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Working at the IPP

If you are interested in a position at the IPP, you will find all open positions on our website, where you can also apply. We are looking for enthusiastic newcomers for our research and development positions. Research assistants put innovative ideas into practice in our projects. Do you have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, systems engineering or related fields and want to help solve exciting research questions? Then one of our five research groups could perhaps be your new home. You can start as a research assistant with a working time of 80–100% of full-time hours. We also offer the possibility to combine employment at the IPP (50% of full-time hours) with a part-time Master's degree. If you are interested, please contact us directly. We look forward to receiving your application!

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IPP study contents and courses

Students, and those who want to become students, come into contact with the IPP at all stages of their studies:

Bachelor of Science

At our university, we offer a wide range of modules in Mechanical Engineering, Aviation, Transport Systems, Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering. These also include numerous electives and cross-curricular modules. In the field of mechanical engineering, we focus on imparting knowledge in product development (project module), 3D CAD with 3DExperience, machine elements and the specialisation Smart Production and Technologies. In the second semester of the Mechanical Engineering course, students can gain practical experience as part of our "innovation semester". You can get an insight into this semester's work from the CuriousZPP YouTube channel.

We also supervise project work and bachelor's theses for students on an ongoing basis, often in collaboration with company partners. In these projects, students concern themselves with questions from practice or in the context of our research projects. If you have an idea for a project or bachelor thesis, please contact Adrian Fassbind to discuss it.


Master of Science

The IPP offers study places for the Master of Science in Engineering in the profiles Mechanical Engineering and Business Engineering. As a student, you will have a supervisor at the Institute and the opportunity to delve into all of the IPP's research topics individually. The topics covered are research-related and frequently touch on ongoing research initiatives within the Institute.

The MSE course can also be completed part-time, for example, 50% study and 50% work as a research assistant at IPP or in a company. If you are interested in this course or have questions about applying, please contact our Advisor Dr. Stefan Czerner. He will be happy to provide you with further information on these study opportunities.



Together with partner universities in Germany and abroad, the IPP offers the opportunity to undertake a doctorate. If you are interested in a doctorate, contact the IPP to arrange a preliminary interview.. Dr. Hans-Jörg Dennig will happily provide you with information as your contact person.


Preliminary internship: Youth2Engineers

he Youth2Engineers pre-study internship is a programme aimed at people who have a gymnasiale Matura (Swiss school-leaving qualification awarded by a high school) or a Berufsmatura (vocational school-leaving qualification) of a non-technical persuasion and are interested in studying mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering. The programme offers an ideal entry point for these individuals. It provides information and the opportunity to register for a preliminary course in technical drawing and CAD (Infos and Application form only german). In addition, there is the "Achtung Technik los!" offer, which allows you to grapple with technical topics and learn more about studying mechanical engineering.