Start: winter & summer semester, non-restricted undergraduate programme (bachelor´s degree) Language: German | Degree: Bachelor of Science Standard period of study: 6 semesters Application period: 1st June – 15th October (winter term) | 1st December – 1st April (summer term) An 8-week pre-study internship must be completed before the start of studies.
Each winter semester, information events are held on the specialisations / subject profiles in mechanical engineering are held by the by the participating institutes. Students are particularly invited to attend in the 2nd or 3rd semester of the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Mech. Engineering. The dates offer information on the subject areas, to get in touch with the institutes and to with the institutes and to get to know the equipment, laboratories and labs and opportunities for student work.
The Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program can be started in the winter and summer semesters. In both cases, the same study content is available to students in the basic and advanced subjects.
However, differences exist with regard to the sample study plans (curricula), which are given as a recommendation for a possible course of study. For an overview of the curricula, see the Documents page.
Structure of the study programme (Examination regulation / PO 2022)
The diagram below shows the structure of the study programme (english version will follow).
The curriculum (see above) gives you a precise idea of the subjects and options included in the study program. For a complete and detailed description of all subjects included in the study programme, please refer to the Course Handbook on the Documents page.
Basic subjects are subjects that must be taken by all bachelor students in mechanical engineering. They provide a broad foundation of knowledge on which you can build your subject specialization.
The fundamentals include mathematical, scientific and engineering content. In particular, the following topics are covered:
Information processing / Programming
Design / machine elements
Measurement and control engineering
Physics / Chemistry / Electrical engineering
Technical Mechanics / Fluid Mechanics
Your choice: General mechanical engineering or specialist profile
Up to the end of the third semester, the course content is the same for all students.
From the fourth semester onwards, you can set individual focal points with a chosen specialist profile. There are six options to choose from for this:
Energy and process engineering
Automotive engineering and mobile systems
Production, Automation and Systems
In each subject profile there are predefined modules that have to be taken. This fixed requirement ensures that you acquire in-depth knowledge of the respective area. Each of the subject profiles is also assigned its own elective module catalog. As a rule, you have to choose three modules from the catalog. One of these must be a module with a laboratory component. The laboratories integrated into the modules ensure that the course content is taught in a practical manner.
If you do not wish to choose a specific subject profile, you will study "General Mechanical Engineering". Here you will get to know the entire technical breadth of mechanical engineering. In addition to the compulsory module "Digitalization in Mechanical Engineering", you will choose one module each from the areas of "Modeling and Simulation", "Mechanics and Strength", "Materials" and "Design". In addition, four modules can be freely selected, whereby two of the modules must have a laboratory component.
If a specialization profile is chosen, as well as in "General Mechanical Engineering", a project work is to be completed in order to convey interdisciplinary contents. The interdisciplinary project work is carried out in teams based on the division of labor and serves above all to promote the ability to develop, implement and present concepts as well as to work out and formulate results in teamwork.
When choosing the module "Superdisciplinary profiling", students can draw on the entire programme of courses offered by the TU Braunschweig. Any course that concludes with an examination event and that is not part of the student's own bachelor's degree program can be selected, e.g. training in action-related skills or language courses.
After completion of the pre-internship, an engineering internship of 10 weeks must be completed during the bachelor's program. The internship guidelines provide more detailed information on areas and time scope.
The bachelor's program is completed by the final module. This module includes the preparation of a written paper, the bachelor thesis, and a presentation of the results achieved.
The bachelor thesis should demonstrate the student's ability to write a scientific paper. Furthermore, this module trains the documentation and communication (presentation) of elaborated scientific results and enables the students to successfully apply these working methods in their future field of activity after their education.