Is it easy to get a job as a mechanical engineer in Germany after MS?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Lucas Williamson



Is it easy to get a job as a mechanical engineer in Germany after MS?

Yes, it should be easy to find work as a mechanical engineer, as there is a current shortage of mechanical and other engineers in Germany. That being said, your chances of finding a job will also depend on a number of factors, such as your skill and experience level, social skills, and your ability to speak German and integrate into the workplace culture in Germany.

Yes and no.

It is very relevant. I think it depends on several factors such as the market situation, demand, personal skills, command of the language and of course "some luck".

If I am talking about myself, I completed M.Eng. Automotive course with two years with an internship and a master's thesis at a renowned German automotive supplier. When I started my thesis (in October 2018), the automotive market was already shrinking. When I finished my thesis after six months, almost all OEMs and auto supplier companies stopped hiring new graduates.

However, there are exceptions. I know many friends who

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Yes and no.

It is very relevant. I think it depends on several factors such as the market situation, demand, personal skills, command of the language and of course "some luck".

If I am talking about myself, I completed M.Eng. Automotive course with two years with an internship and a master's thesis at a renowned German automotive supplier. When I started my thesis (in October 2018), the automotive market was already shrinking. When I finished my thesis after six months, almost all OEMs and auto supplier companies stopped hiring new graduates.

However, there are exceptions. I know many friends who were hired last year in different positions. For them, all the cards were played well and they got what they wanted. Now, with the current Corona crisis, experts predict more job shortages.

From my experience, I can say that since I came to Germany in 2017, competition has increased in the job market as more international students come year after year. So each case is different to get a job.

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I have a great Polish friend and mentor, genius of FEM (Finite Element Methods) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), currently working in Germany (Munich). Her situation will likely be very different from yours, but you can still learn from her.

This friend (I will not give his name without his permission) is Polish by birth and did his B.Sc. in Physics from Poland. After that, he moved to Italy to do his Master's (in sales). Later he went on and did a damn PhD in CFD. A German start-up approached him during this time, and immediately after his PhD, he came to Germany and

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I have a great Polish friend and mentor, genius of FEM (Finite Element Methods) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), currently working in Germany (Munich). Her situation will likely be very different from yours, but you can still learn from her.

This friend (I will not give his name without his permission) is Polish by birth and did his B.Sc. in Physics from Poland. After that, he moved to Italy to do his Master's (in sales). Later he went on and did a damn PhD in CFD. A German start-up approached him during this time, and immediately after his PhD, he came to Germany and started working in Munich.

So while I can assure you that you can get a job in Germany after your master in Poland, the question is more about your skills and strengths. My friend had both the necessary academic skills and the personal ability to acclimatize. Now she has years of experience and can change jobs anytime she wants, but she has a family (with 2 cute little kids) so she is very picky about what she does.

You can afford to be.

That said, the biggest problem at his level is that he didn't have the time and opportunity to get used to the German language. He has a PhD and worked entirely in English with clients from all over the world. But most companies in Germany need you to speak German at a certain level, just because at manager level you often need to deal with young people who cannot understand fluent English. My friend had to learn on his own, in his own free time. That is difficult, especially if you have a family and work full time.

Now, to put it back in perspective, why do you want to study in Poland if you want to work in Germany? Poland is a great country in itself and after years of living there, hopefully you will be able to find a job there. You will (hopefully) learn the Polish language, meet the people, and already feel comfortable there.

If, on the other hand, you are the adventurous type like my friend, make sure your grades are up to par. Don't expect startups to call you up and offer you a job - that's extremely rare. In addition, you will have to worry about your visa, something that other EU citizens do not need. Also, once again, finding work in Germany without any knowledge of German is not easy, I promise.

Remember, if you expect a different country to provide you with job opportunities, make sure you are worth it first. That you can bring something to the country, not just the country that brings you something! Make it a mutual benefit!

Almost every week I come across this question here on Quora, just switch "mechanical" to any field eg CS, embedded systems, etc.

The answer is always the same "No one can tell you for sure"

If you have been following the answers about studying and working in Germany, you will notice that there are various opinions across the spectrum, from very optimistic to very pessimistic because everyone has their experience and projects those thoughts.

Is there a need for people with MS in mechanical engineering?

Yes there are.

Will I get the job after the master's degree?

No I don't know, all I can do is advise you on how

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Almost every week I come across this question here on Quora, just switch "mechanical" to any field eg CS, embedded systems, etc.

The answer is always the same "No one can tell you for sure"

If you have been following the answers about studying and working in Germany, you will notice that there are various opinions across the spectrum, from very optimistic to very pessimistic because everyone has their experience and projects those thoughts.

Is there a need for people with MS in mechanical engineering?

Yes there are.

Will I get the job after the master's degree?

No, I don't know, all I can do is advise you on how to prepare for better opportunities.

