In A Nutshell

Bachelor Program:
Mechanical Engineering B.Eng.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Program structure:
7 semester fulltime (incl. required internship semester), 210 ECTS
Program start:
winter semester (October 1)
general matriculation standard, subject-specific matriculation standard or technical college certificate; no admission restrictions (NC)
accredited by Acquin
Instruction language:
German (level C1 required)
May 02 - July 15 - extended until September 30


The mechanical engineering program at Coburg University prepares students for the mechanical engineering profession. It conveys broad fundamental knowledge that will allow future graduates to adjust to changing work requirements.

Through the selection of areas of specialization in the sixth semester, students are able to pursue their individual preferences. The program is characterized by numerous projects – including with partners from industry. The professors maintain close contacts to the profession so that the Bachelor’s thesis at the end of the program deals with current engineering issues.  International university cooperations also make possible semesters and internships abroad (e.g. in England and China) as well as international dual degrees.

Possible areas of specialization:

  • Development and construction
  • Production and materials
  • Applied fluid technology
  • Automotive technology
  • Simulation methods



The program is designed specifically for the requirements of professional practice. The students also work in teams with students other academic programs, thereby training their social skills. Specific projects with industrial partners challenge students to present their work results confidently and establish contacts in the professional world. In addition, almost all courses are accompanied by exercises in which the students can put their theoretical knowledge into practice.


Practical Training

Basic internship

A basic internship lasting a total of 14 weeks must be completed by the fifth semester. It can be performed in smaller sections of at least three weeks and must take place in the semester break. It is sensible to complete part of this basic internship as a 6-week pre-internship before the start of the program. This helps reduce the work load in the first four semesters.

Required internship semester

The required internship usually takes place in the fifth semester of the program. It spans a contiguous period of 22 weeks. During this time, courses to accompany the internship will take place at the university every Friday. 


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Structure of the Program

Semester 1 - 4

  • Mathematics, computer science, and business administration for engineers
  • Measurement and control technology and electronics
  • Construction, CAx technologies, and technical mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
  • Materials and production technology
  • Key qualifications: diverse electives, including languages

Integrated into the program is a 14-week basic internship that can be completed immediately before the program and during the semester break. Students may receive partial credit for already completed internships.

Semester 5

Required internship spanning 22 weeks - may also be done abroad It is systematically directed and reflected on by the university. In addition, it teaches know-how in project management and presentation.

Semester 6

Selection of modules from the areas of specialization:

  • Development and construction
  • Production and materials
  • Applied fluid technology
  • Automotive technology
  • Simulation methods

Additional subjects:

  • Mechanical engineering internship
  • Technical English

Semester 7

  • Practical engineering project
  • English communication skills
  • Bachelor's thesis with accompanying seminar The Bachelor's thesis is usually written in cooperation with a business.

Curriculum and Examination Regulations

The [module plan]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [module manual] provides information about the content of the individual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. Contact your academic advisor Hans-Herbert Hartan concerning the content of the program.

*only available in german at the moment

Job Perspectives

Mechanical engineers are more in demand than ever. The practice-based program at Coburg University makes it easier to enter the professional world. There is a great variety of potential work places for graduates. They range from product planning and development, work organization, and production planning to technical monitoring, technical sales, and consulting.

Potential employers are industrial companies as well as technical service providers and public institutions. Graduates with a particularly good performance record may also continue on to the Master's program or start an academic career in research.

Master's degree                                      

After completing the Bachelor’s degree, good graduates have the possibility of obtaining further qualifications with a Master's degree. For this purpose, Coburg University offers the Master’s programs Development and Management in Mechanical Engineering and Simulation and Testing. These programs continue directly after the Bachelor’s degree.

Application and Admission Requirements

Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a bachelor program at the University of Coburg.

Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).

Status: December 2019.

Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.