Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

Bachelor of Science

Engineers and inventors of the future

Automotive and mechanical engineering are the industrial sectors with the highest turnover in Germany.

Mechanical engineering mainly focuses on the design and the manufacture of machines and plant of all kinds. Mechanical engineers work in almost every industrial sector, from the automotive industry and food industry, to medical technology or the energy sector.

Nowadays mechanical engineering is not only the design and building of machines and devices. It also involves the operation and control of complex production processes. A complete machine comprises not only mechanics but also electronics and the corresponding software.

Mechatronics links the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. With the help of mechatronics, mechanical systems become intelligent machines such as industrial robots. Engineers who specialize in this area have very good job prospects and will later work mainly in the manufacture of high-tech products, for example for the automotive industry or in the medical sector.

On the Schwenningen Campus of Furtwangen University these two disciplines are offered in one degree programme.

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics study programme at Furtwangen University trains engineers to work in a systematic and interdisciplinary manner and to think in complex systems. The combination of the two subjects gives our graduates a strong start for diverse future career pathways.

The lectures of the seven-semester programme take place on the Schwenningen Campus of Furtwangen University (HFU). After being awarded the Bachelor of Science it is also possible to continue to take a Master's degree at HFU or at another university.

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Villingen-Schwenningen
  • Faculty Mechanical and Medical Engineering
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester), 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (system accreditation)