There are several people I know with different experiences when it comes to getting a job, p. Ex.

A German student worked with me and it took him 5 months to get a reasonable job offer and then there is an Indian student who worked with me and got his job at Texas Instrument even when he was still doing student work with me after his master's thesis.

Now on the one hand, I can tell you that even Germans are having trouble getting a job using the example above or I can tell you not to worry, you will get the job as soon as you finish your master's thesis using the example of the Indian student!

Okay, enough stories, let's get to the point. Here's what to do if you want to increase your chances of getting the job after your MS.

1) Learn the German language as much as possible during your studies. Your goal should be to finish up to B2 level of German when you finish the master's degree.

2) During your studies try to get a student job in a company instead of at the university.

3) Do your internship in a company. Even if you will have to drop a semester, still do so.

4) Do your master's thesis also in a company if it is the same company you are already working for is even better.

If any student is working with me for almost a year as a student assistant, intern, and then master's thesis, I will always prefer him to someone new when hiring.

5) Make an effort to apply somewhere, that is, make sure to send the correct cover letter, not a generic one. If possible, request it in German. It is better to apply to 5 places with specific cover letter, CV and document than to apply to 100 places with generic application package. This is the biggest mistake students from the subcontinent make when applying.

Best of luck!

Please don't make the mistake of coming here unless you are really prepared to go home.

If you don't have a degree in German, it is only possible if your prospective company sponsors it and you go through extensive paperwork.

If you are tempted to come here and study, remember

  1. The German government wants international students, not immigrants. There are so many obstacles regardless of your discipline or your level of German.
  2. You need to show and spend around 8,040 euros a year with restrictions on how much you can withdraw, 690 euros a month.
  3. I wish to pursue my MS in the USA, Ge
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Please don't make the mistake of coming here unless you are really prepared to go home.

If you don't have a degree in German, it is only possible if your prospective company sponsors it and you go through extensive paperwork.

If you are tempted to come here and study, remember

  1. The German government wants international students, not immigrants. There are so many obstacles regardless of your discipline or your level of German.
  2. You need to show and spend around 8,040 euros a year with restrictions on how much you can withdraw, 690 euros a month.
  3. I want to pursue my master's degree in mechanical engineering in the USA, Germany or Canada. Is it true that post-course job opportunities are bleak in Germany?
  4. This scam is because German universities need international students and the funding pattern has changed, but the German government wants blood immigrants. So if you can prove that your grandfather was German, or is a Russian with German ancestry, you can come and look for a job, but not if you are a highly qualified German-speaking non-EU citizen.

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Obtaining a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Germany is one of the new and future thoughts most students have. To elaborate, the following points could help you make a decision about studying a master's degree abroad:

  1. Exposure to advanced technology: Obtaining a master's degree abroad, especially in countries like the United States or Germany, will provide you with an environment in which the research and development of new technologies is an ongoing process. This will also give you the opportunity to work with the leading companies in the industry.
  2. More opportunities: with a great center for the office
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Hello there,

Obtaining a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Germany is one of the new and future thoughts most students have. To elaborate, the following points could help you make a decision about studying a master's degree abroad:

  1. Exposure to advanced technology: Obtaining a master's degree abroad, especially in countries like the United States or Germany, will provide you with an environment in which the research and development of new technologies is an ongoing process. This will also give you the opportunity to work with the leading companies in the industry.
  2. More Opportunities - With a large hub for the offices of leading players in the technology market, an overseas master's degree can open you up to a network of people working in the industry with immense experience and thus bring you more opportunities.
  3. Enhanced Monetization - Considering the masters one pursues, it leads to higher paying jobs along with an increase in the knowledge base that makes it a valuable asset to the company as well.

In terms of the labor market, Germany has one of the best labor markets for engineers, solely because the technological advances that have been taking place in Germany have made it one of the most technologically advanced countries in terms of development, research and production. .

So if you are thinking of pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering and want to gain international exposure by working in Germany, you have plenty of scope and space to explore your options and opportunities.

If you need help on how to apply to these colleges and identify the best ones for your courses, contact me on LinkedIn, and I'll be happy to help!

Start learning the German language and try to reach at least level B2.

The CV must be in the proper format.

Use linked platforms and xing.

You can also contact us for more information at 9029014822.

European countries and Germany offer affordable education with excellent accommodation options. German companies have job offers and require skilled workers, language is key for international students.

Germany follows a different classification for its universities: universities have good accreditations, with incredible connections to industry

Why Germany: affordable education

18 months Stay behind - to look for work

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Start learning the German language and try to reach at least level B2.

The CV must be in the proper format.

Use linked platforms and xing.

You can also contact us for more information at 9029014822.

European countries and Germany offer affordable education with excellent accommodation options. German companies have job offers and require skilled workers, language is key for international students.

