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Bachelor Full-time / German
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Maschinenbau
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At a glance
Regular period
7 semesters
Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Places
Winter:
30
Apply till 07/15
Summer:
20
Apply till 01/15
Fields of study
5 profiles to choose from
Requirements
University of applied sciences entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or general university entrance qualification

Dates

All events
Maschinenbau

Mechanical engineering of the future

Germany is one of the world's leading mechanical engineering nations. The machine tools and manufacturing and power plant equipment developed and produced here have an excellent reputation.

Mechanical engineering products range from products for everyday use, such as coffee machines, to machine tools and power generation plants, to motor vehicles and aircraft.

Mechanical engineers are shaping the technological future of human society. Core elements are the digitalization of production, automation, sustainable mobility and enabling the energy transition.

Studenten im Labor Maschinenbau.

Design and realize machines and plants

You want to study engineering in a practical way. In our excellently equipped laboratories, you will be able to experience all facets of mechanical engineering for yourself. In challenging projects, you will acquire sound knowledge for the engineering profession. We are a motivated team of professors with practical experience and well-trained laboratory engineers and will teach you all aspects of mechanical engineering in a pleasant, personal atmosphere. Specialists with industrial experience are available for your training in all focal areas.

Studentinnen am PC.

Profession & Perspectives

The job description of the engineer is characterized by a special diversity. Possible fields of work are offered by successful industrial companies, but also by public authorities and associations. Engineers design the products of the future; their daily work is characterized by a lot of communication and exciting activities in developing, testing and optimizing the various products. Engineers have detailed methodological and technical knowledge and the ability to solve problems. As a result of the growing engineering gap, the demand for engineers is enormous, and the earning potential is in the top bracket. Industrial companies in mechanical engineering offer excellent working conditions and outstanding social benefits.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree, giving you the opportunity to work directly in industry as an engineer or to pursue a master's degree at universities.

Downloads

download Flyer Maschinenbau
Flyer zum Bachelor Studiengang Maschinenbau
Flyer zum Bachelor Studiengang Maschinenbau
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download Talentscanner Studiengang Maschinenbau
Informationen zu 14-tägigen Online-Probestudium
Informationen zu 14-tägigen Online-Probestudium
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download Modulhandbuch Maschinenbau B.Eng. für das SoSe24
Ältere Modulhandbücher sind im QM Portal abgelegt.
Ältere Modulhandbücher sind im QM Portal abgelegt.
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download Aktuelle SPO Maschinenbau B.Eng.
§34 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 28. Oktober 2021
§34 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 28. Oktober 2021
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download SPO für die Bachelorstudiengänge der RWU - Fassung vom 29. Juni 2023
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum WiSe 2023/24 in Kraft.
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum WiSe 2023/24 in Kraft.
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download Aktuelle Zulassungs- und Auswahlsatzung der RWU für Bachelorstudiengänge
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 18. Januar 2024
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 18. Januar 2024
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Further information

Postgraduate courses

Studierende arbeiten am Segway.
Master
German

Product Development in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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Curriculum
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Fields of Study

Engineering Design
Development and Construction
Production and Development
Lightweight construction and simulation
Energy and process engineering

Alternative study option

Mechanical engineering/vehicle technology (integrated training) in cooperation with a company

Structure

The bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering is designed for seven semesters.

Basic studies

In the basic studies, you will develop your skills in the technical and scientific fundamentals such as computer science, mathematics, technical mechanics, machine elements and materials science for your later specialization in the main studies.

Practical semester

The 4th semester is a practical study semester in an industrial company, where you work independently on a real industrial project.

Main studies

In the main course of study, starting in the 5th semester, you will begin to specialize by choosing an in-depth field of study. In the field of study Development and Design, the focus is on the constructive area. The Engineering Design field of study focuses on the design of technical products. Numerous companies in the region are involved in fiber composites, lightweight construction and bionics, which is why the new field of study Lightweight Construction and Simulation was developed. Energy and Process Engineering deals with topics of energy generation and physical material conversion. Production and development teaches methods and processes of manufacturing technology.

Electives

From the 5th to the 7th semester, you have a wide range of elective options to deepen your knowledge and interests: 4 compulsory elective modules, 2 elective modules and 1 key competence module.

Bachelor thesis

The conclusion of your studies is your bachelor thesis, which you can write at the university or in cooperation with a company.

Abroad

You can also spend a study semester abroad - a very exciting opportunity for your personal development. You can do the practical study semester, the bachelor thesis or entire study semesters abroad.

Admission

APPLICATION FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SEMESTER

Mechanical Engineering offers

  • 30 study places in the winter semester
  • 20 study places in the summer semester
  • July 15: Application deadline for the winter semester
  • January 15: Application deadline for the summer semester

These dates are cut-off dates, which means that your application documents must be received by this date in order to be considered for the allocation of study places.

Start of lectures

  • Beginning of October for the winter semester
  • mid-March for the summer semester

the exact date can be found in the menu item Dates.

 

TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION

 

WHO GETS A STUDY PLACE?

The applicants with the best overall grades are admitted. In the last admission procedures, all applicants received a study place.

A preliminary internship is not required.

Special feature of the Engineering Design major:
Students in the bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering with a major in engineering design must choose this field of study at the beginning of their first semester. This field of study starts each summer semester. Design aptitude is assessed by submitting two samples of work. In addition to the online application, you must send the two work samples (e.g. drawing, sketches) by January 15 to the Faculty Secretariat Mechanical Engineering by January 15.

The other fields of study are selected in the 4th semester.

Selection procedure - how is the overall grade calculated?

