The future is digital. In future, engineers will be called upon even more than today to be creative problem solvers who not only know their field, but also manage the collaboration of different disciplines such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. Thinking outside the box is in demand.
For this reason, the Department of Engineering relies on modern interdisciplinary forms of teaching and learning and trains engineers who, in addition to technical knowledge and methodological skills, also possess the necessary interface competencies. It is important to us that contacts with companies are established during the course of studies through innovative and research-related projects, and that international experience can be gained in semesters abroad or in project work and final theses at foreign companies. In self-managed interdisciplinary teams, our students also have the opportunity to try out their communication and project management skills right away in a very practical way. In this way, we ensure that our graduates master the complex requirements in their future professions and become specialists who remain curious and thirsty for knowledge even after their time at the university.
As a first-year student, you have the choice between eight bachelor's degree programmes that deal with topics such as mobility of the future, technology in modern medicine or Industry 4.0. You can expect a modern study environment with well-equipped laboratories as well as practical training in a pleasant and communicative atmosphere.
The main campus of Trier University of Applied Sciences is located above the Moselle River, just a few minutes' walk from the city center. Here, about 3,900 students study and research in more than 30 degree programmes from various disciplines, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, economics, computer science, therapeutic sciences, food technology, civil engineering or supply engineering. The campus enables close interdisciplinary cooperation, from which not only the university's numerous cooperation partners and research projects benefit.
The university administration and the most important service facilities such as the university library, the Career Service, the International Office and the Admission Office are located in the buildings, some of which are listed as historical monuments
The special location of the campus in the middle of nature between the recreational area Weißhauswald and the Mosel with the city center offers the best conditions for concentrated learning and research.
Considering that Trier is Germany's oldest city, it is still quite lively. In addition to the many UNESCO World Heritage sites, which sometimes make Trier's city center look like an oversized open-air museum, the cityscape is characterized by around 20,000 students (out of a good 110,000 inhabitants). In addition to numerous bars, cafés and clubs, the city offers attractive recreational opportunities and a wide range of cultural activities. Events such as the Trier Old City Festival, Trier Moselle Festival (Zurlaubener Heimatfest), wine festivals and the famous Christmas market are worth a visit all year round.
The beautiful surroundings with Moselle, Saar, Eifel and Hunsrück are not for nothing a much-traveled vacation region and attract visitors from all over the world. Due to the proximity to Luxembourg, France and Belgium and the central location in Europe, you can also get a taste of international flair.
All in all, Trier is a "small" big city where it is great to live and study.
Our "Roman Ship" projects show that the city's cultural heritage can be perfectly combined with a modern engineering course. Together with historians from the University of Trier, our mechanical engineering students have developed 3D models for a faithful replica of a Roman merchant ship. Now they are using modern measurement technology to research the performance and behavior of the finished ship during test runs on the Moselle.
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