The "Mechanical Engineering" course is a joint master's program of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, USA, and the University of Stuttgart.

Program participants from Stuttgart and Atlanta complete two semesters each at their own university and at the partner university in order to acquire a joint degree from two renowned universities. In terms of their orientation, the two universities complement each other particularly well: Both universities enable specializations in the key areas of construction, production, energy and process engineering, vehicle technology, mechanics, mechatronics and technical cybernetics.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is regularly at the top of international university rankings, not least because of the excellent research environment at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the attractive campus life. Mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart is characterized by an outstanding reputation in application-oriented research, embedded in a unique industrial environment.



  • Degree in a bachelor's degree program lasting at least six semesters (or an equivalent degree)
  • Degree in the respective course or a course with very similar content
  • Depending on the course, there may be additional requirements. The exact admission criteria can be found in the admission regulations

Admission with conditions

In the case of admission with conditions, you will be admitted, but you must catch up on certain examinations from the bachelor's degree before you register for the master's thesis. This can be the case, for example, if you completed your bachelor's degree at another university or a university of applied sciences and did not take seminars or modules there that you need for the master’s degree at the University of Stuttgart. The final decision as to whether your professional aptitude is recognized as sufficient is made by the admissions committee .

Graduated from a university of applied sciences

A degree from a university of applied sciences (formerly a university of applied sciences) or the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University basically entitles you to study for a master’s degree at a university, according to the State University Act.

Admission restriction (NC)

In master’s courses in which the number of study places is limited (Numerus Clausus (NC)), ranking lists are created for the allocation of study places based on the criteria that are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s course. The admission regulations for the relevant master’s degree program regulate further details.

Course-specific features

Apart from the admission with conditions, there are other variants of admission depending on the subject:



  • Sufficient knowledge of the English language is required: advanced knowledge of English at level C1; TOEFL PBT: 550 points; TOEFL CBT 213 points; TOEFL iBT 80 points; IELTS at least volume 6.0; Cambridge ESOL CAE / CPE; For German school leavers, proof of five years of teaching English at secondary level I and II is sufficient, with a school grade of at least 3.5 in the last two years; A university certificate is sufficient for graduates of English-language bachelor's programs.
  • For foreign applicants who apply through the University of Stuttgart, the rules for the language requirements of the University of Stuttgart apply, ie proof of German language skills through TestDaf (4x4). This proof must be presented with the application.
  • You can find the exact information in the admission regulations.



Possible activities for graduates of the "Mechanical Engineering" course are in the areas of product development, construction, material and manufacturing technology, microtechnology, device technology, technical optics, energy technology, vehicle and engine technology, technology management, mechatronics, control technology and process engineering. The degree obtained enables both research and development tasks as well as questions from sales and management and at the same time fulfills the requirements for a doctorate, both in Europe and in the USA.

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