Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Mechanical Engineering

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Life after university

Our graduates:
More digital, smarter - more in demand than ever

With more than 1 million employees, the mechanical engineering sector in Germany is the largest industrial employer. The fields of activity have changed significantly as a result of digitalization. This means that, in particular, the proportion of IT skills required has increased and soft skills such as project management and teamwork are expected more and more. In the Mechanical Engineering program at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, we therefore place great emphasis on teaching this content.

The plus of a university of applied sciences: We prepare for professional life

+ Practical course work
+ Courses with a practical component
+ Internship semester
+ Final thesis in a company
+ Teaching staff with work experience


Office of Faculty MMT
Moltkestr. 30
76133 Karlsruhe
Lolita Lengenfelder
Stefanie Tolmie
Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1914
Email: sekretariat.mmtspam prevention@h-ka.de

Wanted: young employees in mechanical engineering

As a university of applied sciences, we are in close contact with companies and industry. We therefore know that engineers are still in great demand and have excellent career and earning opportunities. On the one hand, this is due to demographic change and the decreasing number of available skilled workers in mechanical engineering.

On the other hand, it is due to the machines, plants and products themselves: After all, these still have to be designed, produced and monitored by engineers, no matter how smart and digital they turn out to be.

Mechanical engineering is changing - we guide you on this way

What has changed, however, is the way in which these things are developed and thus the range of tasks in mechanical engineering. Keywords here are mechanical engineering 4.0, artificial intelligence, robotics, digital production, networking of systems and plants or digital twins. Don't worry - you will learn the necessary basics for this for your studies.


Where do mechanical engineers work?

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Large corporations
  • Planning offices
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Scientific institutions


Common tasks of mechanical engineers:

  • Development, design, manufacture and assembly of machinery and equipment
  • Quality assurance, product monitoring
  • Technical consulting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Project management, business management
  • Research and development
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