Study course


The Internationally Oriented Studies programs at the FH Aachen, Jülich Campus, specialize in teaching students technical abilities and skills as well as soft skills. All modules emphasize that

  • professional expertise means more than theoretical knowledge: application of professional knowledge is crucial
  • priorities include technical and professional expertise based on mathematics, natural sciences and technical skills
  • soft skills, including social competence and the ability to work in a team, are equally necessary for the students’ future employment.

You get the tools to become an Engineer in the first four semesters: You learn all mathematical and scientifical as well as academical basics of Mechanical Engineering. In the fourth semester you get the specific basics in energy- and environmental technology.  

In the fifth semester you decide in which area of specialization you want to become an expert. You can decide in the field of energy- and environmental technology between three areas of specialization: energy technology, environmental technology and nuclear technology.

The first half of the sixth semester is devoted to a parctical subject. The Bachelor thesis are the completion of your studies. Afterwards you start your working life or continue with a master course.


Programme: Mechanical Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Access to further studies: corresponding Masters programms
Standard period of study: 6 semesters (180 Credits) 
Admission: each Winter Semester 
Application: direct at the FH Aachen
Location of study: Jülich
Language of course: The language of instruction in the IOS Bachelor's programs is German starting in the first semester.  Some tutorials may be taught in other languages, including, but not necessarily limited to, English.

Career Prospects

Due to the looming threat of energy shortages and the increasing climate changes, new areas of employment have arisen for young engineers, such as in the modernization of power stations all over the world. In Germany alone, around 20 billion euros will be invested in new power plants over the next few years, which opens up a large number of new engineering positions for our graduates. 

German erngy and environmental technology is in great demand all over the world, which meand that many young engineers are employed in the export sector, whether in planning, construction, maintenance and service, or as consultants.

Graduates find a variety of employment opportunities, including

  • energy conversion technlogy, energy efficiency and research into renewable energies
  • utilization of nuclear energies
  • imporvement of the efficiency of existing platns, vehicles, and HVAC systems
  • implementation of new energy technologies such as fuel cells, solar power plants, the production and use of biofuels, hydrogen technology
  • energy supply, system expansion and energy transport
  • generation of energy from biomas
  • wind power
  • solar power and solar thermal power plant


Katherine Stone M.Sc.
Heinrich-Mußmann-Straße 1
52428 Jülich
Room 00A45
T: +49.241.6009 53270