Mechanical constructions are all around us. For example, in mobile phones, production machines, hospitals, solar panels, cars and even in roller coasters. Often in places where you wouldn’t immediately expect them. A mechanical engineer imagines, designs and builds new products and processes, but also improves and optimizes existing technologies. As you can already see, mechanical engineering is a broad discipline with a high industrial and social relevance.
Technical knowhow is just the beginning
Mechanical engineering combines subjects from mathematics, physics and chemistry. Aspects taught during the program include heat and flow, mechanics and dynamics, the control of machines and systems, and properties of materials.
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As an aspiring mechanical engineer, you will develop your technical knowledge and your creative and innovative abilities. In addition, the program also helps you develop the social and communication skills you will need in the future, for example, to manage a project team of specialists from different disciplines.
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The study association represent the interests of the students at the department of Mechanical Engineering. It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.
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