Technology, engineering sciences (interdisciplinary)

In today's world, technical plants, devices and systems are being expanded to include ever more powerful mechanical, electronic or information technology components and are thus becoming more complex. Against this background, specialists are needed who are fit for interdisciplinary cooperation between different engineering disciplines.

The field of study at a glance

The field of study brings together several method-oriented engineering courses in which general engineering is taught in combination with Natural sciences, Mathematics or Computer science

Course offered

The range of courses includes:

• purely generalist engineering science courses, e.g. "General Engineering Sciences", "International Engineering Sciences "Engineering" or "Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences"”

• Study programs in the field of Cybernetics and Systems Engineering (e.g. "Systems Engineering and Technical Cybernetics" or "Technical Cybernetics and Systems Theory", "Systems Engineering", "Smart Systems"), i.e. the development of complex machines or control and regulation of machines (robotics), living beings and social organizations on the basis of models and simulations (see also "Automation, Production Engineering").

• Patent engineering degree programs that add legal content to engineering fundamentals.

Contents of the course

The generalist course initially includes basic training in the subjects of engineering, natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. Depending on the course of study, the subjects taught include Automation Technology, Electrical signal processing, Electronic systems, Chemistry, Construction, Thermodynamics, Materials science, Mathematics for Engineers, Microtechnology, Process Information Technology, Law and Business Administration.

Students can then acquire subject-specific knowledge within the framework of focal areas and specializations. The specializations include, for example, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Optoelectronics, Energy and Environmental Technology, Electrical and Information Technology and Bioprocess Engineering.

Courses in the areas of Cybernetics/Systems Technology and Patent Engineering address specific aspects such as simulation and modeling, robotics and patent law right from the start.

Admission criteria & application for study

In some cases, aptitude tests or internships lasting several weeks are required, which can usually be completed by the end of the third semester. The degree programs usually have restricted admission. Applications are submitted via the university.

Career opportunities after graduation

The areas of responsibility of engineers are diverse and depend on the respective field of study or focus of study. For example, they work in Mechanical Engineering companies, in Biotechnology, in Aerospace, in the Automotive, Electrical and Chemical Industries, in Science and Research at universities and private institutes, in Craft businesses, Law firms, at patent offices, associations and so on organizations or in Public Administration.