B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Study period

6 semesters (3 years)



Study begin

Winter semester

Study place

Campus Duisburg


50% German & 50% English


The B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering provides a general engineering education in the design and build of equipment and machinery. Specialist and cross-system lectures are designed to equip students with system skills and interdisciplinary problem-solving skills. Thanks to its international perspective, the course prepares students for work in a globalised marketplace while at the same time making it easier to study for international students. Graduates will be especially suited for careers in:

  • International mechanical and facilities engineering;
  • Thermal, mechanical and chemical process engineering;
  • Automotive design and its supply chain;
  • Environmental protection technology;
  • Engineering companies and consultancies.

By taking account of the shifting requirements of the world of work, the course will equip students with the awareness, skills and techniques necessary for engaging in scientific work, for the critical assessment of technical knowledge and for working in a professional manner. Subject to aptitude and grades, graduates can go on to complete a Master’s degree, which in turn could lead to a doctorate.

Graduates will:

  • master basic engineering and natural science knowledge and techniques and the thinking that lies behind them;
  • master the basic specialist principles of construction technology;
  • master the basic specialist principles of energy technology;
  • master the basic specialist principles of manufacturing technology;
  • master the basic specialist principles of fluid engineering and thermodynamics;
  • be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning teamworking and communication skills;
  • gain experience of their chosen profession and will be in a position of critically assess technical information and professional practice and their interdependencies.
  • gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems of mechanical engineering within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.

Study at UDEStudy plan

Study plan

Study plan

You can find the examination regulations for your study program here: Examination regulations according to study programs

Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDB:

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Information material

Prospective students will find an overview of the study program here.

Study plans as well as information about the modules in the study program can be found in the module database VDBMechanical Engineering


Admission requirements

  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • a relevant subject-linked university entrance qualification
  • a certificate recognized as equivalent by law or by the competent state authority
  • those qualified in vocational training (an entrance examination is required in this case)

For foreign applicants who are not treated as equivalent to Germans by or on the basis of international treaties:

  • if no university entrance qualification can be proven, proof of the ability to study by means of a special examination
  • after successful attendance of an educational institution abroad with a degree that entitles the holder to study there: passed entrance examination of the University of Duisburg-Essen


Unrestricted admission (study places are not limited)

Enrollment takes place during the enrollment period at the student registrar's office on Campus Duisburg.

Prospective students from non-EU countries submit their application to uni-assist by 15.07. This applies to all German-language Bachelor's degree programs and includes applications for direct admission to the study program, for DSH direct admission, and for the preparatory German course. For more information please check the homepage of the International Office.

Special enrollment requirements

Sufficient knowledge of English and German language is required for enrollment (for more details, see "Language skills").

Foreign applicants who do not have the same status as Germans by or on the basis of international treaties and who do not have a university entrance qualification obtained in Germany must additionally prove their eligibility to study in a special examination. The special eligibility to study in the sense of sentence 1 is considered to be proven, if the applicant has taken mathematics in the last 3 years of the previous education, entitling him/her to direct university admission and has achieved a grade of 2.0 or better. When converting the grades, country-specific distinctions are taken into account as specified by the examination board.


You can find a selection of for non-mandatory, but recommended preliminary courses at Mintroduce.

ISE Examination Board

University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Engineering
SG 182
Geibelstr. 41, 47057 Duisburg

Language Skills

Applicants who have not acquired their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must provide evidence of German language skills corresponding to the completed level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of English corresponding to the completed level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages at the time of enrollment.

Study in a bachelor's degree program in ISE requires proof of level B2 in both languages as a condition of graduation. The language courses required for this in individual cases are components of the degree program. Students must take placement tests immediately at the beginning of their studies to determine their proficiency in German and English and to be placed in courses according to sentence 1. German language skills corresponding to level B2 are a prerequisite for admission to the German-language modules, as well as for admission to the German-language examinations from the 3rd semester onwards. 

Internships during studies

During the Bachelor's program, students must complete a 12-week internship. It is part of the study program and must be proven at the latest when registering the bachelor thesis.

In the course of studies, the internship should complement the studies and deepen acquired theoretical knowledge in its practical relevance. During the internship, the intern has the opportunity to get to know individual areas of an industrial company and to apply the knowledge acquired during the course of study. Another important aspect is the understanding of the sociological side of entrepreneurial activities. The intern must also understand the company as a social structure and get to know the relationship between managers and employees in order to correctly classify his or her future position and potential impact.

Study-related stays abroad

For students who have acquired their university entrance qualification at a German institution, a stay abroad of three to six months is obligatory. The stay abroad can be completed to acquire credit points, to complete the bachelor's thesis or to complete practical working experience.

General Information

Living & Studying at the University of Duisburg-Essen


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • Winter semester: from October to March
  • Summer semester: from April to September

Lecture period

The winter lecture period usually starts in mid-October and ends in mid-February. In summer, the lecture period usually starts in mid-April and ends in July. During the winter semester there is a break of about two weeks during the Christmas holidays.

Examination phase

The examination phase begins about one week after the end of the lecture period and lasts about seven weeks.

Semester fee

All students have to pay a semester fee (social contribution) of about 320,- Euro per semester. You can find the current amount here. The social contribution includes, among other things, a semester ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia and discounts on meals in the university's canteen and cafeteria.

Living expenses

We recommend to consider approximately 800 to 1000 Euro of personal expenses per month. 


Accommodation is possible in dormitories of the Studierendenwerk and in premises of the free housing market. The rent in a room in a student dormitory is about 300,- Euro per month. You can find more information about housing options here.

Graduate Chenney AbeygoonesekeraGraduate's testimonials

ISE Mechanical Engineering is a well structured program. The professors and university staff were always helpful. Getting a visa from the immigration office was the biggest challenge.



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ABZ offers counseling to prospective students, enrolled students and graduates on all questions concerning the choice of study program, studies and the transition into working career.

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Support in the Faculty

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Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 12, 47119 Duisburg
Room ST 111
Phone: 0203/37-93455
Office hours: by arrangement

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