General Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor's program, full-time program or flexible program)

Arbeiten im Kunststofflabor (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/FH Köln)

The broad-based Bachelor's program in General Mechanical Engineering is the starting point for many careers in the industry. In the advanced period of the program, students may specialize in either Manufacturing Engineering (metal/synthetics) or Construction.

Gummersbach Campus maintains close relationships with industry representatives, thus providing students ample opportunity to meet potential future employers in Germany and abroad.

Further information on the Bachelor‘s program in General Mechanical Engineering is available in German: Allgemeiner Maschinenbau (Bachelor).

At a Glance

Category Description
Program General Mechanical Engineering 
Degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) 
Type of program Full-time program or flexible program 
Beginning of program Summer semester or winter semester 
Program duration Full-time program:
6 semesters
7 semesters with internship

Flexible program:
8 semesters
9 semesters with internship semester 
Credits 180 ECTS
210 ECTS with internship 
Language of instruction German 
Campus Gummersbach Campus 
Specializations Manufacturing Engineering (Metal), Manufacturing Engineering (Synthetics), Construction 
Restricted admission No 
Please note Full-time program:
During the first year, this Bachelor’s program bears the title: Engineering.

At the end of the first year, students can opt for either one of the following three programs: General Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Business Administration and Engineering.  
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