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Mechanical Engineering

Course of studies



Duration of study (semesters)






Description of course of studies

The economic future of many countries depends on the success that their manufacturing sector enjoys on the international scene. Without the production of substantial amounts of goods in the fields of plant engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, aerospace operations, medical engineering and power engineering, many jobs would be at risk and the development of innovative new materials and production techniques wouldn't be on a sound footing any more. The related industrial working processes concern modern computer-aided product development, production and plant operations, and waste disposal. The multidisciplinary character of mechanical engineering is reflected by the development of high-tech products, such as high-performance materials, microelectronics and software, and the constant challenge of determining best technological practices. Mechanical engineers play a contributory role in this extensive field of work. There, they conceive and analyze ideas and solutions, develop, test and manufacture products, and ensure that they are safe in use, all in the best interests of society. Engineers frequently act in an advisory or organizing function, or conduct research in technological sciences, all activities requiring extensive knowledge. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering has 30 departments and a staff of 800, and the scope to accommodate personal inclinations and opens up excellent career prospects in crisis-proof fields, and thus offers young people an attractive education with a sound scientific and technical foundation. The Faculty’s ultramodern but inviting new building at the Garching Research Campus features well-equipped lecture theaters and seminar rooms, and is thus an excellent environment for study. Around 3500 computers are available for study and research in laboratories and practice rooms

Curriculum (link)


Major fields of study

After a basic study period (duration: 4 semesters) the students specialize in Mechanical Engineering.

Guide to study (Link)


Course of studies

Mechanical Engineering



A total of 18 weeks of internship required, including 8 weeks of internship before you start your studies.

Internship (Link)


Internship´s office (Link)


Application and admission



Application period for winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Application period for summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters.

Our online application portal TUMonline will create a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
You must submit all documents you need for enrollment before 15.09. for winter semester and before 15.03. for summer semester. If individual documents for enrollment are not available at that date, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.

Please check your TUMonline account regularly to see if we have any questions concerning your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

Aptitude assessment


Information on the aptitude test

After checking your documents, we will either invite you to an interview in Garching (duration: about 20 minutes, topics: motivation, mathematics, physics) or turn down your application.

Start of course

For first-year students only in winter semester

Application Period

Winter semester: 15.05. - 15.07.
Summer semester: 15.11. - 15.01. for higher semester only

Admission notification

Online after verification of application documents

Application documents

→ Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form
→ Letter of motivation
→ Higher education entrance qualification

Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

Application documents (International students)

→ preliminary inspection documentation
→ Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular form
→ Letter of motivation
→ Higher education entrance qualification

Attention! You´ll get a check list of all required papers after filling the online-application.

Application form/ Online application (Link)


Further information on admission procedure (link)


Information | Counselling

Academic counseling

Christine Mühlbauer

General student counseling (Link)




Study and examination regulations

Examination regulations (Link)


Examination information

Examination and academic issues will be handled by the secretary of examination board.

Examination Board (link)


Further links

Website of course of studies (link)


Department website


Student´s representatives (link)


Gender Equality Officer


Study abroad program coordinator

Frau Saskia Ammon

Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

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Student Advising and Prospective Students Programs