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Bachelor Full-time / English
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering / International Project Engineering (international variant)

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At a glance
Regular period
7 semesters
Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Places
Summer:
15
Apply till 01/15
Requirements
University of applied sciences entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or general university entrance qualification

International Project Engineering (EN)

  • International study variant of Mechanical Engineering
  • Regular model bilingual course, English spoken the first four semesters, German spoken the last three
  • Special model in cooperation with the Penang Skills Development Centre and companies in Malaysia can be studied in English language (Model M)
  • starting annually in the summer semester

German-speaking students are also offered the Maschinenbau (DE) presented in German throughout all semesters. This program starts, annually, in the summer and winter semester.

International students who want to start their university career in the winter semester, we highly recommend our TAKEoff Semester.

 

Further information

Postgraduate courses

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Master
German

Product Development in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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Curriculum
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Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn the internationally recognized Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree.

Standard model

In the basic studies (first three semesters), students learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering. After that, in the main study period, they expand their knowledge in engineering and business administration topics and deepen their knowledge by choosing suitable electives.

The fifth semester is a practical semester in a partner company in Germany for international students; in non-German-speaking countries for German students. The bachelor thesis is usually written in conjunction with a partner company in Germany for international students; in non-German-speaking countries for German students.

All compulsory lectures, in the first four semesters, are held in English (with the exception of "Introduction to Production Engineering" - taught bilingually (German/English) and "German as a Foreign Language Level B2"). German language skills are acquired during the time at RWU. In the sixth semester, the main medium of instruction is German.

Special model in cooperation with the Penang Skills Development Centre and companies in Malaysia (Model M)

In the first two semesters, students are taught the basics of mechanical engineering. The third semester is a practical semester, which is completed in Malaysia at the chosen partner company, and the fourth semester takes place at the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) for the courses on digital production and Industry 4.0.

In the fifth and sixth semesters, students focus on deepening their knowledge in engineering and business topics and deepen their knowledge by choosing appropriate electives.

In the seventh semester, students conduct their bachelor thesis project with the partner company in Malaysia.

Upon completion of the seven-semester program, students receive the internationally recognized Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree.

All compulsory lectures are held in English, with the exception of the subjects "Introduction to Production Engineering" and "German as a Foreign Language Level B2". The subject "Introduction to Production Engineering" is taught bilingually (German/English) and for "German as a Foreign Language Level B2" no previous knowledge of German is required.

German language skills are acquired during the time at RWU.

International students who want to start their university career in the winter semester, we highly recommend our TAKEoff Semester.

 

Admission

1. ADMISSION & Application

1.1 Admission Requirements

The Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering / International Project Engineering is designed as a full-time study course with a duration of 7 semesters, always starting in the summer semester (beginning of March). Offered are a regular model RdW and a special model M. The regular model is a bilingual program. The course languages are English (semesters 1-4) and German (semesters 5-7). Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for the lectures in German and are free of charge. The special model M is in cooperation with the Penang Skills Development Centre and companies in Malaysia and can be studied in English language. The course is dedicated to EU and non-EU citizens as well as to German students.

In order to qualify for our Bachelor's Program, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification equivalent to a German University Entrance Qualification *
  • Proven English skills e.g. TOEFL iBT with a total score of min. 70 or IELTS with an overall band score of min. 6.0 - Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
  • Very good Mathematic skills and good knowledge in any other science subjects (physics, computer science, etc.)

* Is your UEQ recognized here in Germany? Check on Anabin.  Anabin Guide.

Please contact the Center for International Students of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg (Studienkolleg Konstanz) to check if your University Entrance Qualification (UEQ) is equivalent to our German University Entrance Qualification. Furthermore, you are required to obtain an official recognition of your UEQ from this center before applying to our RWU.

 

COURSE LANGUAGE

Regular Model RdW: The course languages are English (semesters 1-4) and German (semesters 4-7). Compulsory German language courses prepare the students for the German lectures and are free of charge.
Special Model M: The course language is English (semester 1-7).

GERMAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

German Language proficiency is not required to meet the eligibility criteria for this bilingual study program.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Since the course language for the first two years is in English, a minimum requirement for the English skills need to be met and recognised as follows, certificates in either:

  •     TOEFL iBT: a total score of min. 70
  •     IELTS: an overall band score of min. 6.0

ETS institution codes: TOEFL: 8442

 

1.2 APplication PROCEDURE

! THE APPLICATION PORTAL FOR THE SUMMER INTAKE 2024 IS CLOSED. 

