International Programmes 2022/2023

Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

htw saar - University of Applied Sciences • Saarbrücken

Degree
Bachelor of Science
In cooperation with

Université de Lorraine

Teaching language
  • German
  • French
Languages

The programme is taught in German and French.

Full-time / part-time
  • full-time
Programme duration
6 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
Application deadline

31 May

Please note: Before applying to the university, you need to first apply to receive your VPD via uni-assist. You can do so throughout the year, but it takes at least six weeks to receive your VPD from uni-assist. So in order to meet the university application deadlines, you will need to apply for your VPD as early as possible.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Joint degree / double degree programme
Yes
Description/content

For people who are passionate about technology and science, the Mechanical Engineering degree course is the course for them. In our binational study programme, students are taught the basics and specialist knowledge, improve their language skills and learn how to work in a team in an international environment.

With a German-French Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, the doors to the two largest European job markets will be wide open. Companies in countries speaking these two languages need to tackle the challenges of the future – and they can only do so with technical innovations and international talent like you. Students will undertake a placement in France to get to know the country and gain valuable experience and contacts at an industrial company there.

In the BSc Mechanical Engineering programme, students will receive a solid university education that prepares them to work in the development and manufacturing of new products throughout their entire life cycle: from the planning phase to design and production to the final commissioning of machines or entire industrial plants. Peripheral processes, such as sales, also often provide outlets for engineers and could well be right up your alley if you like dealing with people.

Course organisation
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A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Integrated study abroad unit(s)
  • Language training provided
  • Training in intercultural skills
  • Study trips
Integrated study abroad unit(s)

First year

Students will spend the first year (first and second semesters) of the course of study in Metz (France) at the Université de Lorraine.

Second year

The second year (third and fourth semesters) takes place in Saarbrücken (Germany) at the htw saar.

Third year

Students can spend the fifth semester either in Metz or do an Erasmus+ exchange semester at one of our university partners abroad. During the sixth semester, students complete an internship and write the Bachelor's thesis.

Integrated internships

Students complete an internship at a company of their choice at the end of their studies, i.e. in the sixth semester. The company must not be in the country of their mother tongue.

Special promotion / funding of the programme
  • ERASMUS+
  • Other (e.g. state level)
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Yes
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Yes
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

Université de Lorraine

The registration fee for a Bachelor's degree is 170 EUR. There is also a student and campus life contribution of 92 EUR.

htw saar

Although studies begin at the Université de Lorraine in Metz, all first-year students must also enrol at the htw saar. Registration at the htw saar is free of charge. You will, however, have to pay a re-registration fee of 292 EUR in the second year.

Costs of living

Approximately 1,000 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

This amount includes estimated costs for accommodation, food, leisure activities, books and study equipment, semester fees and health insurance charges.

Funding opportunities within the university
No
Academic admission requirements

For detailed information regarding the academic admission requirements, click on this link.

Language requirements
  • English A2
  • French B2
  • German C1
Application deadline

31 May

Please note: Before applying to the university, you need to first apply to receive your VPD via uni-assist. You can do so throughout the year, but it takes at least six weeks to receive your VPD from uni-assist. So in order to meet the university application deadlines, you will need to apply for your VPD as early as possible.

Submit application to

International applicants must first apply online via uni-assist to receive the necessary VPD (preliminary review documentation). After receiving your VPD from uni-assist, please apply directly to htw saar at: application procedure.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

At htw saar, we provide you with information, advice and support on how to find the perfect part-time job either on or off campus. In Saarbrücken, you will be able to find numerous part-time job opportunities for students. Depending on what type of job you are looking for, you may work as an academic assistant at htw saar, or you might prefer to work in a restaurant or a store in town.

For non-EU nationals, depending on their visa/residence permit status, restrictions on the amount of work they are allowed to do in addition to their studies may apply.

For more information, please refer to www.study-in-germany.de.

Accommodation

htw saar doesn't run its own student dormitories, but the International Office at htw saar will gladly assist you in finding your new home away from home. Just write an e-mail to study@htwsaar.de. Compared to many other German cities, Saarbrücken offers fairly affordable housing for students. So get ready to start apartment hunting on the private rental market!

Independently owned and run dormitories / student residence halls

These student residence halls mostly offer furnished rooms and single or double apartments. To get a place in these residences, you need to apply directly to their respective administrations:

The Carl Duisberg House: Das Carl Duisberg Haus

Student Housing of ESG: Wohnheim der ESG

The Cusanus House: Das Cusanushaus

Apartments of the SBT: Wohnungen des SBT

Apartments of WOGE Saar: Wohngesellschaft Saar

Private accommodation

On these virtual blackboards, you can find offers for shared apartments ("Wohngemeinschaften" or WG) and private accommodation. You can also post your "housing wanted ad" there:

https://www.stw-saarland.de/en/Kommunikation/Pinwand

Further links to accommodation providers (usually single apartments) in Saarbrücken:

www.studioeins.info

Ads in local newspaper:

Saarbrücker Zeitung: www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de

Université de Lorraine Metz

Université de Lorraine reserves a certain number of spaces in student residences. Find more information at this link.

We also recommend the following website: https://www.leboncoin.fr

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme
  • Cultural and linguistic preparation

htw saar - University of Applied Sciences

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