Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
From Nanorobots to Aircraft Engines
A sound technological basis and a wide horizon provide the basis for the work of mechanical engineers at the interfaces where electronics, computer science, mechanics, thermo-dynamics and chemistry meet and where products, systems and processes are developed, calculated and planned.
In the first three semesters, basic theoretical knowledge of mechanical engineering is acquired in compulsory subjects. From the fourth semester onwards, students attend electives in their main areas of interest. In the fifth semester, they select an area of focus or a focus project. A Bachelor’s thesis must be written in the sixth semester.
A five-week workshop placement in an industrial company is another component of the Bachelor’s degree program.
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Mechanical engineers develop many varied products, ranging from tiny microsensors for medical technology and highly efficient energy plants to applications for automotive and aviation engineering. They use computers to design new machine tools or construct wheelchairs that can climb stairs.
In the process engineering field, for example, they control industrial, biotechnical or chemical processes. They also assume management tasks in companies, work as quality or risk assessment experts in the service industry (evaluating fire and explosion hazards, for example), draw up production forecasts, and work in the field of strategic consultancy. Their professional environment is internationally oriented.
About this institute
Freedom and individual responsibility, entrepreneurial spirit and open-mindedness: ETH Zurich stands on a bedrock of true Swiss values. The university for science and technology dates back to the year 1855, when the founders of modern-day Switzerland created it as a...
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