Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

Studiengang Maschinenbau

Applicants who select the bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering (BEng) at the H-BRS are choosing a practice-based course with modern technology and first-class studying conditions. For our future engineers, joint projects with industrial companies are a matter of course. With the option to study mechatronics and product development, the programme offers areas of specialism that are in high demand in business. From the car industry and the energy sector to plant construction and mechanical engineering, this forms the basis for success for many areas of industry.

Programme content

During the first two semesters of our bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering (BEng), students are taught the basics in mathematics and physics that are required in their subject. Alongside the basic course of study, students learn about computer science and are taught the important fundamentals of engineering. At the start of the third semester, they choose the direction on which they would like to focus. They can select mechatronics or product development as their area of specialism. In the third and fourth semesters, they are also taught specialist knowledge relating to thermodynamics, pneumatics and hydraulics.

Sustainability during studies: “Blaue Schiene”

The challenge that engineers face is to find innovative solutions for future problem areas. The "Blaue Schiene" is a module in which aspects of sustainability are taught. From the second semester onwards, teaching events are offered during different semesters with topics ranging from renewable energies, e-mobility and energy harvesting to energy management in IT systems and sustainable product development.

Practical orientation

A key element of an engineering degree programme at the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is applying what is learned in practice and using a solution-oriented approach:

  • for example in practical laboratory work, in which physical principles are tested and materials are studied
  • during the three project weeks during every semester, which each take place in alternation with four lecture weeks, and which offer an opportunity of working through projects in small teams (Four-One-Model).
  • during a practical seminar in Germany or abroad, when students gain their first work experience as engineers in training
  • when writing your thesis, which can be completed in cooperation with businesses or research institutes

Perspectives and job prospects

Mechanical engineering is one of the largest industrial branches in Germany, and is among those with the highest turnover. From the car industry to the energy sector and plant construction, mechanical engineering forms the basis for success for many sectors and for the German national economy overall. As a graduate of our bachelor's degree programme in Mechanical Engineering (BEng), you will also be in demand in the field of renewable energies, for example, for the construction of photovoltaic systems, or wind turbines and hydropower plants.

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences offers two suitable master programmes that build on the bachelor programme: Electrical Engineering (MEng) focusing on electronic system development, and Mechanical Engineering (MEng) focusing on mechatronics or virtual product development.

Language knowledge required

All teaching is conducted in German.


We offer our Mechanical Engineering degree (BEng) on our Sankt Augustin Campus. The Sankt Augustin Campus is located in North Rhine-Westphalia and easy to reach by car or public transport from Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf or Koblenz. Study and research with us on our modern Campus in an outstanding learning environment.

At a glance

Bachelor's degree
Sankt Augustin
Standard period of study: 
Seven semesters / 210 ECTS
Formal requirements for admission are either the “Fachhochschulreife” or an “Allgemeine Hochschulreife” higher-level secondary school-leaving qualification, a corresponding vocational qualification, or previous education that is regarded as being of equivalent value. There is a local NC for the study programme.
Language skills: 
Start of course: 
Winter semester
Application period: 
Your application for the winter semester may be submitted between 1 June and 4 Octobre.