General Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor's program, full-time program or part-time 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 part-time program 
Beginning of program Summer semester or winter semester 
Program duration Full-time program: 6 semesters or 7 semesters with internship
Part-time program: 9 semesters or 10 semesters with internship 
Credits 180 ECTS credits
210 ECTS credits with optional internship 
Language of instruction German 
Campus Gummersbach Campus 
Specializations Manufacturing Engineering (Metal), Manufacturing Engineering (Synthetics), Construction, Environmental Engineering 
Restricted admission No 
Please note During the first year, this Bachelor’s program bears the title "Engineering".
At the end of the first year, students choose to continue their studies in one of the following three programs: General Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Business Administration and Engineering.

Part-time program:
Please note that students enrolled in part-time programs are not eligible for BAföG.  
Accreditation Internal accreditation based on institutional accreditation standards, until Sep 30, 2026