Admission

ADMISSION REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES

 Admission Requirements

The access to the Programme is limited. The places are awarded by the participating universities in a common procedure which is defined in chapter Selection Procedure and Admission The local admission regulations are valid for each respective period of study, i.e. at VGTU and at TUB. Prerequisite for the access to the Programme is that the applicant:

  1. holds a Bachelor’s Degree from a a state  accredited  HEI  (tertiary education, university type institution) in engineering science or applied physics;

and

  1. has the skills and competences listed below:

Subject area

Skills

Competences

Min. ECTS

Mathematics

Real and complex numbers, sequences and series, differential and integral calculus for real functions having one or more variables, analytical geometry in the two- and  three-dimensional space, vector algebra, eigenvector analysis, extrema with constraints, fourier series, partial differential equations.

Comprehensive knowledge in mathematical fundamentals of their subject of study, ability to use relevant mathematical methods and apply them in solving the problems of engineering science.

15

Programming and IT

Basics and methods of automated information processing, e.g. computer architectures, operating systems, algorithms, data formats and networks. Basic programming skills in programming languages C/C++ or Java.

Knowledge in automated information processing and programming.

6

Design

Technical drawing, CAD-drawing, fundamentals of design, strength calculation. springs, basic machine elements like springs, shafts and axles, separable connections and inextricable bonds.

Ability to interpret and produce technical drawings.

Knowledge of functional design as well as design properly proportioned for stress and strain of machine elements. Ability to design machines of limited complexity.

8

Mechanics/

Fundamental terms of mechanics, cutting principles, system properties, structure properties, statically determinate frameworks, ropes, stresses, distortions, hook's law, temperature induced strain, bending of beams, beam torsion, statically determinate systems, fundamentals of dynamics.

Knowledge of fundamental terms of static and strength calculation. Ability to modelize simple elastomechanical components and dimension simple structures.

8

Control

Fundamentals of control, feed forward control, feedback control, system modelling, linear and non-linear systems, time domain and frequency domain representation, laplace-transformation; transfer function, impulse response and step response, frequency response, state space representation of linear and non-linear systems, stability, controllability, observability, identification; control unit design.

Knowledge of fundamental structures, terms and methods of control technology. Ability to apply their knowledge by establishing equations for control loop elements. Ability to analyze linear systems in the time domain and frequency domain and to design control unit for various applications.

5

Thermo-dynamics or Electrodynamics

Thermodynamics:

Fundamental terms of thermodynamics, balances and conservation laws, thermodynamic relations, fundamental equations, and state equations and processes, equilibrium conditions, working capacity and exergy, ideal gas, reale substances, thermodynamic processes.

Electro Physics:

Electric/ magnetic fields in matter, polarizability and susceptibility, magnetic moments, Maxwell equations, Poynting's theorem, Greens functions, dipole fields,

electromagnetic waves and wave propagation, polarization, radiation of oscillating sources.

Fundamental physical and technical knowledge of relevant energy conversion processes. Ability to balance open and closed system by means of mass, energy and entropy balances. Ability to calculate constitutional changes.

6

Materials Science or Solid States Physics

Material Science:

Elastic behaviour of materials, plasticity and failure, notches, fracture mechanics, mechanical behavior of metals,  ceramics, and polymers, material fatigue.

Solid States Physics:

Structure and properties of solid state materials, electrons in solid state matter, types of bond, lattice vibrations, phonons, amorphous and crystalline states, reciprocal space, surfaces, Interfaces,  experimental methods for analysis of solid state properties,  theory of solid state physics, free electron gas, Fermi-Dirac distribution, semiconductors, technological applications.

Ability to apply materials savely in the vocational praxis and to solve complex questions related to the behavior of materials.

6

              Applicants shall have command of the English language not lower than B2 level according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

 Promotion of the Programme for the Prospective Students

              Every year VGTU Admission and Information Centre together with Public Communications Office organize and carry out awareness-building and promotional campaign to ensure dissemination of Programme information among prospective students. The promotional effort is also joined by university academic staff and department academic staff who have been assigned as promoters. Members of the Student Union together with Erasmus student network members provide active support. Open Door Days event is used to comprehensively explain the studies and provide the information about the admissions, VGTU study programmes, admission grade structure, and the admission test requirements. Information Days organized at TUB provide those who are planning to apply with information about admission, study process, and employment opportunities. E-marketing (including webinars) is used for the information and recruitment campaigns.

