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Mechanical Engineering Studies in Germany

Are you as person who enjoys designing and building things and figuring out how different contraptions work?  Have you always dreamed of studying in a foreign country as a way to broaden your horizons and gain a new educational perspective?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, you should really consider enlisting in one of the many Mechanical Engineering study programs now available for student enrollment in the beautiful and historic country of Germany.
Located in the western-central portion of Europe, the Federal Republic of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic, consisting of 16 distinct states, with Berlin serving as the capital and largest city of the country.  The nation, which boasts a temperate and seasonal climate, covers a geographic area of nearly 138,000 square miles (357,021 square kilometers).  This area is shared by nearly 81 million permanent German residents, making it the most populous country within the European Union and one of the most populous countries in all of Europe.  Germany is considered the primary economic and political powerhouse of the European continent and is an historic leader in many cultural, theoretical and technical fields, including the field of Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering Education in Germany
Germany is home to approximately seventy universities, thirteen of which are technical universities with full German accreditation and status.  As a field of study, Mechanical Engineering is offered by many of these institutions of higher learning, including the University of Berlin, located in the heart of the nation’s capital.
Mechanical Engineering education is designed for students who wish to seek careers in this dynamic field, designing and manufacturing everything from small individual parts and devices—such as micro-scale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles—to large systems, such as spacecraft and machine tools.  Students are instructed through a variety of courses that collectively will teach them to take a product from the “idea phase” all the way to the marketplace, acquiring knowledge and a number of skills along the way, including:
  • An understanding of the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter.
  • How to design products for functionality, aesthetics and their ability to withstand forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to.
  • How to determine the best way to manufacture products to ensure they will operate without failure.
  • The ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion.
  • And much more…
Mechanical engineering students in Germany will learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. Specialized mechanical engineering subjects include biomechanics, cartilage-tissue engineering, energy conversion, laser-assisted materials processing, combustion, MEMS, microfluidic devices, fracture mechanics, nanomechanics, mechanisms, micropower generation, tribology (friction and wear), and vibrations.
Why Study Abroad in Germany
Studying Mechanical Engineering in Germany gives students access to the most cutting-edge education and the most up-to-date instruction. Some of the world’s most influential and utilized technologies were the creations of those who studied in German universities; creating products such as the printing press, and the first automobile.  However, in addition to receiving a great education, study abroad participants studying in Germany will also have the opportunity to learn new language skills, sample local and international cuisine and maybe even taste some of the country’s world-famous beers at a genuine German Oktoberfest celebration.  There are also a number of sights to see when visiting the country, including:
  • Bavarian Castles.  Some of the world’s most spectacular castles, including the renowned Neuschwanstein Castle, are located in the Bavarian region of Germany, a region popular among locals for its lush and breathtaking landscapes.
  • Brandenburg Gate.  The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most treasured symbols of Germany, representing what was once a division between East and West Germany. Today, it is a symbol of Germany’s reunification.
  • Cathedral of Cologne.  The world’s third tallest cathedral, the Cathedral of Cologne was built over a period of 600 years and was the last building standing after the city of Cologne was bombed during World War II.
  • The Black Forest.  Covering an area of roughly 4,600 square miles, the Black Forest is a scenic area of Germany with rolling hills and dense forests. The landscape is marked by several small villages, wineries, and monasteries.
Although Germany has more than its share of sites and attractions to keep students busy when taking a break from their studies, the country is also a major hub for travel outside its borders.  Germany is very centrally located within Europe, thus making it the perfect gateway for travel to other nearby countries, including Italy, France and Switzerland.

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