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3D Printing

3D Printing – field of specialisation in Laser Technology/Physical Engineering

Faculty Engineering Sciences
Course of studies 3D printing - specialization
Degree Bachelor
Academic degree Bachelor of Science
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 6 Semesters
Further qualification Laser Technology/Physical Engineering (M.Sc.)
Category Engineering Sciences
Type of study full-time studies
Description Specialization in the Bachelor program Laser Technology/Physical Engineering
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 180
Accredited Yes
Application portal International Office


3D printing changes the industry rapidly. More and more additive processes replace lathing, grinding, milling and casting.

Instead of putting hundreds of pieces together, it is possible to create functional assemblies in one piece via 3D printing. Cooling channels are directly integrated and optionally malleable – more suitable materials, like difficultly weldable alloys are used in this process. By using 3D printing, it is possible to produce custom-made products – every customer can get a unicum. Small batches can be manufactured more cheaply.

To use these modern technologies, the industry needs professionals – skilled engineers who know how to choose and implement procedures of additive manufacturing. Within three years and your specialisation in 3D Printing, you will become one of those experts.

Career prospects

Automobile manufacture, aerospace, furniture manufacture, jewellery production, medical engineering – each industrial sector benefits from 3D printing.

Therefore, you will find a broad and future-proofed field of work after your studies. You have the chance to individually contribute to this future technology.

  • You will improve the 3D print technology via research and development to increase efficiency and to make new materials usable.
  • You can implement new technologies in automobile manufacturing, aerospace, engineering and the resource sector to help making these industrial sectors more resource-efficient.
  • By developing and producing custom-fit prostheses and orthoses that can improve people’s lives, you make a positive contribution to society.
  • Even art and design uses 3D printing more often. Furniture, jewellery – maybe even houses – the spectrum of your profession is enormous.

The bachelor’s degree offers you a permanent position as well as the opportunity to become self-employed or to continue with a subsequent master programme in Mittweida.


Individual support, comprehensive education, specialised knowledge with practical relevance.

What is commonly described as 3D printing, is known as additive manufacturing in science and industry. At the Hochschule Mittweida, you will get to learn how to handle these technologies – the requirements for the construction and data preparation, the handling of the materials and the manufactiring process.

Your study is based on the connection between applied physics and industrial practice. Within the first year, you will learn the physical-technical basics as well as the fundamentals of engineering. At the same time, that year is an orientation phase to determine whether the specialisation 3D Printing is the right one for you or if you would rather specialise in Laser Technology or Biophotonics.

If you choose 3D Printing, you will use your broad knowledge basis to acquire special knowledge in 3D printing processes. You will benefit from small seminar groups – your integrated practical trainings will mainly take place in a group of two or three to make sure that you get personal support. Do not hesitate to ask advice from the tutors.

Application and admission

You are interested?

Please register here  hs-mittweida.de/bewerben. As soon as you have transmitted all forms and supporting documents – you can enrol. Your enrolment certificate reliably grants a university place in Mittweida.

You can study at the Hochschule Mittweida 

  • with a general matriculation standard
  • with a subject-related entrance qualification (according to the subject)
  • with an advanced technical college certificate.

You can find all information on application deadlines and required documents here.

If you do not have any of the mentioned degrees, look here for more information.

There is a separate application deadline for international students. Please click here for more information.