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Mechanical Engineering, Department

Fakultät Maschinenwesen

  • Theodor-Körner-Allee 16
  • 02763 Zittau
  • Phone: +49 3583 612 4 813
Further degree courses (if existing)
Further degree courses of the department none
Basic information
Total main subject students 280
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 13,0 %
Study entry phase
Offers before studies - Score 6/8 points
Offers at start of studies - Score 10/14 points
Offers in the first year of studies - Score 7/13 points
Study entry phase - total
Job market- and career-orientation
Theses in cooperation with a corporation 100,0 %
Third party funds per professor 90,5
Cooperative Doctoral Degrees (in three years) 4

Mechanical Engineering

Basic information
Total main subject students 280
Number of master degree students 12
Graduations in appropriate time 100,0 %
Graduations in appropriate time Master
Contact to work experience 9/9 Points
Contact to professional practice Master 9/9 Points
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Teacher support 1,8
Support in studies 2,0
Courses offered 2,7
Study organisation 1,4
Exams 2,0
Job market preparation 2,2
Support during practical semester 2,2
Support for stays abroad 2,5
Rooms 2,0
Library 1,8
IT-infrastructure 1,8
Laboratories 1,6
Overall study situation 1,8
Students' assessments on consecutive Masters degree courses
Teacher support
Support in studies
Courses offered
Study organisation
Transition to Master's studies
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester
Overall study situation

Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Structured studies through coordinated modules;Practical semester in a company; High proportion of laboratory work in small groups (5 students); Degree theses generally in industry; E-learning components; Individual support for students from dedicated teachers; Involvement of students in research work as student assistants, in course assignments and final theses; Stays abroad possible at the partner university and international companies; Close information exchange with the departmental student organisation on a fixed day.
  • Special features regarding the International orientation
    Semester abroad placement at the partner university Tec de Monterrey in Mexico or other higher education institutions under the scope of DAAD exchange programmes, practical semester placement in partner companies abroad, final these placement in companies abroad.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Variety of teaching laboratories; Almost every module includes laboratory practicals; Test benches and systems meet a high technical standard consistent with state-of-the-art technology;Research laboratories are used for the Master's degree training; Lecture theatres and seminar rooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. CAD, CAM and CAE laboratories are available for training. In the field of Energy and Environmental Engineering, the equipment of the Zittau public utility company is actively used for practical training. A high-power neutron generator is used for radiation studies.
  • Special features regarding Research and Development:
    The key research projects occur in the fields of Energy and Environmental Engineering as well as Plastics Engineering and Lightweight Construction. The focus is on: Optimisation of energy systems; Use of biomass for energy purposes; Biorefinery; Heat storage together with the Fraunhofer IFAM; Flow-related studies; Material value thermodynamics; Function-integrating plastics engineering together with Fraunhofer IWU; Process Engineering with GWT Dresden; Radiation Engineering in Technology and Medicine; Tests on radon contamination in public buildings.
  • Further information on the research activities of the faculty
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Disabled access to the classrooms and laboratories; Special study plans for disabled students; Special study plans and times; Contact person is the faculty representative for gender equality.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Monthly faculty colloquia on various problems for teachers, students and other faculty members about: Teaching concepts of the professorships,Current research topics, also by external specialists,Topics related to university pedagogy and didactics,Topics of industrial partners and regional institutions.Discussions about societal and social issues, such as how to integrate refugees. Joint end-of-semester events with faculty members and affiliates.
  • Other special features
    The atmosphere in the faculty is open and friendly. All problems and conflicts are discussed and clarified publicly.The members of the faculty are involved in key decisions. A member of staff in the Registrar's Office is always available to students. The exchange with the departmental student organisation occurs on a fixed day.
  • Website for online-applications
  • web adress of the student council
Legend: (S)=Students judgements; (F)=Facts; (P)=Professors judgements
(ME)= Mechanical Engineering (I)= very interdisciplinary and thus not classified
As the ranking is done for the whole subject area, for the single "sub-subjects" it can happen that not all rank groups are represented in all criteria.
Last update 2016: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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