Research-oriented Mechanical Engineering
A group of students in the bachelor's programme in mechanical engineering examines a workpiece together with the lecturer
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


A bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering enables entry into one of the most interesting, varied and future-oriented professions for students interested in technology - the engineering profession. Regardless of whether shipping by drones, industrial robots with artificial intelligence or autonomous driving - engineers contribute significantly to technological change in society through creativity, inventiveness and the development of solutions and are therefore also among the best-paid professions. The continuous digitalization of mechanical engineering in the context of Industry 4.0 has a major influence on the products themselves and their development, manufacturing and operation processes. The ever closer interaction between mechanical engineering and IT is opening up new business areas, for example through the efficient analysis of huge amounts of data (big data) that are recorded during production and operation. Industrial companies are therefore also calling for the training of future engineers to be adapted to the greater cooperation with IT specialists.

The BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg has already taken up these requirements of the industry and geared the study plans to the future. In addition to a basic education in engineering and mathematics, as well as electrical engineering and computer science, which is valid for everyone in the first four semesters, freely selectable study areas are offered, which enable deepening in various areas. In order for the course to be a success, an individual mentoring system has been introduced to provide support and advice when choosing a focus. A high proportion of practical work ensures that the material taught is used continuously and thus contributes to the success of the course.

The BTU is not a mass university, but enables an individual design of the course through a very good supervisory relationship. Modern classrooms and laboratories are very centrally located so that walking distances are very short and there is direct contact with the teachers. Cottbus as the center of the Lusatian structural change region and its surroundings offer jobs in the entire range of mechanical engineering after graduation. In addition to a wide range of research opportunities, this includes in particular the energy, automotive, rail and aviation industries.
The university degree in mechanical engineering at the BTU introduces the basics of technical thinking, creative development and constructive action. It conveys important skills for the subsequent career as an engineer or a master’s degree.

We make you fit for the technology world of tomorrow!

Portraitfoto von Peggy Winkler vor der Mikrogasturbine der Firma B + K

Die Entscheidung, Maschinenbau zu studieren, habe ich nie bereut. Es ist einfach faszinierend, dass dieser Studiengang so vieles abdeckt: Egal ob Landwirtschaft, Automobilindustrie oder Medizintechnik – überall steckt Maschinenbau drin.

Peggy Winkler, Professor Dr. Berg & Kießling GmbH (B+K)

Gerade für internationale Studierende, die in Deutschland studieren wollen, bietet die BTU die perfekten Möglichkeiten. Die Professoren und Mitarbeiter an der BTU sind sehr motiviert, mit tollen Projekten den Wissensaustausch mit den Studierenden zu fördern.

Oguzhan Erdogdu, Student im Bachelor Maschinenbau

Professional Fields of Activity

Depending on the choice of specialization in the final year there is a specialized professional qualification for activity in product development or distribution in the following areas:  

  • Computerized calculations
  • Motor vehicle and drive technology
  • Flight and engine technology
  • Logistics of production and management
  • Automation technology
  • Lightweight construction, Technical Design
  • Energy plant construction

Further postgraduate opportunities

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or
  • Vocational higher education entrance qualification (Fachabitur)
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