How is the study program structured?

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Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor)

In the first four semesters (basic studies), mathematical and scientific knowledge is taught. In the subsequent three-semester main study period, students can choose between six specializations.

In addition to the technical content, "key competencies" are also taught, e.g. scientific work and presentation, languages, business basics or project, quality and process management.

Basic Studies

Engineering fundamentals include, for example:

  • Mathematics and Computer Science,
  • Mechanics and thermodynamics,
  • electrical engineering, and measurement and control technology,
  • production engineering and materials technology as well as
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Constuction Engineering.

Main study

In the three-semester main study program, students can choose between the following six specializations.

  1. Sustainable materials and manufacturing processes
  2. Energy technology and environmental engineering
  3. Automation and Digital Transformation
  4. Modeling and Simulation in Applied Mechanics
  5. Man - Organization - Technology
  6. Sustainable automotive engineering

Overarching teaching content

The mechanical engineering program in Kassel combines scientific orientation with practical relevance. This already begins in the first semester as part of a lecture series, where an insight is given into current topics from research. In the further course of their studies, students deepen their theoretical knowledge in interdisciplinary practical projects, such as the Herkules Racing Team or the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.

In addition to the subject-specific content, great importance is attached to key competencies (soft skills) such as scientific work and presentation, languages, business management basics or also project, quality and process management.

Regardless of the chosen specialization, skills and knowledge in the areas of,

  • project work,
  • Digitalization and Automation,
  • Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence as well as
  • Sustainability and resource conservation

in order to optimally prepare students for the working world in Industry 4.0.

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Basic internship

A basic internship should preferably be completed before the start of the program and must be proven no later than the registration for the first module examination of the main course of study.

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