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Master programme Mechanical Engineering

Study Code E 066 445 - Master programme Mechanical Engineering
Duration of Study 4 Semesters
Credits 120 ECTS

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The master's programme follows on directly from the bachelor's programme in Mechanical Engineering at TU Wien (E 033 245). Graduates of the bachelor's programme in Mechanical Engineering are therefore admitted to this master's programme without restriction. The suitability of graduates of any other programmes will be assessed by the respective responsible body, in accordance with § 64, Para. 5 of the Universitätsgesetz of 2002 [Universities Act].

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Graduates of the master's programme in Mechanical Engineering possess in-depth theoretical knowledge, abstraction and problem-solving capabilities and specialist application-related knowledge in combination with corresponding economic and social skills, in order to make an important contribution to initiating and driving forward new developments, to be active in multidisciplinary, creative and innovative fields, to quickly understand new subject areas, to competently lead a team, to give informed and confident oral and written presentations of ideas and results, to evaluate the social, economic and ecological effects of technical developments and to promote humane technology and sustainable development. These skills are prerequisites for doctoral studies or a successful career in industry.

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The programme has a modular structure which enables a high degree of flexibility. Students must take only 15 ECTS of compulsory modules (corresponding to five lectures), the master's thesis accounts for 30 ECTS (i.e. one semester) and the remaining 75 ECTS are optional modules, which can be arranged as students desire, as long as certain rules are observed, to form a more in-depth or specialised degree programme. Overall, the master's programme in Mechanical Engineering offers eight possible fields for more in-depth study

  • design,
  • production,
  • energy,
  • mechatronics,
  • material engineering,
  • transport,
  • automotive engineering and
  • biomechanics

which in turn are composed of different optional modules. It is thus possible to enhance basic knowledge obtained in the bachelor's programme to include a desired field and thus to acquire a suitable profile for a particular specialisation.

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Further information

Dean of Studies

Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Paul Heinz Mayrhofer 
T +43-1-58801-300 14 
T +43-1-58801-308 11 

Student association Mechanical Engineering
T +43-58801-49561

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