Bachelor degree course

Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering

The bachelor degree course Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering was established at the TU Braunschweig in the winter term 2008/09.

What are the goals of this degree course? Click here for an overview.

Information for students

Please note: Here you find information when you started your studies in / after winter term 2014/15. Please find special documents on this webpage (also for start of study before winter term 2014-15).


The diagram below illustrates the structure of the degree course. For information about the modules of the degree course and more, please see the Download Curriculum 2014/15. Detailed information about the modules is available in the MHB (Modulhandbuch).

Basic courses

Basic courses are courses that are compulsory for all industrial engineering / mechanical engineering bachelor students. They are divided into three groups:

  • Mathematical fundamentals
  • Scientific and engineering fundamentals
  • Economic fundamentals

The basic courses provide the students with a broad base of knowledge for their specialisation.  


Compulsory / Specialisation modules

For the first three semesters, the courses are the same for all students in the degree course (except for the module Grundlagen in Wissenschaft und Technik für Wirtschaftsingenieure (Fundamentals of Science and Technology for Industrial Engineers)), but after that they vary according to individual interests. The students usually choose their focal subjects during the third semester: one for engineering and three for economic science.

In engineering science, the students can choose from the following:

  • General mechanical engineering
  • Energy and process engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Materials science
  • Mechatronics
  • Production and systems engineering

Each of these focal subjects has its own module catalogue for the specialisation fields (fields of expertise), which are completed during the fourth to sixth semesters. The modules offered within the fields of expertise are individually tailored to the respective focus profile. Students usually have to choose four modules from the available options.

In economic science, the students can choose from the following:

  • Decision support
  • Management of services
  • Finance
  • Information management
  • Marketing
  • Organisation and leadership
  • Production and logistics
  • Law
  • Corporate accounting
  • Economics

Integrated modules

The integrated modules include the Quantitative Methoden in den  Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Quantitative Methods in Economics) module, either Grundlagen der automatischen Informationsverarbeitung für den Maschinenbau (Basics of Data Processing for Mechanical Engineering) or Einführung in das Programmieren (für Nicht-Informatiker) (Introduction to Programming (for Non-Computer Scientists)) and the Überfachliche Profilbildung Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen Maschinenbau (Interdisciplinary Courses Industrial Engineering / Mechanical Engineering) module. The latter module consists of the compulsory course Arbeitswissenschaft (Human Factors and Ergonomics), a Simulation Game in Economic Science and another three-credit module from the pool model. Among other things, the students will also learn and train soft skills required for their careers, e.g. presentation techniques, ability to work in a team, project management, etc. You can choose any course which includes an exam offered at the TU Braunschweig except for those included in the curriculum of your bachelor and master degree course. Language courses are also included in this category. These courses will also be mentioned in your Transcript of Records as a proof of the skills you acquired. If you get a grade for the courses, it will be listed on the final certificate.



In addition to the eight-week basic placement, which should generally be completed prior to the start of the study period, the students also have to spend ten weeks on engineering placement during the bachelor studies. The engineering placement offers a good opportunity for students to gain work experience in a professional environment and provides an insight into what is required of an engineer working in the industry. Please refer to the Placement Guidelines for full details.


Final module

The bachelor degree course finishes with the final module. It includes a written elaboration, the bachelor thesis (12 credits) and a presentation (2 credits) of the results.

The bachelor thesis is intended to prove that the students are able to write a scientific report. In this module, their ability to document and present independently achieved scientific results, in the form of a presentation, is trained. At the end of the module, the students are able to successfully implement these methods of operation in their future field of activity following their university training.

Technische Universität Braunschweig 
Fakultät für Maschinenbau
Schleinitzstr. 20
38106 Braunschweig

Tel: +49 (0)531 391 4040
E-Mail: service-fmb@tu-braunschweig.de

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