Information for prospective students of General Engineering (M.Eng.)

As a graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or another relevant engineering degree course (e.g.: Material and Product Development, Mechatronics, Process Engineering, Production Technology, Automotive Engineering etc.) you can complete the four semester long master's degree course with the goal to further enhance your knowledge as an engineer and your problem solution competence.

In the master's degree course General Mechanical Engineering you further expand your expert knowledge and the method competences  the mechanical-technical degree course offered by Faculty 2 in the stated study foci and have the chance in the frame of the projects to participate in the respective research activities and developmental tasks.

The master's degree course entails a seminar of team coaching and a module management system with respect to  career start and the taking over of leadership responsibilities.

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The application deadline is July 15.

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Program General Engineering
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Terms 4 terms, full-time
ECTS-Credit Points 120
Program start Each year summer and winter semester
Application deadlines Summer semester: January 15, winter semester: July 15
Languages German

This degree course was accredited by ASIIN e. V. accredited until Sep 30, 2019.

Here you can find the obligatory modules of the faculty. The abbreviations behind the modules will tell you for which degree courses the modules can be elected.

Admission requirements

The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) has a locational advantage: It has close contacts to numerous commercial enterprises in the Rhine-Main region, which the students can benefit from. This also applies to the mechanical engineering sector, the automotive industry and the supply industry.

Faculty 2: Computer Science and Engineering offers a broad range of bachelor degree courses in the field of mechanical engineering. As a particularly qualified graduate (also from other institutions of higher education) you can further extend and deepen your knowledge by studying the four semester-long master degree course "General Mechanical Engineering". You can chose from five different fields of specialization - with 14 or 15 modules, depending on the respective field (see module overview). The overall course of study requires 120 ECTS credits. You will demonstrate your skills to independently solve technical problems in two scientific engineering projects, one practical project and in the work on the master thesis.

The four semester-long master's degree course "General Mechanical Engineering" you can combine from the three form the following four subject fields:

Or you choose the subject combination Preventative Biomechanics (PB) as an alternative.

If the student chooses a respective study focus and further deepens his/her knowledge during the third and fourth semester in the choice of topic in the project work and in the master thesis, will receive a final certificate with an additional statement of the respective focus.

This degree course offers you a high degree of flexibility also without choosing a study focus.

The training of cross-subject competencies integrated into the degree course, such as for instance teamwork and moderation will allow you take over projects and leadership responsibilities in mechanical engineering companies worldwide.

The lectures are mainly held in the German language. The project works and/or the master thesis can also be completed at partner universities abroad. As a graduate of this degree course you will attain along with the master's degree the right to complete doctoral studies and/or doctoral procedures at a university.

A first engineering-scientific professional academic degree (bachelor or diploma) with a regular period of study of at least six semesters or a final grade of better than 2.8 and 180 ECTS is a prerequisite.

A letter of motivation as well as a CV is to be submitted along with the regular application documents.

You should possess subject-related knowledge of the English language next to meeting the requirements for the knowledge of the German language for higher education.

The admission takes place after an interview.

The studies can be started either in the summer semester (application deadline is January 15) or in the winter semester (application deadline: July 15).

The degree course is not admission restricted.

Application deadline is July 15, for the winter semester and January 15, for the summer semester.
Requirement for the begin of this degree course is a completed first qualifying academic degree from an institution of higher education in mechanical engineering or material and product development, mechatronics, process engineering, production technology, automotive engineering and further comparable mechanical engineering technological degree courses.
Further admission requirements are:
A qualified academic degree with a total grade of usually 2.7 (good) or better,
a letter of motivation with CV,
interview with applicants whose final grade is worse than 2.5 and better than 2.8 (also refer to the current examination regulations). Further information about the application possibilites can be found on the pages of the Online admission application.

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Part-time studies

Students, whose course of study has deviated from the regular course of full-time studies – for whatever reason – can seek personal counseling from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Goal of the counseling is, while considering personal conditions of an individual course of study, to graduate in an appropriate period of time. In order to reach this goal, we will develop a course plan together with you.

It is also checked whether there are reasons for a formal application of part-time studies. Additional information about the requirements and study organization of part-time studies can be found on the pages of the Admissions office.

The consultation is offered by the degree course counselors or the degree counselor of your degree course. Please schedule an appointment via email.

Prof. Dr.
Armin Huß
Studiengangsleitung Allgemeiner Maschinenbau Master
Building 9, Room 318
Ute Cocker
Building 9, Room 316
Fax : +49 69 1533-3260
Eren Cigdem Kartalkaya
Building 9, Room 316
Fax : +49 69 1533-3260

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last updated on: 02.14.2019