates from other technical bachelor programs like Engineering, Science or Computer Science with 210 credit points (CP).

The master program Mechanical Engineering is based on a broad subject-specific training in natural science and engineering science  and extends it by a specific profile of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This profile is oriented in teaching and research in the areas of precision engineering, mechatronics, optics and light technology, measurement, sensor and drive technology, micro- and precision machining, microsystem technology, nanotechnology, engineering design and the development of CAD solutions for the construction and production of stationary and mobile systems, factory operation, man-machine interaction, ergonomics, environmentally appropriate manufacturing and materials engineering and thermodynamics.

Based on a broad fundamental education in engineering science follows the specialisation on such components and systems in Mechanical Engineering in which the abovementioned specifics and information technology are essential components. Research with focus on the use and development of state-of-the-art technology, combined with a theoretical and practical oriented mechanical engineering education, describes the special profile.

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

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

Peter Frentzel


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

Micha studies mechanical engineering (Master) at the TU Ilmenau

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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.