Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science 

Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

How is the program structured?

The Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. program at the University of Stuttgart is based on the six-semester Mechanical Engineering B.Sc. program at the University of Stuttgart, or an equivalent Bachelor’s degree program at another higher education institution.

The study program takes four semesters and can be started both in the winter semester and in the summer semester. The curriculum includes compulsory modules, elective modules, a term paper, laboratory courses, an industrial internship, and a final Master’s thesis.

Students can choose from approx. 40 application- or method-oriented specialization modules, from which they must select two. The following groups are offered:

  • Product Development and Design Technology
  • Materials and Production Engineering
  • Micro-Engineering, Apparatus Technology and Technical Optics
  • Energy Technology
  • Automotive and Engine Engineering
  • Technology Management
  • Mechatronics and Engineering Cybernetics
  • Process Engineering

In the groups, you will acquire in-depth technical or methodological expertise and gain insight into relevant projects in research and practice.

The term paper and the Master’s thesis foster the ability to work independently on scientific topics and solve relevant research problems.

During their Master’s degree studies, students must complete a 12-week industrial internship in Germany or abroad. The internship provides insight into development, production and manufacturing technology as well as operational processes. Another aspect lies in the sociological side of operations.

Studying at the university requires sufficient German language skills. International students must therefore provide appropriate proof. It is also possible to complete a language course at the university.

Contact for further questions on Mechanical Engineering

This image shows Jens Baur

Jens Baur


Head of Department Teaching and student affairs | Subject advisor mechanical engineering

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Christine dos Santos Costa


Head of Mechanical Engineering Center - contact person for general questions about study programs in the field of mechanical engineering

Annette Maske

M. A.

Studiengangsmanagerin Maschinenbau

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