Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Maschinenbau & Verfahrenstechnik
Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering

Career Options in Mechanical Engineering

Career options with a master's degree in mechanical engineering are diverse. Graduates can generally work in all companies which focus on developing, producing and optimising machinery, equipment or entire systems.

There are good opportunities to find employment in large or medium-sized industrial companies which provide products or services in the following industries:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Process plant engineering
  • Vehicle construction
  • Power engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical engineering
  • Medical technology
  • Safety technology
  • Agrotechnology
  • Food technology
  • Engineering services


Alternatively, this master's degree can lead to other vocational options. These could be in management or in research and development, most likely in large or medium-sized companies. Our former students can just as well start up an innovative business themselves – inspired by current research subjects taught in the study programme.

Another option is to look for a position at a university or research institution. Graduates with a master's degree generally qualify for doctoral studies. Doctoral researchers usually work at a university, research institute or company at the same time.

Since the master's programme is exclusively taught in English, its graduates can work in all sectors mentioned above at international and global level.​

​Get in Touch

If you have any questions regarding the master’s programme Mechanical Engineering, feel free to contact our Faculty Advisory and Counselling Service in German or English.