Research-oriented Mechanical Engineering
Students in the master's programme in mechanical engineering stand next to an aircraft turbine
Master of Science (M.Sc.)


The exit from fossil to renewable energy sources requires partly completely new, largely unexplored technologies. The transformation of traditional economic sectors such as energy generation, the iron and steel industry, the automotive and aviation industries to a sustainable economy, but also the transition from analog to digital data and processes requires new thinking, new ideas and courageous design. For these challenging tasks, we need engineers who are prepared for these tasks through modern training that is geared to the new requirements.

The master's degree in mechanical engineering at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg ties in seamlessly with the orientation of the bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, but also enables lateral entrants to study that prepares them for the technology of tomorrow. Regardless of the university at which you completed your bachelor's degree, the accuracy of fit is ensured by the consistent alignment with the recommendations of the Fakultätentag für Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik. The content and form of the course were geared towards the requirements of digitized mechanical engineering and allow an independent course of study with maximum freedom of choice. New or revised focal points make it possible to concentrate on selected topics that are geared towards the future development of mechanical engineering. The implementation of a one-year study project parallel to the modules ensures the necessary sustainable transfer of knowledge and skills that ensures a successful transition to an industrial or SME activity or a doctorate. The BTU mentoring system does not leave you alone, but advises and accompanies you through your studies.

Die Produkte, an denen mein Team und ich arbeiten, finden weltweit Anklang. Maschinenbau ist sehr vielfältig, da ist für jeden Technikbegeisterten was dabei. Im Studium werden Theorie und Praxis gut zusammengebracht.

Stefan Mittag, arbeitet bei DEBAG Deutsche Backofenbau GmbH und war Dozent im Modul "Grundlagen des Materialhandlings“ an der BTU
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)

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Research and development engineer
  • Team leader in middle management
  • Project engineer/manager
  • Doctoral student/researcher

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

At least a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent degree

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Nanotechnologien im Kontext

2006. Nanotechnologien im Kontext. Philosophische, ethische und gesellschaftliche Perspektiven.
Edited by Alfred Nordmann, Joachim Schummer and Astrid Schwarz.
Berlin: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

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