Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

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Invent the future!

Do you want to advance the world with technical solutions and help shape the future? The Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics degree programe provides you with the methods and tools to make this possible!

The degree programme focuses on*:

  • Developing and building autonomous robots and intelligent drives
  • Automating production processes
  • Making machines smarter using artificial intelligence
  • Contributing to the digitalisation of the industry of the future
  • Developing and manufacturing high-tech products

*Teaching engineering basics such as reading and creating technical drawings, designing and building machines and much more.

  • ECTS: 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 7 semesters
  • Campus: Schwenningen
  • Faculty: Mechanical and Medical Engineering
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: university entrance qualification
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • What will I learn? You'll learn all the basics you need to successfully solve technical problems in your professional life. But you will also acquire skills such as teamwork and communication skills.
  • Where will I work? We open up career opportunities in areas such as automotive engineering, medical technology, power generation, environmental technology, robotics, machine tools and plant engineering - to name just a few.
  • Our own labs In our modern laboratories on campus, you can put your knowledge into practice immediately. There are also numerous projects with regional industry where you can gain your first professional experience.
  • Who will it suit? Are you passionate about technology, but don't yet know in which field? Studying with us offers you a broad technical education with which you can gain a foothold in various industries.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

What does the programme look like? On the Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics degree programme, we teach you all the basics and skills you need to successfully solve technical problems in your professional life.

You don't have to commit to one subject area straight away. Our experience shows that many students only know which direction they want to take after the practical semester. 

Thanks to our modern course structure, you can then tailor your studies to your interests. Whether design and production, automation and robotics or artificial intelligence, all doors are open to you.

Mechanical Engineering focus

  • 24% Mechanical Engineering
  • 13% Mechatronics
  • 8% Electrical Engineering/ Electronics
  • 6% Informatics
  • 6% Business / Management
  • 24% Engineering fundamentals
  • 19% Electives

Mechatronics focus

  • 11% Mechanical Engineering
  • 20% Mechatronics
  • 7% Electrical Engineering / Elektronics
  • 14% Informatics
  • 6% Business / Management
  • 24% Engineering fundamentals
  • 18% Electives

Entry requirements

To study with us, you only need to provide proof of a university entrance qualification. You will learn everything you need for a successful career start with us during your studies. If your knowledge of math and physics is a little out of date or if you need support in other lectures, we offer special tutorials where you can clarify any questions directly with the lecturers or specially trained tutors.

MM specifics

If you want to help shape the future and are not afraid of a challenge, then studying mechanical engineering and mechatronics is just the thing for you!

The focus on mechatronics expands the course to include aspects of electrical engineering and computer science. This makes technical products intelligent and sustainable for all areas of work and life.

Engineers are technology specialists. In their day-to-day work, they are constantly on the lookout for improvements in plants and systems, work out solutions in teams and develop new products on the PC. They therefore have a special feel for solutions and can implement them constructively.
The practical orientation of the course prepares you to enter the profession directly.

What's included

Special features

Study and earn money at the same time

Study Plus

Study and earn money at the same time. And not just a bachelor's degree, but a professional qualification at the same time? This is possible with our Study Plus cooperative study model . Unlike a cooperative degree programme, you combine our mechanical engineering and mechatronics degree with vocational training as an industrial mechanic. This takes a total of four and a half years and shortens the time compared to studying after vocational training by a whole year.
We have over 50 companies participating in the Study Plus model. Look out for the companies' job advertisements early on or contact the company of your choice directly.

Trainee programme during studies

The study-accompanying trainee programme offered by HFU together with strong partners from industry is aimed at students - from the first semester onwards. However, it is also possible to join the programme at a later stage of your studies. We offer various options for this. 

To date, the programme has supported students with a total of several million euros. In more than 90% of the trainee contracts concluded to date, the trainees have been taken on directly by the company. Good prospects for both sides!

Your career prospects

Graduates of our degree programme have all doors open to them in their professional life. Our practical training prepares you to enter industry directly as an engineer. Common fields of activity are, for example:

  • Design and development
  • Production engineering
  • Robotics
  • Assembly processes
  • Quality assurance
  • Sensors and automation
  • Medical technology
  • Materials research and software and hardware development
  • Customer support and sales

Would you like to do a master's after your bachelor's degree and then possibly a doctorate? This course is also a good basis for this.

Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

Participate – shape – develop: This is our "MME" faculty! With us, students have many opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. You get the chance to take part in as many projects as you like!

In addition, you can design your degree programme individually according to your own interests. Lecturers will support you in any way we can. We see ourselves as a team, because innovative technical solutions can only be developed together.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering

The Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering is actively involved in a wide range of research projects. Students can test their knowledge on real problems right from the start in excellently equipped laboratories. MME students can even work on their theses at the Rottweil Research Center. And of course, the entire academic path is open to you at the faculty, right up to a doctorate!

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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Jörg Friedrich
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Friedrich Dean of Studies
    Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (BSc)
  •  Dr. Jörn Kretschmer
    Dr. Jörn Kretschmer Member of academic staff