Students of the Master’s programme in Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering in the laboratory

Master of Science (M.Sc.)Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering

Resource efficiency makes sense from an economic and ecological point of view. Even for mechanical engineering companies, which today more than ever are caught between the three influencing factors of environment, society and technology, the efficient use of resources is the key factor for success. The Master’s programme teaches you procedures and technologies that enable promising products to optimally fulfil their function with the lowest possible consumption of materials and energy.

  • Campus City Centre

  • Period in semester3 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application PeriodsSummer semester: 31 October to 15 January

  • Admission RequirementsBachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a comparable course of study.

Apply as of 31 October!

Career Perspectives


Reducing material and energy costs, thereby optimising the competitiveness of production are the skills your future employer can rely on. With your specialist knowledge, you will be an expert in optimally aligning products and processes to the targets of sustainability and resource conservation.

Your career prospects

With your qualification, you will start as a specialist or manager in the following industries:

  • Mechanical engineering and customised mechanical engineering
  • Automotive and automotive supply industry
  • Mechanical and thermal process engineering
  • Engineering and services.

Alternatively, you can take the promising path of a doctorate.

Students trying out the digital twin



You apply for this program online via the campus management system HEonline of the Hochschule Esslingen.

Zwei Studierende lernen an einem Buch
  1. Check the requirements
    The admission and enrollment statutes as well as the special selection criteria for master's programs inform you about the application requirements for this program.

  2. Register and apply via
    You register in the central application portal to receive your applicant ID and apply for the desired degree programme.

  3. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. You can upload them in Esslingen’s “HEonline” campus management system. We need your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

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


This awaits you

  • Individual study design through the choice of several application modules
  • Individual specialist in fields of application in Mechanical Engineering in research and development projects and in the Master’s thesis
  • The numerous research activities in mechanical engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences enable students to get involved in current research work as part of their Master’s thesis. A continuation as part of a doctorate is also possible.
  • Lecturers with practical experience impart application- and future-oriented teaching content.
Students of the degree programme in Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering

Insights into business and specialist fields

“During my studies at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, I learned to approach issues analytically. This method now helps me with the development of strategies for my customers. I also appreciated the comfortable group sizes in the semesters. They enabled exchange with the teaching staff and promoted the learning process. My tip: During your studies, take advantage of the opportunity to gain insights into different companies and departments.”

Larissa Tropp, Alumna of the Master's degree programme in Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering
Eine junge blonde Frau mit Brille.

Excellent laboratories

I started my Mechanical Engineering studies directly after my vocational training as an industrial mechanic. During the training, I worked a lot with mechanical engineers and I really liked their areas of responsibility. I chose Esslingen University of Applied Sciences because it has a very good reputation in education and teaching Among other things, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has very good laboratories where you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and maintains very good regional contacts with large companies.

Deniz Dogan, Master student of Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering
Master student Deniz Dogan reports on his course of study Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

Excellent teaching

Lecturers with practical experience impart application- and future-oriented teaching content.

Master’s programme as added value

Your Master’s degree will qualify you further and provide you with very good career prospects in many areas of industry.

Current research

The research activities allow you to enter and participate in current research topics in modern mechanical engineering.

Career start

The Career Centre builds the bridge between studying and practice: Master thesis, application training, job portal...


GründES! offers you the best tools and infrastructure to develop your innovative flair and entrepreneurial spirit.

Individual study design

Deepen your knowledge of the topics that interest you most in electives.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025