dual studies
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering

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Whether machines that assemble car parts or systems that dose and fill food: Do you find machines and systems really exciting? Then start your career with a dual degree in Mechanical Engineering. During your studies:

  • you will acquire the necessary know-how to plan, develop and construct machines: You will learn the basics of mathematics and science and acquire sound engineering skills.
  • In addition, you will gain essential knowledge in IT and data science. Because in the context of Industry 4.0, information technology issues are also becoming increasingly important in mechanical engineering. 

These are the skills you'll need

Analytical skills

Scientific understanding

Economic thinking

Abstract thinking


Technical understanding

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Fact check: Your dual study program in mechanical engineering


  • Studienorte
    Berlin, Bremen, Chemnitz, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Fulda (virtuell), Gera (virtuell), Halle (virtuell), Hamburg, Hanover, Heidelberg (virtuell), Koblenz (virtuell), Leipzig, Lüneburg (virtuell), Munich, Nuremberg, Osnabrück (virtuell), Saarbrücken (virtuell), Schwerin (virtuell), Siegen (virtuell), Stralsund (virtuell), Stuttgart, Trier (virtuell), Tübingen (virtuell), Virtual Campus

    Start of studies also possible in April: Chemnitz, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg
    Start of studies at the campus is possible from October 2023: Berlin, Bremen, Chemnitz, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Essen, Fulda (virtual), Gera (virtual), Halle (virtual), Hanover, Heidelberg (virtual), Koblenz (virtual), Cologne, Leipzig, Lüneburg (virtual), Munich, Nuremberg, Osnabrück (virtual), Saarbrücken (virtual), Schwerin (virtual), Siegen (virtual), Stralsund (virtual), Stuttgart, Trier (virtual), Tübingen (virtual), Virtual Campus


    April 1 (not at all study sites).
    July 1
    October 1
    You can apply up to 1 month before the start of the study.

     7 semesters

  • 2 - DS - Deepening Mechanical Engineering
    •    Design engineering
    •  Production technology in mechanical engineering
    • Process engineering
  • 3 - DS - Degree Mechanical Engineering
    •    Bachelor of Engineering
    • Under accreditation and subject to state recognition. IU International University is state recognized and system accredited by FIBAA.
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Do you want to study Mechanical Engineering? We will prepare you for your career in a practical and future-oriented way. You will not only learn essential basics but also deal with current developments such as advancing digitalisation. 

  • You will learn the basics of physics, chemistry and mathematics. 
  • You will study engineering topics such as Technical Mechanics, Materials Science, Construction and Thermodynamics.  
  • You will gain practice-relevant IT and Data Science knowledge, for example, with the module "Data Analytics & Big Data". 
  • For example, you will acquire methodological and interdisciplinary skills in project management. 
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Design Engineering, Production Engineering in Mechanical Engineering or Process Engineering: In the 6th and 7th semesters, you can choose one of three specialisation options - and prepare yourself even more specifically for your dream job.

Study fees


Your practice partner will cover your tuition fees. Depending on the company, you may even receive additional remuneration.
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Highest quality teaching
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Admission requirements

We make it possible: At IU International University you can start your desired study program - without NC, state-recognised, with or without a general A-level!

Process of application

Next Step: Your application, very simple in 4 steps

Apply Online

Apply via our form in just a few steps: Simply enter your degree programme and personal data.

Optionally, you can upload documents such as your CV or your last school report. After your application, you will receive the access data to our application portal by email.

We get to know each other

In the application portal, you will go through all the other steps for your dual study programme, such as the IU counselling interview. Optionally, you can inform yourself at the IU information event about topics such as our university, study programmes, admission requirements, time models, financing options or the search for a practice partner.

Your practice partner

Which practice partners are there and how do I find the right company for me?

We won't leave you alone in your search, but will support you in your application to a practice partner from our network or to the company of your choice. To do this, you will regularly exchange information with your student advisor.

Start your studies

As soon as the contracts are signed and we have all the documents for your enrolment, your future at our university begins: Benefit from learning in small groups, lecturers with practical experience, a high quality of teaching - and start your personal success story with us!
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As a Mechanical Engineer, you will apply your knowledge wherever the planning, development and design of machines and technical systems are involved. This know-how is in demand at companies from a wide range of industries: in the automotive industry, in aviation and shipping, in medical technology, at manufacturers of measurement and control technology devices or in energy supply companies. Lastly, your career prospects are also excellent due to the high demand for skilled workers in technical professions. 
With your Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, you can work as, for example: 

a selection of our practice partners


In our video you will learn how the dual study program at IU works and why it gives you a clear advantage. Because at IU you have:

  • Small learning groups & individual support
  •  Modern degree programs with great career opportunities
  • Varied teaching formats with a lot of practical relevance
  • A personal atmosphere at all study locations
  • Lecturers who come directly from practice

And at the end of your studies, you'll have a state-recognized bachelor's degree and plenty of work experience.

Frequently asked questions about the dual study program Industrial Engineering and Management Mechan

We have compiled the most important questions and answers for you here. If you still have questions, our student advisory service will be happy to help you.

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Events on Campus

Get to know us personally, ask your questions and find out everything you need to know about the dual study programme at IU - at our events on campus:
  • IU Info Events
  • IU Meet Your Campus
  • IU Open Student Advisory Service
  • Further IU events

Online Events

Are you interested in a particular subject area? In our online events we inform you about our degree programes in thme areas of:
  • Business & Management
  • Tourism & Gastronomy
  • Health & Social Services

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You'll find all of the important information about your study programme and IU International University of Applied Sciences in your personal brochure.

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  • Contents of the courses
  • Career perspectives
  • Info about financing

We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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Awards, accreditations and certifications

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