Mechanical Engineering degree

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)Mechanical Engineering

Ready to push a key technology forwards? Mechanical engineers develop products, machines and production plants that are used beneficially in all industries and deliver efficient performance. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, you will be perfectly prepared to develop innovative and sustainable products where mechanics, electrical engineering, digitalisation and management come together and to drive the industry of the future.

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Career Perspectives


With the Mechanical Engineering degree programme, you will be choosing a key technology that is in demand in all industries. And the demand continues to rise, because the digitalisation of production requires highly trained skilled workers. Graduates from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences have a very good reputation in the sector. With the broad, fundamentals-based degree programme and the advanced course in your focus area, you will be qualified for planning, development, design, production, automation and quality assurance.

These career opportunities await

  • Development, design and optimisation of products and machines using computer-aided tools.
  • Further development production processes
  • Information technology in production (CAx digitalisation, simulation, big data, AI).
  • Interlinking of machines to form complex manufacturing systems.
  • Development, design, calculation, testing of machines, products and manufacturing systems.
  • Project management and application-related consultancy.
  • Technical sales
Mechanical engineers have excellent career opportunities.



After registering on the national application portal, you can apply via the Campusmanagement-System HEonline at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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For this degree programme you will need technical pre-degree practical experience (12 weeks). You can also complete the pre-degree practical experience during the semester break.

  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement for a successful application.

  2. Register on
    Please register on the national application portal to receive your Applicant ID.

  3. Register and apply on HEonline
    The next step is to register on Esslingen’s HEonline Campus Management System and apply for one or more degree programmes. When you have submitted your application on HEonline, you can also see it on hochschulstart and prioritise your choices.

  4. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. Please upload them on the HEonline Campus Management System. We must have your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

  5. All done!
    You can check the status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details in a safe place. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer on HEonline and hochschulstart.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Which criteria are used to award the university places?

There are usually more applications than places available. This means that not all applications for degree programmes will be successful. The places available will be awarded in accordance with the result of the university’s own selection procedure.

We are unable to give details of any admission restrictions (numerus clausus, NC) in advance. The NC states the selection threshold and the waiting time in semesters (periods of 6 months) for the last student in the ranking who is admitted to the degree programme. This means the NC varies depending on the number of applicants, their selection thresholds/waiting times and the number of places available. Since this is different for each application phase, we are unfortunately unable to provide any information about the admission restrictions (NC).

Why do I apply to and to the university?

For some of the Bachelor degree programmes at Esslingen, the admission procedure for applications for the first regular semester is via the national application portal Hochschulstart and the “dialog-oriented service procedure - DoSV”, where you can apply for a maximum of 12 university places.

To process your application, the “Application/Admission” team needs all the documents required for the admission procedure at Esslingen. You can upload these online via Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system.

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Can I apply although I have not yet received my final certificate?

Yes. You can also apply even though you have not yet received your final certificate.

You can upload your university entrance qualification in Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system until the application deadline at the latest.


For whom is the study programme suitable?

  • You enjoy technology and construction
  • You want to understand how things work and how they are constructed and you are motivated to improve things.
  • You are inspired to develop solutions for technical requirements in the future, making everyday life easier and improving the future.
  • Maths and physics are not difficult for you
  • You are interested in computers

You are in a particularly good position if you have already completed an apprenticeship in the technical field.

Enjoy technology and construction? Then a degree in Mechanical Engineering will suit you.

Recommendations convinced me

I decided to find out about Esslingen University of Applied Sciences when I heard recommendations from friends and family. I was convinced by the good mix of practice and theory. One week you have a theory unit, which is a lecture. Then there is a practical unit in the following week. So you’re in the lab and you apply everything you’ve learned and you can work out the contents yourself.

Jasmin Pfannenschwarz, student on the Mechanical Engineering degree programme
A student explains why she chose Mechanical Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Expertise for the future job

I decided to study Mechanical Engineering because I have always been very enthusiastic about technology. And here at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, I can not only gain an insight into almost every field of engineering, but also acquire the expertise to be able to contribute to all topics.  

Sinan Cakar, student on the Mechanical Engineering degree programme
Mechanical Engineering degree out of a passion for technology

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Developing solutions together

In very well-equipped laboratories, you will work in a team on problems from all areas of Mechanical Engineering.

Stuttgart business region

You benefit from the university’s contacts to world market leaders and the strong medium-sized industry.

Dual degree

With a second degree from one of our partner universities abroad, you increase your chances of starting your career.


University advantage

Practical experience plays an important role in the Mechanical Engineering degree programme at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

Learn with the best

The Mechanical Engineering degree programme belongs to the top group nationwide in 8 categories of the CHE university ranking conducted by ZEIT magazine.

Guaranteed support

A preliminary course in maths and physics, welcome days and mentors make it easier to become familiar with everyday student life.


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