The unique feature of this interdisciplinary study programme that combines aspects of both technology and economics is clear: You will learn how to develop holistic solutions to solve complex societal problems and ensure their sustainability. The knowledge you acquire about innovative technologies, construction, materials and manufacturing processes, as well as their effects on the economy, will help you to do so.
This degree programme emphasises technical and analytical strengths, as well as independence, personal responsibility and social competence. In terms of technical skills, you will receive a solid education in the basic principles, concepts and methods of mechanical engineering. The economic education provides you with insights into basic principles and interrelationships of construction management. You will be able to apply this theoretical knowledge – for example, in a special field of mechanical engineering – and learn which methods are needed for these applications.
You will be given exclusive glimpses into practical application during excursions to companies in the mechanical engineering sector and have the opportunity to hear national and international guest speakers who work in the field of mechanical engineering.
Curriculum (in German)
I became extremely interested in technology and natural sciences during my time in secondary school. Therefore, I started to study physics directly after graduating from school. Pretty soon, however, I realized that an engineering degree would fit with my interests even better. By completing the Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics degree programme, I will be able to apply my knowledge in different fields of application in technology. I also gain important economic knowledge that I can use later on in my professional career.
This techno-economic degree programme offers a sound basic and methodological education with the following focal points:
Mathematics: You can understand and apply the basic principles of engineering mathematics. You will learn how to apply differential equations in mechanical engineering as well as acquire basic knowledge about probability theory and application-oriented, computer-aided statistics.
Technical mechanics: You learn to understand, analyse and calculate interactions among forces and movements.
Fundamentals of natural sciences: You familiarise yourself with quantities and units used in physics and technology, electricity, magnetism, vibrations, optics, forces and point mechanics, as well as work and energy.
Fundamentals of design and technology: You receive a specialised introduction to mechanical engineering and mechanical technologies, and learn to operate and use lathes, drilling and milling machines in a training workshop.
Design theory: You learn more about topics such as machine drawing, engineering geometry, CAD and machine elements.
Engineering informatics: You learn how to solve engineering problems using IT-based methods.
Theoretical science of machines: You are presented with an overview the field of thermodynamics (i.e. basic information and technical applications) and extensive fundamental knowledge about fluid mechanics and heat transfer, machine dynamics and electrical engineering.
Economic sciences: You acquire detailed knowledge in the specialist areas of business administration, management accounting, the fundamentals of industrial management as well as corporate management and organisation.
The field of mechanical engineering at TU Graz is directed toward research and industry. Networks formed with leading industrial partners (e.g. Andritz, AVL, Magna, Siemens, voestalpine) enables TU Graz to offer the highest quality of education and makes it easier for graduates to enter their careers.
At the same time, interdisciplinary research is carried out at TU Graz in so-called Fields of Expertise. In the field of mechanical engineering, mobility, production and renewable energy are highlighted. Research is conducted in the field of electric mobility (e.g. human/machine interface and operating concepts, electric vehicle motion dynamics), on innovative production processes (additive manufacturing) and on engines (e.g. the development of virtual engines, use of alternative energies), as well as on other topics.
The TU Graz research findings provide groundbreaking answers to current challenges being faced in the overland transportation and aviation, space travel and production engineering and management.
When I chose my degree programme, it was really important to me to find something that I would both enjoy and that would be of great importance for social progress. Nevertheless, as a graduate of a commercial academy, I initially felt as if I could only choose from among a limited number of degree programmes. But after attending the FIT Info Day and learning more about how many different technical degree programmes were available, I decided to study Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics so that I could add new technical knowledge to my previously acquired economic knowledge.
General admission period: 13 July to 30 September 2020
Additional admission period: 1 October to 30 November 2020
General admission period: 11 January to 5 February 2021
Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2021
If you are required to take the supplementary examination "Descriptive Geometry" when you are admitted to the Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme, you can take it during the bachelor's programme.
Graduates of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme Civil Engineering and Construction Management have fundamental knowledge in the natural and engineering sciences as well as practical knowledge in civil engineering.
After completing your studies, you can work in a wide variety of areas, for example
In addition, you will be qualified to apply for advanced engineering master's degree programmes in all areas of mechanical engineering and construction management.
Civil engineers have very good opportunities for advancement. Studies show that their career paths usually lead over time to management positions.
After completing the bachelor's degree programme, you can directly enrol in the following master’s degree programmes at TU Graz:
If you are interested in other master’s degree programmes at TU Graz, you can find information about admission on the respective pages for the master’s degree programmes.
In addition, the bachelor's degree offers you the opportunity to apply internationally for master's degree programmes.