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


Mechanical Engineering

In the Mechanical Engineering master's program you build on the fundamentals from the bachelor's program. Now you have the opportunity to set your own focus. At Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, we offer you the two modern and future-oriented specializations "Digitalization in Product Design" and "Energy Efficiency in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Technology", with which you will score points on the job market.

Engineering 4.0 - mechanical engineering re-vamped

Digitalization and networking have long since arrived in companies. As a result, more and more data and information is being generated in production that can be used systematically and profitably.

However, a meaningful digitalization approach can already arise in the product design phase. In the offered specialization "Digitalization in Product Design", we therefore focus, among other things, on the potentials in the upstream processes. Machine learning, data science, industrial robotics, virtual factories and digital twins are on the curriculum.

Save the world with refrigeration, air conditioning and environmental engineering

Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers have a mission: To use energy as efficiently as possible to minimize the impact on the environment. The field combines a lot of knowledge from different areas. In the "Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Engineering" specialization, we therefore teach you all the important basics to be successful in this very agile and exciting industry. 

After graduation, you will be able, for example, to design efficient control systems for refrigeration and air conditioning systems. You will be able to plan refrigeration and air conditioning systems in an energy-efficient way as well as optimize existing systems in terms of energy, and have in-depth knowledge in the field of heat pumps and alternative refrigeration.

At a glance

Qualification awarded Master of Science (M. Sc.)
Start of program Winter semester  & Summer semester
ECTS credit points 90 in total
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required
Accreditation Yes (certificate)


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

Who is the program aimed at?

The program is aimed at all graduates with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or automotive engineering (or a field of study with comparable content), and who would like to deepen their knowledge in specialist areas, especially in the specializations "Digitalization in Product Design" and "Energy Efficiency in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Environmental Technology".

You have the opportunity to improve your admission ranking by taking part in our voluntary assessment procedure by group interview. Assessment

Graduate Stefan talks about his experience

Stefan Brinkmöller studied Mechanical Engineering at Bachelor's and Master's level at HKA and now works as a junior consultant in quality management at the life science sector in pharmaceutical and medical technology. In the interview, he tells us how he set his priorities and why it pays to think outside the box. By the way, he is the co-inventor of the legendary "Bayrische Frühstück Bereiter" (machine for the preparation of a Bavarian breakfast of traditional sausage, pretzel, and beer).  To the interview

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