Degree Course Details

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

Program Duration

6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credit Points


Beginning of Program

winter semester


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 Plan

Mechanical Engineering (ME)


Schedule of the actual semester


Campus Duisburg


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • winter semester: from October to March
  • summer semester: from April to September

Lecture Period

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Examination Period

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.

Social Contribution

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

Costs of Living

We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.

Student Advisory Service

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
SG 119
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3776

Departmental Advisor

Prof. Rüdiger Deike

Student Council International Studies in Engineering


Additional Information



The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.