Interdisciplinary Electives and Project Work
Within the Interdisciplinary Electives and in the Project Work, interdisciplinary contents are taught. Interdisciplinary project work is carried out in teams based on the division of labour and serves primarily to promote the ability to develop, implement and present concepts and to develop and formulate results in teamwork. For Interdisciplinary Electives, students can choose from the university's overall programme for interdisciplinary qualification (pool model). Students can choose any course that ends with an examination and is not part of their own Bachelor's programme, e.g. training in soft skills or language courses. In addition to the pool model, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering recommends these courses for interdisciplinary profile development.
Compulsory Elective Modules
Until the end of the third semester, the study programme is the same for all students. At the beginning of the fourth semester, students set individual priorities for their course of study (beginning with the decision whether to take the module "Wärme- und Stoffübertragung (Heat and Mass Transfer)" or "Maschinendynamik (Dynamics of Machines)" in the fourth semester). The decision for a specialisation is therefore usually made during or towards the end of the third semester.
One of the following specialisations must be chosen:
- General Mechanical Engineering
- Energy and Process Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Material Sciences
- Production and Systems Engineering
A separate module catalogue is assigned to each of the Specialisation, Elective Modules, which are taken in the fourth to sixth semester. The modules are individually adapted to the respective specialisation. As a rule, four modules are to be selected from the range of modules offered in the fields of specialisation. One of them must be a module with a laboratory part. The laboratories integrated into the modules ensure that the teaching content is taught in a practical manner.
Also linked to the choice of specialisation are the modules which must be taken in the elective fields of "Production Engineering", "Design Engineering", "Mechanics and Strength" and "Numerics" in the fourth or fifth semester. Depending on the chosen specialisation, either a compulsory module or a catalogue of compulsory elective modules limited to a few modules is specified from which a module must be selected. The fixed specification of the main topics of these compulsory elective modules ensures that you acquire more in-depth knowledge in the respective area.