Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English, German
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The combination of mechanical engineering with electronics, metrology, steering technology and control engineering has created entirely new products and processes. In today's increasingly globalized marketplace, graduates with a Master's in mechanical engineering have a global and wide-ranging choice of careers. 


These include managerial positions not just in major corporations but also in the SME sector, where the opportunities for growth and career advancement are substantial. Entry-level graduates are particularly sought after. The most innovative sectors, and where specialists are particularly in demand, include robotics, sensory and laser technology, and software. The automotive sector and construction firms continue to offer good opportunities, while other employers can be found in aerospace and astronautics, electrical engineering, telecoms, medical technology and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Master's degree holders can also expect to find work in universities, research institutes and the public sector.  

The Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. is divided into five study profiles, each offering a different focus.

The General Mechanical Engineering profile provides a wide-ranging education in general mechanical engineering without concentrating on any particular area. The curriculum offers students the breadth of a traditional mechanical engineering education, with the technical part of the course comprising a set of compulsory core subjects as well as three catalogues.

The Mechatronics profile combines classical mechanical engineering with electrical engineering and information technology. The interplay of mechanical, electrical and electronic system components, together with their functional and local integration into general modules, gives rise to completely new functions and manufacturing processes. This option offers students a thorough grounding in the methods that lay the foundation for the development and manufacture of mechatronic systems. Students will also have the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of special areas through a wide range of advanced lectures. The diversity and depth of the research interests of the various teaching posts enables students to devote their Master's thesis to the latest application areas, such as robotics, automotive technology and biomechanics, while taking advantage of the most advanced knowledge available in these areas. The increasingly globalized nature of the marketplace means that graduates of this option have a wide range of international careers to choose from. These include managerial positions not just in major corporations but also in the SME sector, where the opportunities for growth and career advancement are substantial.

The ever-increasing globalization of the economy means that manufacturing today takes place on a worldwide basis, thereby requiring new and comprehensive commodity flow systems. This in turn has led to an increasing need for production and logistics engineers in a wide range of sectors, opening up a wide range of career options for the suitably qualified. The Production and Logistics profile covers the methods and techniques for the development and management of production and logistics processes in the value chain. It combines the various strands of technology with commercial, administrative and logistical requirements, thereby bringing design into play with planning and management processes.

Against a background of climate change and global resource depletion, energy and environmental engineering is becoming increasingly important. The efficient production of energy that does not contribute to climate change, and the reduction of earth, water and air pollution, are central challenges for the 21st century. Engineers have a crucial contribution to make, developing not just resource-efficient facilities, but also technologies for neutralizing harmful substances. Energy and environmental engineering is an innovative high-tech sector and one of Europe's fastest-growing industries. With the increasing globalization of the economy, graduates of this Master's program will be highly attractive to employers around the world. Leadership roles await, not just in large corporations but also especially in the innovative SME sector.

Germany is home to Europe's largest supplier industry for shipbuilding, with mechanical engineering companies implementing innovative solutions for a globalized market. Moreover, the switch to renewable energy has led to increased research and development in the field of green energy, alternative drive systems, and the end-to-end optimization of maritime systems. All this activity has created one of the largest supplier industries for offshore wind technology. The Ship and Offshore Technology profile caters to the resulting need for highly qualified engineers in this area. It builds on the basic principles of general mechanical engineering by focusing on the maritime and offshore technology sectors. Encompassing hydrodynamics, construction, structural integrity and numerical and experimental procedures, it provides the knowledge and skills required for addressing technical maritime and offshore issues in a mechanical engineering context. The modules are structured in such a way as to ensure students gain knowledge and skills appropriate to mechanical engineering in general and maritime and offshore technology in particular. Electives can be chosen from a wide selection of engineering disciplines, thus allowing students to focus on their individual needs and interests.

Programme Structure

Study profiles
  • General Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy and environmental technology
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Production and Logistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following CAE score:

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the language.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject area
  • with adequate length of studies and
  • with an average mark of at least 2.5 issued in Germany or a foreign equivalent.
  • The participation in a bachelor’s or master’s program in ISE requires as a condition for the degree the certification of the level B2 in both languages. The necessary language courses in an individual case are constituent parts of the program.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      600 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 300 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Duisburg

    • 640 - 880 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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