Mechanical Engineering


Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Length of Study: 6 semesters
Course content: German
Enrolment: each winter term (no admission restrictions)
Application deadlines for first semesters of study: May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)
Application deadlines from higher semesters: November until 15.03. of each year (summer term), May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)
Pre-study training: evidence of 12-week practical training/internship, to be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester

Your future with a mechanical engineering degree

After graduation, a mechanical engineering degree offers a wide range of career opportunities in various industries. This is because there are numerous areas of specialization - from plant engineering and construction technology to materials engineering. Graduates develop answers to questions about shaping the future of society. Their know-how is in demand in research and development, but also in companies and public administrations, in order to find innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenges of the present.

Many of our students receive a job offer before they graduate because the university works closely with the regional economy and around 80 percent of the final theses are written in companies.

Good reasons to study mechanical engineering at FH Kiel

  • Wide range of topics: electromobility, alternative energy technology, low-consumption machine and plant engineering and manufacturing, lightweight construction with innovative materials (e.g. fiber composites) and technologies (e.g. 3D printing)
  • Attractively equipped laboratories (design engineering, production engineering, materials engineering, modern extensive robotics laboratory, etc.)
  • Projects provide the opportunity to put what has been learned directly into practice
  • easy entry through the orientation semester
  • insight into different machines (machine tools & CAM, conventional and innovative manufacturing processes, power and work machines...)
  • choice of electives for individual specialization

Best prospects

Dennis Fischer

„The basic knowledge in a wide variety of key areas such as design, production engineering, fluid mechanics and materials technology helps to understand interrelationships and has made it easier for me to start my career.“

Sales Engineer at Edur Pumps



1st semester of study:

  • Mathematics I
  • Computer Science I
  • Statics
  • Introduction to Machine Design
  • CAD-M (semesters 1 and 2)
  • Basics of Manufacturing
  • Elective modules in Interdisciplinary Studies (from semester 1)

2nd semester of study

  • Mathematics II
  • Strength Theory
  • Materials Engineering (semesters 2 and 3)
  • Machine Elements (semesters 2 and 3)

3rd semester of study

  • Kinematics and Kinetics
  • Scientific Fundamentals
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Elective modules in Engineering (from semester 3)

4th semester of study

  • Thermodynamics
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Plastics Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Business Administration and Law

5th semester of study

  • Control Engineering and Electric Drives
  • Additional elective modules as stated above

6th semester of study

  • Industry Project
  • Thesis
  • Colloquium



  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification (Technical Abitur) or
  • general or subject-specific technical college entrance qualification (consisting of a school- and a practical-based part) or
  • successfully passed master craftsman’s examination or equivalent previous education (e.g. apprenticeship)
  • information on the university entrance qualification

Application Deadlines

Please apply in good time so that you can start your studies smoothly!

Information about the date of the first term student welcome event, and thus the start of your studies, can be found here.

The processing time for your application can take up to 2 weeks and the last possible date for enrolment is 31.03. for the summer semester and 30.09. for the winter semester.

Applications for the first semester of study:

  • May until 15.09. of each year (winter term)

Applications for higher semester of study:

  • November until 15.03. of each year  (summer term)
  • May until 15.09. (winter term)

Information on application deadlines and procedures for applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification can be found at


Documents to be submitted (as upload):

  1. certificate of university entrance qualification
  2. certificate in the event of a name change (e.g. marriage certificate)
  3. certificate of exmatriculation (de-registration) if you are studying/have studied the same course of study for which you are requesting admission to a first semester of study
  4. if applicable, certification of civic/social service (armed forces, year of social and ecological work, EU voluntary work, charity work, development agencies, etc)
  5. evidence of completed professional training (exam certificate)
  6. evidence of previously study periods by means of study certificates
  7. evidence of previously completed courses (when applying for a higher semester)
  8. if applicable, proof of sufficient German language skills for applicants without a German university entrance qualification and without a German university degree (enrolment requirement in the case of admission!!!)

Admissions Procedure

When your documents have been checked positively, you receive an invitation to enrol.

You are informed of the enrolment deadline with the notification of admission. If enrolment is not made on time, the right to the study place expires irrevocably. You can find more information on enrolment here.


There is a compulsory fee charged each semester for the Student Services Authority, the student body and the semester travel ticket.

Also, there is an administration charge for enrolment. This charge is non-refundable.

Additional information on the above-mentioned fees and charges



Postal Address

Fachhochschule Kiel
Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 1
24149 Kiel

Tel.: 0431 210 1339

E-Mail: studieninformation(at)


Student Secretariat
Sokratesplatz 3
24149 Kiel

Opening Hours:

You can find our current Opening Hours here.