There will be no intake for the Winter Semester 2024/25.

- International students who want to start their university career in the winter semester, we highly recommend our TAKEoff Semester.

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SUMMER INTAKE 2025: 01.12.2024 - 15.01.2025

The deadlines are cut-off periods. Please note, that your application will only be considered when your original and complete application documents have been received, within the application period.

1. ONLINE APPLICATION: The RWU provides an online application tool for you to submit your initial submission, opening 01.12.2024 and closing 15.01.2025. Please visit our online application portal for further information: RWU Online Application

2. POSTAL APPLICATION: Please submit the following documents with your application:

  1.     Original signed Application Form
  2.     Official Recognition of your UEQ by Studienkolleg Konstanz
  3.     A true Certified Copy of your Higher Education Entrance Qualification and your Transcript of Records (including the grading system), plus an official translation into English or German
  4.     English Language Certificate (TOEFL iBT or IELTS) - no older than 2 years! Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
  5.     Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  6.     Copy of your Passport (for the verification of names, date of birth and place of birth)
  7.     Motivation Letter/ Statement of Purpose (Why do you intend to study this study program at the RWU?)
  8.     If applicable: Sponsorship Agreement with one of the cooperating companies
  9.     If applicable: German Language Certificate
  10.     If applicable: Proof of professional Work Experience
  11.     If applicable: Certified Copy of your academic transcript from previous studies
  12.     If available: Recommendation Letters

All documents have to be sent to the following address:

Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
Studierenden-Service H 022
Doggenriedstrasse 70
D-88250 Weingarten
Germany

2. GEneral Information

Administration & Tuition Fees

Each semester, all students are required to pay a semester fee, due upon enrolment or at any re-registration for the following semester.

In Baden-Württemberg, since the winter semester 2017/2018, all international students (non-EU citizens) and students who are taking up a second degree also have to pay a tuition fee. The tuition fee is to be paid together with the semester fee.

Further information about the exact fees and more detailed information about payments, exemptions and scholarships can be found at our Finance's Website

Admission Office

Student Administration Office
Phone: + 49 751 501-9344
Email: application-ipe@rwu.de

International Office

Please take a look at our International Office Website for further information regarding:

  •     Visa & Residence Title
  •     Accomodation & Housing
  •     Arrival, Welcome & Orientation Program
  •     Buddy Program, Brother & Sister Program
  •     Excursions & Events
  •     Peer-to-peer counseling
  •     German Language Courses
  •     Financing & Scholarships
  •     German Health Insurance
  •     German Bank Accounts
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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Measurement and control technology

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Umformtechnik

Forming technology

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Materials testing

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Zerspanungstechnik

Machining Technology

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News
 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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Why RWU
Academic Life
You prefer a "hands-on" approach over a theoretical one? You rather enjoy working in small groups, than being part of the big unknown?
  • Our RWU has a long history of practical experience, starting back in 1964 with our faculty in Mechanical Engineering & Physical Engineering. The study programs at our Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences are characterized by practical training and numerous projects in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Students study in small groups, individually supervised by a team of highly qualified professors and assistants. Nearby dormitories and many leisure activities in the attractive landscape of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance and the Alps offer an excellent environment and the best conditions for studying, working and of course: living.
  • The unique strength of our RWU's academic life lies in practice: Research, Knowledge and Technology Transfer. The research of today is the future of tomorrow. Our courses are application-oriented and prepare students for demanding technical tasks as well as challenging leadership roles. We put the results of our research into practice, advising and supporting organizations in their research and development projects. Interested in our latest research topics? Link: h ttps:// forschung.rwu.de/en
  • For more than 30 years now our RWU offers English-speaking study programs and can look back to a very successful development of international study programs. Our International Office is well-known among international students and can draw upon years of knowledge and experience in all topics related to living & studying here in Weingarten. Furthermore, we also care about each and everyone's individual study success: supporting our students in their academic questions by offering a peer-to-peer approach. If you are interested in learning more about or special Orientation & Welcome Week, offered Excursions & Events, as well as Buddy Programs, take a look at: https: //www.rwu.de/en/university-uas/institutions/international-office
 
