Master's programs mechanical engineering and mechanical engineering and business economics

The degree program with courses totaling 120 ECTS credits lasts four semesters and leads to the academic degree Diplomingenieur - Dipl.-Ing., which is the equivalent of the Master of Science - MSc.

The degree program is divided into general, basic compulsory subjects (15 ECTS), six areas of specialization with compulsory subjects (25 ECTS) and electives (10 ECTS), free electives (5 ECTS) and the master's thesis (30 ECTS).

Six areas of specialization are possible: Production Engineering, Energy Engineering, Computational Engineering and Mechatronics, Engine and Propulsion Systems, Automotive Engineering and Safety, and Economics. Mechanical Engineering students must choose two technical areas of specialization; Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics students must choose the Economics area of specialization and one technical area of specialization.

In the Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics master's degree programs, the IVT also provides support to students from the basic subjects all the way up to the master's degree. The courses focus on the Engine and Propulsion Systems and the Automotive Engineering and Safety areas of specialization.

In the area of basic subjects, the IVT offers the lecture Advanced Thermodynamics, which builds on the knowledge of thermodynamics obtained in the bachelor's program and expands to include chemical and electrochemical processes.

  • Course no. 313.110: 2 VO, 3 ECTS, compulsory subject in the 2nd semester

In the Engine and Propulsion Systems area of specialization the IVT offers the following compulsory subjects, from which 25 ECTS must be chosen as compulsory subjects:

  • CAx in Automotive and Engine Technology (in English)
    Course no. 313.066: 1 VO, 1.5 ECTS, winter semester, recommended in the first semester
  • CAx in Automotive and Engine Technology (in English)
    Course no. 313.067: 2 VU, 2 ECTS, winter semester, recommended in the first semester
  • Pollutant Formation and Emission Reduction in Vehicles
    Course no. 313.180: 2 VO, 3 ECTS, winter semester, recommended in the first semester
  • Internal Combustion Engines
    Course no. 313.008: 3 VO, 4.5 ECTS, summer semester, recommended in the second semester
  • Numerical Methods in Applied Thermodynamics
    Course no. 313.146: 2 VO, 3 ECTS, summer semester, recommended in the second semester
  • Thermodynamics of the Internal Combustion Engine
    Course no. 313.085: 2 VO, 3 ECTS, summer semester, recommended in the second semester
  • ICE Function Development and Drive Concepts
    Course no. 313.016: 2 VO, 3 ECTS, summer semester, recommended in the second semester
  • Automotive and Engine Measuring Techniques
    Course no. 313.080: 2 VU, 2 ECTS, winter semester, recommended in the third semester

The course CAx in Automotive and Engine Technology counts as a compulsory subject in the Automotive Engineering and Safety area of specialization as well as an elective in the Production Science and Management master's program.

In the Engine and Propulsion Systems area of specialization, the IVT offers the following electives, from which 10 ECTS must be chosen:

  • Winter semester:
    • Spark Ignition and Diesel Engine Design
      Course no. 313.076: 2 VO, 3 ECTS
  • Summer semester:
    • Lab Transportation Technology
      Course no. 313.086: 3 LU, 3 ECTS
    • Traffic and Air Quality
      Course no. 313.192: 2 VU, 2 ECTS
    • Acoustics
      Course no. 313.094:2 VO, 3 ECTS
    • Pollution Dispersion and Air Quality Modeling
      Course no. 313.142: 2 VO, 3 ECTS
    • Environmental Impacts from Traffic
      Course no. 313.171: 3 VO, 4.5 ECTS
    • Two-Wheeler Technology and Small Capacity Engines
      Course no. 313.075: 2 VO, 3 ECTS

In the Engine and Propulsion Systems area of specialization, the IVT offers the following free electives, from which a total of 5 ECTS must be chosen:

  • Free electives
    • Industrial Development of Engines and Vehicles 1
      Course no. 313.033: 0.5 VO, 0.5 ECTS, winter semester, recommended in the third semester
    • Industrial Development of Engines and Vehicles 2
      Course no. 313.035: 0.5 VO, 0.5 ECTS, summer semester, recommended in the fourth semester

The IVT offers a range of interesting subjects for the master's thesis, the final step in the Mechanical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics master's programs which consists of 30 ECTS, see Master's Thesis.