Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.)
The Master’s programme in mechanical engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences qualifies you to undertake demanding tasks related to the development, design and production of modern industrial goods. Now more than ever, mechanical engineering companies find themselves caught between the opposing poles of the three main determiners - the environment, society and technology. Only those who pay due regard to all three areas can be successful. This Master's programme therefore focuses on “Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering” and teaches you about procedures and technologies which can be used to enable the products of the future to fulfil their function with less material and lower energy consumption.
The broad-based, practice-oriented fundamental knowledge gained in the Bachelor’s programme is consolidated in the lectures offered in the Master’s programme. You will gain more in-depth theoretical insights into the mechanical engineering topics of the future from experienced lecturers and part-time instructors from industry. Research projects are used to teach students the methods of scientific working and how to apply the latest engineering methods. Social skills and soft skills also form part of the curriculum. On completion of your Master’s degree programme, you are qualified to do your doctorate at a university.
Degree programme leaflet
Facts and Figures - at a glance
|Degree awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Campus||Esslingen City Centre Campus|
|Number of semesters||3|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Application Periods||For the summer semester: up to January 15th|
|Information on admission requirements|
Application and Admission
Applications for this degree programme must be submitted online via the Master’s degree programme portal of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Students may commence this degree programme in the summer semester only. The deadline for submitting applications is 15 January for the summer semester.
Further information on your Master's application (such as the Master's degree program checklist) can be found on the website of the admissions office.
The formal requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a degree from a comparable degree programme.
Admission restriction: 30 places available
All applicants must prove they have gained a minimum number of (ECTS) Credit Points (CP) or completed an equivalent workload from the Bachelor’s degree programme covering the following training content:
Materials engineering (incl. plastics)
Electrical engineering and electronics
Business administration/cost accounting
Application documents required for admission:
- Proof of the successful completion of an appropriate university degree course including details of the average grade obtained (certified copy of the certificate is only required for enrollment)
- Diploma supplement Alternatively, a copy of the study and examination plan on which it is based or
- Module description (of the Bachelor's degree obtained) with an Internet address, where possible (this section does not apply to graduates of the Bachelor’s programme in mechanical engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences)
- Form - application for admission to print to the “Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering” Master's programme
Appendix to the application for admission
- Application without a degree certificate from a preceding Bachelor’s programme: Transcript of Records, which may not have been issued more than four weeks before the application deadline.
Applicants may be granted provisional admission on the basis of these documents. Note: The provisional admission can be revoked when the overall grade stated on the degree certificate is worse than the provisional overall grade calculated. If this means places on the programme then become available, a process may be implemented whereby applicants who were not initially considered move up the list.
Applicants with a degree from a foreign university
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences requires a university degree gained at a foreign university to be recognised by the Center for International Students at Constance University of Applied Sciences (Studienkolleg Konstanz).
The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.Module Catalogue Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc.) (German Version)
A Degree Programme with a Bright Future
This Master's programme focuses on “Resource Efficiency in Mechanical Engineering” and teaches you about procedures and technologies which can be used to enable the products of the future to fulfil their function with less material and lower energy consumption. As a graduate with this specialist knowledge, you can undertake development projects which are optimised to meet the objectives of sustainability and resource conservation as part of your regular work.
Graduates with this qualification are in demand by companies engaged in general mechanical engineering, custom machine engineering, the automobile industry and its suppliers, in mechanical and thermal process engineering and the engineering and service sector.
On completion of your Master’s degree programme, you are qualified to do your doctorate at a university.