Job Prospective
You intend to stay and work in Germany? Or all around the world?
  • Our RWU is located in the south of Germany, close to the Lake of Constance and one of the most beautiful tri-border and strongest economic regions in Europe. Our study programs are characterized by a high degree of practical, real-world orientation and a close cooperation with the global players around us, e.g. Airbus, Continental, MTU, Vetter and ZF.
  • Mission: Realizing Potential. Shaping the Future. Our RWU is a nationally and internationally respected educational institution, a successful research university as well as a renowned partner for companies and other organizations. The high quality of our teaching, research and continuing education ensure that our graduates are well-respected and more qualified than the average. Our graduates can rely on a broad intercultural competence, are global in their thinking and ready to take on responsibility.
  • The individual advice offered by our Career Service provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the latest job offers here in the region: https://www.rwu.de/en/university-uas/institutions/career-service and our progressive German Language Courses provided by our CLIC offer an easy way to build a profound basis in German: https: //www.rwu.de/en/university-uas/institutions/clic-center-languages-and-int…
 
Student Life
You are looking for an economic and recreational attractive study place? Offering both national and international advantages?
  • Our RWU can be found in one of Germany's most beautiful landscapes and one of the most attractive vacation destinations. Weingarten is a great place to be, not only to study and work, but also to live. The region of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance offers a unique variety of cultural, recreational and sportive activities. Curious? Join our online campus tour: https: //www.rwu.de/media/3884
  • Student life in and around Weingarten never gets boring. If you are interested in culture and festivals: e.g. the famous Rutenfest in Weingarten, the Welfenfest in Weingarten or the historic Carnival all over the region. Or if you are more interested in sports and nature: e.g. university sport, mountain biking or skiing in the Alps, excursions to one of the many wine yards nearby. For further information: https://www.rwu.de/en/study/student-life/weingarten-and-region In addition, if you are interested in joining one of our RWU Student Associations & Projects: e.g. Formula Student Team, Rover 2 Mars, Big Band, etc. take a look here: https: //www.rwu.de/hochschule/einrichtungen
  • We see diversity as an opportunity and actively support all members of our university regardless of gender, nationality, faith, creed, disability, age or sexual orientation. Our bilingual courses especially are attended by both German students and students from all over the world. Innovative concepts, direct and open communication and individualized support are the hallmarks of our university. Interested in our students' opinion? Interviews: https://www.rwu.de/en/studieren/beratung/darum-rwu#tab-4519
 
Why study Mechanical Engineering/ International Project Engineering at our RWU
Mechanical Engineering & Project Management? Elective modules, laboratories and practical work experience?
  • Shape the future in the era of change by improving digital and developing innovative production systems. Our B. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering/ International Project Engineering (international variant) trains engineers who combine the knowledge of a traditional mechanical engineering study program with a forward-thinking project management, leading to a unique combination. With your B. Eng. you will deepen your knowledge of mechanical engineering, production technology and international project management, changing the world of production systems effectively.
  • You will be part of the next generation engineers who will improve existing production systems with the latest kind of technologies, design new more effective production systems and who will advise international companies about the quality, efficiency and safety of their production plants. Our intensive supervision, numerous exercises in the laboratories, latest experiments and research projects in close cooperation with well-known global players, as well as the high focus on practical work, including a mandatory internship make our graduates a valuable asset for all national and international companies.
  • Your B. Eng. will furthermore enable you to pursue either an M. Eng. or M. Sc. afterwards. For further information about the individual courses, take a look at the latest Study & Examination Regulations.
Contact & People

Application Information

Application Information Mechanical Engineering/ International Project Engineering

Contact Details for B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering/ International Project Engineering

Head of the study program variant & study counseling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. hab. Ralf Stetter

Design and 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

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. hab. Ralf Stetter

Design and 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
Dean of Automotive Engineering
RWU-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

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. Heiko Ratter

Energy systems and turbomachinery
Prof. Dr. Heiko Ratter

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. hab. Ralf Stetter

Design and 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

Lars Franke M.Eng.

Electrical machines and controls, power and fluid machinery

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jörg Hübler

Electric drives & controls, IT tools
Jörg Hübler