Henry Ford had one before he broke speed records with his newly developed car. The same goes for Nikola Tesla when he invented his coil, or for Maria Telkes in her pioneering work on solar thermal storage systems. Every engine or tool stems from an idea. This idea takes shape through construction and eventually turns into reality as a finished product. Driven by creativity and innovation, mechanical engineers shape this path of emergence.
At Montanuniversität, all classical engineering divisions are at your disposal. From motorcycles and windmills to automatised conveyor technology plants and marine engines: discover the diversity of mechanical engineering!
Requirements and interests: what we are looking for
Mechanical engineering is an umbrella term for different disciplines and unites a range of fields under one roof – from automobile manufacturing, mechatronics and process engineering to technology management, robotics and aerospace technology. This is why you should not only have an inclination towards technology and natural sciences but also bring along a healthy portion of creativity, ingenuity and curiosity.
During your studies: what to look forward to
The basics of your Mechanical Engineering studies are covered by a 4-semester foundation course. Once this is done, you make use of your technical, analytical and creative abilities to work on ideas, sketches and designs. You will also gain detailed insights into the fields of mechanical engineering, automation, mechatronics, materials engineering and production technology.
Your team player skills are of particular relevance when collaborating with other research areas at Montanuniversität on tackling engineering-related problems. This may cover everything from designing engines for the exploitation and processing of primary commodities to their use as high-tech materials. Needless to say, technical engineering and digitalisation go hand in hand: in order to develop efficient machines, you also need to know about the simulation of effectiveness-optimisation processes. With a strong commitment to the principle of sustainability, the ensuing master’s programme allows you to further expand your skills, not only based on theories but also through their hands-on application. You will learn how to complete innovative, operative, cost-effective and environmentally sound engineering assignments.
Following your studies: what to expect
With a Montanuniversität degree, you are well prepared to implement your ideas as product engineer or plant technician. You are able to work not only with machines but also with single mechanical, mechatronic and electronic devices or complex production plants. The maintenance, advancement and optimisation of existing machines is likely to be part of your duties. With your Mechanical Engineering degree there are no limits to what you’ll be able to achieve! And by the way: did you know that the inventor of the bikini was actually a mechanical engineer?