Mechanical Engineering / Materials and Production Engineering

Master of Science 

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

Welcome to the University of Stuttgart, where interdisciplinary innovation meets diversity. At the University of Stuttgart, we take pride in fostering a diverse and dynamic learning structure in cooperation with world-leading companies close to Stuttgart. This video is an introduction to the study course Mechanical Engineering/ Materials and Production Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany by Dean Mathias Liewald. After the introduction, he shows the most important information concerning the study course.

Language Proficiency

One of the first questions of students from abroad who are interested in the study course is about language: We recognize the importance of accommodating the diverse linguistic backgrounds of our student body but are required to present significant parts of the courses in German.

The general teaching language is German as a reflection of our good cooperation with local companies and manufacturers. However, we understand that some students may be proficient in understanding German but may feel more comfortable expressing themselves in English. To ensure that all students have the opportunity to thrive academically, we have implemented measures to support English-speaking students throughout their academic journey.

We recognize that certain pivotal aspects of your studies, such as the Master's Thesis, internship, and Term Thesis, hold significant weight in your academic experience. To facilitate a seamless learning experience for our English-speaking students, we offer the flexibility to organize these essential components entirely in English. This means that at least half of the total credits of the program can be completed in English, allowing you to fully engage with the material in a language that may align more with your comfort and proficiency.

In Stuttgart, we believe that linguistic diversity should be celebrated, and we are committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment for all our students. Whether you are navigating the intricacies of your coursework or conducting groundbreaking research, our faculty and staff are here to ensure that you have the resources and support needed to succeed.



Prospective students can embark on their academic journey at the University of Stuttgart by enrolling in our study program through a convenient online application process, available twice a year for both the Summer (until January 15th) and Winter semesters (until July 15th). To initiate your application, we require essential documents, including your Bachelor's certificate, a comprehensive overview of your grades in each course, and a language certificate. The application process is streamlined and user-friendly, facilitated through our online form at:

This approach ensures a seamless and accessible way for individuals to join our academic community, allowing you to submit your credentials and embark on your educational adventure with ease.

Numerus Clausus and the Application Procedure behind the Scenes

At the University of Stuttgart, we prioritize inclusivity and accessibility in our admissions process. Notably, there is no numerus clausus for our study program, reflecting our commitment to evaluating each applicant on an individual basis. While we do not impose a fixed admission quota, our admissions team meticulously reviews the documents and course details that you upload during the application process.

To ensure your academic success and ascertain that you possess the requisite foundation for our Master's program in Mechanical Engineering with a Specialization in Material and Production Engineering, our team conducts a thorough assessment of your academic history. We carefully examine your courses to verify that you have the necessary groundwork for the challenges of a Master's program in this specialized field.

In cases where there may be uncertainties or additional clarification is needed, we may reach out to you after the application deadline (15th January or July, respectively) for a brief online meeting. This allows us to engage with you directly, discussing your academic background, aspirations, and future goals. This personalized interaction not only aids in ensuring the right fit for our program but also provides an opportunity for you to address any queries or concerns you may have, fostering a supportive and collaborative application process.

Learn more about our study program on the Study Program Structure part of this Homepage!


Further information about the application process:




What job prospects are available to me after graduation?

Career opportunities for graduates of the MPE Masters-Program are excellent. The unique combination of free to choose Specialization Subjects and Key Modules allows for specialization in areas of true personal interest, as well as expanding your knowledge into related topics of other fields. In addition to that there are numerous cooperation’s between institutes of the University of Stuttgart and manufacturing companies, allowing for close relations regarding potential student thesis or future career opportunities.


The quality of this degree program has been certified.

Contact for further questions


Jonathan Böhm

Holzgartenstr. 17, 70174 Stuttgart

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