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Bachelor of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

From the smallest component to large power plants - the Mechanical Engineering degree programme focuses on the planning, development, design and production of state-of-the-art technical devices and systems. The 4 study specialisations Digital Production, Energy and Environmental Technology, Design and Development as well as Production and Logistics offer plenty of scope for individual specialisation

At a glance

Bachelor of Engineering
Standard period of study:
7 or 9 (cooperative degree) semesters
Programme start:
Winter semester
Bochum and Heiligenhaus (cooperative degree)
Instruction language:
Credit points:
210 credit points
Type of programme:
Full-time and cooperative studies
Type of admission (NC):
Open admission (no NC)

Whether in everyday life or in industry - machines are omnipresent and determine our lives. Nothing works without them. Studying Mechanical Engineering at Bochum University of Applied Sciences will teach you everything you need to know to build and operate everything from individual machines to large technical systems. In addition to knowledge of planning, design, development, manufacturing and production, you will also learn about project management. We attach great importance to practical experience: you will work on your own project with other students as early as the 3rd semester.
Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and you will complete numerous exercises and internships during your degree programme - from robotics and materials technology to automation technology. A semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities is also possible. We have contacts with universities in Europe, Asia and Central America. We cooperate with many companies in the Ruhr region, the Mettmann district and the neighbouring cities of Düsseldorf, Essen and Wuppertal for the dual study programme.

For documents such as the module handbook, study plan and examination regulations, please visit the German page.

Admission conditions

School-leaving certificate

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (academic+practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • An entrance qualification recognised as equivalent (studies without Abitur or Fachhochschulreife)


  • Internship*

International students
Certificate recognition and required language skills

Cooperative study programme (KIA)

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (school + practical)


  • Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • A training contract with a co-operating company is available for enrolment


* 10 weeks of work placement are required: Proof of the complete internship must be provided by the beginning of the 5th semester. Training and professional activities from a specialised professional field can be credited towards the internship.
Possible areas:

  • Manual work techniques on metals, plastics and/or other materials;
  • Mechanical work techniques with cutting machines and non-cutting moulding machines;
  • Connection techniques;
  • Electrical installation, electrical machines, switching and measuring devices;
  • Service on communication technology components;
  • Assembly and maintenance of machines, devices and systems;
  • Measuring and testing - fault analysis;
  • Control and regulation technology, electronics;
  • Operational services in the hardware and software sector;
  • Operational structure and organisation of work processes;
  • Joining techniques;
  • Tool, fixture and gauge construction;
  • Surface treatment;
  • Development, design or testing;
  • Quality management, work preparation.

Cooperative Engineering Training (KIA)

The Mechanical Engineering course in the framework of Cooperative Engineering Training is a 9-semester dual study programme offered at both the University’s campuses in Bochum: KIA students on the bachelor’s programmes earn a dual qualification: They complete a vocational training course and a university degree programme.


Your career opportunities

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, you will have excellent career prospects! You can find employment in small, medium-sized and large companies. The focus of your work can vary greatly.

Studying at the Velbert/ Heiligenhaus campus

Small but mighty: studying at the Velbert/ Heiligenhaus campus (CVH) is something very special. Around 400 STEM-enthusiastic students are enrolled. The study groups are small, we know each other and the lecturers can support you individually during your studies. Our building was built in 2017. The laboratories are new and well-equipped with the latest technology, which our students are also allowed to use. We attach great importance to the practical relevance of our degree programme. We are also particularly proud of our research activities. Several CVH professors are members of the NRW doctoral programme. This is why you can also do a doctorate at CVH after completing your Master's degree.


Das sagen unsere Studierenden


"A personal atmosphere is important to me and that's what Bochum University of Applied Sciences offers. The proximity to the lecturers has been there since my first semester. Both in person by simply knocking on the door - if these are not already partially open - and online by email."

Christopher Reinhardt, alumnus

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