Mechanical Engineering Diploma | Postgraduate Studies

Faculty Engineering Sciences
Course of studies Mechanical Engineering
Degree Diploma
Academic degree Diplom-Ingenieur:in (FH)
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 2 Semesters
Further qualification Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.)
Category Engineering Sciences
Study fields Construction
welding technology
Materials Engineering
Quality assurance
Type of study full-time studies
postgraduate studies
Course language german
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 60
Accredited No
Application portal Online application


Study the future of industry today under optimal conditions.

Germany is a high-tech country. But with an eye on software and Internet giants, industry is increasingly repositioning itself to ensure that "made in Germany" remains the seal of quality par excellence in the future. Increasingly, creative ideas from engineers are needed to find new solutions, for example for the mobility of the future and the development of completely new product ideas.

The variety of possibilities in technical development processes is increasing. Sustainability through resource-saving production and error-free processes determine the future of industry. This is precisely why they also determine the diploma and master's degree programs in mechanical engineering at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences. Instead of pure theory, the focus is on acquiring practice-relevant knowledge through a variety of experiments and tests in our modernly equipped laboratories.

Career prospects

Future knowledge as the ultimate door opener.

Engineers with a broad foundation can use their knowledge to open up a wide range of options. New business fields and innovative processes increase the demand for personnel, leading to above-average starting salaries and high growth rates for diploma and master graduates.

Studying in Mittweida is often already an advantage when starting a career: A large proportion of the diploma and master's students work in parallel in the research projects of the faculty and the Laser Institute at Mittweida University, thus gaining valuable experiential knowledge.

Mittweida mechanical engineers actively contribute this knowledge to industry. Career opportunities with leadership or project responsibility shape the career. With their practical knowledge and skills, Mittweida's engineers work wherever more than just theory is required, for example as

  • • engineers in development, research, and production in the automotive industry and medical technology;
  • leading project engineers in the development of test rigs, production processes and new material properties.

Through research projects and cooperation with various universities, the best Master's graduates also have the opportunity to pursue a doctorate. 


Modern diploma or master with unique selling point.

At Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, we offer both a master's and a diploma program in mechanical engineering, which expand on the bachelor's knowledge. In both courses of study, the clear focus is on imparting practical knowledge rather than pure theoretical knowledge.

If you enroll in the diploma postgraduate program, you will spend two semesters deepening your technical knowledge; in special materials, quality assurance and the question of what causes components to fail. This is simulated with software (FEM) and investigated with experiments.

In the four-semester master's program, students can choose from three specializations that take a long-term look at product development and manufacturing. They are geared towards the future of industry and unique selling points when starting a career:

  • Digital Product Development/Micromobility: development of sustainable products considering the entire product development cycle in the context of micromobility.
  • Resource-efficient manufacturing technology: Innovative manufacturing processes such as laser processing combined with computer science skills that are urgently sought after in industry.
  • Surface technology: Modern processes for the realization of optimized surfaces as a basis for the development and manufacture of sustainable products.

Small groups, modern equipment, and individual supervision by professors with many years of experience in industry facilitate the studies. In addition, the knowledge gained from numerous research projects flows directly into lectures and seminars.

Double degree option

The Master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering is internationally oriented. In cooperation with the University of Paisley in Scotland, it is possible to obtain a Master of Science in Computer-aided Engineering with Manufacturing from the University of Paisley at the same time as obtaining a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Mittweida.

Information about the double degree as well as the text of the contract can be found on the website of the International Office.

Furthermore, the graduates have access to the careers of the higher civil service.

Application and Admission


Register yourself at As soon as you have sent us all the forms and documents, you can enroll. With your enrollment you have your spot in the program secured. 

Information about application deadlines and required documents can be found at information for international applicants.

For international applicants, special deadlines are noted. All information to that regard can be found on the page deadlines for international students