|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Standard duration of study||6 semesters|
|Language of Instruction||German|
|Start of programme||winter semester|
|Admission||free admission (pre-study internship)|
You are fascinated by technical solutions and would like to work on developing and implementing them in a company? Are you also interested in economic topics and how technology and economy can interact in a meaningful way? If so, the degree programme in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering is the right one for you. This programme combines business and technology in equal parts here in Braunschweig—so you don’t have to choose one or the other. This makes you a sought-after lateral thinker. After all, business people with a technical background are in demand—just as much as technical experts who know about economics.
There is a reason why holding a degree from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at TU Braunschweig enjoys an excellent reputation. We prepare you well for the requirements of your studies with the help of a maths pre-course to refresh your school knowledge. And no one expects you to commit to a particular major right away. There are three semesters for us to teach you the basics, giving you time to find your personal interests and decide on your future course of study from the fourth semester onwards.
We offer you plenty of options to deepen your knowledge, allowing you to study exactly what you are interested in. Our large number of Master's degree programmes are designed to continue your studies in the same way. You can also get involved in specialist and interdisciplinary activities outside of the classroom. Be it by participating in one of the many student initiatives—such as the Lions Racing Team where you can send Formula Student cars to the race track. Perhaps you would like to spend a semester exchanging ideas with a professional from business or academia. Then take part in our successful Mentor.ING programme. And if you want to withdraw and concentrate on your studies in peace and quiet, you can visit the Masch.Bau student house with its study rooms.
Braunschweig is an attractive research region and studying here means you are at the cutting edge of science. Our close ties with TU research centres such as the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF), the Aeronautics Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFL) and the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering (PVZ) promote practical teaching and give you the opportunity to establish business contacts. You can get additional insights into the latest scientific research thanks to our various cooperation partners such as the German Aerospace Center (DLR) or the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), National Metrology Institute. From collaborating with the high-tech workshop Protohaus to succeeding with the Cluster of Excellence or setting the world record for the largest paper aeroplane—we are part of the action!
In order to apply for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, you need a university entrance qualification. This is usually the German Abitur, but there are also other qualifications with which you can begin your studies at TU Braunschweig.
More information on the admission requirements for German applicants [in German only]
International students usually need to have a school-leaving qualification with which they could also study in their home country. This means you must have
completed secondary school
passed the university entrance exam (if this examination exists in your home country).
In some cases, you must have already studied at a recognised university in your home country or have previously attended the Studienkolleg in Germany.
More information on the admission requirements for international applicants
Before beginning your studies, you must complete an eight-week internship in a company, in which you learn basic craft skills and practical engineering activities. You must write an internship report in the form of a weekly overview, which you submit to the SERVICEteam of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (online) after the start of your studies in order to have the internship recognised. You can find detailed information on how to carry out and have the internship recognised here:
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