Master of Science 

Mechanical Engineering

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

This study program is not offered in English. For further information please visit the German version of the study program.

Modern mechanical engineering conceives of itself as an engineering science concerned with the principles as well as the development and application of methods, technical processes, technologies, installations, tools, machines, and systems. The Mechanical Engineering Master’s program combines engineering science foundations with two subject specializations. The study program inculcates these foundations by means of in-depth modules in four areas:

  • Materials and strength
  • Design
  • Production
  • Energy- and process engineering
  • Interest in engineering
  • Knowledge of
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • English
    • Computer use
  • Diligence
  • Persistence
  • Accuracy
  • Practical experience
  • Spatial imagination
  • Abstract thinking faculty
  • Systematic thinking and working
  • Communications ability
  • Capacity for teamwork

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. program have excellent career prospects. Industry is increasingly demanding highly qualified engineers with a broad and profound basic knowledge.

After graduation, the following professional areas, for example, will be open to you:

  • Research
  • Development
  • Design and construction
  • Project management
  • Testing
  • Sales
  • Manufacture and production
  • Quality management
  • Technical administration
  • Company management

Possible sectors range from conventional systems and mechanical engineering to medical engineering and precision engineering to energy technology and process engineering.

How is the program structured?

The Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. program at the University of Stuttgart is based on the six-semester Mechanical Engineering B.Sc. program at the University of Stuttgart, or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree program at another higher education institution.

The study program takes four semesters and can be started both in the winter semester and in the summer semester. The curriculum includes compulsory modules, elective modules, a term paper, laboratory courses, an industrial internship, and a final Master’s thesis.

Students can choose from approx. 40 application- or method-oriented specialization modules, from which they must select two. The following groups are offered:

  • Product Development and Design Technology
  • Materials and Production Engineering
  • Micro-Engineering, Apparatus Technology and Technical Optics
  • Energy Technology
  • Automotive and Engine Engineering
  • Technology Management
  • Mechatronics and Engineering Cybernetics
  • Process Engineering

In the groups, you will acquire in-depth technical or methodological expertise and gain insight into relevant projects in research and practice.

The term paper and the Master’s thesis foster the ability to work independently on scientific topics and solve relevant research problems.

During their Master’s degree studies, students must complete a 12-week industrial internship in Germany or abroad. The internship provides insight into development, production and manufacturing technology as well as operational processes. Another aspect lies in the sociological side of operations.

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Contact for further questions on Mechanical Engineering

This picture showsJens Baur

Jens Baur

Abteilungsleiter Lehre | Fachstudienberater Maschinenbau

This picture showsChristine dos Santos Costa

Christine dos Santos Costa

Head of Mechanical Engineering Center - contact person for general questions about study programs in the field of mechanical engineering

This picture showsClara Holfelder
M. Sc.

Clara Holfelder

Studiengangsmanagerin Maschinenbau

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