The high-tech machinery and plant construction industry is one of Germany's largest sectors, and a reliable source of employment for the future. The combination of mechanical engineering with electronics, metrology, steering technology and control engineering has created entirely new products and processes. In today's increasingly globalized marketplace, graduates with a Master's in mechanical engineering have a global and wide-ranging choice of careers. These include managerial positions not just in major corporations but also in the SME sector, where the opportunities for growth and career advancement are substantial. Entry-level graduates are particularly sought after. The most innovative sectors, and where specialists are particularly in demand, include robotics, sensory and laser technology, and software. The automotive sector and construction firms continue to offer good opportunities, while other employers can be found in aerospace and astronautics, electrical engineering, telecoms, medical technology and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Master's degree holders can also expect to find work in universities, research institutes and the public sector.
The Master in Mechanical Engineering is divided into seven study profiles, each offering a different focus.