Germany follows a different classification for its universities: universities have good accreditations, with incredible connections to industry

Why Germany: affordable education

18 months Stay behind - to look for work

Courses offered in Germany in English and / or German.

  1. Basic Technician
  2. Combined technician and management (for example, engineering management)
  3. Pure management courses

You should have all documents ready to apply as soon as possible

For more details, feel free to call us for a counseling session - EduOptions Germany

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As a mechanical engineer, I would suggest that you and others who are willing to work in Germany take a master's program to get a job in Germany. German companies do not prefer Indian education. So you can apply for the DAAD scholarship for which you need a good IELTS score, also if you have good academics (at least 80-85% B.Tech thought) there are some universities that offer free master's programs for foreign candidates and also if you want to go for unsponsored MS program it will charge you 20-30 lakhs for 2 years including accommodation and university fees there.

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As a mechanical engineer, I would suggest that you and others who are willing to work in Germany take a master's program to get a job in Germany. German companies do not prefer Indian education. So you can apply for the DAAD scholarship for which you need a good IELTS score, also if you have good academics (at least 80-85% B.Tech thought) there are some universities that offer free master's programs for foreign candidates and also if you want to go for an unsponsored MS program then that will charge you 20-30 lakhs for 2 years including accommodation and university fees, there are part time jobs available but that will not allow you to cover your expenses monthly. If you cannot afford the EM program,

Easy??? Jobs everywhere are highly dependent on your individual abilities. I recently had the privilege of mentoring a senior German for a month and heard that there is a huge demand for engineers with practical experience in Germany.

The BE / BTech program that you could have gone through is quite different from how it is done in Germany. Before starting your master's degree, I would suggest at least 2 years of work experience to get up to speed on the practicalities of the specialty you want to pursue. You can also consult the study plan followed in Germany in your vocation.

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Easy??? Jobs everywhere are highly dependent on your individual abilities. I recently had the privilege of mentoring a senior German for a month and heard that there is a huge demand for engineers with practical experience in Germany.

The BE / BTech program that you could have gone through is quite different from how it is done in Germany. Before starting your master's degree, I would suggest at least 2 years of work experience to get up to speed on the practicalities of the specialty you want to pursue. You can also refer to the study plan followed in Germany in your vocational or postgraduate programs to get a better idea.

I heard that mechatronics engineers are the most sought after and paid in automotive companies in Germany.

I hope you also know that knowledge of the German language is a must if you intend to pursue a career there.

This answer is in the Indian context:

Read carefully.

This is a correct answer.

Since India's engineering curriculum is 40 years old, what is mentioned in the question is impossible.

Follow higher education from some developed countries (/ Germany), to get those German mechanical engineering jobs.


There are two ways to become a mechanical engineer in India

  1. Compete in a competitive exam to become a mechanical engineer in the government sector.
  2. Get hired in some private mechanical engineering company from some of the top 10 engineering universities in India.

There is NO third way to become a mechanical engineer

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This answer is in the Indian context:

Read carefully.

This is a correct answer.

Since India's engineering curriculum is 40 years old, what is mentioned in the question is impossible.

Follow higher education from some developed countries (/ Germany), to get those German mechanical engineering jobs.


There are two ways to become a mechanical engineer in India

  1. Compete in a competitive exam to become a mechanical engineer in the government sector.
  2. Get hired in some private mechanical engineering company from some of the top 10 engineering universities in India.

There is NO third way to become a mechanical engineer in India.

(Since this is a correct answer, I request young Indians to consult any Indian mechanical engineer working in the private sector to verify the authenticity of this answer)

Based on our experience of helping thousands of people to study and find work in Germany. It is quite easy to get a job in Germany due to the following

The German government predicts a shortage of 10 lac engineers and IT professionals by 2020. It is currently around 1 lac

Negative population growth across Europe. With this, the demand for qualified young professionals increased.

Average annual wages RS. 40 lacquers

Only 15,000 Indians go to Germany to study. Compared to 1 lac, go to the US So the competition is much less in Germany for getting it much easier

Hey! It depends on your performance based on your previous academic records and the experience you have gained up to the date of application. Germany is more popular today due to its developed technologies and the level of education they maintain. Therefore, this creates an avalanche in the labor sectors. As for mechanical engineers, there are numerous jobs available in Germany. In the module of the master's course in mechanical engineering in Germany, the student is asked to do an internship in his last semester for 6 months. So completely, it is up to you that how can you be different from others?

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Hey! It depends on your performance based on your previous academic records and the experience you have gained up to the date of application. Germany is more popular today due to its developed technologies and the level of education they maintain. Therefore, this creates an avalanche in the labor sectors. As for mechanical engineers, there are numerous jobs available in Germany. In the module of the master's course in mechanical engineering in Germany, the student is asked to do an internship in his last semester for 6 months. So completely, It is up to you how you can be different from others to secure your job. By the way, Indians can easily get a job if they can do well there.

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