Mechanical Engineering

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Degree programmes


Mechanical Engineering, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 3 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

mechanical engineering constitutes the backbone of our entire technology-based culture; first and foremost, mechanical engineering “made in Germany” enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide, is multi-faceted and interdisciplinary.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  •   Applied mechanics
  • Energy and process technology
  • Construction and automation technology with 4 profiles: automation technology, engineering IT, drive , product development, industrial engineering
  • Technology for motor vehicles
    • Material and micro Engineering


Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • a good Bachelor’s degree and an interest in continuing his studies


  • doing a PhD
  • conducting research
  • scientific work

struggle through:

  • struggle no longer, rather work in a self-reliant manner on projects they enjoy
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Technology & Resource Management
  • SEPM


Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in research and development
  • in construction
  • as corporate consultant
  • in plant engineering
  • in managerial positions in the industry

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.
Duration: 20 weeks

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr.-Ing. Holger Grote
Building, Room: IC 02/71
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Maschinenbau
Building, Room: IC 03/145
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25545
Website Fachschaft


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Financing your studies
Financing your studies

Rent, food, social insurance – all these and more need to be paid for during your studies. But where will the money come from?


Career Service
Career Service

Completing your degree means you will be seeking entry into a professional career. The Career Service at RUB provides career guidance, helps with job applications and organises numerous career planning workshops.


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