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Master's Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics

Work directly at the interface between technology and economy! In the master’s degree programme Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics at TU Graz, you can combine technical knowledge with business skills and management-oriented reasoning. Whether in product development, manufacturing or marketing, mechanical and industrial engineers are in both national and international demand.


  • Deepen fundamental knowledge in mechanical engineering and business economics and apply it in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Combine technical knowledge with economic capabilities and social skills
  • Gain knowledge about building up industrial production: product development, planning, procurement, production, sales and marketing
  • Understand current theories, principles and methods of mechanical engineering and apply these in practice
  • Use critical and analytical tools to solve problems in the field of techno-economics
  • Conduct independent research and application-oriented projects
  • Write scientific reports
  • Prepare and present results of work effectively and using modern tools
  • Develop and hone social skills such as teamwork, team leadership and negotiation strategies

Specialisation Subjects

You specialise in the area of Economic Sciences and in one of the following areas of mechanical engineering:

  • Production Technology
  • Computational Engineering & Mechatronics
  • Motor and Drive Technology
  • Automotive Engineering and Safety
  • Energy Technology
Source: Lunghammer – TU Graz

  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. oder DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Admission requirements:
    The admission of graduates of the following bachelor’s degree programmes offered at TU Graz is granted without further stipulations:

    Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registration Office.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2018/19:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Industrial engineers working in the field of mechanical engineering find employment in many sectors and all branches of industry, from manufacturing companies to banks and insurance companies. They work

  • in department, business or company management;
  • as directors of production;
  • in the development, planning, procurement and production of products;
  • in project management;
  • in quality management;
  • in marketing;
  • in personnel and information management;
  • in controlling;
  • as management consultants.

Students can already begin working with partner companies while pursuing their studies at TU Graz, for example, with high-tech enterprises that focus on mechanical engineering and plant production or the automotive industry. This helps graduates when they begin their careers.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students