Faculty of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

If you are an aspiring mechanical, energy and environmental engineer, the Faculty of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, based in the south of Leipzig not far from an attractive lakes area, is the right place for you to get a modern and practice-oriented education. What is more, if you're interested in interdisciplinary studies, our Bachelor's programme in Engineering and Management provides crossover training in both of these areas, enabling graduates to analyze and address engineering challenges from both a business and a technical point of view.

Engineering is a profession with a long and respected history. The same may be said about the training of mechanical and energy engineers in Leipzig. Mechanical engineering was first taught in 1875 at the Leipzig Trade School, whereas training in energy engineering began in 1949 at the Technical School of Business and Energy. In 1988, both of these institutions became part of Leipzig Technical University, which shortly afterwards was refashioned as HTWK Leipzig. For the new university, the fields of mechanical and energy engineering were united under the roof of a single faculty.

Many of the Faculty's professors are in frequent contact with companies in and around Leipzig to make sure curricula are relevant to professional practice. As a result, students have the opportunity to take courses with experienced practitioners or to complete their practical training requirements at one of these companies, for example. Furthermore, colloquia and scientific conferences and events provide a platform for knowledge transfer between experts from research and industry.

Practice-based training, however, also means providing students with state-of-the-art computer facilities and well-equipped labs for mechatronics, air-conditioning or environmental technology, to name just a few. Students use heat pumps, for example, to find out how to save energy; a cold chamber enables them to simulate temperatures ranging from +40 to -60 degrees Celsius. They explore luxury components for vehicle electrical systems with the help of measurement technology, or draw up plans for new factories. All of these factors are essential for becoming an engineer and building 'knowledge for the future', as proposed by the Faculty's motto.

Undergraduate programmes:

  • Energy and Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering
  • Engineering and Management (Mechanical and Energy Engineering) Bachelor of Science

Postgraduate programmes:

  • Mechanical Engineering Master of Engineering
  • Engineering and Management (Mechanical and Energy Engineering) — Master of Science
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering — Master of Engineering

For more information on the Faculty of Mechanical and Energy Engineering and its academic programmes, please refer to the Faculty website (in German).