Bachelor of Engineering: Design Engineering

Profile of the study program

The dual study program Design Engineering is taught in cooperation with the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Hochschule Hannover). It imparts basic principles of mechanical engineering and special skills in the field of digital designing. Development, processes, technologies, working methods and structural laws are taught and processes of designing are examined. The graduates get the right qualifications for tasks in research and development, designing and planning.

The course of studies is linked to the company-based training at KSM. During the first stage of studies (semesters 1-4), the students are trained at KSM on three days a week and additionally throughout the entire semester break. In addition, they attend vocational school for approximately 100 hours. After the end of the first stage of studies, the vocational training is completed with an IHK exam (exam of Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

The second stage of studies (semesters 5-7) consists of two full-time study semesters. The Bachelor's thesis will be written in the last semester.

Study contents

  • Focus of work: 
    CAD-CAM process chain in the toolmaking and mold-making, NA five-axis simultaneous machining, Catia V5 NC, CAD-CAM software development
  • Subject areas:
    Theory of design, CAD/CAM systems, NC technology

Admission requirement

  • Training contract with KSM
  • General qualification for university entrance (Abitur), subject-specific qualification for university entrance, university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an educational background recognized as equivalent within the "Offenen Hochschule Niedersachsen" (Open University Lower Saxony).
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics
  • Good knowledge of English is advantageous


Bachelor of Engineering: Design Engineering

Master of Engineering: Design Engineering

Contact person

Viktoria von Albedyll
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Commercial Training / Work-Study Program

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