CHE University Ranking 2014/15



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  • Mechanical Engineering, Department

    Fakultät Maschinenwesen

    • Theodor-Körner-Allee 16
    • D-02763 Zittau
    • Phone: +49 358 361 1813
  • Detailed information on examined courses:


    Further degree courses [?]  

    Total main subject students [?] 416  
    Teaching Professors [?] 14  
    Foreign guest lecturers [?] 1  
    Outgoing guest professors [?]  
    Third party funds per professor [?] 148,9 *



    Reputation for academic studies and teaching [?] 1,0 %
  • Mechanical Engineering


    bachelor degrees in standard period of study [?] 78,3 %
    master degrees in standard period of study [?]  
    Employability Rating for Bachelor's [?]
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    International orientation [?]
    International orientation master [?]  
    Credits for laboratory practicals [?] 20,0

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      • Teaching:

         Solid basic training; Range of e-learning courses; Intensive teaching of skills in CAD, CAE (FEM) and other CAX applications; Good to very good assessments in the student evaluation of teaching; Possibility of specialising in Construction and Production Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Radiation Engineering, Regenerative Energy Engineering; Material and methods teaching prepared according to engineering didactics, organisation of teaching with OPAL, Thermopractice e-learning system, use of ANSYS commercial software, CFX, Ebsilon heat balance sheet programme.

      • Fresher support:

         Special introductory week for freshers; Preliminary course in Mathematics; Tutorials for the first academic year; Departmental student organisation organises welcome and introduction for freshers; Course guidance from the dean and subject advisers; Diversity management; MINT placement park for study motivation and to reduce the drop-out rate; Close cooperation with the departmental student organisation and heads of faculty.

      • Equipment:

         Labs for: Manufacturing Engineering/Procedures; Machines lab; Production Engineering; Building Component Testing; Materials Engineering; Three CAX pools; Technical Thermodynamics and Refrigeration Engineering; Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Engineering Machines; Pollution Control Engineering; Combustion Technology; Radiation Engineering; Energy Engineering lab; Practicals are supported by highly qualified laboratory technicians; Modern, well-equipped lecture theatres and seminar rooms.

      • Research and Development:

         Intensive involvement of students and graduates and employees in research; Research is viewed as the most important part of continuing education for university teachers and staff; Institute of "Structures, Materials and Surfaces" established at the facult

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      • Other special features:

         The faculty offers courses of study leading to a Diplom in Energy and Environmental Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering. It is also possible to graduate with integrated professional training (KIA - co-operative engineering training) In the KIA degree course in Mechanical Engineering, the Bachelor's degree can also be obtained. Mechanical Engineering is involved in the cross-faculty degree courses in Industrial Engineering and Mechatronics.

(S)=Students judgements (P)=Professors judgements (A)=Alumnis judgements (F)=Facts
(ME)= Mechanical Engineering (I)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified
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Last update 2013: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.