Mechanical Engineering (Master)

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.

Job profile and labor market

Mechanical engineering is increasingly concerned with making ever new contributions to solving pressing tasks in the economy and society, e.g. in environmental protection, energy supply, healthcare or mobility and communications. Consistent integration with other disciplines and new technologies is the prerequisite for the decisive innovation thrusts that characterize mechanical engineering.

This is why the link between university research and industry is particularly intensive in mechanical engineering. Constant new research tasks and the growing need for technology transfer are the best indicators of the importance of this cooperation. Mechanical engineers assume responsibility in industry as well as at universities or other institutions, for example as specialists in research and development, in staff functions with cross-sectional tasks, in the development, design and planning of products, as managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and test engineers, in integrative and interdisciplinary activities in project teams.

The greatest work potential for the mechanical engineer is offered by industry, with a lion's share of medium-sized and smaller companies, where engineers are particularly in demand as "generalists" because the scope of their work is broader here than in large companies.

With the master's degree, the path to a doctorate is open to graduates for good career opportunities in industry or the start of a scientifically oriented career.

Structure of the study

Consolidation of mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals

  • Engineering mathematics
  • Numerics
  • Materials engineering
  • Technical vibration theory
  • Simulation methods in engineering

Modules for the deepening of engineering applications

  • Fatigue/Tribology
  • Mechatronics
  • Plants
  • Design
  • Materials

Interdisciplinary course contents

  • Technical English
  • Quality management

A specialization is possible by choosing individual focal points from the engineering courses offered by the university.

Technical focus

The Clausthal Master's program in Mechanical Engineering continues the generalist education begun in the Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to a deepening of mathematical/scientific knowledge, engineering and interdisciplinary qualifications are acquired that enable individual employment in a wide variety of industries and fields of activity in mechanical engineering.

The success of Clausthal graduates shows that it fully meets the requirements of the labor market.

Part-time study

The Master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering can also be studied part-time. Further details on the requirements, structure and legal consequences of part-time studies are regulated by the "Regulations for Part-time Studies (TzO)" of Clausthal University of Technology in the currently valid version.

Before applying for and taking up part-time studies, a counseling interview with the responsible part-time study coordinator is obligatory. During this counseling interview, the part-time study coordinator agrees on an individual study plan (learning agreement) for the part-time study in consultation with the student.

Part-time study coordinator:

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

Program advisors/ Program supervisor

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: Master
Duration: 4 Semester
Language of teaching: German
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Start date: Admission to the winter semester, but also to the summer semester possible.
Accreditation: Urkunde ASIIN, EUR-ACE-Master

Starting your studies

Welcome Weeks (before the start of lectures)
The Clausthal University of Technology supports the start of studies with various event formats.

Pre-course in mathematics (before the start of lectures)
The Institute of Mathematics offers a pre-course in mathematics for Bachelor's degree programmes. Master's students who would like to refresh their mathematics knowledge are also welcome to attend this course.

Admission requirement

The prerequisite for admission to the master's program in mechanical engineering is a successful bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field. Internships or vocational training are not required.