Mechanical Engineering – exchange students

Mechanical engineering is at the core of almost all engineered products 'Made in Germany'. Designing and manufacturing high-quality products requires not only an excellent understanding of the customer and market requirements, but also an efficient product design process and a thorough understanding of the key technical fundamentals, their possibilities and their limitations.

Germany is not just a pacemaker in the development of up-market engineering products. I also demonstrates that it is possible to supply a modern, energy-dependent society with an environmentally friendly energy base. The courses offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Production Management at Campus Berliner Tor provide an insight into some of these innovative fields.

Each summer semester (April–July) exchange students from our partner universities can gain insight into this expertise by taking some of the following classes in English at Campus Berliner Tor:

Mechanical Engineering – courses in English

  • Finite Elements
  • Industry Design Team Project (aerospace)
  • Machine Cutting Technology
  • Systematic Product Development
  • Technical Thermodynamics 1
  • Thermal Energy Systems

Download the module handbook for more information about the classes.

Note: Students may also be able to take classes from aeronautical engineering, automotive engineering and information engineering (all within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science) if lecture schedules and capacity allow.

HAWKS Racing: During your studies in Hamburg you can join our very successful Formula Student Racing Team, getting hands-on experience in building a racing car and participating in the races in Europe: HAWKS Racing Website.

Application deadline:
Summer semester (April–July): 30 October
(open to: exchange students from partner universities & Global E3 partners only; not open to freemovers)

Male student working on a racing car

I study mechanical engineering and having competed against HAWKS in Michigan, HAW Hamburg was one of the first schools I looked into. And now I am here, helping them build their new car.

Tim Spencer, USA


Marie Graf
Student Exchange Coordinator
Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science