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Study Engineering Sciences in Germany

Explore 4044 programmes in 24 fields.

The engineering sciences comprise many subject areas, including mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering, aerospace engineering, power engineering, and engineering and management. Many higher education institutions in Germany offer courses in the engineering sciences, including some private institutions. For those who work, there are in-person and remote programmes which are designed to be completed in parallel with employment. Some higher education institutions also offer dual study programmes.


220 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, Diplom, Final Examination, State Examination

German, English

2-20 Semesters

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Engineering Sciences is divided into 24 fields of study.

Aerospace Engineering

Aeronautical engineering deals with developing, constructing, equipping, and operating planes, helicopters, or drones. Space engineering focuses on the same aspects, but for satellites and spacecraft.


Architects concern themselves with the planning, designing, and modelling of buildings - from residential houses to industrial complexes. This requires both creativity and technical knowledge.


Bioengineering combines the natural sciences and engineering. In your studies, you will learn about biological processes and their applications as well as numerous engineering tools and methods.

Building Services and Supply Engineering

The field of building services and supply engineering involves heating, air conditioning, ventilation, sanitation, and lighting technology as well as automation and information technology in buildings.

Chemical Engineering, Process Technology

The field of chemical engineering and process technology concerns itself with the industrial conversion of materials and energy via physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Civil Engineering

By planning, designing, and constructing buildings and civil works, such as residential houses, bridges, shipping infrastructure, or wind power stations, civil engineers actively shape our world.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering comprises all processes which produce, transmit, use, or distribute electricity in any way, including the development of devices and processes which are based on electrical energy.

Engineering Physics

Engineering physics links physics research, technical development, and application. The engineers in this field aim to use the findings and insights gained from physics to solve technical problems.

Engineering and Management

Graduates of engineering and management programmes work in environments where the need for an extensive technical understanding is coupled with the need for entrepreneurial thinking.

Environmental Protection and Disposal Technology

Environmental protection and disposal technology deals with the protection of water, air, and soil through technologies which prevent or minimise the generation of environmentally hazardous substances.

Food Technology

Food technology concerns itself with the engineering, biological, technological, and biochemical processes of the complete value chain of the food production industry.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials science and engineering deals with the research and development of innovative materials, from traditional metals, glass, ceramics, and polymers to novel nanotechnologies and biomaterials.

Mechanical Engineering

Degree programmes in mechanical engineering deal with the analysis, conceptualisation, simulation, optimisation, and construction of technical systems such as automatic or tooling machines, or robotics.

Mechatronics, Systems Engineering

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field which combines mechanics/mechanical engineering, electronics/electrical engineering, and computer science. Systems engineering focuses on control technology.


Our modern society would be unthinkable without a reliable supply of raw materials. In a contemporary mining programme, you will learn, among other things, how to use the earth’s crust sustainably.

Optical Technologies

Optical technologies deal with the generation, transmission, measurement, and utilisation of light and combine knowledge from physics, mechanical and electrical engineering, and computer science.

Power Engineering

Power engineering concerns itself with an environmentally sustainable and affordable energy supply. Renewable energies, nuclear technology, and power plant technology are part of this field of study.

Printing Technology, Media Technology

Studying printing technology or media technology trains specialists for print, digital, or audio-visual products. Social media applications and 3D printing are also part of this field of study.

Safety, Disaster Prevention / Management and Relief

Engineers in the field of safety and disaster prevention, management, and relief work on methods to best prepare society or companies to prevent rare catastrophic events and to deal with their impact.

Ship Engineering, Nautics

Nautics concerns itself with the navigation and manoeuvring of ships while ship engineering focuses on the technical systems and units installed on ships, providing opportunities both at sea and on land.

Spatial Planning

The interdisciplinary field of spatial planning combines aspects from the engineering sciences with aspects from the social sciences. It deals with trends in developed as well as undeveloped spaces.

Surveying, Geodesy

The field of surveying and geodesy deals with the recording of the earth, using ground, air, and space-based surveying technology as well as the processing and presentation of geographic information.

Technical Health Systems

Human health is the focus of this interdisciplinary field, which combines relevant theoretical knowledge and practical skills from the engineering sciences with those of the health sciences.

Vehicle and Traffic Engineering

Courses of study in vehicle engineering deal with the entire process of vehicle construction. Traffic engineering, on the other hand, focuses on recording, analysing, and influencing traffic events.

Requirements and prospects

You should have an interest in technical and natural scientific problems and have solid knowledge of the school subjects of mathematics, physics, and computer science. Some higher education institutions assess your knowledge of these subjects via aptitude tests. Many institutions offer preparatory classes for you to refresh your knowledge or fill some gaps, if needed. You should also have a good command of the English language, as technical literature is often only available in English.

Most courses include periods of practical training that vary in duration. For a couple of degree programmes, you are even required to complete a multi-week internship before enrolling, sometimes depending on your prior professional and school career. It is therefore advisable to inquire about the specific requirements of degree programmes you are interested in early on. Gaining practical experience during your studies will also help you when entering the job market.

Demand for qualified staff is rising in all engineering professions, giving you very good job prospects. Only very few German higher education institutions still offer the engineering diploma (Dipl.-Ing.) as a degree. Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates are strongly sought-after on the job market. Many students continue with a Master’s programme directly after finishing their Bachelor’s.

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