Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering


The study programme is being implemented in Riga Technical University Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Aeronautics Department of Theoretical Mechanics and Strength of Materials, in close cooperation with the eight largest technical universities in Europe. The study programme is implemented in Latvian and English, and its duration is three years. During the studies, in the first two years the student acquires fundamental knowledge in the fields of mechanics and mechanical engineering from such study courses as “Mathematics”, “Physics”, “General Chemistry”, “Fundamentals of Computer Science”, “Material Science”, “Theoretical Mechanics”, “Resistance of Materials”. The study programme is focused on the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and skills in the use of computer programmes and simulations (are acquired in the third year of the study courses “Numerical Analysis in Engineering Mechanics”, “Machine Dynamics and Strength”, “Methodology and Technique of Design”), which allows graduates to work in both local and international companies that are focused on the production and project management of customer-tailored mechanical equipment, systems or components, as well as to continue their studies in a two-year master's study programme.

Short about programme
Faculty of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Programme type and level
Academic Bachelor (First Cycle) Studies
Study field
Mechanics and Metal Processing, Heat Power Engineering, Heat Technology, and Mechanical Engineering
Study form
Full-time studies

Awarded degree and qualification
Bachelor degree of engineering science in mechanical engineering / –
Required previous education
Secondary education
Price per year
€ 3 220 - EU countries
€ 3 220 - Non EU countries
Credit point/ECTS amount
Duration of studies
Full-time studies - 3 years
Autumn / Spring

To prepare engineers with a wide range of knowledge in the field of mechanics and mechanical engineering, who can compete well for their place in the labour market and can work in their profession in both local and international companies and projects, as well as to prepare students for further studies in the academic master’s programme.


The tasks of the study programme are:
- to provide students theoretical knowledge, skills and abilities in engineering, mechanics and mechanical engineering;
- to acquaint with the computer programmes used in the industry with the help of laboratory works;
- to develop students' technical creative thinking and problem-solving skills so that the acquired knowledge can be used in the development of new techniques and technologies in various mechanical engineering sub-sectors: machine dynamics analysis, machine design, machine testing and diagnostics, robotics, mechatronics.


Graduates of the study programme work in companies that focus on the design and production of new and customer-tailored products - mechanical equipment and their components, as well as in companies where maintenance of mechanical equipment must be provided and in projects where calculations and simulations are performed in computer programmes.


It is possible to continue studies in a two-year academic master study programme “Engineering Technology, Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering” or in similar study programmes abroad.

Specific conditions

English language proficiency equivalent to at least CEFR B2 level.