              As far as possible, information about admission conditions and the Programme are provided on internet portals or international and local education expo stands, TUB web-page (https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/), VGTU web-page (http://www.vgtu.lt/) and information publications.

Start of Study and Application Deadline

              The Programme starts annually with the winter/autumn term. The written application has to be submitted until July 15th for the following term to VGTU or TUB, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with a copy to the partner university, resp.

              The application has to contain the following documents:

  1. The Bachelor’s Degree certificate;

  2. A tabular signed curriculum vitae;

  3. Letter of motivation to study the Programme;

  4. English as foreign language ability certificate or self-assessment based identification in the CV (according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), which will be double checked during the interview;

  5. Certification of skills and competences listed in Admission Requirements (part b), if the subject areas are not mentioned in the Supplement of Bachelor graduation certificate.

   Incomplete applications are excluded from the selection and admission procedure.

Selection Procedure and Admission

  1. VGTU and TUB build a common Selection Committee. Two full professors of each university, one representative of the staff members of TUB are members of the Selection Committee. The members of TUB are proposed by the Studienkommission and appointed by the Fakultätsrat, the members of VGTU are appointted by the Study committee of the faculty. The term of office of the Committee members is two years, and one year for the student representatives. The Committee has a quorum if three voting members participate in a meeting, which may be an online meeting. The Committee is responsible for the selection procedure.

  2. Applications are checked whether they meet the admission requirements. The checking is based on the Bachelor’s certificate, the Diploma supplement, and, if these documents do not provide enough information about the skills and competences listed in chapter Admission Requirements (part b), is based on module description about the studied subject of the applicant‘s Bachelor programme. Applicants fulfilling the requirements are considered for the selection procedure.

  3. The places to study are awarded by the Selection Committee based on a selection decision combining the final grade of the Bachelor’s degree with the result of a selection interview. The final grade of the Bachelor’s degree is weighted by 60%, the result of a selection interview by 40%.

  4. The selection interview is organized by the Selection Committee considering the following criteria:

    1. Fundamental knowledge in the core subjects of the bachelor studies in particular the skills and competences listed Chapter Admission Requirements (part b);

    2. The ability to perform scientific work and method-oriented work.

Each interview (face-to-face or online) takes 20 minutes.

  1. Interviews minutes are recorded. The interviews are evaluated by the voting members of the Selection Committee grading:

    1. Best suited as 1.0 (at TUB) or 10 (at VGTU)[1];

    2. Good suited as 2.0 (at TUB) or 8 (at VGTU);

    3. Suited as 3.0 (at TUB) or 6 (at VGTU);

    4. Suitable with limitations as 4.0 (at TUB) or 5 (at VGTU);

    5. Unsuited as 5.0 (at TUB) or 3 and less (at VGTU).

  2. The admission requires a minimum grade of 3.0 (at TUB) or 6 (at VGTU). Applicants with grade 4.0 (at TUB) or 5 (at VGTU) may be admitted under the conditions, which have to be fulfilled.

  3. Finally a ranking list is built by the Selection Committee. The list serves as basis for the admission by the administration of immatriculation.

Admission, Succession Procedure

  1. Applicants who do not fulfil the admission requirements receive notice of rejection with justification.

  2. Applicants being awarded receive a notice of admission from VGTU or TUB (i.e. institution of application). The notice of admission contains a deadline for the acceptance of the admission by the applicant. If the admission is not accepted until the deadline, the notice of admission becomes void. This consequence has to be pointed in the notice of admission.

  3. Applicants fulfilling the admission requirements but being not admitted receive a notice of rejection containing the achieved ranking.

  4. The succession procedure is performed on the basis of the ranking list.

  5. The admission procedure is terminated with the beginning of the lecture period.

  6. The court of jurisdiction is the place where the application has been submitted, i.e. either Vilnius or Braunschweig.

Inception

The admission regulations become effective after their announcement of both Universities.        


[1] Different grading systems are applied in Germany and Lithuania