Mechanical Engineering M. Sc.

A tailormade master's degree 

Do you see yourself as a generalist in mechanical engineering and find it appealing to have maximum freedom in designing your degree program? In the master's program, you can choose from all mechanical engineering subjects as well as a variety of subjects from other TUM faculties (including electrical engineering and information technology, economics, computer science) and create a degree program that perfectly suits you. 

Your profile

The formal requirements for acceptance on this Master degree course are:

  • Master's degree qualification (see TUM glossary of documents),
  • specialised knowledge of fundamental subject areas relating to mechanical engineering: 
    • higher mathematics,
    • technical mechanics,
    • machine elements,
    • material science,
    • thermodynamics,
  • knowledge of German.

What you'll learn

In the master's program in mechanical engineering, students acquire fundamental engineering expertise and methodological knowledge. Through the possibility of setting industry-specific focal points, they acquire both competencies for solving complex problems in the respective engineering discipline and the ability to work on interdisciplinary challenges beyond subject boundaries.

For example, specializations in materials science are just as conceivable as in thermodynamics or fluid mechanics. Through the targeted combination of modules from different research areas, students also have the opportunity to develop highly individual cross-sectoral or interconnecting qualification profiles. For example, students can combine modules from the field of logistics with those from the field of energy, or modules from the field of aerospace with those from the field of medical technology.

With the knowledge and skills acquired, graduates are able to solve application-oriented and scientific problems in mechanical engineering. Graduates have equally broad knowledge as well as knowledge in selected special fields.


In the modern, light-flooded building in the Garching Research Center, you'll find everything under one roof: lecture halls for teaching in the bachelor's degree program, professorships, workshops, laboratories and pilot plants, consulting and service facilities.

Study information

The master's program offers you great flexibility to create your individual study plan. The program is structured as follows:

  • Master modules: choose your master modules from up to 5 thematic pillars: Vehicle, Powertrain, Electrics/Electronics and Assistance, Production/Materials, Methods, and Engineering Flexibility.
  • Supplementary modules
  • Internships
  • Research practice (term paper, team project or research internship)
  • Key competencies (language courses, soft skills workshops, ...)
  • Master's Thesis

The module lists can be found in the Wiki at Documents
The program includes modules on

  • Engineering fundamentals (e.g. manufacturing technologies, automation engineering, gas dynamics, nonlinear continuum mechanics, finite elements, motion engineering)
  • core subjects of mechanical engineering (e.g. electrical machines, robot dynamics, networked control systems, planning of technical logistics systems, interfaces and particle technology) and on
  • related subjects (e.g. real-time systems, fundamentals of energy management, management science, project organization and management in software engineering, fundamentals of biophysics).

All the information about study abroad options can be found in wiki.

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized copies to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU/EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail: Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more