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How to Study Mechanical Engineering in Germany!

Studying Mechanical Engineering in Germany is one of the most sought-after dreams for many international students!
And there is a reason for this.
Germany has always been a Global Leader when it comes to Mechanical Engineering.
And the demand for Mechanical Engineers in Germany is growing each day!
In this post, we have covered in detail how you can Study Mechanical Engineering in Germany (Jobs, specializations, salaries, and much more!)

Why study Mechanical Engineering in Germany?

You might be wondering that “But everywhere I am hearing that the demand of Mechanical Engineers is on the decline, they are mostly doing coding and IT jobs everywhere! Is there any “Scope of Mechanical Engineers in Germany?”
Very valid question and here’s your answer. You’d be amazed to know that Mechanical engineering is one of the most important industrial sectors for the German economy.
Being one of the world’s leading machine manufacturers, Germany also houses some of the most important global Mechanical and automotive companies. Mercedes Benz, Porsche Audi, BMW, Siemens, Bosch – you name it. All are German brands! And yes when you come to Germany you can easily work for them too!

Specializations you can target when you come to study Mechanical Engineering in Germany

From the energy sector to aerospace, robotics, automation engineering, systems, automotive engineering – Germany has everything to offer you in this space.

But choose a specialization which you think suits you and you are passionate about.

This is the most important thing.

Because choosing a subject you are passionate about will ensure that you do well during your studies in Germany and getting a job will become really easy for you after you finish your studies!

An indicative list of specializations of Mechanical Engineering which you can pursue in Germany is:

  • Mechatronics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Computational Science
  • Masters in Management (MIM)
  • Masters in Engineering and Management (MEM)

Top German companies you can work for as a Mechanical Engineer!

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The Fantastic Four of German Automotive Industry

We all know that studying and getting a degree is not enough. After spending your time in Germany and also spending your hard-earned money for your education abroad, you must get a job!

And let me you, because you chose Germany, you are in for a ride! Most of the companies in Germany are looking for qualified Mechanical Engineers all the time!

  • The well-known German automotive companies like Daimler AG (Mercedes Benz), BMW Group, Volkswagen Group etc. are some of the dream companies to work for in case of any Mechanical Engineering graduate
  • And this is especially true for those who specialized in the field of Automotive engineering. For example, the VW Group consists of twelve leading automotive brands from seven European countries! They are Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
  • Apart from this, Germany has techno-mechanical giants like Siemens AG, Bosch, ThyssenKrupp AG, Airbus, Lufthansa, and many more. And no wonder, this HUGE Scope of work makes Germany an ideal destination for Mechanical engineers all over the world!

Salaries in Mechanical Engineering in Germany

Germany is known for its employee-friendly work culture, a sufficient number of holidays, no overtimes whatsoever, but what about the salaries?

First, you should understand the salaries will depend on the location, the industry and also your skills.

Your ability to negotiate salaries will also play a key role!

You can find below the indicative map of region-wise Salaries in Germany in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

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Source: gehalt.de

Major trends in Mechanical Engineering in Germany

When you are coming to Germany for your studies, it’s also important for you to stay relevant!

And for that, you should understand where your industry is going?

This will make it easier for you to focus on the relevant sectors from the very beginning.

And this will help you immensely in your career too!

Automotive Engineering

This is a no-brainer, isn’t it? But the German automotive Engineering is evolving continuously with the EV trend. From BMW, Mercedes to other brands their main focus is on EV right now!

Renewable Energy Engineering

Germany is a global leader in the Renewable Energy sector. And Mechanical Engineers are getting sufficient opportunities to work here. The renewable sector had 46% of the total energy consumption last year, nearly equaling that of coal, gas, oil, and nuclear power combined. Moreover, the sector employs over 300,000 employees.

Systems Engineering and others

Germany is also following the global trend of automation, robotics with an emphasis on systems engineering.

And also apart from this, there are sufficient opportunities in the Aerospace, power engineering, production engineering is sectors in Germany.

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I hope by now, you have got an idea of what you should do to study Mechanical Engineering in Germany.

But this is just the starting point. This is where the game starts, you win the final boss fight when you get an admission letter from any one of the top universities!

And let me tell you the truth here.

Do you know for the top universities the intake ratio is less than 0.001? That means for every 1000 international students applying to the universities all over the world, only 1 student can get in!

So that’s why you need to completely focus on your CV (a German standard CV, not your traditional CV, neither a Europass CV, and nor the CV you have been casually using to apply for jobs).

Also, your SOP or Statement of purpose should be perfect! What we have seen multiple times is that students with average academics but with a brilliant SOP can easily get admission against someone who has brilliant academics but their CV or SOP was not good enough.

And one point students always miss is, you should be applying to the universities based on your background, grades and capabilities, that’s why shortlisting the universities based on your interests and background is of utmost importance rather than applying to them blindly!

Your SOP needs to be on point also, modified as per the universities.

So would you like to be a part of the top German universities or from any one of the 189+ German public universities without any hassles?

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