Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Master’s degree
  5. Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering

From simulation to the actual product

Are you an engineer looking to specialise in product development and cutting-edge simulation and to undergo further training in state-of-the-art technologies? This master’s degree programme augments your existing knowledge with expertise in operational processes and forms of organisation while strengthening your managerial skills.

This programme offers you numerous opportunities to specialise in core aspects of mechanical engineering such as cutting-edge development methods, state-of-the-art materials, efficient manufacturing processes, successful products, powerful simulation techniques efficient organisational structures.

The modules are closely interlinked with the university’s current research projects, the aim being to transfer innovation skills and knowledge of absolutely state-of-the-art approaches to technical solutions in selected subjects. There are potentially also openings for working on the university’s research projects parallel to the master’s programme.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, part-time

  • Standard duration

    3 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester
    summer semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

This master’s degree programme in Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering is designed to earn 90 ECTS Credit Points over the course of three semesters. However, it can also be completed part-time spread over six semesters.

By working on elaborate projects, you will develop your own skills in the areas of product development, manufacturing, material technologies, simulation techniques and forms of organisation in business. The necessary foundation for this is taught in the accompanying classes.

A range of high-quality modules is designed hones specialisations product development. The technical subjects are complemented with a selection of modules designed to strengthen personal and leadership skills. The programme is closely linked to the university’s research projects. A Master of Engineering thoroughly qualifies you to commence doctoral studies either in Germany or abroad. It also gains you entry to senior service levels in state institutions.

The university awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).

The enduring and internationally successful mechanical and plant engineering sector lies at the heart of the German economy. The complexity of new products is growing at high speed. Well-qualified engineers are highly sought after, creating an extremely positive outlook for the future. A master’s degree therefore offers you outstanding career prospects. Completing your master’s unlocks the door to senior service and entitles you to embark upon studying for a doctorate.

The admission requirement for this master’s degree programme in Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering is a first degree with an overall grade of at least 2.5 in mechanical engineering or from a degree programme of equivalent value with at least 210 ECTS Credit Points.

Applicants with at least 180 ECTS Credit Points from theoretical study semesters will be admitted if they can provide supplementary evidence of at least 20 weeks’ work in a practical engineering role in a field related to mechanical engineering.

If your certificate is not yet available, you must submit a transcript of your current performance record evidencing an average grade of at least 2.5, in which no more than 40 ECTS Credit Points remain to complete your degree – or if Credit Points are not indicated, you are within 25 semester weeks of completing your degree.

All the latest information and details on applying and the admission requirements can be found under Applications and admissions.

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Would you like to learn more about our international focus and the options we offer to study abroad ? Then please take a look.

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue

Programme with extended practice

Study this Master's programme combined with in-depth practical studies! Your regular studies are combined with intensive practical phases, based on the course content. The offer is aimed at both regular, non-dual and dual Bachelor graduates who have completed a combined study programme or study programme with in-depth practice.
You can find more information about the offers here.


Your study place for the Winter Semester 2023/2024

Step 1: Register in the online portal 'MeinCampus' + receive applicant ID (from 24.04.2023).

  • Please create your user profile and assign a password
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your applicant ID and further instructions to activate your access
  • Make notes of your user ID and password in a safe place

Step 2: Assemble documents for digital upload in 'MyCampus':

  • university entrance qualification
  • official identification document (e.g. identity card)
  • For e.g. minors, vocationally qualified persons, dual studies, top athletes and international applicants, further documentation is required (see Overview of required documents).

Step 3: Apply online (from 24.04.2023)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment

Apply online now!

Applications for Summer Semester 2023 are scheduled to run from 24. April 2023 to probably 15. July 2023.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 2. October 2023.

Course structure

For details of the modules, please consult the relevant Module Handbook (23S)  .

1. Semester dates

  • “Product development process” project
  • Integrated product development
  • Cutting-edge products, production processes, materials, and forms of organisation
  • Advanced business administration
  • Two modules from the elective modules catalogue “Special aspects of product development”, e.g.:
    - Cutting-edge processes in control technology – status control and estimation
    - Advanced engineering mechanics

2nd Semester dates

  • Product-specific use of materials
  • Design reliability
  • “Simulation and technology” project
  • FEM in product development
  • Two modules from the elective modules catalogue “Special aspects of product development”, e.g.:
    - Physical-numerical solution concepts for technical simulations
    - Designing experiments, modelling and verifying powertrain engineering
    - Construction using composites

3. Semester dates

  • Master’s thesis
  • Two modules from the elective modules catalogue “Complementary skills”, e.g.:
    - Intercultural communication
    - Change management
    - Project management
    - Leadership training

This master’s degree programme in Product Development in Mechanical and Plant Engineering is designed to earn 90 ECTS Credit Points over the course of three semesters. However, it can also be completed part-time spread over six semesters.

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We know how exciting it can be to embark upon a degree programme, so we want you to have someone to contact if you have any questions about studying with us.

Do you have any questions about your degree programme, application, or anything else along these lines?
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

Degree programme coordinator / academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Martin Bohn

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523-646
email: martin.bohn(at)
Building T, room 107