Who said women can’t be engineers? The all-female undergraduate programme in mechanical engineering at Ruhr West provides a unique, unprejudiced environment for women to enter this exciting profession and its endless possibilities. For example, mechanical engineers develop implants in medical technology, build large-scale technical facilities, or translate phenomena from the natural world into technological solutions (bionics). In large-scale projects, they may be involved in studying resource-efficient procedures in environmental technology, or they may help develop alternative energy systems in Africa. Whatever it is that mechanical engineers invent, develop, create or construct – most of it serves to improve people’s lives.