Production Engineering- Mechanical Engineering & Process Engineering (B.Sc.)

The study program Production Engineering combines elements from the classical subjects of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering. Production Engineers have creative mind sets and think holistically. They not only focus on the products, but rather the whole production process. They are concerned not only with the development and design of production systems, the effective deployment of machines and equipment and the application of new information technologies, but also with the people involved in the work process and the sustainability of technologies.

At the beginning of their studies, students acquire an understanding of the scientific and technical fundamentals, which is subsequently deepened over the course of their studies and in practical applications. They are then free to choose their specializations themselves: manufacturing engineering, energy systems, aerospace technology, general mechanical engineering, materials sciences or process engineering.

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree after acquiring 210 CPs in seven semesters; or with a Master of Science degree after a further three semesters. These modern degree combinations conform to the recommendations of all relevant trade associations and lead to a qualification equivalent to the former “Diplom-Ingenieur�?. Students coming from other universities after successfully completing a six-semester Bachelor’s study program with 180 CPs can also apply for a place on our four-semester “Master of Science�? programs.

Prospective first-semester students must have a post-secondary school diploma corresponding to university entrance level. A good knowledge of mathematics gained in basic or advanced courses is a further requirement. Closing date for submitting applications is July 15 of each year.

Prospective students applying for admission should note that they must have completed a pre-studies placement before they can be admitted to the Bachelor’s study program in Production Engineering.

The course is offered in German only.

Study schedule
To successfully complete the Bachelor’s study program in Production Engineering, students must acquire 210 credit points (CP). Studies are divided into modules.

The modules are structured according to areas of study:
Compulsory part 133 CP
Compulsory electives (with specialist fields) 31 CP
General Studies 34 CP
In the first 4-5 semesters you learn the scientific and technical basics, and also participate in two projects where you make initial experiences of engineering applications. In semesters 5-7, students build on these basics and learn more about practical applications. Studies conclude with the Bachelor thesis.

Specializations / specialist fields

At the current time, the study program offers the following specialist fields:

    • Energy Systems (ES), Prof. Dr. Fabio La Mantia (FG30) pdf
    • FManufacturing Engineering (FT), Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Carsten Heinzel
    • Production Engineering for Aerospace (LuR), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel S. Herrmann (FG12)
    • Mechanical Engineering (AM), Prof. Dr. Marc Avila
    • Materials Sciences (MW), Prof. Dr.- Ing. Hans-Werner Zoch (FG11)
    • Process Engineering (VT), Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Udo Fritsching
You are also able to choose specialist fields in the subsequent master’s study program. You are not obliged, though, to choose the same specialist fields you studies in the Bachelor’s program.
You can find more detailed information on courses for all specialist fields in the Modules Guide:
Modules Guide

Subject-related section of the Bachelor Examination
Examination regulations

Placements Regulations

Application for recognition of credits in the Bachelor’s study program Production Engineering
Application for recognition of credits

Information on taking external thesis examinations
External thesis examination 04

You must register for examinations electronically via PABO. To do so you will need your registration data and a transaction number (TAN issued by the Examinations Office.

Program advisors

Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Bruns
Phone: +49 (0)421-218-64997
Fax: +49 (0)421-218-9864997
Sprechzeiten: FZB, Raum 2200, n.V.


Frau Martina Peters
Phone: +49 (0)421-218-64994
Fax: +49 (0)421-218-64996
Admission requirements: post-secondary school diploma corresponding to university entrance level (e.g. Abitur). 8-week pre-studies placement

Application via:

The closing date for first-semester registration is July 15 for the winter semester.

Admission requirement is a pre-studies placement

One of the admission requirements is that you must have completed an eight-week full-time placement before you can take up your studies. During the eight-week pre-studies placement, you should acquire elements of basic knowledge that are relevant for your future studies in Production Engineering. This should include basic knowledge in handling machines and processing the materials you will meet in the course of your studies. For this reason, the eight-week pre-studies placement must include initial experience in the following areas of metal working:

1. Machining processes (e.g. filing, turning, planing, milling, drilling)
2. Forming and reshaping processes (e.g. casting, sintering, rolling, pulling, forging)
3. Thermal joining and cutting (e.g. welding, soldering, bonding)
4. Coating (e.g. lacquering, galvanizing)
5. Installation, examination and quality control, maintenance and repair of machines as well as apparatus and devices used in mechanical engineering and process engineering in a manufacturing or maintenance workshop.

We recommend that the mandatory pre-studies placement is fully completed before your university courses begin in October. The registration application you send to the Office for Student Affairs must show that you have secured an accordant placement by attaching a placement contract or equivalent evidence provided by your placement employer. This also applies to mandatory pre-studies placements undertaken during the semester break. In the absence of such evidence you cannot be registered. It is therefore important that you start searching for a pre-studies placement as early as possible. Normal temporary jobs, vacation jobs or in-school placements will not be accepted. You must also submit a report on your pre-studies placement. In your first semester, the report, together with a record of what you did during the placement attested by your placement employer, must be handed in to the praxisbüro in the Faculty of Production Engineering. Be sure to take notice of Placements Regulations and the following FAQ‘s for details of how to organize pre-studies placements and the placement report. You can use the printed form below for the record of activities undertaken during the placement: Form “Record of Pre-studies Placement Activities BA PT�?


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