At RWU, the following rules apply to this course of study admission and selection regulations for Bachelor's programs are applied and carried out on the basis of the application documents. The preparation of a proposal list or ranking list is explained below: from the application documents, the applicant's position on a ranking list is determined according to the following procedure: Calculation of a weighted overall grade according to the formula
[(average grade of university entrance qualification)+(grades German, mathematics*2 and continued modern foreign language)/4] / 2

If there are more applicants than places, 90% of the places are awarded by the selection procedure (best overall grade) and 10% of the places are awarded by waiting period.

Improvements of the overall grade

This overall grade may be improved if one or more of the following qualifications are demonstrated:

  • Completed vocational training in metal construction, mechanical and automotive engineering, mechatronics, energy and electrical occupations, and other occupational groups as defined in the Admission and selection statutes: 0,3
  • Professional activity in the training occupation of at least 1 year: 0.1. This bonus is limited to 0.3 for 3 years of professional experience.

Extracurricular achievements, pract. Activities and recognized previous experience: 0,2 (max. 0,2)

  • Federal Volunteer Service
  • Relevant internships of more than 6 weeks duration
  • Trial studies at the RWU → Talentscanner of the RWU

MOVE-UP PROCEDURE

Prospective students often apply to several universities and study programs. As a result, study places regularly become available again because an applicant decides to take up another study place. These vacant places are then awarded to those who did not make it in the first place. Places are again awarded according to the ranking list, i.e. first to those with the best overall grade.

Further information about the application and the allocation of study places can be found in the Admissions Office.

SEMESTER FEE

Each semester , a semester fee is due for all students upon enrollment or re-registration. This fee is charged at a similar rate by all universities in Germany.

Composition and amount of the fee

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND FOR SECOND DEGREE PROGRAMS

In Baden-Württemberg, there has been a tuition fee for international students (non-EU citizens) and a second-study fee since the winter semester 2017/2018. Thus, in some cases, a tuition fee must be paid in addition to the semester fee.

Prior to enrollment, applicants from non-EU countries or applicants for a second degree will receive a form to assess whether a tuition fee obligation actually exists.

 

The amounts and detailed information can be found under Finances

Labs
CAD FEM

CAD and FEM

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Labor elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe

Electric drives and controls

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Porsche im Windkanal.

Energy and fluid mechanics

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FMT -Prüfplanung

Production measurement and testing technology

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Studierende arbeiten am Motorrad.

Measurement and control technology

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Umformtechnik

Forming technology

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Studentinnen am Mikroskop.

Materials testing

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Zerspanungstechnik

Machining Technology

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News
Verleihung Engineering-Award 2023

Award ceremony

Paul Hecht receives TOX Applied Engineering Award 2023

For the eleventh time, TOX® PRESSOTECHNIK is honoring an outstanding student achievement at RWU. The TOX-Applied-Engineering-Award 2023 goes to mechanical engineering graduate Paul Hecht.

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RWU Übergabe Labor Additive Fertigung

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Heating oil store becomes laboratory

RWU's former heating oil storage facility has been converted into a laboratory. Where there used to be space for 80,000 liters of oil, RWU's Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is now working on additive manufacturing.

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 International Project Engineering

Press release

Mechanical Engineering international at RWU

RWU now also offers an international, English-language study option in the field of Mechanical Egineering with "International Project Engineering".

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Heuwender Gruppe

Organic farming

Proven concept further developed

Two mechanical engineering students have applied the tried and tested concept of the star wheel turner to today's requirements of organic farming.

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Contact & People

Dean of Studies & Academic Advising

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Vibration theory and machine dynamics
Dean of Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor), Dean of Students in the Dean's Office of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Secretariat

Sabine Fleischer

Secretariat

Brigitte Fischinger

Secretariat

Practice Office

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zerrin Harth

Mathematics
Head of Practice Office Faculty M, QM Officer and Equal Opportunity Officer
Prof. Dr. Zerrin Harth

Foreign Representative

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Design, development in automotive engineering
Dean of Studies Product Development in Mechanical Engineering (Master), International Representative of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Professors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zerrin Harth

Mathematics
Head of Practice Office Faculty M, QM Officer and Equal Opportunity Officer
Prof. Dr. Zerrin Harth

Prof. Dr.–Ing. Robert Bjekovic

Vehicle design, lightweight construction and alternative drives
Robert Bjekovic

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Vibration theory and machine dynamics
Dean of Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor), Dean of Students in the Dean's Office of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Glogowski

Materials science
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Glogowski

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Electrical drive engineering, control engineering and mechatronics
RWU-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Dean of Automotive Engineering
Prof. Dr. André Kaufmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Niedermeier

Lightweight construction and structural materials

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Mathematics, microcontroller programming, mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Plastics technology, smart materials and bionics
Dean of Automotive Engineering PLUS Teaching (Bachelor), Equal Opportunity Officer at RWU
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Design, development in automotive engineering
Dean of Studies Product Development in Mechanical Engineering (Master), International Representative of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Prof. Dr. Markus Straub

Automation technology, manufacturing automation
Markus Straub

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

Modeling and Simulation, Digital Engineering
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

Simulation in product development
Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ziegler

Renewable energy systems and environmental engineering
Dean of Energy and Environmental Engineering (Bachelor)
Christoph Ziegler

Academic staff

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernhard Bauer

Materials testing, metrology

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Michael Brilisauer M.Sc.

Machining technology and control technology for machine tools

Lars Franke M.Eng.

Electrical machines and controls, power and fluid machinery

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jörg Hübler

Electric drives & controls, IT tools
Jörg Hübler