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Master's Degree Programme Mechanical Engineering

In the master’s programme Mechanical Engineering at TU Graz, you can deepen your knowledge in individual areas of mechnical engineering and specialise in 2 fields. Using advanced simulation and computer-aided design methods in fully equipped laboratories, you can pursue your studies while keeping pace with the latest trends.


  • Broaden your fundamental knowledge, for example in the fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials, as well as in engineering and business informatics.
  • Work with innovative technologies, materials and production methods.
  • Learn numerical methods for calculation and simulation.

Specialisation Subjects

  • Production Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Computational Engineering
  • Product Development of Mechatronic Systems
  • Motor and Drive Technology
  • Automotive Engineering and Safety

Double Degree Programme

Within the framework of the master’s degree programme, you can complete a double degree programme with the Tongji University (Shanghai).

Source: Bergmann – TU Graz

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

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

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Lukas Dür, Source: Kanizaj - TU Graz
Lukas Dür, master's degree student in Mechanical Engineering

I study mechanical engineering because I not only find explanations for machines, but also for many processes that occur in nature and daily life, such as for the rainbow or for autumn leaves that spiral upward.

At school, I had the impression that there was still a lot for me to discover in the world of machines. I especially think that energy technology is a topic that will be important in the future, and I’d like to specialize even more. My programme not only enables me to understand the machines, but also to describe many processes that occur in nature using numbers and letters, such as a rainbow or autumn leaves that fly through the air. When I walk through the world, I see it as being full of mathematical formulas.

Matko Mitrović
Matko Mitrović, master's degree student in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies. It is also one of the oldest and most extensive fields of engineering. I chose it mainly because it seemed adequate to my mechanical background. If a technical degree programme incorporating a broader understanding of the world sounds appealing, mechanical engineering may be a way to go.

Matko supports international prospective students as International Student Ambassador.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Achieving a degree through the master’s programme Mechanical Engineering can open the door to numerous career opportunities. Depending on your interests and field of specialisation, you can work in a managerial position in research and development or as a design engineer. You develop and build machines, vehicles or equipment such as:

  • motor or railway vehicles,
  • machine tools,
  • conveyors,
  • pumps and turbines,
  • equipment used in  environmental, refrigeration and air-conditioning  technology, and
  • industrial robots.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Double Degree Programme with the Tongji University (Shanghai, China)

Within the framework of the Master’s degree programme, you can complete a double degree programme with the Tongji University (Shanghai). You will study at TU Graz and Tongji University and receive a degree from both universities.

Composition of the Programme

You must complete at least the following programme achievements at the TU Graz:

  • Compulsory subject courses: 15 ECTS
  • One of the five specialisation subjects of the Master’s programme related to the subject area: 25 ECTS from the compulsory subject and 10 ECTS from the elective subject
  • Courses chosen from the TU Graz compulsory and elective subject catalogs: 10 ECTS that are credited to the elective subject

You must complete at least the following programme achievements at the Tongji University:

  • Compulsory subject courses: 6 Tongji Credits (TC)
  • Elective subject courses (specialisation subjects): 10 TC
  • Practical courses: 6 TC
    in total: 22 TC

In addition, you must complete a Master’s project and the Master’s thesis at the Tongji University. The Master’s project will be credited with 20 ECTS at TU Graz and the Master’s thesis with 30 ECTS.

In total, you need to accrue 65 ECTS-credit points that are recognised by the TU Graz.

Information and Advice

About the programme
Mario HIRZ
Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Institute of Automotive Engineering

Organisational details
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