Scientific engineering education in Germany consists of five years of studies that are divided in a three-year bachelor’s programme and a two-year master’s programme.
Entering a bachelor’s programme requires a recognised university entrance qualification that fulfils the requirements of the respective study programme. In the first three semesters of the bachelor’s programme (basic studies), students get familiar with fundamentals of engineering and natural science. In the final three semesters (main studies), they receive the fundamentals of all related specialisations in their field of study. Through elective courses they can chose a basic academic profile that can find further specialisation in a master’s programme.
After the bachelor’s degree graduates can chose among a variety of master’s programmes. Beside the consecutive (homonymous) master, many related non-consecutive master’s programs are accessible.
Entering a master’s programme requires a recognised bachelor’s degree that provides the pre-requisites of the respective master’s programme. In the master’s studies, students deepen their competences in a chosen field of specialisation.