Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering and mechatronics are interdisciplinary disciplines for which students are prepared by cross-disciplinary courses. This is because the aim of the course is not just to enable graduates to manufacture efficient products of high quality, but also to constantly make new contributions to solving urgent tasks in business and society.

The bachelor course opens the way to the advanced master source with a corresponding final grade.

NEW: From winter semester 2018/19, a specialisation in biomechanics can also be chosen.

Job description and labour market

The field of activity of mechanical engineers is broad. Whether in aircraft or vehicle construction, whether in the development of machine tools, production technology or precision engineering, micro- and medical technology, the creative and analytical expertise of mechanical engineers is needed everywhere for design, production and operation.

Products range from cars to dental drills, from artificial heart valves to aircraft turbines. Mechanical engineering is one of the largest industrial sectors in Germany and the basis for exports. Measurement, control and automation technology has long since found its way into mechanical engineering. The computer control of machine tools or construction drawings with CAD (Computer Aided Design) integrate information technology into the job description.

The suitability for later, decisive tasks requires that the studies are flanked by other areas in the working environment of the mechanical engineer, such as business administration or communication.

Mechanical engineers from Clausthal create the production facilities for economic manufacturing, organize the production processes, monitor quality and give professional advice on the distribution and use of the products. The occupational field covers many areas, from dry shavers to commercial aircraft, from air conditioning to drinking water supply, a cornucopia for the future workplace and, during studies, a rich source of topics for project and final papers on the technology of tomorrow.

Specialist focus

In the bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering, emphasis is placed on training in the basic scientific subjects in combination with basic and subject-specific engineering knowledge.

The course of study is intended to acquire specialist knowledge and skills that guarantee problem-oriented work and enable lifelong further qualification. Graduates are thus enabled to perform tasks in mechanical and plant engineering largely independently of a specific industry and to find their way around as generalists with the necessary overview knowledge.

Structure of the study programme

Natural scientific basics

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Organic and inorganic chemistry

Engineering Basics

  • engineering mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Component testing
  • Thermodynamics
  • Technical drawing (CAD)
  • Machine elements
  • Production Engineering
  • Production Engineering

Engineering application

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Control engineering
  • Mechatronic systems
  • Measurement technology

Interdisciplinary content

  • English
  • Social Competence

The specialisation in the main subjects "General Mechanical Engineering", "Mechtronics" and "Biomechanics" is carried out via elective and specialisation subjects.

Industrial internship

Part of the course of study is a practical work experience of 20 weeks, of which 8 weeks must be completed before the course of study.

Program advisors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Lohrengel
Phone: +49 5323 72-2270
Fax: +49 5323 72-3501
Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Robert-Koch-Straße 32
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Program outline

Type of program: Bachelor
Duration: 6 Semester
Language of teaching: German
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Prerequisites: University admission requirements
Start date: Winter semester (recommended). If you wish to start studying in the summer semester, we recommend taking our program.
Accreditation: Urkunde ASIIN, EUR-ACE-Bachelor

Start of studies

Steiger-College Your best start to your studies with an extended introductory phase

Welcome Week - TUCStart Orientation weeks before the start of studies with preliminary courses

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Follow-on Master's programs

Mechanical Engineering
Power Systems Engineering





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