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Department of Engineering and Communication

Mechanical Engineering (BEng)

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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.

„Thanks to ingenious projects sponsored by Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, such as our Formula Student Team, as a mechanical engineering student, I always have the opportunity to put the theory I've learnt in the lecture hall into practice. This allows me to develop as an engineer in a dynamic working environment during my studies, even outside of exams.”

Yan Frenkel - Mechanical engineering student

Yan Frenkel

Study content mechanical engineering (BEng)

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Course of study

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Four-One Model

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Practical Semester

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Starter projects

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Open Project Day of the Department IWK

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Blaue Schiene

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Sankt Augustin Campus

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Bachelor's degree

Standard period of study

Seven semesters / 210 ECTS

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Start of course

Winter term

Semester contribution


Formal requirements for admission are a higher education entrance qualification, general higher education entrance qualification, a corresponding professional qualification or previous education recognised as equivalent. An interest in technology is also required, although a pre-study work placement is no longer necessary.


The degree programme is admission-free. You can enrol from 1 June to 1 October for the start of the winter semester.

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Dates and plans


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The responsible contact persons for questions

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Questions about application and enrolment can be answered by the Registrar's Office


Information on course content and progression and (career) prospects can be obtained from the student advisory centres

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The General Student Advisory Service provides advice on choosing, starting and completing a degree programme

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Counselling for international students

Contact points

Departmental Office Engineering and Communication


Sankt Augustin


A 157


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 301

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00 (core opening hours)

Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 Uhr (core opening hours)

Course Guidance Services Department of Engineering and Communication

Contact to the Registrar's Office


Campus Sankt Augustin: Grantham Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin // Rooms E039 - E040 & E044 - E048

Campus Rheinbach: Egermanstr. 1, 53359 Rheinbach // Rooms 1.304 - 1.305

Opening hours

Telephone consultation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, Monday - Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00

Personal consultation hours by appointment only

Student Council IWK


Sankt Augustin


A 041


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 331

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12 - 13 Uhr



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Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin

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