Develop the product of the future!
The products you can work on as a mechanical engineer are diverse: typical devices for production plants such as machine tools, plastic injection moulding machines, 3D printing machines, but also vehicles, aeroplanes and their driving engines; complex automated systems or even devices for everyday use such as household appliances; modern energy production facilities, such as wind-energy plants. The variety of potential materials is almost unlimited: metals, plastics, ceramics and special materials... You have to choose the most suitable material for the product depending on its characteristics and cost-efficiency in production.
Mechanical engineers develop almost all mechanical components of machines, plants and devices. They deal with the entire product lifecycle: problem case, functionality, choice of form and material, cost-efficient production, service life and disposal or recycling.
In state-of-the-art product development, computer-based methods (CAD, FEM, FMEA) support the processes. However, despite increasing simulation potentials, traditional experiments are in many cases still essential.
To produce a new product, product developers and production engineers work partly simultaneously. First, experts in product development work on the concept: functionality, form and design, choice of material etc. Production engineers consult them in the process and are responsible for smooth, cost-efficient production.
Thanks to their interdisciplinary training, mechanical engineers can work closely in teams with experts across many fields. Many mechanical engineers also use their knowledge acquired in relevant courses and projects at university to take on management responsibilities later on.
Please note: The language of instruction is mainly German.