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In Engineering, German universities offer more than 3,000 degree programmes. With the help of You can explore if Engineering is the subject you are made for, the “TU9 SelfAssessment international” can help you to explore.  Although the career possibilities are great yet they completely depend on your own abilities.


If you’re interested in studying Engineering, you should possess the following prerequisites:

  •                      Good grades in Mathematics and Physics
  •                      Talent for solving mathematical and scientific problems
  •                      Curiosity, creativity, good communication and team-working skills
  •                      Capacity for thinking on your own
engineering requirements

According to the president of the TU9 programme Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Michael Schmachtenberg, “engineers should feel inspired by the notion that it’s possible to make everything better. I think curiosity is crucial. Also a certain amount of impatience and the willingness to question the status quo. But above all, prospective engineers should enjoy solving technical problems by themselves.”


At present, in Engineering, German universities offer more than 3,400 degree programmes, approximately 220 of which are English-language master’s programmes.

Check our database for more information about all of the engineering degree programmes.


With the aid of the “TU9 SelfAssessment international”, you can find out whether you are an ideal candidate for an Engineering programme. You are being presented with the requirements of technical degree programmes specifically at TU9 universities and reveals you where your strengths and weaknesses exist. It is comprised of various tasks which evaluate mathematical and logical problem-solving skills, supplemented by questionnaires on your academic motivation and commitment. There’s also a short German test. The “TU9 SelfAssessment international” is free of charge.


Successful graduates of Engineering programmes have excellent career prospects in Germany. Obviously, possibilities of obtaining a job after studies completely depend on someone’s own abilities.

The demand for engineers is steadily growing. By 2020, one out of every two currently employed engineers will have entered retirement. “If Germany’s economy wishes to secure its position in the world market, it will need many new engineers. All this indicates toward the scenario of secure jobs in future with excellent salaries,” indicates Ekkehard Schulz who works on the supervisory board of ThyssenKrupp AG.