Mechanical engineering brings together numerous scientific disciplines. Mathematics and physics are the basis of this field of study, but other natural sciences such as chemistry and biology and, more recently, human sciences such as sociology and philosophy also play a role. The reason for this lies in the diversity of the job opportunities and areas of work: From sustainable packaging methods and modern propulsion systems to resource-saving industrial plants and bio-printed organs, mechanical engineers develop, sell, test and research.
It is our common goal that graduates of the Technical University of Darmstadt will be able to evaluate and design technical systems sustainably. Evaluating these includes the functions as well as aspects of system quality, ecology and economy. Furthermore, ethical aspects and aspects of employment are considered.
The important basics for this are already taught at school. Particularly on their way to the Abitur, pupils receive central knowledge which is essential for starting their studies.