Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.)

General Information

Mechanical engineering is the key engineering discipline when it comes to the development, design and manufacture of capital and consumer goods. It is thus one of the key technologies of our modern industrial society. The broad-based training offered by Esslingen University of Applied Sciences concentrates on the fundamentals and thus ensures you are well prepared for this task and the challenges of life-long learning. Experienced lecturers teach in small study groups to provide you with everything you need to get a successful foothold on the career ladder. The study programme is very practice oriented and consolidates the theoretical knowledge with practicals in modern labs, project work in groups, and the practical semester spent working in industry.

After you have learned the engineering and natural science fundamentals of mechanical engineering in the first three semesters, you select one of two specialisations according to your personal interests: Development and Design or Development and Production.

On completing your Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, you can take a continuation Master programme in Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.) or Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.).

One degree programme - two degrees: the Mechanical Engineering degree programme offers students the opportunity to obtain a double degree in cooperation with universities in Finland or in Mexico.

Great results in nationwide rankings for the Mechanical Engineering degree programme at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

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Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.)


It is also possible to study this subject with a focus on the vocational teaching profession:

Engineering Education Mechanical Engineering - Automation Engineering (B.Sc)

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
FacultyMechanical and Systems Engineering
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman

For the summer semester: from 24 October to 15 January

For the winter semester: from AprAprAprApr 2525 to JulJulJulJul 1515

Information on admission requirements
    • Development and Design
    • Development and Production
    Continuing Master ProgramsResource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)

    Application and Admission

    • Information on the admission requirements and application procedure can be found on the pages which describe the application process for our Bachelor programmes.
    • Note: Students wishing to take this degree programme must have pre-degree practical experience in a technical field; it may also be done in the semester break while studying. No pre-study internship is required for the start of studies in the summer semester 2023.
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    career prospects

    For the tasks of tomorrow

    Now more than ever, there is a growing demand for mechanical engineers who use their skills in innovation and their creativity to develop new products and thus create new jobs. The broad-based training offered by Esslingen University of Applied Sciences concentrates on the fundamentals and thus ensures you are well prepared for this task and the challenges of life-long learning. Having gained your degree, you will be able to work at the interface of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and management.

    As a mechanical engineering graduate, you could be engaged on the following tasks:

    • development and optimisation of products and machines using computer-aided tools for design, computation and simulation
    • further development of production methods
    • use of computers in manufacturing (CAD/CAM, CAQ, simulation)
    • interlinking of machines to form complex manufacturing systems
    • development, design, computation and testing of machines, products and production systems
    • planning, commissioning and optimisation of production plants and processes
    • project management and application-oriented technical consultancy work
    • testing, technical sales, quality assurance or as a manager in a company.


    Study mechanical engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

    Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is located at the heart of the high-powered Stuttgart economic hub. Students on our Mechanical Engineering degree programme acquire crucial key qualifications and have excellent career prospects as mechanical engineers in all relevant sectors of industry on graduation.

    Study with the best 

    The current CHE Ranking of the ZEIT newspaper and the ranking of the Wirtschaftswoche journal both place the Mechanical Engineering degree programme at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in the top flight. 

    Practical relevance is an integral aspect of the whole programme.

    Apart from teaching the fundamentals, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences also places great emphasis on high levels of practical relevance. The mechanical engineers of the future enhance the knowledge they have gained from their courses by doing their own projects in the university’s state of the art laboratories, such as the Virtual Automation Lab or the Polymer Technologies Laboratory.

    The intensely nurtured contacts between the university and regional industry provide students with numerous opportunities to undertake practical projects and also do their final thesis, even at undergraduate level.

    Small semester intakes and everything within easy reach

    In contrast to university intakes, the semester intakes at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences are manageable. Study units done in small groups and practical project work in the mechanical engineering laboratories are the norm.

    The students are in direct contact with the professors, lecturers and laboratory staff, thus ensuring they receive a good level of support. The lecture theatres and laboratories used for the Mechanical Engineering degree programme are all situated on Esslingen City Centre Campus.

    Support from the outset

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the service facilities at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences are very keen that their students receive good support. This starts before your degree programme has even begun: those who attend the preparatory course for mathematics or the compact physics course before starting their degree programme lay excellent foundations for their studies. Welcome Days, orientation events and mentors help freshers to successfully embark on life as a student. Library, Computer Centre, Student Advice Centre, International Office, Career Center - the service facilities of the university are there to support you during all phases of your programme.

    Enjoy life on campus

    Living student life to the full is a natural part of your time at university. The University Sports Club, University Music Group and the various student groups offer a great variety of different opportunities. And Esslingen itself naturally provides optimum conditions for interesting leisure activities, too.

    Esslingen’s City Centre Campus is situated in the middle of the picturesque old quarter. Music, art, sport, pubs and restaurants – it caters for all tastes. And for those who still long for life in the city: the centre of Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, is less than 20 minutes away.

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    Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025