Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)

Short profile

Bachelor of Science

admission restriction

standard length of study
7 semesters

study start
October 1

preparatory internship
8 weeks

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)


Double Degree possible


Due to its combination of basic research and the development of manufacturing processes (including production processes), Mechanical Engineering is a typical technical subject. It converts physical laws for the development of technical products and equipment and covers the entire product cycle from research and development to design, calculation, construction, production, maintenance and operation to disposal. The spectrum of products and equipment ranges from individual machine elements through machines and right up to production lines and entire factories of the greatest complexity.

The focus of Mechanical Engineering studies at the TU Ilmenau is on such components and systems where information technology functions are essential. At the same time, teaching covers the entire breadth of the mechanical engineering spectrum. The specific concentration is particularly evident in the fields of precision engineering and technologies, mechatronics, optics and lighting engineering, measurement technology, sensor technology and drive technology, automotive engineering, micro technology and precision engineering, microsystem technology, nanotechnology, engineering design, factory organization, ergonomics, production technology and materials engineering. In their combination, they represent a unique characteristic of Mechanical Engineering training at the TU Ilmenau.

Successful studies lead to the degree “Bachelor of Sience”, which qualifies for a career as well as for a consecutive master’s program.

Since the winter semester 2017/18, Mechanical Engineering is also offered as a ten-semester study program with a Diploma in Engineering. You can get further information here.

Fields of study

51 %
Fundamentals in engineering (e.g. applied mechanics, machine elements, production technology, drive engineering, materials, process planning)
10 %
10 %
Natural sciences (chemistry, physics, computer science)
7 %
Electrical engineering and elektronics
5 %
Optional courses
4 %
Non-technical subjects
13 %
Professional internship and bachelor thesis


  • Engineering design

  • Precision engineering and optics

  • Production engineering

  • Thermo- and fluid dynamics

  • Plastics technology

  • Precision measurement technology

Practice during studies

The basic internship is an academic achievement with a duration of eight weeks. It should be fulfilled preferably before the start of studies.

The professional internship during the seventh semester takes 12 weeks and can be completed in companies at home as well as abroad.

Fields of work

  • precision engineering tool- and enginebuilding

  • Communications and measurement engineering

  • Automotive engineering

  • Household appliances building

  • Glass- and ceramics industries

  • Automation, computer, write and data systems technology

  • Lighting industry

  • Communications and measurement engineering

Further information