Welcome Incoming Students

 

 

Join us – your opportunities

Join the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Mannheim and visit the famous Heidelberg Castle nearby. The Rhine Neckar triangle is economically flourishing and a vibrating cultural melting pot, especially the city of Mannheim. Choose between several packages such as summer school, exchange semester or international Winter-Term depending on the time you want to spend in Germany. If you are a professor, gain teaching experience or work in innovative projects as a researcher.

Brief Overview
Summer School  7 weeks in summer to get insight into German study life
International Semester  4 months in winter term and back home for Christmas
Optional  5-6 months internship following the International Semester
Exchange Semester – individually planned  join us for one or more terms
@ProfessorsTeachers  gain teaching experience at Hochschule Mannheim
@Researchers  work as a team member in one of our innovative projects

Summer School

Summer School - key characteristics
 
target group students from partner universities
course of studies mechanical engineering or related disciplines 
study progress freshmen and sophomores, juniors and seniors

period May-June (starts 7 weeks before end of class period)

lectures  6 weeks lectures (Monday to Thursday, ev. some Fridays ) with German fellow students
time to travel 1 week free (pentecost holidays), weekends
lecturing language English
additional offers conversation course German, factory tours, cultural programme
application and prerequisites contact coordinator for international programmes at your home university
contact person Hochschule Mannheim Prof. S. Haupt,   Ms. M. Zantow
experience report
timetable  2019
budget sheet 2023
prospective courses summer school 2023: May 15th -  June 30th


Solution methods for ordinary differential equations. First order equations, linear equations, and constant coefficient equations. Eigenvalue methods for systems of first order linear equations. Introduction to stability and phase plane analysis. Laplace transforms and series solutions to ordinary differential equations.

> Minimum number of 3 participants required.<

module description DE
 


Students will know the challenges and fields of action for designing global production and value-add-ing networks and will have knowledge of common methods and approaches for planning and control-ling these strategically and operationally.

Summer School students will be tasked with lecture specific project work.

module description GOP
 


Discrete event simulation of production systems is used to measure system performance based on process models. Topics include model formulation, performance evaluation, and data collection.

module description SPL
 


Fundamentals of Product Management, Methods of finding, analyzing and evaluation of industrial goods markets.

Summer School students enter this course for the pratical part and will solve case studies and industry projects in working groups.

module description TPM1
 

Students learn to understand the background of globalization, the interrelationships and characteristics of international management, and the opportunities and risks of internationalization for companies.

They are able to explain and analyze and compare the particular fundamentals of the corporate strategy of various globally operating companies in the past.Students get familiar with the specific challenges of international business development relevant for product development, techniques for  successful planning, implementation and control.

Summer School students will take part in lectures and project work (case studies).

module description IMA
 


Have fun in learning fundamentals of the German language for speaking skills, comprehension, pronunciation, and understanding the culture. You will join practical exercises i.e. in how to use public transport, order in a shop or restaurant.

Cultural programme or company tour included. Mandatory for all participants. 

module description CG

International Semester

International Semester - key characteristics
 
target group students from partner universities
course of studies mechanical engineering or related disciplines 
study progress juniors and seniors
period September - December (finals in December, be back home for christmas)
lectures  Monday to  Friday  with German fellow students
time to travel weekends
lecturing language English
additional offers German course, factory tours, cultural programme
application and prerequisites contact coordinator for international programmes at your home university
contact person Hochschule Mannheim Prof. S. Haupt, Ms. M. Zantow
experience report Report by Nathan Brown
timetable individual according to your choice of courses
budget sheet see information International Office (Welcome Guide, funding, registration etc.)
prospective courses 2023 will be published in February: Period September 25th - December 21st

Learn differences in element types and choose right element for calculations. Understand procedures in a finite element software and be able to verify and interpret results.

module description FEA

Learn methods of computer based materials design and develp material databases. Simulate materials properties and design manufacturing processes.

module description MD

Gain knowledge to solve complete manufacturing processes: design, project management, process planning, manufacturing, measuring and testing. Group work in small teams.

module description MP

Learn about characteristics of laser beams, laser light and safety. Get to know machine tolls for laser processing (drilling, cutting, welding, heat treatment an gernative processes).

module description MPV 

Get capable to set up Matlab programs and Sumulink models from given model equations. Learn to use Matlab´s numerical routines to overcome important mathematical obstacles in mechanical engineering problems. Verify calculations, solve mathematical models and simulate technical problems. 

module description ANM

Learn fundamentals of product management, methods of finding, analyzing and evaluation of industrial goods markets. Solve case studies and industry projects in working groups.   

module description TPM1

Get to know framework conditons, influence factors and requirements regarding global design and control of production and value-adding networks.

module description GOP

Students get familiar with the specific challenges of international business development relevant for product development, techniques for  successful planning, implementation and control.

module description GEN

Gain expertise in the field of computational fluid dynamics: setting up simulations, performing computations, post-processing of results and adaption of the simulation sotware to requirements. Learn to use open-source software OpenFOAM. 

module description CFD

Visit German course according the result of you placement test with language center of Hochschule Mannheim.

Module Code: Deu1 (B1) beginner,  Deu2 (B2,1) intermediate, DeuV (A1.2-A2.1) basics

Optional: Internship after International Semester

International Semester - subsequent internship - key characteristics
 
target group participants of international semester
course of studies ./.
study progress juniors and seniors
period January to June (5-6 months)
lectures  ./.
time to travel weekends
working language English, good German knowledge 
additional offers e.g. International Office cultural programme
application and prerequisites mech. eng. department will assist with application procedure
contact person Hochschule Mannheim Prof. S. HauptMs. M. Zantow
experience report 
timetable individual according to your contract with company
budget sheet see information International Office (funding, health insurance, work permit etc.) - salary approx. 450 € per month

Exchange Semester - individually planned

As a student/postgraduate or PhD student of one of our partner universities you could join us for one or more terms outside the programmes, individually planned.

Discuss options and transferability of credits with your coordinator and contact us early, at least 1 year before planned stay. There are different options:

  • joining lectures and exams (good German language skills, DSH 2 or equivalent necessary)
  • working as an intern in one of our institutes
  • working as an intern in a local company
  • edit thesis topic
  • other ideas to be discussed with you

@ProfessorsTeachers

As a professor or teacher you have many opportunities to gain teaching experience with us. Taking over a lecture in Summer School or at the International Semester could be discussed. Please check existing exchange programmes at your home university.

There may also be funding programmes from institutions in Germany that could be a fit. Let´s discuss your ideas and suggestions. To ensure a good organisation we should start planning, course, funding etcetera, at least one year before the planned stay.

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@Researchers

If you are a researcher and interested in gaining work experience please contact us. Our main research areas are battery research and tribology.

But we can also discuss your personal ideas and suggestions. To ensure a good organisation we should start planning, research topic, funding etcetera, at least one year before the planned stay.

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